Carolyn Kacocha, DVM
Dr. Carolyn Kacocha graduated from Purdue University in 2000. After graduation, she worked at a 24 hour emergency clinic in Louisville, KY. While working in Louisville she volunteered for Alley Cat Advocates, the local Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) group and the Woodstock Animal Foundation for 5 years before returning to the Indianapolis area. She currently works as an associate veterinarian at VCA Swengel Animal Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her dog Toby and her 5 cats. Her hobbies include knitting, reading and spending time outdoors.
Alicia Bundy, DVM
A native of Arcadia, Indiana and graduate of Purdue University, Dr Bundy has special interests in dermatology, dentistry and behavior. She has always enjoyed having animals in her life, from dressing the pet cat in doll clothes to caring for orphaned animals when younger. She currently works at Westfield Veterinary Care and strives to provide excellent care, and to help educate pet owners about how to best care for their animal companions. Her three cats and two dogs at home keep her highly entertained!
Kaija Platacis, DVM
Dr Platacis was born and raised in Indianapolis with her younger sister. She has always fostered an interest in animal welfare by being involved with local humane societies and other rescue programs.
Dr Platacis attended Purdue University and received her DVM degree in 2007 and currently works at Franklin Animal Clinic. Dr Platacis spends her spare time reading, scrapbooking, crocheting and spending time with her husband and pets. Dr Platacis and her husband Jonathan currently live in Whiteland with their cats Sidda, Ella, Lulu and Quaker, parrot Tugboat, and Lab mix Samantha, all of which are rescues.
Sandra Norman, DVM
Dr Norman received her BS in Agriculture Science in 1976 and her DVM from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. She practiced small animal and equine medicine in the Indianapolis area for 15 years before joining the Board of Animal Health in 1995 as Director of Companion Animal/Equine for the state of Indiana. Dr. Norman has been the Pet Expert on Channel 13-WTHR (NBC) for over 10 years at noon on Monday. She has been President of the IVMA, Public Relations chairman and participated in many pet related publicity activities in her community. Dr. Norman has raised four Leader Dogs for the Blind and is a passionate advocate for service and therapy animals.