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.

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.

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.

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

I have been in veterinary medicine for the past 30 years, 20 years of it working in busy emergency practice and running the ICU department. I have been married to my best friend for 3 years. We have two children, Ashley, a stay at home mom to our two grandsons, and Nick, who is a professional pilot. We love to be outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, fishing and sitting by a fire with our grandsons. Life is good.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kristina

Kristina went to school at International Business College for Veterinary Technology. She graduated in 2018 and has been in the field for 3 years. She has one pet, a cattle dog named Luxy. Kristina has always loves animals and this has driven her passion for working animals. She loves taking walks with Luxy and being able to enjoy time outside.

Technician

Lizzie

Lizzie graduated Butler University with a degree in biology in 2020 and has been working with pets for the last 5 years. She recently rescued her own fur baby, Ghost, a goofy American Eskimo dog with a big attitude. They live in Indianapolis and enjoy sunny walks along the canal.

Lizzie loves to be outdoors and has a passion for wildlife conservation. At university, she was given the opportunity to study coral reef ecosystems in Belize. From beaches to mountains, Lizzie loves to travel with her friends and family. Her passion for nature and animals translates into her work in the veterinary field. Lizzie can’t wait to meet your fur baby!

Veterinary Assistants

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.

Groomer

Rachel

Being raised on a farm fueled my love for animals from a very early age. I knew I wanted to work with animals as a career. I grew up riding horses and competing in 3 day events while also competing dogs in agility and obedience.

I started my career in the grooming industry in 2009. I was trained by some of the best people in the industry and had positive influences around me constantly which gave a strong and confident start. My first dog grooming competition was in 2018 and I won first place with my Brussels griffon in open purebred freestyle. It was an amazing experience and I plan to continue to compete. Seeing all different types of dogs and cats on a daily basis makes my love for grooming grow more and more each day. When I see clients ecstatic reactions to their pets haircut brings me great joy. There are endless options of different haircut types and I’m always eager to please.

When I not pampering pets, I enjoy taking care of my many orchid species and hybrids. I am an avid orchid enthusiast and enjoy going to orchid shows and maintaining my collection.

Receptionists

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.

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