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When you choose Franklin Animal Clinic, you are choosing the highest quality veterinary medicine that you can find. We make it a point every day to pursue and establish a superior, progressive and innovative hospital.

From our daily operations, decisions and why we come to work every day – it’s all to provide the best service to you and build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime. Our team culture is family-oriented, focused on growth and development through education, and an engaging place to work.

Our Doctors

Dr. Andrew P. Mills


Andrew joined the Franklin Animal Clinic family as a kennel assistant at the age of 14 and has pursued a career as a veterinarian ever since. He graduated from Ross University in 2002 and became a partner at Franklin Animal Clinic in 2006. From the beginning of his career, Andrew has taken a special interest in complicated cases and orthopedic surgeries.

Andrew now serves as the medical director for Franklin Animal Clinic and supports 4 satellite practices with management and guidance as well. He’s constantly brainstorming new ways to provide the best care for patients and their people.

In his spare time, Dr. Mills enjoys time at home with his better half, Whitney, and their four-legged kiddos. As of now, that list includes cows, chickens, a donkey, 2 dogs and a cat…but who knows what will be added down the road!  

Dr. Mills has a passion for cars and doing anything outdoors. Last year his adventures included a trip to southeast Asia and this year the plan is to take a trip to Belize. 

He has an angel of a teenage daughter attending college in Florida for pre-med and four younger boys who have not decided what their futures hold other than keeping their dad on his toes. 

Dr. Steve Stropes


Born in 1964 in Franklin, Steve had a passion for medicine at a young age, and earned his DVM degree from Purdue in 1989. The Stropes family had always used Franklin Animal Clinic for their veterinary care, so it was a homecoming of sorts when Steve joined the practice. Steve loves caring for the community’s pets and meeting all of the different kinds of people who bring them in.

Steve lives on a farm in Trafalgar with his wife of 30+ years. Together they tend to the cows, sheep, chickens, dog and cats. He enjoys hiking, fishing, a variety of shooting sports, traveling with his wife and spending time with their three children.

Dr. Amy Smith


Amy grew up in southern Indiana, graduated from Purdue University, and spent two years at a mixedanimal practice in northern Indiana before joining Franklin Animal Clinic in 2005. She is particularly focused on pets’ dental care, as well as working to advance and improve veterinary medicine through clinical trials. She loves that the clinic’s community and staff continues to feel like a family even as it continues to grow.

Over the years, Amy has accumulated a Noah’s ark of pets including dogs, cats, gerbils, geckos, donkeys, ducks, chickens and a tank of freshwater fish. She also has two human kiddos and a husband of 22 years. When she is not working you can find her camping, fishing, and reading — maybe even all three at the same time!

Dr. Chad Hennessy


After graduating from Purdue veterinary school in 2004, where he focused on his passion for exotic animal medicine, canine & feline dentistry, and behavior, Chad found his home here at Franklin Animal Clinic. He particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, and anything related to ferrets. He prides himself on being caring and responsive to our clients.

Chad resides in the Greenwood area with his wife and three children. Outside of the clinic he enjoys canoeing on Sugar Creek, soccer with friends, and time spent with his kids.

Dr. Emily Lee


Another of our Purdue graduates (Boiler Up!), Emily joined the Franklin Animal Clinic family in 2016. She enjoys every aspect of being a veterinarian, but finds client education and helping owners make educated decisions regarding their pets’ health particularly fulfilling. Emily loves the way Franklin Animal Clinic has kept its family feel of close client and team relationships, even as it has grown to multiple locations offering advanced diagnostics and treatments.

Outside of work, Emily loves to spend time with her family, which includes three dogs and four horses.

Dr. Kiersten Record


Kiersten is from Evansville, Indiana and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate and veterinary school degrees. She has a special interest in dermatology and nephrology/urology. Her motivation for being a veterinarian is the desire to be the voice for animals who can’t speak for themselves. Her strong belief that animals should have a low-stress veterinary experience led her to earn her Fear Free certification.

Kiersten loves the relationships she continues to build with pets and their parents here at Franklin Animal Clinic. She enjoys working with you to help your fur-children live long, happy and healthy lives.

Dr. Olivia Elwart


Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Michigan, Olivia attended Michigan State University for her bachelor’s degree and earned her DVM at the University of Illinois. She can also be found at the Animal Hospital of Martinsville, one of Franklin’s sister clinics.

Olivia has a special interest in dentistry and has received extensive special training in dental work and oral surgery in both canines and felines. She also enjoys dermatology and treating pets with allergies. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are client education and building relationships with clients and their pets.

Dr. Jaclyn Adkins


Dr. Jackie Adkins grew up in nearby Mooresville, Indiana and attended Purdue University where she got her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She then went on to veterinary school at Lincoln Memorial University. Dr. Adkins has always hoped to return to the southside of Indy to serve the wonderful community here. She can also be found at Kingen Veterinary Clinic in Shelbyville, one of Franklin’s sister clinics.

Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping preservation breeders produce healthy purpose-bred dogs. She also enjoys canine sports medicine, nutrition, and educating owners.

Dr. Adkins is married to her husband Kyle and they have two sons named Bennett and Sullivan. Dr. Adkins also has two dogs, a wheaten terrier named Rory and a standard poodle named Sebastian. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, and competing in various dog sports such as; Barn Hunt, UpDog (frisbee), Agility, Lure Coursing, and more.

Dr. Emily Key

Greenwood, Indiana native Emily Key joined the Franklin Animal Clinic family in 2016 assisting in various capacities while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Franklin College. She received her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022.


Emily has special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as having the opportunity to work with working dogs. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being able to help animals live their best, healthiest lives. 
In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling and cuddling with her two dogs, Mila and Ellie.

Dr. Gabrielle Smith


Gabrielle joined Franklin Animal Clinic in the summer of 2022. She grew up in Spencer, Indiana and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate degree. She later obtained her DVM from Michigan State University. 

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine – especially creating lasting relationships with her patients and clients. Gabrielle is Fear Free certified and believes in providing high-quality care while minimizing her patients’ stress in the clinic. 

In her free time, you can find Gabrielle on some sort of outdoor adventure. She enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and enjoying nature. She lives with her husband, Andrew, and their menagerie of critters including a dog, cats, goats, chickens, horses and honeybees!

Dr. Karen Smiar


After growing up in Columbus, Indiana, Karen attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for her undergraduate degree. She then traveled to The University of Edinburgh in Scotland to pursue her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, hiking, rock climbing and spending time with friends & animals, including her dachshund, Oakley.

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