Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lake Station Pet Clinic in Lake Station! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 219-962-8565 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

Dr. Heckler

Dr. Heckler

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr.Heckler was a native East Gary resident and attended St. Francis Catholic school, as well as St. Mary of the Lake and then Andrean. He went to Indiana University for 2 years and then 6 years at Purdue where he received his veterinary degree. He as 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren and still enjoys practicing veterinary medicine. He enjoys surgery, especially difficult to diagnose cases. There is hardly a day that goes by where he is not consulting with the Purdue specialists on a case. He has 3 main hobbies….Fishing, fishing and fishing. He prays for his cases daily and his goal is to glorify god and not himself, but is constantly working on doing that better.

Dr. Philip Cooper

Dr. Philip Cooper

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Jessica Clements

Dr. Jessica Clements

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Clements is a 1995 graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Lake Station Pet Clinic in 1999 when She moved to Northwest Indiana after marrying her husband Rick. They share their home with their five children, a westie, a Cairn Terrier, and a black cat. Dr. Clements particularly enjoys dermatology. She and her family are active members of St. Paul Catholic church.

Dr. Nicole Mock

Dr. Nicole Mock

Veterinarian

Dr. Mock has been with the Lake Station Pet Clinic since 2008; she worked as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant while completing her undergraduate studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette. She started working at the LSPC as an associate veterinarian in June of 2014 after completing Veterinary school. Dr. Mock has special interests in dermatology and ophthalmology, but enjoys all aspects of being a general practitioner. She currently lives in her home town of Hobart, Indiana and has four rescue pets: two cats, Sadie and Dahlia, and two dogs, Scrappy and Tasha. During her time away from the clinic, Dr. Mock enjoys being outdoors, gardening and spending time with family. However, most of her free time lately has been spent planning her and her fiancé Jason’s wedding, which will take place in June of 2018!

Dr. Leila Pollard

Dr. Leila Pollard

Veterinarian

Dr. Pollard started at Lake Station Pet Clinic in 2009 and is a graduate of Purdue North Central and Purdue University (2009). Dr. Pollard also works at our sister clinic, Porter County Pet Clinic. She enjoys internal medicine and dentistry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, knitting/crochet, and watching Doctor Who. Dr. Pollard has 1 dog named Trip and 1 cat named Menolly.

Management

Kim Walter

Kim Walter

Practice Manager

Kim was born and raised in Chicago. She has made Indiana her home for the past three years. She managed a clinic in Illinois before coming to Lake Station Pet Clinic. From an early age she knew this is the profession she wanted to be in, she was always bringing home stray animals and hurt wildlife. When she is not at work she is spending time with her husband and children. She also has four furry kids to take care of 2 dogs Karma and Ozzie, and 2 cats Phantom and Snow.

Teresa Mckenna

Teresa Mckenna

Healthcare Manager

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Ann Mitchell

Ann Mitchell

RVT

Megan Monacy

Megan Monacy

RVT

Ashley Encarnacion

Ashley Encarnacion

RVT