Our Friendly Veterinarians

Our Doctors care about you and your pets!

Dr. Marcus Martin

Dr. Marcus Martin graduated from  Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.   He then joined his father in an established practice at the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital.  

     He started his career in veterinary medicine at the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital working as the kennel room manager until leaving for Purdue University in 1994 to achieve his Doctorate in Veterinary medicine.

    Dr. Marcus and is wife, Heather, have 5 children.  In his free time,  (which isn't often with 5 children!), he enjoys family & friends swim parties, the culinary endeavors of his talented wife, off-roading, travel, and taxi work for the family! He also enjoys Hockey, Woodworking, bowling with family, friends & clients in a league, anything Purdue, (He is truly missing Tailgating at Purdue University Football Games!).  Boiler up!

Dr. Seth Nahrwold

Dr. Seth Nahrwold graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.  

     He has been around veterinary medicine his entire life, like Marcus, he grew up in his father’s veterinary practice. He attended Concordia Lutheran High School and then Purdue University for his undergraduate and Veterinary degrees.  

     Dr. Seth and his wife, Becky, have 3 young children. He also has a Cavapoo, an English Springer Spaniel, and two adopted cats. Besides enjoying spending quality time with his family, he enjoys playing and watching sports, fishing, and grilling. 

    Dr. Seth has a special interest in ACL repair, simple patellar lunation repair, and functional soft tissue surgeries. 

Dr. Serena Hegerfeld

Dr. Serena grew up in the Woodburn area graduating from Woodland High School.  She went on to attend the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She started at the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital right after graduation part-time (and part-time at another clinic) and then came on full time with us in 2019.  She enjoys the fast paced atmosphere and the diversity of cases we see.

    Dr. Serena is married to Cody and together have a sweet, curious little boy, born in July of 2019 that keeps them moving.  Their first baby was a beautiful red Doberman, Stella who loves their son and will always be their first child.  She also has 1 cat, Pumpkin who she has had through college. 

    Dr. Serena was a 10-year 4-H member and is still active with the Allen County 4-H Fair. She also enjoys beekeeping with her family, gardening, off-roading, and playing recreational sports with friends.

   For the last couple of years, she and her husband along with Stella and their son, have been traveling  across the beautiful countryside regularly in their RV every chance they get!  

Dr. Sheila Dick

Dr. Sheila Dick is our primary skilled staff surgeon.  Her exceptional skills have been a part of our practice since 1993.  She has recently expanded her time with us and you may see her for regular check ups!

    She grew up in Logansport, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University as a Veterinarian in 1974. Dr. Sheila was one of six women to graduate in her class of 65 students. While at Purdue, she also earned her pilot license and met her future husband Ron, now a retired corporate pilot. She is the mother of 3 grown and successful daughters, one followed in her footsteps and is also a veterinarian. Sheila enjoys her dogs & horses.

  In 2011 she welcomed her first grandchild into this world and loves to visit him and his sibling(2014) in New Zealand as often as possible. Her 3 domestic grandchildren, were born in 2014, 2017, and 2019.  She is happy the last 3 live close by and she gets to see them as often as time allows!

  Dr. Sheila can usually be found working with her dog and horses.  While taking classes with her horse in Oklahoma, Dr. Sheila came home with a McNabb Border Collie mix named Boomer.  As Boomer displayed high intelligence and a love of activity, she made her Vet mom go to dog obedience. They both fell in love with agility competitions.  While recovering from an ACL surgery, they found another fun way to play, scent work. She and Boomer competed and placed regularly in AKC rallys, obedience, agility, and scent work trials.  Shortly after they added Bonnie, a Border Collie mix to the pet family, we lost Boomer to Cancer.  Bonnie has some big shoes to fill after an accomplished sister like Boomer.  Sheila is an instructor and also enjoys helping families with pet behavior issues.  If you have a fur baby with behavior issues, be sure to request Dr. Sheila for your appointment!   We are blessed by her continued presence in our practice!

Dr. Caitlin Cherry

Our Newest Vet

Updated Bio Coming Soon

Caitlin attend the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She has been around veterinary medicine her entire life. She attended Carroll High School and then Purdue University for her undergraduate and Veterinary degrees. She has a special interest in large and small animal veterinary medicine. 

Welcome Back to the practice Dr. Caitlin!

Dr. Lynn P. Martin, Retired

Our founding Veterinarian

Dr. Lynn Martin
Retired after 50 Years of Service

Dr. Lynn Martin was born and raised in Huntertown Indiana. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1956. Dr. Martin attended Purdue University achieved an Agriculture Teaching degree. While in class and nearing graduation, a counselor came and spoke to his class announcing that they would be starting a Vet school in the next academic year.  He and all of his graduating class would be eligible start in the fall.  He and his wife made that commitment, signed up for ROTC to help pay for the additional tuition, and he graduated from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1964. He served his commitment as a Captain in the US Army of the Veterinary Corps for 2 years at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico. After the Army, the family moved  to South Bend, Indiana and worked in his first job as a Veterinarian.  Their next stop was in Elkhart, Indiana where he continued to expand his small animal practice expertise in a fast paced Animal Hospital.  Those 2 practices honed his skills and allowed him to save up and pay for his own practice. Their next move was back to Fort Wayne.  They built and opened his practice in the spring of 1969.  Dr. Martin and his wife DeMarise have 4 children and 15 grandchildren, many of whom have been or are current employees at Fort Wayne Pet Hospital.

   Dr. Martin officially retired in January 2018 after practicing for 50 years. He has been involved in the community as an adult leader for the St. Vincent Boy Scouts, the Allen County 4H Fair(& his club the Perry Boosters), yearly he shared his Veterinary Skills & humor with local High School & Elementary School rooms, his practice joined with local High Schools and (still)  provided externships to students interested in the Veterinary field, he donated his wood working mastery to schools, scout programs, & his grandchildren. His smile, expertise, & kind demeanor for the last 50 years will be a legacy we will miss greatly!  Enjoy that retirement Doc, you earned it!

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