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Veterinarian/ Owner

Dr. Cody Kalmon

Dr. Cody Kalmon grew up an hour away from Bloomington in the small town of Nineveh, Indiana.  As a child it was clear that he had a passion for animals.  He raised pigs, chickens, goats, and ducks in 4H and served as the president of his group.  He loved spending his summers working with his animals and shadowing a local veterinarian.  After high school Dr. Cody completed a business degree from Ball State University.  He went on to obtain his DVM at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  During school his love of surgery grew and he was awarded the Excellence in Small Animal Surgery Award during his forth year clinical rotations.  After graduation he accepted an associate veterinarian position at Arlington Heights Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. He immediately fell in love with Bloomington's beautiful nature, Lake Monroe, and small town atmosphere.  Along with his family he started Furry Friends Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2017 with a goal to provide excellent high quality medicine and surgery customized to his clients' needs.  He is passionate about veterinary medicine and his strong interest in surgery, dentistry, oncology, cytology, endocrinology and ultrasound allow him to provide exceptional care for all of his patients.  He enjoys serving his community and is interested in educating youth.  Please visit our Events & Specials page to learn more about youth education opportunities with Dr. Cody.  When Dr. Cody isn't serving the community of Bloomington he enjoys, boating, fishing, water skiing, and doing any outdoor activities with his wife and 3 daughters as well as hanging out with his goldendoodle-Izzy, mutt-Louie and cat-Bobby.



Dr. Rachael James

Dr. Rachael James is a Bloomington native. She attended Purdue University for both undergraduate school and veterinary school where she graduated in 2018. She moved to Alaska after veterinary school to practice for two years prior to moving back home to Bloomington to be closer to family. Dr. Rachael likes to spend her time traveling, hiking, and creating ridiculous crafting projects. She is passionate about education, preventative care, and providing high quality medicine and care. Rachael spends her free time being controlled by her spoiled pets Hobbes (Rottweiler), Calvin (Doll Face Persian), Bugs Bunny (an Alaskan street kitty), Westrion (a criminal and genuine terror of a cat) and Pellet (a cute cat with a sprinkle of murderous spirit). She is excited to be a part of the Furry Friends team!



Dr. Kenzi Dubois

Dr. Kenzi Dubois grew up in the small town of Connersville, Indiana. She has had a passion for animals since childhood. She raised goats to show in 4-H and served as President of her high school FFA chapter. She spent her summers during high school at her hometown veterinary clinic where her passion for veterinary medicine grew. She attended Purdue University for undergrad receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture focusing in Animal Sciences and Pre-veterinary medicine in 2017. She obtained her DVM from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.  Dr. Kenzi has interests in the fields of oncology, cytology, and internal medicine. She is passionate about providing high quality medicine, educating and building a strong relationship with owners and their pets. In her free time she loves to spend time with her fiancé Jared and pets Suki (a cute pitty/boxer mutt), Bella (a sassy calico), and Bonnie (a dumpster kitty). She also likes travelling, cooking, and hiking. Dr. Kenzi is excited to call Furry Friends and Bloomington her new home!

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Dr. Kami Graber

Dr. Kami Graber grew up in Brown County, Indiana. She went to Purdue University Northwest (PNW) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2015. She obtained an athletic scholarship to PNW and played basketball for four years and soccer for two years as an undergraduate. She then completed graduate coursework and worked full-time as a veterinary assistant before deciding to apply to vet school. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 2023. Her veterinary interests include surgery, ophthalmology, and cardiology. Dr. Kami likes to spend her free time hiking and kayaking with her two pitbull mixes, Reya and Willow, and her siblings and parents. She also enjoys reading and traveling to different US national parks. She is thrilled to return to Bloomington to be close to all her family and to be a part of the Furry Friends family.


Practice Manager/ Co-Founder


Whitney grew up an hour away from Bloomington.  She is very excited to call Bloomington her permanent home and to be able to serve the community through Furry Friends Veterinary Hospital.  She graduated in December 2007 from Ball State University with a business degree. After college she married Dr. Cody and had various positions in marketing, management, sales, event planning and office assistance as they moved around for his schooling.  She was supportive of Dr. Cody pursuing his dream to become a veterinarian and was an integral part in starting Furry Friends Veterinary Hospital.  Most of her work for the clinic is unseen, but she can be spotted working around the clinic while her three young daughters are in school.  In their free time, Whitney and Dr. Cody enjoy boating on Lake Monroe with their family and dogs Goldendoodle Izzy and Mutt Louie. At home they also have a cat named Bobby and a beta fish named Sparkles.


Registered Veterinary Technician/ Shift Manager

Amber, RVT

Amber recently moved from the east coast town of Rocky Point, North Carolina to be with her now husband, Mitchell. Together they love to go on adventures and travel accompanied by their lab mix, Mora. Some of her accomplishments include graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015 with a Biology degree and from Cape Fear Community College with a Veterinary Medical Technology degree in 2019. Amber officially became a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician in September 2019.  With heroes like Steve Irwin, it's easy to see that she has always had a passion for animals, and she is very excited to continue her experiences and education here at Furry Friends.

