Carla M. Carlton, DVM

Dr. Carlton received her degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.

She began her career in Houston, Texas at a multi-doctor, 24 hour care hospital. In 1997, she relocated to Indianapolis where she continued work as an emergency veterinarian. In 1998, she began splitting her time between the then Lake City Animal Clinic and Indianapolis where she worked at several veterinary hospitals filling in while their doctors took vacation. In 2007 Dr Carlton purchased Lake City Animal Clinic and relocated to Warsaw. Two of her goals once settled were to purchase and donate land for an off leash dog park and to build a new state of the art veterinary facility for her patients.

Rudy’s Dog Park opened it’s gates as a federally recognized not-for-profit in 2013 and Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center opened it’s new facility in 2018.
Dr. Carlton shares her home with Tallulah, a rescued American Bull Dog and Cricket a rescued cat.

Lake City Animal Clinic was nominated as Business of the Year by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and Dr Carlton has been nominated as Veterinarian of the Year and received Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women.

In her spare time, Dr. Carlton enjoys reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.


Katie Van Dyke, DVM

Dr. Katie Van Dyke joined LCAHWC in 2016 after working as a veterinarian in Columbia City, Indiana for three and a half years. Originally from Muncie, Indiana, Katie developed a love for animals as she grew up with cats. After completing an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Cedarville University in Ohio, she completed her veterinary degree at Purdue University. Dr. Katie has special interests in internal medicine, diagnostics, and preventative care.

When she is not caring for your furry family, Dr. Katie keeps busy at home with her family. She and her husband enjoy staying active with their two young boys who can’t get enough of building legos, playing outside, and making messes. Two cats, Napoleon and Desmond, allow the two-legged creatures to invade their domain, but only when fed on what they deem to be appropriate intervals. The cats also marginally tolerate the two hound mixes, Sophie and Penny who create plenty of mischief and have a unique take on landscaping the yard. Dr. Katie also loves serving in her local church, playing games, and reading in her spare time.

Amy R.

Amy is our Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse. Leaving a career in the human orthopedic field Amy followed her true passion and went back to school to obtain her degree as an RVN. Working as an RVN since 2010 she joined the Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in 2015.

Amy is married with 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 3 cats: Simon Little Man, Gracie, & Scully, an Italian Greyhound: Frank, and cares for a small colony of neighborhood strays (The Cat Farm). She’s also a huge advocate of feline TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) programs. She can’t imagine a life without the constant companionship of animals.

Amy feels the most rewarding aspect of this profession are the success stories. To watch a patient thrive as the result of the combined efforts of his/her doctor, nurse, and family is so rewarding. Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

Amy M.

Amy is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses and is also a certified Trainer. She graduated from Purdue University Veterinary school with her veterinary nurse associate degree in 1995 and from the Karen Pryor Academy as a certified training partner in 2016. Along with her nursing duties, she offers group puppy and adult training classes as well as one-on-one training/behavior modification sessions at our clinic or in owner’s homes.
Helping to ensure our patients’ physical and emotional health is the absolute best it can be is what Amy most loves about her job.

Amy shares her busy home with her husband Mike, their 3 children and several dogs and cats. During her free time, she can be found with her nose in a book or her behind in some bleachers cheering on her kids or her beloved Boilermakers.


Haley joined the Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center team in May of 2017. She obtained her degree to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne. In her spare time she enjoys camping with her fiance and 2 dogs and horseback riding. Haley also currently has 2 cats, 2 horses and 2 pygmy goats!


I graduated from Purdue University with both an Associates Degree and a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2012. Outside of work I enjoy working with and training my two Golden Retrievers, Fiona and Opie. I also enjoy spending time outside and hiking the trails with my husband and dogs.



Heidi originally began working with us in 1995. She worked as a nursing assistant for 10 years before deciding to stay at home and raise her girls. Heidi returned to work as a nursing assistant and kennel care technician in 2015. Heidi loves spending time with our boarding guests and making them feel at home while staying with us.

Heidi is married with three daughters, two dogs(French Bulldog and Jack Russell), four horses and five barn cats. She spends her weekends at horse shows with her daughters and also loves to camp.


