Aboite Animal Hospital Team
Brian Koesters, DVM
Dr. Koesters is co-owner of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Aboite Animal Hospital. He earned his DVM from Purdue University in 2002. He has worked in Fort Wayne since that time. He and his wife, Jodi, have three girls: Raelyn, Maylee, Layna, and twin boys, Reid and Rube. They also have a black Labrador retriever named Charlotte.
Dr. Chastain is co-owner of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Aboite Animal Hospital. He graduated from DePauw University in 1988 and received his D.V.M from Purdue University in 1992. He previously was a veterinarian in Ft. Wayne at St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital from 1992 to 2012. He has a special interest in veterinary dentistry/oral surgery and enjoys general medicine and surgery. Dr. Chastain's wife, Tonya, is an elementary school teacher in Northwest Allen Community Schools. They have 3 children, Chandler, Caitlyn, and Caroline, and a cat named Pedro.
William Chastain, DVM
Dr. Parker received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2011, and completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University. She has been an associate veterinarian at Aboite Animal Hospital since 2012. She enjoys examining and treating reptiles, small mammals, as well as dogs and cats. Her and her husband have a daughter named Emma, 2 dogs, a bearded dragon and 2 ferrets.
Linda Parker, DVM
Nicole Koch, DVM
Dr. Koch received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2009, and completed her clinical year at Purdue University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She joined the Aboite Animal Hospital team in June of 2018 after working at another clinic on the north side of Ft. Wayne for almost 10 years. Her and her husband have 3 kids, a yellow lab named Luna, and a cat named T-Rex.
Dr. Cassie received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2020. She has a passion for companion animals, primarily focusing on cats and dogs but also has an interested in horses. She received an award for Excellence in Dermatology in school, and she continues to carry her love of skincare into daily practice. Her and her husband have two cats, Gelato and Spumoni, and a feisty Siberian Husky named Aurora. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, rock-climbing and gardening.
Cassie Ceckowski, DVM
Registered Veterinary Nurses:
Kenzie started at Aboite Animal hospital as an intern student in 2014, and officially joined the team as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2016 after graduating from Purdue University's Veterinary Nursing program in 2015. Her and her husband have a black Labrador Retriever named Brantley. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, summer days at the lake, exercising, country concerts and watching sports.
Rachel has had a passion for animals since her early childhood. She joined the Aboite Animal Hospital family in the summer of 2015, and graduated from Purdue's Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program in December of 2016. She has a loving yet stubborn Jack Russell Terrier named Zoe. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, going for bike rides, and being outdoors.
Daniel graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in 2013, and worked for Aboite Animal Hospital soon after graduation through the beginning of 2016. He took a brief hiatus from veterinary medicine, but later returned to the Aboite Animal Hospital family in December of 2019. He loves working as a registered veterinary nurse and a receptionist.
Erin joined the Aboite Animal Hospital family in June of 2020. She is originally from Minnesota but relocated to Indiana in 2017, along with her boyfriend who owns a racing team. She has 3 dogs: a Corgi named Lou Lou, a Pit Bull mix named Kimi, and Black Lab named Shadow. She graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2010 and started her career in 2011 after moving to Alaska, where she worked the overnight shift at the 24/7 emergency hospital in Anchorage. She returned home to Minnesota in 2012, before relocating to Indiana. She feels that the most rewarding part of her job is forming a bond with her critically ill patients while nursing them back to health, and getting to see them go home with their family.
Bre graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in February 2016 where she received her associates in Veterinary Technology. She worked for a couple of other practices before joining the team at Aboite Animal Hospital in January 2021. She and her boyfriend have 2 dogs: a Greyhound named Andy and a Border Collie mix named Nova, as well as 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, watching her boyfriend play hockey, and traveling.
Vicki joined the Aboite Animal Hospital team in the fall of 1997. She enjoys spending time with her husband, children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grand-child. She has 2 miniature Dachshunds named Roxie and CeCe. Vicki is also a member of the Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society, and does some pet-sitting on the side.
Holly joined the Aboite Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2018. She originally went to school for dance at Ball State University, but later pursued her interest in veterinary medicine in 2004 by becoming a veterinary assistant. Her and her husband have 1 daughter, Liza, and a Black-mouth Cur named Bucky. In her spare time, Holly enjoys fitness, music, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and swimming.
Lindsay was a student intern at Aboite Animal Hospital in the spring of 2016, and later joined the team in February of 2019. She graduated from the veterinary technology program at Brown Mackie College with her Associates Degree of Applied Sciences. Her and her husband have a husky/pitbull mix named River, and a bearded dragon named Coco. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys thrift shopping, hiking, and binge-watching documentaries on Netflix.
Angel joined the Aboite Animal Hospital team in July of 2019. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2017 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her and her husband have a cat named Mo and a pitbull named Julie. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends. She's always loved animals and is excited to be a part of the Aboite Animal Hospital family.
Client Relations Specialists:
Cathe always had family pets growing up, so, naturally, she has always loved animals. She has been in the veterinary field since 2000. She started at Aboite Animal Hospital in August of 2009 after moving to Ft. Wayne. She has a Goldendoodle named Ella and a Sheepadoodle named Cora. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and step-daughter, playing tennis, being with friends, and watching Netflix.
Robin joined the Aboite Animal Hospital team in January 2016. She is originally from Indianapolis, where she and her husband raised 4 sons, 3 of which are in the Army. Her background is in finance, but her love of animals, especially her shih tzu Charlie, has brought her to veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with her 8 grandchildren.
Betsy graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology of Colorado in 2006. Since then she has enjoyed working in general practice; aiding her patients in having a voice and a low stress experience. She works part time at Aboite Animal Hospital and Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic in Leo. Betsy, along with her husband Greg, have three boys which keeps them moving.
Riley joined the Aboite Animal Hospital Team in the fall of 2020. She has a background in insurance and customer service, but her passion for helping others and her love for animals brought her to veterinary medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, traveling with friends, and blogging. She has two furry children, both of whom keep her happy and busy: Cooper, a pit bull mix, and Elliott, a domestic short-haired cat.