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 then pregnant wife, young daughter and two dogs 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.


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 travelling, 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), and Bugs Bunny (an Alaskan street kitty). She is excited to have joined the Furry Friends team.


Practice Manager/ Co-Founder


Whitney also 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.  Whitney spends most of her time at home or arround town with their three young daughters, but she can be found arround the hospital part time, often with a baby on her hip.  In their free time, Whitney and Dr. Cody enjoy boating on Lake Monroe with their family and dogs (Scooter- a schnoodle and Izzy- a Goldendoodle).

Registered Veterinary Technician

Amber, RVT

Amber recently moved from the east coast town of Rocky Point, North Carolina to be with her fiance, 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.


Veterinary Assistant

Kendra is a graduate from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. At Purdue she was involved with the Purdue Dairy Club and Block and Bridle. She was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. While growing up, Kendra was involved in 4-H with showing Jersey dairy cows. She currently is on the Monroe Country Fair Board where she volunteers for events, manages the website and helps with sponsorships at the county fair. Kendra and her husband Kody have a chocolate lab, pug and Hereford cows at home. They also welcomed their first little girl, Lyla into their family in 2020. In her free time you will find her going horseback riding and spending time on the family farm. Kendra has been apart of the Furry Friends team in 2018 and enjoys being involved with working in different aspects of the veterinary hospital. 

Veterinary Assistant


Jen was born and raised in Mishawaka Indiana and has had her hands on animals since she was born.  At the age of 6 she began horse back riding lessons & had her own pony to show in 4H by age 10, she stayed in the 4H horse and pony club throughout her teens and by age 15 she was competing in the Lake Michigan Hunter Jumper association. In 1994 she moved with her mother to Bloomington where she quickly became involved with dog obedience and horse training.  She still has a passion for riding and competes in combined training and hunter/jumper competitions whenever possible.  Along with her 2 horses she also has 1 dog and 3 cats.  Jen came to Furry Friends with experience in the veterinary field. Her love for animals and bright shining smile has made her a great addition to our team.  


Veterinary Assistant

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, and begin a new journey with animal care!

Judi, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

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.


Receptionist/ Veterinary  Assistant

Bio coming soon


Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Hannah is townie who has lived in Bloomington on and off since she was 7. She was always eager to help homeless, sick, or scared animals her entire life. Currently she is working towards her Vet Tech degree online while taking care of her 4 furry friends at home. Hannah and her fiance often enjoy the outdoors with their two canine companions Kyea & Arya on long walks and weekend adventures. Their two opinionated felines Gabe & Greyson hold the fort down while they are away. Hannah had pushed her passion for animals as a career aside until she found Furry Friends in August of 2019 and now is so happy to be a part our team and finally following her dream to be a Vet Tech.


Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Layla and her husband Daniel were born and raised here in southern Indiana. They have three beautiful children and three fur babies! Athena (Great Dane), Rocky (Australian Dingo) and Piper (pit bull). Layla worked for almost a decade in the medical field but made the transition to the Furry Friends team and hasn’t looked back! She enjoys hiking with her family, fishing and a good dance party! She is ecstatic to work with animals on a daily basis!

Andrew, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Andrew graduated from International Business school in his hometown Fort Wayne,IN for veterinary technology in 2010. He passed his boards and became a Registered Veterinary Technician the same year. He has worked in veterinary hospitals with a keen interest in feline and exotic medicine. In 2017, he decided to go back to school to get his doctorate degree in Veterinary medicine and started school again at IU. He joined Furry Friends in the fall of 2019 to keep up the experience when he is not busy with schoolwork or gaming. He lives with his longtime girlfriend with his 2 cats, Steve and Lizzy, and her cat Mr. Moseby.

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Veterinary Assistant

Maya is an Honors College student at Purdue University with plans to attend veterinary school after completing her bachelor's degree in 2023.  She is double majoring in Entomology and Biology, with a minor in Wildlife Science. Maya has been a pet-sitter since a very young age and is a past volunteer at PALS. Her family also rescues parrots from homes in which they cannot receive the love and care that they need; their flock includes many macaws, an African Gray, and a dove! Maya came to Furry Friends in 2018 through an internship program her senior year at Bloomington South. It was through this internship that Maya's long held dream of becoming a vet was cemented.  Through the leadership of Dr. Cody, and all of the staff at Furry Friends, Maya has gained many helpful and unique experiences and she has used the knowledge they have imparted on her to make the dean's list every semester at Purdue (okay, maybe we can't take full credit for her good grades but I am sure we helped)! Outside of work, Maya enjoys riding horses, kayaking, and spending time with her dog, Buddy, and her cat, Diego!

857 S Auto Mall Rd

Bloomington, IN 47401

Phone:  (812) 822-2236

Hours by appointment


Monday-Friday 8:00-5:30

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

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