Caring. Talented. Dedicated. The team at Buck Creek wakes up in the morning to make sure your pet receives the best care there is, every time.
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Chelsea Hineman to our awesome team of veterinarians! You may have already met or seen Dr. Chelsea around when she was previously interning at our office over the past couple of summers and we couldn’t be happier to have her join us full time!
Dr. Chelsea grew up on a small grain and livestock farm near Linton, Indiana. She was an active member in 4-H and FFA. Most of her high school years were filled with caring for and showing livestock at the annual county fair.
Dr. Chelsea graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2016, and then from the University of Illinois with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Her main areas of interest include ophthalmology, dermatology, and preventative medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Chelsea enjoys hiking, baking, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband (just married September 2020!) and their two cats, Tux and Navy. Dr. Chelsea and her husband, Jack, also love to travel to new places.
Dr. Chelsea looks forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!
Dr. Doug Schweikhardt grew up in northern Rush County where his family farmed; it is here that he first began working with animals at a young age. He graduated from Tri High School in 1973, afterwards attending Purdue University to study veterinary medicine. He graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1979.
He and his wife Ruth (Edwards) were married in 1982 and they opened Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1983. They have two grown sons, Shawn (Plainfield, IN.) and Ryan (Rushville, IN). They currently live near Mays and share their home with two happy Golden Retrievers, Teddy & Apollo. Dr. Schweikhardt and his family are active church members and feel blessed to be able to serve the Lord through the animals he has created and be a part of such a wonderful community.
Dr. Schweikhardt continues to love serving our community in providing compassionate, professional, and current veterinary care on a full time basis. He and Ruth are excited about new staff members, such as Dr. Hill, allowing Buck Creek to provide more services and availability to our clients now and in the future.
Dr. Marti Caldwell joined the team at Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic in 2009 and continues to work part time. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 1974. She and her husband Dave have been married for over 50 years and have two children. Their daughter Sara is a Professor at Valparaiso University and their son Nathan is a videographer for Purdue University. Their family also includes their two dogs, Karma and Tick, two cats and 5 horses. Dr. Caldwell enjoys training horses, Competitive Mounted Orienteering, gardening, caring for the family farm, and working on the remodel of their old house in her spare time.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ”
Customer Service Representatives
Jenny is a recognizable face at our front desk as she has worked as a receptionist here at Buck Creek since August 2000. Jenny and her husband Justin were married in 1998 and they have two children, River and Nash. They share their home with two dogs, Heidi (white German Shepherd) and Izzy (black Poodle). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, photography, going to movies and of course being around any and all kinds of animals.
Teresa was a welcome addition to our staff in April 2010. Teresa and her husband Jeff have two grown children, Marcus and Quinn. They live on a small farm with their two dogs, a few goats, and Larry the guard llama. Her hobbies include gardening, boating, taking care of the animals, and taking short trips with Jeff in their T-bird with the top down.
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”
Becky is a 2003 Purdue University graduate with a B.S. in Animal Science. She has been a member of our staff since December 2009. She and her husband Josh were married in 2007 and have one son. They currently share their small farm with a dog, four llamas, and a herd of goats. Becky enjoys attending llama shows, reading, playing with her son, and going to truck and tractor pulls.
Morgan joined our practice in March of 2018. She lives with her boyfriend and their very spoiled blue pitty, Sterling. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to truck pulls, drag racing, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Jessica became a member of the Buck Creek family in August of 2018. She is from Rushville and graduated from International Business College/The Vet Tech Institute in 2011. She has a young daughter and a red tri Mini Australian Shepherd named Willow. In her spare time, she crochets and spends time with her family.
Lauren was in the Veterinary Science program at the New Castle Career Center and spent part of her senior year interning with us. She officially joined the practice last fall as a kennel attendant. She now divides her time between assisting and kennels.
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
Kennel Attendants & Groomer
Stephanie joined our staff as a groomer in 2010. She enjoys working with animals and previously worked as a groomer and a massage therapist for horses. In her spare time, Stephanie still does horse massage therapy. She also loves swimming in the summer, riding in classic cars with her boyfriend, and spending time with family and friends.
Conner joined our staff in July 2016. He is currently studying Secondary Education, majoring in History at Indiana University East. In his spare time he takes care of his 3 horses and 4 dogs and enjoys hunting with his dad and brother.
Bio Coming Soon!