Hi, I’m Kim. I graduated from Purdue University 25 years ago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Nursing. Our family moved here in 2020 to work at a Christian camp and I started with Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in March of 2023. I have 3 kids that keep me busy as they are involved in the Lake City Ski Team, track, basketball, and golf. Our family also has a few four-legged kids that consist of a dog, 2 cats, and a gecko. If that isn’t enough to keep me busy, in my free time I enjoy gardening, hiking, teaching kids to ski, and just being outside.


Hi, I’m Emma! I joined the Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center team in October of 2023. I am currently enrolled in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Animals have always been a big part of my life and working with them is something I knew I wanted to do at a young age. I am a 10 year 4-H member and have shown sheep, goats, poultry and my dog! Life is fun on the farm- we have sheep, goats, a wide variety of poultry, a dog and a cat! I look forward to building relationships with our clients and their animal companions.


Hi, I’m Alexandra (Most of you know me by Alex). I began working full time for Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in April of 2016. I’ve been our Lead CSR since then, and absolutely love getting to see our clients and patients on a daily basis. Working with animals has always been a passion, and I am so blessed that this is the path I have found myself on. I took on the role of Practice Manager in June of 2023. The love for our doctors, staff, and clients has grown exponentially over the years, and I only want to provide the absolute best in veterinary medicine. When I’m not working, I find myself wrapped up in my 3 children’s lives (who you many see running around the office every now and again). I also have a 140# Cane Corso, named Semper, who is really just a big couch cushion.


Hi, I’m Logan. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to pet, and own, every single animal I ever saw. Having the opportunity to live out my childhood dreams has truly been a blessing. I started with Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in October of 2023 as a CSR and cannot wait to see where this opportunity takes me! It has truly been amazing to work with such caring, compassionate, and patient co-workers and clients, it’s a joy helping take care of your precious fur-babies. I have some precious fur-babies of my own- I have 2 foster-failure siblings named Sassy and Chichi, another kitty named Nite Nite the Bat Cat, and of course Miss Toaster! My four-legged crew keeps me on my toes but I wouldn’t change it for anything! Outside of work, I love to read and be outside. I am especially excited to start a new garden this year and plant our new trees and flowers. I love to find new trails to walk and love being on the water as well. I’m a HUGE State football fan and have an addiction to cooking and trying new recipes.


Hi, I’m Jessica. I Joined Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in November of 2023 as a customer service representative. I, with my husband, have 4 beautiful adult children, an army of cats, dairy cattle, pigs, and chickens! When I’m not in the office loving on your furry family members, I am busy at home farming my life away! In 2016, I decided to end my nursing career and join the animal world where my true passion has always been. I look forward to the years to come and getting to know everyone.


I have always had such a natural love and passion for loving and caring for animals since I was little. I came back full time to Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in May of 2023. When I started working at Lake City, I knew that this was the field I wanted to work in for life. The animals here always bring me such joy and comfort and I truly love them as my own! I love to grow and help in any way that I can. I value meeting new-comers as well as maintaining relationships with our regulars and watching them grow over the years. I have a passion for our daycare crew and it is so special to be a part of their lives! I am a believer and love spending my time in church and embracing family time. This includes caring for my many nieces and nephews. My hobbies include getting creative, Pinterest, shopping, and going on fun, spontaneous adventures. I do have a few furry friends of my own, which are a big part of my life! I have two dogs named Ellie Bee and Sammie as well as two cats named Clover and KitCat.


Victoria joined our team in October of 2022 as an Animal Care Technician. She works wonders with all of our boarding and day care clients. Victoria will always make sure your furry family member has top-notch care and will love them like her own! In her free time, Victoria takes care of her owner crazy crew at home- which consists of two crazy cats named Diego and Wonton.


Nichole joined our team in 2018 as a part-time kennel care technician and nursing assistant. She has been a client with us since she and her fiancé moved to this area in January 2017.

Nichole has two sons and one grandson all currently living in Southern Illinois. She has four pets: two Labrador Retrievers and two domestic cats.

Nichole already has a full-time job, but has always wanted to work with pets and now since her children are older, she is able to do that and is absolutely loving it.


Adric has been with Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center since 2015. Adric’s responsibility is to keep the facility in ship shape. He enjoys the rewarding feeling of working together to achieve a common goal. Adric lives on the outskirts of Mentone on a small farm that has several animals, including a horse, 4 cows, a dog, and a variety of barn cats. Adric enjoys musicals at The Wagon Wheel, storm chasing, video games and racing.