Judi, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician/ Shift Manager

Judi and her husband Paul have lived full time in Bloomington for over two years. They had a part time home for over 18 years on Lake Monroe prior to that.  Judi enjoys her time exercising with her two Vizslas, Honeyman and Jagger. In her spare time she volunteers at PALS (people and animal learning services) an organization that supports horse therapy for special needs children and adults. Judi is returning to her roots of years ago when she was registered as a Veterinary Technician after attending school at Purdue Veterinary University.  In 2020, after 1.5 years at Furry Friends, she became re-certified as a RVT. She is thrilled to be a part of Dr Cody’s Veterinary staff.


Advanced Veterinary Assistant/ Shift Manager

Mechel was born in Riverside, California before moving to South Bend, Indiana as a teenager. She then ventured to Bloomington to pursue music opportunities, which she continues to do. Having always grown up with kittens, she adopted her first rescue cat, Pistachio, in 2014. He became a big brother when she adopted two more rescue kittens, Luna & Mac. She and her significant other are also the pet parents to two guiana pigs, Toostie & Rollo. In her free time outside of being a fur momma, she loves playing guitar, conquering video games, and learning new things. She is more than excited to be a part of the team!  Mechel started her career in the veterinary field with Furry Friends in 2019 and has grown tremendously in her skill and knowledge.  She currently works as a technician for our team.


Advanced Veterinary Assistant/ Shift Manager

Paige has lived in southern Indiana her whole life. She’s always had a passion for animals and the idea of working with them. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dog, Riley. They love to travel and explore new places to hike. This is her first job in animal care and she has enjoyed every minute of it. She’s very proud to be a part of the Furry Friends team and is excited to keep growing as a veterinary assistant.


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Renee joined the Furry Friends team in the fall of 2021 as a receptionist after having worked in various customer service positions. She always had an interest in working with animals, but this is her first job in the veterinary field. She feels it has been the most challenging and rewarding experience. From the interactions with clients and their pets, to the incredible amount of knowledge she has gained, to the hands-on training as a vet assistant, she is honored to be a part of such a driven, compassionate team who shares like-minded goals of providing quality care for our patients.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her partner and generally being outdoors, listening to music, reading, and playing with her cat, Furocious. She hopes to one day have a canine companion. She volunteers at Wildcare, a local wildlife rehab. Renee and her partner have big dreams to build their own sustainable home where they can live with goats, chickens, and other various creature friends.


Customer Service Representative/ Advanced Veterinary Assistant

Nicole was born in New York, but lived most of her life in South Carolina. She and her fiance moved to Indiana in 2020, and they are loving every minute of it! One could say Nicole owns and operates her own in-home zoo, with 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 reptiles, and 6 chickens, and she plans on expanding her furry, feathered, and scaled family in the future. Nicole spends most of her free time taking care of her pets or outdoors, be it hiking or kayaking. This is Nicole's first job in the veterinary industry, and she is so glad to finally be able to care for animals.


Customer Service Representative/ Advanced Veterinary Assistant

Lisa grew up on the west coast and moved to Bloomington in 2020 with her husband Mike. They moved here to be closer to his parents and start a family of their own. Lisa has worked in the Veterinary field since 2006 and has a special interest in feline medicine. With her extensive experience, knowledge and skill, Lisa works as a customer service representative and serves as a technician at Furry Friends.  She shares her home with four kitties and enjoys spending time with family. Her hobbies include anime, cosplay and gaming. 


Customer Service Representative/ Advanced Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie grew up in Owensburg, Indiana and has lived in southern Indiana her whole life. She’s had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors hiking and kayaking. She also loves spending time with her four fur babies. She worked in animal care years ago and is so happy to be back caring for animals as part of the Furry Friends team!


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Sam is an incredibly passionate person dedicated to the care of all animals. Throughout her life she has cared for a majority of furry, scaly, and feathered creatures. Born and raised in Utah, she recently moved to Bloomington to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior at IU.  Sam has a dream to work alongside the more exotic animals, and bring awareness to the importance of their conservation. Sam currently lives on the outskirts of Bloomington with her husband, Clay; 1 dog, and 2 very spoiled cats. She enjoys golfing, kayaking, and going on motorcycle rides. If it’s sunny, she’s outside! 

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Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Nicole was born and raised in Dallas,TX. She moved to Bloomington in August of 2021 with her dog Jackie and cat Madam Mim. Nicole has been with Furry Friends since November of 2021 and is looking forward to continuing to learn new things. During her free time she enjoys watching movies, playing video games and enjoys playing board games. 


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Jasmine grew up on her parents farm about 30 minutes outside of Bloomington. She cannot remember a time in her life when she has not had a pet. In February of 2017, she met her soul dog, a doberman-pitbull puppy named Cocoa. Cocoa passed in the Spring of 2022 after battling cancer. This made Jasmine want to help other pets in her honor, so she transitioned from human medicine to veterinary in the Fall of 2022. Jasmine and her husband, James, recently moved into their first home with their three dogs- Scooby the border collie, Moo a long-haired miniature dachshund, and his son, Oink. When she’s not at work or being a fur mama, she enjoys reading, kayaking, and anything art-related. Jasmine is so proud to be a part of this team, and cannot wait to meet your furry friend! 


