Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our caring and compassionate
​​​​​​​veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital in Carmel! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 317-548-6800 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Doctors

Roger E. Nix, D.V.M.

Roger E. Nix, D.V.M.

Dr. Nix, originally from Southern Indiana, graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and has been practicing in the Indianapolis area ever since. His clinical interests include canine pediatrics and geriatrics, and his passion for animal joint health inspired the creation of a company to manufacture PetPROPEL, an all-natural Hyaluronic Acid-based joint supplement that he and other veterinarians use to treat age-related joint issues in dogs and cats.

In his free time, Dr. Nix enjoys spending time with his wife and sons. Their family also includes one dog and a flock of chickens devoted to creating a steady supply of fresh eggs. He counts flying, sailing, and traveling as his favorite activities interests outside of the hospital. In addition to his reputation as a trusted Carmel Veterinarian, Dr. Nix also owns a practice in Fishers, IN.

Ben Ealing, D.V.M.

Ben Ealing, D.V.M.

Dr. Ben Ealing graduated from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He has practiced in central Indiana since graduation. Dr. Ealing joined the practice in January of 2015. He lives in Carmel with his wife (also a veterinarian), twin boys, and three cats. When he is not in the office, Dr. Ealing enjoys running, playing with his kids and caring for his aquariums. Dr. Ealing enjoys all aspects of veterinary care and has a special interest in internal medicine and critical care.

Mark Graves, D.V.M.

Mark Graves, D.V.M.

Dr. Mark Graves resides in Noblesville with his wife Jeanie. They have one daughter Kristen and two grandchildren. Alex is a sixth year medical student at Semmelweis University of Medicine and Iszabel is a freshman at Carmel High School.

Dr. Graves previously owned three veterinary hospitals in Zionsville and the Geist Lake area of Indianapolis (Eagle Park Animal Hospital, Village Pet Doctor and Geist Station Animal Hospital). For the past 18 years he has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in group veterinary practices with locations in Indianapolis, Fishers and Carmel, IN. He has worked with Dr. Roger Nix at Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital since 2007.

Dr. Graves was educated at Purdue University, graduating in 1969 with his B.S. degree in Animal Science and in 1973 with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. His special interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and practice management. Dr. Graves is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and regularly participates in continuing education programs both locally and nationally. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis.

Two of Dr. Graves’s outside interests are cooking and nature photography with his wife of 51 years. He also is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, IN.

Carolyn Kacocha, D.V.M.

Carolyn Kacocha, D.V.M.

Dr. Carolyn Kacocha is from Purdue University in 2000. After graduation, she worked at a 24-hour emergency hospital in Louisville, KY. While working in Louisville, she volunteered for Alley Cat Advocates, the local Trap-Neuter-Return group and Woodstock Animal Foundation for 5 years before returning to Indianapolis area. She became the Medical Director of Indy Feral. She continues to work emergency at VCA Northwood Animal Hospital in Anderson. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, their dog Java and four cats.

Practice Manager

Julie

Julie

I have been in veterinary medicine for the past 25 years, 19 years of it working in a busy emergency practice and running the ICU department. I have been married to my best friend for 30 years. We have two children, Ashley, a stay at home mom to our two grandsons, and Nick, who is a professional pilot living in Wisconsin. I have one grand-dog that is a lab mix. We love to be outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, fishing and sitting by a fire with our grandsons. Life is good.

Veterinary Assistants

Anita

Anita

Staff Resources / Client Support

Anita has enjoyed working with her husband Dr. Nix and the rest of the staff at Sherlock Bones since joining the practice in 2008. She graduated from Purdue University and then obtained her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from
Memphis State University.

Anita and Dr. Nix have two grown sons. Their family includes an active Redbone Coonhound, Gabe, a sweet Beagle/Doberman girl named Callie, and a wonderful flock of egg-laying chickens.

Megan

Megan

Megan finished at Penn Foster with her career diploma as a veterinarian assistant in 2012 and she’s been working in the veterinary health field for the past year and a half. She has three furry family members— a mixed breed dog named Buzz, a Bloodhound named Duke and her hamster Max. She lives in Sheridan with son Cameron.

Megan loves all animals but especially pigs, describing them as “super cute” with “mellow (for the most part)” personalities. Her affection for pigs grew throughout the decade she spent showing them in 4H, a tradition that carries on today with her son.

Anna Marie

Anna Marie Miller

Anna Marie graduated from Vet Tech Institute of International Business College in 2016 and she is currently working on getting her vet tech license. She has always loved animals and grew up with hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, dogs and a cat. She currently live with 2 dogs, Gus and Koda. Gus is a 4 year old Bichon that loves to go for walks and play ball. Koda is a 1 year old Shorkie that looks like Chewbacca from Star Wars. He loves to play ball and tug on Gus' ears and bite his legs. In Anna Marie's spare time, she loves to watch movies, especially Batman, taking photos of nature or of her animals, hanging out with friends, or creating something out of glass or pottery. She is excited to be at Sherlock Bones and helping owners with their dogs, cats, and other critters.
Annie Hunsicker

Annie Hunsicker

Vet Assistant

Annie graduated from high school in 2014 and now attending Purdue Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program with plans to graduate in a year. I was born in raised in Indiana and grew up with 3 other siblings, two sisters and one brother and I have a spunky 10 year old Shih Tzu named Holly. In my free time you can either find me studying or spending time with family and friends and trying to travel as much as I can in my free time.

Victoria Kirby

Victoria Kirby

Receptionist

I have been working in the veterinary health field for about a year and a half and there has always been something about customer service in the office that is very special to me. I enjoy maintaining relationships with all of our clients and their pets! I have one dog at home named Penny, she is a Doberman Bull-mastiff mix who loves to run and bark at everything. I enjoy all animals very much, but big dogs have a special place in my heart. Outside of working at Sherlock Bones, I am typically traveling around the United States playing softball, hanging out with friends, or relaxing at home binge watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Groomer

Allison

Allison

For over 15 years Allison has been involved in animal rescue in one form or another. It was roughly 5 years ago that she decided to grab her passion for dogs and cats and become a professional dog groomer. She graduated from Animal Arts Academy in Carmel Indiana at the top of her class and has not looked back. “I love what I do and look forward to going to work every morning.”

Allison specializes in working with puppies and shy/uncertain dogs. She takes her time with them and strives to make every dog feel comfortable and loved. “One of the greatest joys of my life is to be able to take a scared dog with an uncertain past and make his grooming a completely paws-itive experience!”

Kennel Attendants

Joseph Magno

Joseph Magno

Kennel Attendant

Joseph was born and raised in San Diego, CA but traveled and lived in various places including the Philippines. He attended college in San Diego where he studied radio broadcasting. He worked at Sea World in audio and then animal training for Jack Slaven's Professional Animals. Joseph moved to Indianapolis for a change of pace.

Megan Williams

Megan Williams

Kennel Attendant

Megan Williams Kennel Attendant: Megan is currently attending the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College. She loves animals! She lives with two dogs, Mya, a Komondor and Rebel, a beagle, whom she rescued. She enjoys spending time with her horses Chase and Toby. She gives children horseback riding lessons in her free time. She has spent her whole life in 4-H showing horses. Once she graduates, she would like to specialize in Emergency Medicine or Large Animal.

Shanika Shaffer

Shanika Shaffer

Shanika was born and raised in Indiana, she graduated from Harrison College in 2012. She currently lives with her 7-year-old Labrador Retriever named Nala and a long-haired kitty named Simba. In her free ​​​​​​​time she enjoys going bowling, going to the movies and concerts. She is a big fan of amusement parks.