Dr. Cooper has worked and owned OCAC for the last 20 years. An original graduate of Orleans, he got his Bachelors and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Purdue University. During his free time, he enjoys hunting/fishing with his sons, camping with his family, and tinkering with antique John Deere tractors. Dr. Cooper stated that he loves working/owning OCAC because he is now getting to help the next generation of some of his clients and every day is a new challenge. Pictured here with Dr. Cooper is Bear! If you see Dr. Cooper, make sure to ask him if he needs a pen! (He always seems to be losing them.)
Dr. Alissa Allen has been working at OCAC since 2019. She is a graduate of Crawford County High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Franklin College and finished her veterinarian degree at Purdue University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You will often find them hiking, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors. While she may not be a big horse fan, she is thankful to have the privilege to help animals within the community. Pictured here with her is Anubis the Wolfhound and Atticus. If you spot Dr. Allen, make sure to ask her about how the hunting season has been going!
Dr. Brianna Elliott is the newest veterinarian to the group, joining us in 2021. Originally a graduate from Paoli High School, she graduated from Purdue University with her Bachelors in Animal Science. She then traveled all the way to Grenada in the West Indies to get her Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine from St. George’s University. She spent 1 year of her schooling at Iowa State University doing her clinical studies. During her free time, Dr. Elliott enjoys baking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She loves working at OCAC because it feels like coming home, she gets to work with a close-knit group, and she has a good laugh every day. Pictured here with her is one of her fluffy new patients, Nessie! If you see Dr. Elliott, ask her about her time in the Caribbean!
Stacey Hahn has been our office manager since April 2021. While she may not be the one you see, she is the one that helps keep the place organized. She has a Computer Science Degree along with a self-declared Master’s Degree in Motherhood for raising her 3 crazy boys. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and camping, but you will commonly see her at athletic events for her sons. Stacey’s favorite thing about OCAC is the staff that she gets to interact and work with daily. Here she is pictured with one of our clinic cats and her office buddy, Purry. If you happen to run into Stacey, give her a high five for keeping us in check.
Maryann Whalin has been at OCAC for 11 years, but has 26 years of experience in the veterinary profession. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education along with an Associates of Science Degree, both from The Ohio State University. In her free time, she enjoys painting/drawing, working on her family hobby farm, being involved in her children’s extracurricular activities, and being a member of the Orange County Community Foundation. Not only that, but she has a black belt in Self-Defense! She says she loves working at OCAC because she gets to work with a team that provides the very best healthcare for pets. Here she is pictured with her 2 dogs Bodie and Ralph along with a client and lifelong friend’s dog, Ollie. If you see Maryann, ask her to show you some of her self-defense moves!
Marriah Dunahee is one of our long-time technicians and has been with us for 6 years. She graduated from BNL Highschool and got her Technician degree from IBC college. In her down time, when she isn’t running around ordering medications or writing health certificates, Marriah enjoys crocheting and baking. Her favorite thing about working at OCAC is the variety of patients she gets to see daily. Be sure to say hello to Marriah next time you see her! Pictured with Marriah is one of our current patients, Dixie the Great Dane.
Kim King is another one of our technicians here at OCAC and has been a part of our team since 2018. She is originally from Crawford County and she graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science, specifically Veterinary Technology. During her free time, she enjoys fishing, hiking, drawing, and spending time with family. Kim says she enjoys working at OCAC because of all of the compassionate and caring team members… And she gets to love on all the big dogs that come into the clinic! Pictured here with Kim is a litter of golden doodles! If you see Kim, ask her about Irish Wolfhounds, one of her favorite breeds!
Ellie Simon is a veterinarian assistant at OCAC. She has been an assistant here for over 2 years now. Ellie was homeschooled and has had all of her training done by OCAC since she started. During her free time, she enjoys baking and hanging out with her large family. Her favorite thing about being part of the OCAC family is working with co-workers who are now part of her family along with playing with all the new puppies that come into the clinic. Pictured here with her is miss Lady Bug. When you see Ellie, make sure to ask her about her large family!
Hayley Deckard is our most tenured receptionist. She has been working at OCAC since 2017. She has on-the-job training and has learned a lot in her time with us. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, walking her dogs, and traveling. She may have been gone for a few months, but she is back to stay. She says that she loves working at OCAC because she gets to work with people she considers family and she gets to make new relationships with clients. Pictured here with Hayley is her own pup, Raegan. Say hello to Hayley on your next visit to OCAC and ask her about her travels!
Karington Stailey has been a receptionist here at OCAC since July 2021 and has been a great addition to our team. She has an Associate’s of Science degree in Medical Assisting from Ivy Tech. She even worked at IU Health for 2 years before joining us. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, exercising, and movie nights with her new husband. Karington said her favorite thing about joining the OCAC family is laughing with her co-workers. Pictured with her is one of our loved patients, Beans! If you see Karington, ask her about her Labrador, Lainey.
Toni Nelson joined our Receptionist team in August 2021. She previously worked at Throop Elementary for 11 years as a Special Education Assistant for grades K-2. She has also worked for Cave Country Canoes for 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, camping, exploring the great outdoors, and making dog treats for her fur babies. She says she loves OCAC because of all the fur babies she gets to see each day. Pictured here with Toni is Lilly. When you see Toni, ask her what home renovations she has been up to!
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Orange County Animal Clinic
2840 N. State Rd. 37 P.O. Box 68
Paoli, IN 47454
Monday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm