Meet Our Veterinary
Team in Paoli, IN
Meet the veterinarians and team of Orange County
Animal Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional
vet care for your pets.
Dr. Bradley Cooper
Dr. Cooper has worked and owned OCAC for over 20 years. An original graduate of Orleans, he got his bachelor’s 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.
Dr. Alissa Allen
Dr. Allen started working at OCAC in 2019. She graduated from Purdue University in 2018. She enjoys caring for small animals and ruminants.
She is also interested in seeing some of our exotic and pocket pets. When not working, Dr. Allen enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
Dr. Brianna Elliott
Dr. Elliott has been a doctor at the clinic since 2021. Before that, she worked as a technician while completing her Pre-Vet at Purdue. She finished her vet schooling at St. George University in Grenada. Dr. Elliott sees both small and large animals at the clinic and does farm calls for some of our large animals.
After work, she enjoys flower gardening and is working on starting “Petals and Paws” to sell fresh-cut flowers at the local farmer’s market. She also is a collector of “cheddar cats.” She now has three orange indoor cats, Cheese Puff, Nacho, and Queso, along with their lab mix, Jinx.
Dr. Trent Fisher
Dr. Fisher has been a veterinarian since graduating from Purdue in 1984. He owned and operated Salem Veterinary Service before selling the practice in 2018. He enjoys working on small animals primarily now. However, he does have several years of considerable animal experience as well.
His favorite thing about working at OCAC is the fun-loving staff. When not working, he enjoys traveling and cruises with family whenever possible.
Brooklyn “Brook” Underwood is a veterinary assistant. She started with us as a Orleans High School Intern in 2022. She has continued to work with us as a valuable team member while she completes online college courses to obtain an associate’s degree in veterinary medicine.
Once she has her degree, she plans to take the VTNE to receive her registered veterinary technician license. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two- and four-legged family. She currently has two pets. Paisley is a one-year-old fiery Brittany Spaniel who loves hunting with Brook, and Oakley is a 6-year-old Scottish Terrier who enjoys simpler things like evening walks.
Ellie Simon is a veterinarian assistant at OCAC. She has been an assistant here for over four years now. Ellie was homeschooled and has had all her training done by OCAC since she started. She enjoys baking and hanging out with her large family during her free time.
Her favorite thing about being part of the OCAC family is working with co-workers who are now part of her family and playing with all the new puppies that come into the clinic.
Emma Roberts is a current Purdue University student majoring in Biology. While home on breaks, Emma enjoys working as an assistant at the clinic. She works with our small and large animal patients in a wide variety of roles, although her favorite is being able to be involved in observing any type of surgery.
Emma likes to tend to her flower garden and go hiking when not working or studying. She also has two pets to keep her busy. Lottie is her standard Australian Shepherd, and Harold is her GIANORMOUS cat who demands all the attention anyone has to offer.
Jacqulin Gerkin graduated from Orleans Highschool in 2020. She is currently a senior at Purdue studying animal sciences with a concentration in behavior and well-being with an anthropology minor. She started at OCAC in 2019 as an intern. She now works as an assistant during her summer breaks.
Her favorite part of the job is helping with appointments, especially the puppy checkups. She enjoys watching sports, reading, and outdoor activities like kayaking and running when not at the clinic. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, house pets, and farm animals. She has four dogs, Jack, JJ, Tux, and Lacey, along with her orange cats, Tebow and Munchkin.
Karington Stailey graduated from Paoli High School in 2016 and went to Ivy Tech, where she received her Associate of Science in Medical Assisting. She worked for IU Health for two years before deciding she needed a change. She started working as a receptionist at OCAC in July of 2021.
Her favorite thing about her job is seeing the different pets and being around her coworkers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Millie (pug) and Lainey (black Labrador retriever), gardening, and exercising. She’s always ready to greet our clients with a welcoming smile and help out however she can.
Kim King is another of our technicians here at OCAC and has been a part of our team since 2018. She is originally from Crawford County and 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 her family. Kim says she enjoys working at OCAC because of all the compassionate and caring team members… And she gets to love all the big dogs in the clinic! Pictured here with Kim is a litter of golden doodles!
Lindsay Roach started as an assistant in February 2023. She is currently homeschooling along with her siblings. Lindsay assists with surgery pack maintenance and patient exams at the clinic.
Her favorite thing about working with her is seeing the young puppies grow and all the different skills she can learn. She likes horseback riding, spending time with her family, and participating in the local 4-H program in her free time.
Marriah Dunahee is our current office manager and one of our veterinary technicians. She started working as a tech in March of 2016. She graduated from the International Business College and Vet Tech Institute in April 2016.
Her favorite thing about working here is the diversity of patients seen daily. When not working, Marriah enjoys taking her Great Pyrenes, Jasmine, for walks on nearby trails.
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 in Education and an Associate of Science 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 works with a team that provides the best pet healthcare. Here, she is pictured with her two 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!
McKenley Byers is one of our front desk receptionists. She is always ready to laugh and jump in wherever needed. McKenley started working with us in October of 2022 and enjoys being involved with our patients, especially the babies.
She spends time with Remi, her miniature Australian Shepherd, and friends at home. She also enjoys taking her Cocker Spaniel, Roxy, swimming at their family pond.
Nicole Knapp has been at the clinic since August 2022. She started as a high school intern but quickly became a valuable part of our team.
She graduated from Springs Valley High School in 2023 and has started classes at Vincennes for Pre-Vet. In her free time, Nicole enjoys kayaking with her family and caring for her bearded dragon, Riley.
Silas Bell is one of our assistants. He started with us in March of 2022. Currently, he helps keep surgeries going by preparing surgical packs and caring for patients in the kennels. He also assists with patient care by completing therapy laser treatments.
At home, Silas enjoys working with the pigs his family raises and studying computer science, aero physics, and 3-D animation.
Toni Nelson joined our Receptionist team in August 2021. She 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 six years.
She enjoys horseback riding, camping, exploring the great outdoors, and making dog treats for her fur babies in her free time. She says she loves OCAC because of all the fur babies she sees daily.