Dr. Dean has been a part of the veterinary team at Animal Aid Clinic South since June of 2003, shortly after her graduation from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. She got married to Kelly in July of 2010. Their daughter, Jasmine, was born in 2012. She and Kelly have two cats named Lola and Daisy who were strays. They have a golden retriever named Pandora, and a golden puppy who is named Solo. The two guinea pigs, Tango and Mango, rule the house! The four dominique hens provide the family with fresh eggs. Dr. Dean’s hobbies include traveling, running and reading. She has completed two half marathons and many 5 and 10Ks. She has completed veterinary mission trips to Vietnam in 2006 and Africa in 2012. Dr. Dean entered the profession due to her passion for animals and for their owners. Her favorite part of her job is the constant challenges and the ability to learn something every day. She is the past treasurer for the Michiana Veterinary Medical Association.