Dr. DJ Weimer
Dr. Weimer grew up on a diversified farm in central Indiana. Growing up on the farm allowed him to develop a passion for agriculture at a young age. He attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Sciences in 2007 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. It's at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine where he met his wife and co-owner of Heartland Vet Care. In 2012, he started Livestock Veterinary Services with the goal to help livestock producers optimize their production practices to ultimately become more efficient and profitable. In 2018, he collaborated with his wife Dr. Sarah and together they started Heartland Vet Care.
In addition to veterinary work, Dr. Weimer also runs a commercial cow-calf operation, seed stock operation, and a beef feedlot facility. He currently lives in Knightstown, Indiana with their Great Dane, Walter and their daughters Charlotte and Gwendolynn.
Dr. Sarah Weimer
Dr. Sarah is a Long Island, New York native. She spent her younger years working at the New York thoroughbred racetracks with her dad (an equine veterinarian), but moved to North Carolina to get her Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. There she worked with all creatures great and small from sea turtles and zoo animals to dogs and cats. She then attended Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2012. After graduation she moved to Knightstown, Indiana with her husband. In 2018, Dr. Sarah and Dr. DJ started their practice together.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Sarah enjoys reading, crocheting, traveling the world and exploring the local country roads with her husband, their beautiful daughters Charlotte and Gwendolynn, and their very handsome Great Dane, Walter.
[Pictured next to "James Herriot's veterinary practice in England. He's the author of "All Creatures Great and Small"!
Dr. Gregory Bennett
Dr. Bennett graduated from Oklahoma State University with a business degree in 1978 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.
In 1987, Dr. Bennett formed his own practice as an equine veterinarian at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track and Saratoga Race Course in New York.
Dr. Bennett's dedication to equine medicine, from the diagnostic stage through the entire range of treatment, has earned him a well-deserved reputation for successfully treating some of the leading thoroughbred horses in the country.
Dr. Bennett's time will primarily be focused at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, but will also be providing Heartland Vet Care with specialty equine care and we are very excited to have him join our team!
Becky is a graduate of Eastern Hancock High School and has had experience as a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist for 25 years in small and large animal practices. She has always had a love for animals and taking care of their needs. She especially enjoys helping patients in critical care, assisting in surgery, and performing laboratory work. She also has a special love for cats and working with them to establish a fear free environment.
Becky currently resides in Rush County and loves it! She has a son Caleb that is in high school and in her spare time enjoys riding quads with him. She has a beautiful Rag Doll cat named Marina and a sweet little rabbit. She also enjoys gardening, decorating, antiquing, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Heartland Vet Care is excited to have Becky as part of the team and we hope her smiling face will brighten your day!
Kristin was born in Reno, Nevada but moved to Indiana in her early years. She is a graduate of Harrison College and has an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology. She joined the Heartland Vet Care team shortly after their opening in 2018. Kristin has been working in the veterinary profession since 2009 and has a strong passion for veterinary medicine. She especially enjoys emergency and critical care as well as assisting in surgery.
Kristin and her husband were married in 2011 and have two children, Kinlee and Karson. They have 2 dogs, Inca the Boxer and Riley the Yorkie, and 1 cat named Charlotte. In her free time, Kristin loves spending time with friends and family, doing anything outdoors, traveling, crafting, decorating, and assisting with her children's sports.
We are thrilled to have Kristin as part of the HVC team in helping to care for your pets!
Alice is a lifelong resident of Hancock Co and a graduate of Eastern Hancock High School. She has been working as a veterinary assistant and receptionist in small and large animal practices for 25 years. Her love for animals began as a child on her family farm with their farm animals and her cat, Snowball. Helping animals, who cannot care for themselves, to feel better has always been important to Alice.
Alice and her husband have 10 children and will soon welcome grandchild number 30 to their family! Alice and Rick share their home with a boxer Lily and a cat Lucy. In her spare time Alice enjoys spending time with her husband, her family, cooking and antiquing.
Heartland Vet Care is excited to have Alice's smiling face to greet our wonderful clients as our Client Care Representative!
Sir Walter Apollo
Walter is Heartland Vet Care's official mascot. He is a 6 year old Mantle Merle Great Dane. His hobbies include riding around in his truck, running alongside the truck while checking on his cattle, and being anywhere near his best friend DJ.
If you're lucky, you may spot Walter at the clinic hanging out with his BFF. Be sure to say hi!