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 and animal science 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!
Lacie is a northern Indiana native and is from the small town of Rome City. There she was home-schooled through her high school years with her four siblings. Growing up, she always had cats in the household and her love for animals grew when she took her first job as a kennel attendant. She then went on to work at that location for sixteen years as a veterinary assistant.
In 2018, Lacie got married to her husband Nick and moved to the town of Daleville with their two dogs "Willy" and "Outlaw", their two cats "Randy" and "Polly", and her two horses "Cash" and "Grace".
Lacie enjoys spendings time with her family and her two adorable neices whenever possible. She also loves working outside gardening and tending to her flowers, horse-back riding, and camping.
We are thrilled to have Lacie join our team in 2020! Please give her a warm Knightstown welcome!
Cherokee Macy, RVT
Cherokee is a graduate of Tri High School and went on to graduate from International Business College VTI with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after she passed her boards and is a licensed RVT and Veterinary Nurse.
Cherokee has been around animals since the day she was born. In high school she showed horses and cattle as well as had dogs and cats around the house. Cherokee not only works with us here at Heartland Vet Care, but she also spends her time working in the Emergency Room/Intensive Care Ward at an Emergency/Specialty hospital. Her interests in veterinary medicine revolve around surgery, emergency cases, and equine medicine and surgery.
She currently lives at Lake Santee in Greensburg with her four dogs (Jagger, Hershey, Saber, ad Bandit) and one feline friend (Whitey). She enjoys taking her dogs to the beach, out on the boat, or just being lazy around the house. She also enjoys helping her grandfather lay field tile and caring for the family farm. She also enjoys baking (which she is VERY good at!!), going to New York, and being the biggest Lucille Ball/I Love Lucy fan.
We are so excited to have Cherokee a part of our team as she brings extensive knowledge and a big heart to our team.
Dani Smith, RVT
Dani graduated from Tri Jr. Sr. High School in Straughn. In her senior year of high school, she enlisted in the Army and served in the Indiana Army National Guard for 6 years. She studied American Sign Language for two years, but realized she wanted to do something in the animal field.
She then graduated from Harrison College with an associate degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology. She passed her boards and is a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician/Nurse. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster for her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology.
Dani also does dog training in her spare time. When she completes her bachelor’s degree, she will become a certified dog trainer. She also has the goal of specializing in animal behavior soon. Dani brings experience in animal behavior and training to Heartland Vet Care and is available for consultation appointments.
She currently lives in Shirley with her husband and son. She also has 2 dogs (LuLu, Scooby), a cat (Gumbo), a Red
Footed Tortoise (Munchie), and a bearded dragon (Thor).
We are so excited to welcome Dani to our team and are excited to have her provide animal behavior services to our valued clients!
Sir Walter Apollo
Walter is Heartland Vet Care's official mascot. He is an 8 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!