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Mary is originally from Daytona Beach, FL, and grew up traveling with the carnival as a child until she was old enough to start school. After settling down in Southern Indiana with her family, she became a professional seamstress under the tutelage of her late mother, and subsequently took ownership of her sewing business. Growing up she helped take care of as many as eight rescue cats at a time and now has 3 dogs, Benny, Zoey, and Ollie, and 2 cats, Wednesday and Mac. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, traveling, and being outdoors with her dogs and family. She has been with Furry Friends since 2022, and is absolutely loving it. 

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Veterinary Assistant

Royal was born in East Lansing Michigan, but spent most of his childhood in Cincinnati Ohio. He went to school at Northern Kentucky University for 2 year majoring in Biology.  Started working with animals at Animal Care Center in 2017. After 4 years he moved to Chicago and worked at Idexx Laboratory before moving to Bloomington and joining the Furry Friends team. In his free time he likes to design and paint shoes, explore new restaurants, cooking and photography.  He is joined in Bloomington with his girlfriend Nashuba and his furry grumpy old cat, Chico.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Skye was born in Kokomo, IN and moved to Bloomington in 2011 after graduating high school. They graduated from Harrison College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2015 and has been a RVT since 2019. Skye joined the Furry Friends team in September 2023. They have a keen interest in feline and wildlife medicine. They live with their 3 gray DSH cats named Hoods, Max, and Koda. In their free time, you can find Skye hiking in national parks, rock climbing, gardening, or watching scary movies.


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Lauren joined the Furry Friends team in July 2023 after graduating from Butler University with a degree in Biology. She realized her love for taking care of animals after working for a pet sitting company while in college. Lauren lives in Bloomington with her boyfriend, Conor, their spicy cat, Ozzy, and their mischievous golden retriever puppy, Winston. In her free time, Lauren loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and play tennis.


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Xa grew up in Monticello, IL and went to collage at Eastern Illinois University for degrees in Biology and Chemistry. After graduating, she worked with exotic animals as a zookeeper at accredited zoos in North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee; and with domestic animals as a kennel technician at an animal shelter in Tennessee. (Her favorite zoo animals to work with were ocelots, raccoons, and three-banded armadillos!) Her dedication to help animals and educate people brought her back to the Midwest to Furry Friends in August 2023. She is thriving and has continued learning and growing as an animal care professional!


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Grant was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. When he was two years old, a stray cat approached him on his family’s front porch, and chose him as his human. Ever since then, his love for animals has only continued to grow. In his free time, he goes to the gym, goes hiking and hammocking, and plays video games with friends. Grant started at Furry Friends in December of 2023, and immediately loved the caring and passionate environment. Unfortunately, he currently has no pets of his own, but he gets his fill of animal lovin’ with all the amazing pets that he sees at Furry Friends. Everyday is an adventure, and Grant is always happy and excited to learn something new.


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Gwyn was born in Maryland but moved to Bloomington as a young child. She started with Furry Friends as a high school intern in 2022.  She is attending Indiana University majoring in Biology and hopes to continue on to veterinary school after undergrad.  In her free time Gwyn enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.  She can be found around the clinic mostly during summer and holiday breaks and part time during the school year. 


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Liv was born and raised in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School North in 2022. She joined the Furry Friends team as an intern in 2021 and she is currently a student at Purdue University. In her free time, Liv enjoys spending time with her family and going on long walks with her pup, Lenny


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Tyler was born and raised in Lagrange, a small town in North-East Indiana. He started shadowing at Furry Friends in the fall of 2023 and began working there shortly after. Tyler is attending Indiana University, majoring in Biology and minoring in History, with hopes to attend vet school after graduating from undergrad. Tyler likes to be outdoors, read, and play games with friends in his free time.


Customer Service Representative/ Veterinary Assistant

Mallory shadowed at Furry Friends during the summer of 2022, and began employment in the summer of 2023. She has always had a passion for animals, and particularly a keen interest in exotics. She currently owns three dogs, two chinchillas, and a hedgehog, who have been patients of Furry Friends for many years. Her long term goal is to become a veterinarian.

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Veterinary Assistant

Maya was born and raised in Bloomington and attended Bloomington High School South. While in her senior year of high school in 2018, she began working as an intern at Furry Friends and was soon hired on as a part-time employee. She attended Purdue University for her undergraduate years and earned a B.S. in Insect Biology. While studying and exploring her love of animals, Maya completed an internship with the Columbian Park Zoo and gained experience caring for several exotic species including wallabies, emus, tortoises, otters, and New Guinea singing dogs. Starting in August of 2023, she will begin her DVM degree at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to practice either small animal medicine or zoo medicine after completing her degree. 

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