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Meet our Veterinarians

Rex Bailey, DVM

Rex Bailey, DVM
Dr. Rex Bailey, Received his Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1985 from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

Received Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Purdue University

Member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practioners and Veterinary Missions

Board member of  Michigan City Scholarship Foundation and past board member of the Independent Cat Society

Resides in Michigan City with wife, Shari (a registered Veterinarian Technician).  Has four adult children, and five grandchildren.

Hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, running, fishing, landscaping, and fathering

Lauren Fairchild, DVM

Dr. Lauren Fairchild, received her doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2013 and a bachelors of Science Biology from Butler University in 2009.

Member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Missions

Resides in Valpariaso with her husband, Steve, and her cats, Tyson and Keelay, and dogs, Walter and Melvin.

Hobbies include: tennis, antiquing, crocheting, and spending time with her animals.

She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

Kathryn Standiford, DVM

Kathryn Hill, DVM
Dr. Kathryn Standiford


Originally from Metro-Detroit, Dr. Standiford comes from a family of engineers with her brother and father in the automotive industry. Her mother was a nurse, but is now an elementary school teacher.

She graduated the University of Michigan in 2010 with a bachelor’s of science, earned her doctorate at Michigan State University in 2014 and accepted a one-year position at Purdue University as a Small Animal Rotating Intern where she was exposed to a wide variety of cases.

She has a strong passion for emergency medicine, and urgent care. She loves helping our clients understand the medical needs of their pets, and will be with them through the difficult situations when their animals need medical attention.

Dr. Standiford is a USDA accredited veterinarian, as well as a member of the National, Michigan and Indiana veterinary medical associations. She highly values continued education and staying active in the veterinary community for staying up to date as a practicing veterinarian.


Dr. Standiford grew up with plenty of large breed dogs, generally shepherd/lab/hound mixes in addition to budgies, fish, and hermit crabs and once a hedgehog named Remmy.

She now has a black Labrador retriever named Lola who was adopted from a shelter in Flint, MI. She always has a toy in her mouth, and loves to greet people at the door, wagging her tail and demanding belly rubs! She is a very sweet girl who loves all people and gets along with other dogs. She is a great vacuum cleaner, eating any food that drops onto the floor! She often times sneaks up on the couch when no one is home, which she KNOWS is not allowed! She will do anything for a treat or a pet on the head! However, she only knows two tricks, ‘shake’ and ‘roll over’. No matter what you try to teach her, this is all she’ll learn!

“Animals bring such joy to our lives, and caring for them has always been a passion of mine. While growing up, I looked up to our veterinarian and loved the way he treated our pets like family. Each animal is so special. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, and I try my best to figure out what ails my patients. I love practicing medicine, and providing the highest quality of care to our furry friends in need.“

Our Team

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  • Nicole


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  • Amanda


    has 2 dogs Maya and Gabby, spend a lot of time protecting the house from the scary neighbors and squirrels they see from the living room window. Her two tabby cats, Charlie and Chloe, love to help clean off counters and tables by knocking any papers or other items onto the floor. Amanda also spends time reading, writing, volunteering at church, and watching television.
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  • Susan


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  • Alex


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  • Kim


    has lots of pets! Sadie boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback/bull mastiff mix. Sully is retriever/hound mix .Gracie is a puggle. Gabby is her oldest cat. Cooper is a domestic shorthair cat. Shoshi is a domestic shorthair cat. Charlie is an African Grey parrot. Rio is a ferret. Kim loves to sew mostly hand-sewing, embroidery work. She also quilts, knits, and take photos and scrapbook.
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  • Sam


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  • Charissa


    has Siberian husky named Apollo who is full of energy and love She also has Torti named Kit Kat, who’s a great mouser and loves to bring charissa her “trophies” In Charissa’s free time she love to work out, she enjoys cooking and best of all she loves to play with her fur babies. She is also quite handy at crochet and knitting. Fun Fact: Enjoys burnt popcorn
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  • Kayla


    has 3 dogs and one cat, Venus a white shepherd, Duke a mutt, Cesar a Dalmatian and her Cat Apollo. Kayla loves to swim, ice skate and cosplay. She also does some photography on the side she also loves to make sure that she is in Dr. Bailey’s way as much as possible, just to keep him on his toes. Fun Fact: Kayla’s way of stress relief is by paintballing.
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  • Samantha


    has1 cat, Isis, a DSH. She loves her independents and would much rather be left alone. Okko is a 2 year old Rhodesian ridgeback mix, Okko is a fun, energetic and loveable guy! Outside of work you will probably catch Sam at home either watching TV or reading.
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  • Sharon


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  • Brea


    has a cat and a dog. Bowser is an Australian Shepherd he is very mischievous. Cheetah is her cat and she thinks she is a dog at times. Brea loves the great outdoors. If given the chance she’d spend the whole day out on the beach with her jet ski. She especially loves Potato Creek. Brea also loves to scrapbook and spend time with her nieces and nephews.
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  • Devin


    has a Pitbull named “Butch” who wouldn’t hurt a fly. She also has two horses; Prather and Sapphire both are thoroughbreds. Outside of work Devin enjoys competing with her horses, as well as just casual riding. She loves to just enjoy her horse’s presence. Devin also enjoys traveling to the family cottage. Devin is always on the go, and likes to work out. Fun Fact: Is an experienced boxer
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  • Courtney


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  • Angela


    has 2 pets Tama and Bastet. Tama likes to just relax and sleep. Bastet on the other hand, likes to be cuddled and play any chance she gets and rarely bites for any reason. Angela sculpts and makes jewelry in her free time. She loves to be outside enjoying nature. She also can be found with her family enjoying a comic conventions.
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