About Us

Dedicated to your pet’s mental health and well-being.
Dr. Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Amanda Rigterink, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Rigterink always has had a special interest in animal behavior, even before she attended veterinary school. She has been in clinical practice since graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She has consulted on more than 500 canine and feline behavior patients in recent years. Dr. Rigterink completed a residency in Animal Behavior at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her research during her residency focused on evaluating surface temperature in dogs in the clinic setting and is published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. In 2018, she passed the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) certifying examination and is now a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist.

Dr. Rigterink is a Fear Free Certified Professional and an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Indiana Veterinary Behavior Medical Association (IVMA), and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).

In her free time, Dr. Rigterink enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two dogs (Gus and Kona), and cat (Lola).

Amy McPhail, RVT, KPA-CTP

Amy McPhail, RVT, KPA-CTP

Amy is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Certified Trainer with over 25 years of animal experience. She graduated from Purdue University with her Veterinary Technician Associate degree in 1995 and from the Karen Pryor Academy as a Certified Training Partner in 2016. Helping to ensure patients’ physical and emotional health is the absolute best is what Amy loves most about her job.

Amy shares her busy home with her husband Mike, their 3 children and several dogs and cats. During her free time when she’s not working with one of her own training partners at home, she can be found with her nose in a book or her behind in some bleachers cheering on her kids or her beloved Boilermakers.

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950 N Rangeline Rd #100
Carmel, Indiana 46032

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Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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