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 317-428-2530 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 JointCharge, 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.

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 medical doctor and graduate of Semmelweis University of Medicine and Iszabel is a sophomore at Park Tudor 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 both Windermere Animal Hospital and 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 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 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 Fishers. 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 McKinney

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, Colby a Beagle and Lyla a Chihuahua mix. 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.
Megan Williams

Natalie


Natalie recently graduated from Knox College in IL with a Biology degree. She grew up in Fishers and has returned to the area with her boyfriend, Clayton. Natalie loves being with her family, shopping, reading books and spending time with her fur babies, cat Benjamin, kitten Penelope, and Pit Bull Susanna. Natalie loves Veterinary medicine and hopes to continue her career in the Veterinary field.

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

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.

Receptionists

Megan Williams

Kristina

Kristina grew up in the country and has had animals her whole life including many exotics. She enjoys rescuing and rehabilitation for many types of animals. She lives in the Carmel area with her wonderful husband and two daughters. She says she has a small zoo at home with her cat, Tiberius and may exotics.

Cooky


Cooky moved to Carmel from the South side of Indy. She loves working at Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital and is very passionate about it. Cooky loves movies, especially historical fiction, museums, nature and outdoor concerts. She has two fuzzy little girls named Holly and Rosie. She also has 5 Granddogs, Murphy, Cooper, Hank, Obie and Nelson.