Dr. Angela Lennox
Dr. Lennox is a 1989 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine for more than 20 years. She is currently Indiana’s only board certified exotic specialist, with three specialty degrees; one in avian medicine (American Board of Veterinary Pracititioners-Avian, and two in exotic companion medicine (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners-Exotic Companion Mammal, and European College of Zoological Medicine-Small Mammal). She is an adjunct professor at Purdue University, and has written and has lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally, including the International Conference on Exotics where she was awarded Exotic DVM of the Year, and at the North American Veterinary conference where Dr. Lennox was voted Exotic speaker of the year in 2009 and 2010. She received the Oxbow Animal Health Professional award in 2013. She has written and edited many books, book chapters and articles on topics in exotic medicine including the Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Handbook, and Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals. Dr. Lennox served as president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV www.aemv.org) a group dedicated to improving the standards of exotic mammal medicine, and serves on the board of directors of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.
Dr. Amber Lee has had a passion for all things exotic ever since she was a child and has kept and bred cockatiels for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Australia, she spent some time in a small animal practice before completing a specialty internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, here in Indianapolis. Dr. Lee is very excited to complete her residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery with Dr. Lennox as her supervisor. Amber is officially halfway through her residency.
Dr. Samantha Swisher
Dr. Swisher is a Baltimore native and a 2012 graduate of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship in Maryland at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates and also volunteered with Maryland Avian & Exotics Veterinary Care. She then completed a specialty internship with the Exotic Animal Medicine Service at North Carolina State University before moving to Indianapolis to start her residency in Exotic Companion Mammals with Dr. Lennox. Dr. Swisher’s professional interests include anesthesia, pain management, and exotic pet behavior. While her residency is focused on exotic mammals, she enjoys working with all of the species that we see at AEAC!
Mandy Maddamma, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician), graduated from the International Business College Veterinary Technician Institute in 2008. She is the owner of numerous exotic pets, including birds, rabbits, and rodents. Her special interest is exotic pet sedation, anesthesia, and surgical care.
Caity Sickafoose, RVT, is a graduate of both Ball State University and the International Business College Veterinary Technician Institute. She enjoys exotic animal medicine because each and every day is a new adventure! She currently shares her home with her husband, three dogs, three cats, a leopard gecko, and this Green Cheek Conure named Witherwings.
Emily Wilson, RVT, is also a graduate from the International Business College Veterinary Technician Institute. She graduated in 2013. She has always had a love for exotic animals and enjoys working here at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic. She owns a dog and a cat, as well as four guinea pigs, a Lionhead rabbit, and a Chinese Water Dragon.
Our Practice Manager is Cori Lennox, a 2010 graduate of Purdue University, who has worked for the clinic in various capacities for nearly 14 years. She shares her home with a dog, two cats, a hedgehog, 4 rats, and a small flock of budgies. Her special interests are avian behavior and enrichment, and client education. See her section on enrichment tips for birds here: http://www.exoticvetclinic.com/care-sheets/pet-owners/birds/enrichment-tips-for-birds/.
Windy Woodward, RVT, is a graduate of Western Career College in Sacramento and is currently a receptionist for the clinic. She enjoys working with people and their pets to help them communicate with each other better. She also has an affinity for wildlife and birds of prey. She currently has a dog and a one-legged parrot named Samuel L. Beakerson..
Shelby went to Purdue University and Murray State University for Veterinary Medicine. She has been a receptionist almost a year and loves never knowing what will be coming though the door that day. She doesn’t have any exotic pets at the time, but she has four dogs and two horses..
June’s been with the clinic for a number of years working the front desk only on Saturdays. She and her husband have had numerous pets in the past including lizards, frogs, toads, small birds, a turtle, hedgehogs, dogs, cats, and their favorite: ferrets, many of which came to them from or through AEAC. They currently have two dogs and two cats.