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At Franklin Animal Clinic, we value your expertise, your passion, and most importantly, your love of animals.
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, graduating from Ross University in 2002 and becoming partner at Franklin 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 six other local practices, mentoring veterinarians, teaching support staff, and constantly brainstorming new ways to provide the best care for his patients and their people.
In his spare time, Dr. Mills enjoys anything outdoors. Open the door and let him outside and he is a happy man. He loves camping, fishing, and his true passion is classic cars and family. He has 4 handsome boys and an angel of a teenage daughter.
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 and their three children, and manages the cows, sheep, chickens, dog and cats. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and a variety of shooting sports, as well as traveling with his wife.
Amy grew up in southern Indiana, graduated from Purdue University, and spent two years at a mixed animal practice in northern Indiana before joining Franklin Animal Clinic in 2005. She is particularly focused 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, ducks and chickens, and a tank of freshwater fish. She also has two human kiddos and a husband of 17 years. When she is not working you can find her camping, fishing, and reading — maybe even all three at the same time!
After graduation 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 beautiful children. Outside of the clinic he enjoys canoeing on Sugar Creek, soccer with friends, and time spent playing with his amazing kids.
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’s grown to three locations offering advanced diagnostics and treatments..
Outside of work, Emily loves to spend time with her family, which includes four dogs and four horses.
Kiersten is from Evansville, Indiana and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate and veterinary school degrees. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, nutrition, and nephrology/urology. Her motivation for becoming a veterinarian is a 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 Franklin’s pets and parents, and working together to help your fur-children live long, happy, and healthy lives.
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. 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 south side of Indy to serve the wonderful community here. 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. They have a newborn son named Bennett and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with family, baking, and competing in various dogs sports such as; Barn Hunt, UpDog (frisbee), Agility, Lure Coursing, and more.