Dr. Kevin Watkins, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Watkins is a 1990 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to Madison with his family in 1998 when he took ownership of the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Watkins is well respected by his staff and clients, who know him to be compassionate, kind and funny, and a knowledgeable and skilled doctor and surgeon.

In addition to his veterinary practice, Dr. Watkins is also very involved in his community. As a great appreciator of live music and the arts, he has committed years of volunteer time to two of Madison’s very popular music festivals, he is a founding member of the Cultural Continuum of Madison, and partners with several friends as an owner of Red Bicycle Hall, a music and event venue. He has served as President of the 9th District of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.

Margo Watkins

Practice Manager

Margo has worked with her husband in his veterinary practice since 1995. She manages the clinic’s advertising and business accounts. In addition to her function as the clinic’s business manager, Margo also counsels clients regarding normal puppy socialization practices and also offers behavior modification counseling for problematic pet behaviors.

In addition to her work at the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic, she is a mother, grandmother, artist, and musician. She and Dr. Watkins share their lives with several beloved pets.

Kelly Brown

Assistant Practice Manager

Kelly joined the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic in 2007 and served as our head receptionist until 2019 when she was promoted to Assistant Practice Manager. Kelly is well known and well loved by our clients. She efficiently coordinates our morning surgery schedule and will greet you with a smile in the afternoon. Kelly has her own large family of four-legged, and she treats every one of our patients as if it were one of her own.

Billi Shandy

Head Veterinary Technician

Billi has been with the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic health care team since 2008, and even before. She moved away for a little while and then came back! We’re glad she did! She is Dr. Watkins’ head veterinary technician and right hand. She has a lot of experience as a veterinary nurse and is a valued team member. Every day, Billi gives her caring attention to the needs of our patients, and their owners.

Gillian Watkins

Veterinary Technician

Gillian has worked at the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic in some capacity since she moved to Madison (as a toddler) with her mom and dad in 1998. She has walked dogs, cleaned kennels, and assisted her dad, Dr. Watkins, for almost her entire life. She graduated to Veterinary Technician several years ago and has become a valued member of our health care team. As an experienced handler, Gillian also provides a valuable in-home pet sitting service for a number of our clients. Gillian shares her home with her dog, Lilly, and her two black cats, Houdini and Tiny.

Samantha Swartz

Patient Care Coordinator and Receptionist

Sam has been a part of our health care team since 2018 and we are glad to have her. She takes care of coordinating our surgical schedule in the mornings, and patient appointments in the afternoons. She always has a sweet disposition and a ready smile for everyone!

Evvi Terpening

Born and raised in Madison, Indiana, Evvi started working at the Pets Doc in early 2019. Before working with us, she volunteered at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter and wishes to become a licensed veterinary technician in the future. She currently assists our Veterinary Technicians and Dr. Watkins with surgeries, appointments and day to day care of our patients. Evvi is bright and willing to jump in with whatever task she is given or needs to be done. You’ll see her in the exam rooms assisting Dr. Watkins.

Gretchen Andreasen

Part-time Veterinary Assistant and Full-time college student

Gretchen has been coming to the Pets Doc Veterinary Clinic with her pets since she was a little girl. She expressed an interest in learning about veterinary medicine as a young teenager and asked Dr. Watkins if she could volunteer after school, which she did until she graduated from high school. Now, Gretchen is off to college but she still comes and works for us when she is on break from her studies at Notre Dame University.

Paul Newman & Dog

Paul Newman and Dog are the clinic kitties who have been with us since 2008. They serve as the clinic ambassadors and lobby greeters. They will be happy to assist you with weighing your pet, sitting on your lap, or generally being in the way. They welcome snuggles and putting your pets at ease when they are nervous about check-ups. You will recognize Paul Newman by his signature blue eyes.