Meet The Team

At any given time, Michigan Road Animal Hospital @ Crooked Creek employs about 15-20 staff members including our two Veterinarians. Our group of animal lovers have one mission: to meet and exceed your pet’s needs, in a comfortable and friendly environment.

The entire hospital staff meets regularly for staff development and educational meetings, and we also meet as teams. These meetings help keep us on top of any changes in veterinary medicine, provide us with team-building opportunities, and offer us the time to discuss how to serve you better.

Veterinarians

Dr. Alice C. Estes

Managing DVM

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Robin S. Wagner

Associate DVM

Dr. Robin Wagner came out of the womb wanting to be a Veterinarian. As a toddler growing up in South Carolina, she used to cry when she saw the dead chickens in the grocery case at the Piggly Wiggly. She never outgrew that initial desire to be a Veterinarian, so after college at Wofford, she pursued her DVM degree at the University of Georgia. After practicing several years in equine and mixed animal practices, Dr. Wagner went back to school and completed a Large Animal Internal Medicine residency at Cornell and then a PhD in Physiology at the Medical University of SC in Charleston, SC, her hometown. Her intent was to go into academia, but life happened and she met her future husband, Anthony (a Hoosier from Columbus, IN), in Taekwondo class and gladly changed her plans. A year after their marriage and the birth of their son Benjamin, Dr. Wagner and family moved to Indianapolis. Dr. Wagner completed a post doc at IU and continued to practice small animal medicine as a relief Veterinarian.

After her post doc, Dr. Wagner was hired by Roche Diagnostics to work on their automated pancreas project. She spent 16 years with Roche thriving in a fast-paced research environment focusing on development of algorithms and applications to help people with diabetes manage their disease more effectively and with less burden. She rose through the ranks from Principal Scientist to the level of Senior Director in Global Medical Affairs (Diabetes Care) all the while enjoying the challenges of product development, clinical research, and people leadership. When Roche’s diabetes care unit began to falter, Dr. Wagner chose to leave and go back into her first love, Veterinary Medicine, full time. She currently enjoys interacting with clients and working up complex medical cases. Her particular areas of interest are dermatology, diabetes, and geriatrics. In her spare time, Dr. Wagner raises chickens and is an avid gardener and artist.

Dr. Rachel R. Peters

Associate DVM

Dr. Rachel Peters grew up on a crop farm in Beecher, IL. From a very young age, she had an interest in veterinary medicine and spent many summers outside with her dogs and cats on the farm. She began volunteering at her local veterinary clinic in middle school and it is there that she developed her passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Rachel attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN for her undergraduate studies and received a degree in Biology with a concentration in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry in 2017.

She then went on to attend the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Outside of work, Dr. Rachel enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family. She also has four cats, Chip, Misty, Addy, and Olive, that she loves dearly – even if they are troublemakers at times! Dr. Rachel also enjoyed working with and treating raptors (hawks, owls, eagles) during veterinary school and hopes to continue that one day!

Management

Valarie D. Weust

Hospital Manager

Bio coming soon.

The Client Service Team

An integral part of the functioning of MRAH @ Crooked Creek, these are the people you talk to when you call us, or stop by. The CSA’s are chiefly responsible for the hospital appointment schedule, checking patients in and out, and client education.

They work very closely with all of the different teams at MRAH, as well as with you–our clients. They want you to have a great experience with MRAH–and want to exceed your expectations. They are knowledgeable in many different areas of pet care including: vaccinations, heartworm/flea/tick preventatives, medications, behavior counseling, and more. Feel free to ask them just about anything!

The Technician Team

If your pet has been admitted to the hospital for surgery or hospitalization, the technicians are who you speak with just before you drop off your pet and usually just before you pick up as well. They are often the individuals phoning you regarding your pet’s status in the hospital, too.

MRAH @ Crooked Creek’s trained technicians provide the medical care that your pet needs, assisting the doctors in almost every way. This includes: drawing blood, giving injections and other medications, filling prescriptions, performing dental cleanings, prepping and monitoring surgical patients, setting IV catheters, etc. They are in charge of all of the patients who are checked into the hospital at any given time.

The technicians work very closely with the doctors and your pet, and are available to answer any questions you have about your pets medical care.

The Veterinary Assistant Team

The backbone of Michigan Road Animal Hospital @ Crooked Creek, our veterinary assistants are our animal caretakers & caregivers.

They work side-by-side with our doctors during office calls, assist the nurses in every aspect of your pet’s care during treatments and surgery, and provide loving care to all of our boarding animals. They work very hard to maintain a clean environment in and around the hospital as well.

You can bet if you’ve been to our hospital that our veterinary assistants know your pet!

Our Pet Stylist

Without Carol your pooch would be awfully furry! She is our fabulous pet stylist at MRAH Crooked Creek. She is a certified professional groomer and would be glad to help your dog look and feel his/her best. Whether you would like her to groom your pet from a photo, a standard breed cut, or a showcut–Carol really knows her stuff. She is always available to chat with you at the time you drop your pet off, and tries to stay until your pet goes home. She will make sure your pet is comfortable and well cared for, offered water, and also potty breaks outside of course!

Grooming typically consists of a bath, haircut, (& we can dye your pet too in some cases!), nail trim, and any bows and/or bandanas you might desire for your pet. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you would like to schedule a spa day with Carol for your dog @ 317-291-3932.