Cicero Veterinary Clinic was established by Doctors David Brown and James Speiser. Dr. Robert Bill purchased the practice and then sold it to Dr. Ellen Cook in 1985. Originally the practice was housed in the space now occupied by the Subway shop. In 1992, it moved to its present location at 210 S. Peru Street. The building is a renovated private residence which gives Cicero Veterinary Clinic its “Bed & Breakfast” like appearance and welcoming personality. Dr. Cook maintained a “family” style practice with clients and staff. She was not so much a boss, as a “mother” with her staff. This is the main reason Cicero Veterinary Clinic employees have stayed and worked successfully together for such a long time-something uncommon in the veterinary field. This cohesion and “family feel” to the practice was the key factor that led Dr. Emch to purchase the practice in September 2014. While fully embracing the “family” and “tight knit community” style practice created by Dr. Cook, Dr. Emch is more of a leader with a fundamental team approach. He has invested in new technologies such as digital x-ray and laser therapy in order to expand the services Cicero Veterinary Clinic can offer to its clients.
Our motto of “Your pet is part of our family” reverberates through all the ways we interact with you and your pets. We will laugh with you, cry with you, listen to you and be a trusted partner with you.
Dr. Scott Emch is originally from New City, New York, a suburb 25 miles northwest of New York City (it’s why he talks so fast, although his accent has pretty well been lost after going to undergraduate college at Virginia Tech 1981-1985, then going to vet school at Purdue from 1985-1989 and staying here since!). Scott enjoys dermatology and educating clients on wellness care. He enjoys his clients and their pets immensely and has a somewhat laid back approach to veterinary medicine (although his staff would argue that this is the only place where he and the phrase “laid back” could ever coexist!). Scott enjoys harassing and being harassed by his staff-he gives them lots of material. He also thinks there is a tremendous amount of humor to owning pets and enjoys laughing with his clients at their pet’s antics and the common bonds that we all share by owning pets and being owned by them! Scott has 2 dogs, an enthusiastic fetching obsessed chocolate lab named Miles and a cuddle cushion cavashon named Floppy. He also has 2 cats- an extremely talkative ragdoll named Serendipity and Sahara who was bottle fed and raised by Scott’s wife, Mary Anne, and a previous dog named Pilgrim. Because of this, Sahara has no idea he’s a cat and believes he’s half human and half dog. Scott and Mary Anne have been married for 25 years, during which time Mary Anne taught him how to speak “Boo Boo Kitty”- revolutionizing his ability to work with cats. They have 2 children- David, a pre-med student at Butler who plays trumpet and has an appreciation for good jazz music; and Rebecca, who attends Noblesville high school and is gifted with a lovely voice and a passion for singing. Scott’s hobbies include landscaping, “puttering” on various projects, singing with the band at his church, playing harmonica, enjoying good movies with his family and above all else the rare gift of unscheduled time.
A native Texan, Dr. Wendy Moore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1995, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. After graduating, she practiced in the greater Houston metropolitan area until her husband’s work brought them to Indiana. Seventeen years and three children later, they are still here. Dr. Moore has worked as a relief vet in the Indianapolis area, but currently practices part-time at Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center in McCordsville, Indiana. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA). She has a particular affinity for the sporting breeds, having owned a Labrador Retriever, a Vizsla, and two Brittanys. Her current pet is a Brittany named Dyna, which is short for Dynamite. In her spare time, Dr. Moore enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her Aggie engineer husband and three children.
Dr. Jennifer Heidel joined Cicero Veterinary Clinic in October 2014. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. She was born and raised in Wisconsin, moving to Indiana in 1999. She is married and has a son and a daughter. They share their home with 2 dogs and a bearded dragon. Stop in on Thursdays and Fridays to meet Dr. Heidel.
Helena joined the staff at Cicero Veterinary Clinic in June 1993 as a general assistant. Helena has learned and grown into her position as Office Manager after many years of experience. She has made her mark as a valued leader in client relations, because like Sam the bartender in the famous TV show Cheers, Helena seems to know everyone on a first name basis! Helena is married and has 3 sons. They share their home with 2 miniature long-hair dachshunds.
Kim had been working in the animal profession several years before deciding to pursue a career in dog grooming. Kim graduated from Animal Arts Academy in August 2012 and came to Cicero Veterinary Clinic in January 2014. From routine bathing and detailed grooming to de-shedding your pup, she loves to give your fur baby the experience of a day at the spa! Call her to discuss your dog’s grooming needs.
She shares her home with her two sons, three dogs and two cats.
Holly joined the Cicero Veterinary team in February 2018. She graduated from the IBC Vet Tech Institute in September 2017. She enjoys meeting all the furry patients and human clients and educating clients about their pets. She entertains everyone in the clinic by singing along to the radio and sharing funny stories. She is also known to be a workaholic. She shares her home with her boyfriend, Joey, two spoiled chihuahua mixes, Molli and Elsa, and a hound mix, Reese.
Kaitlyn graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at IBC in 2014. She did her externship at Cicero Veterinary Clinic and was hired as a full time technician upon completion. Her drive, skill, and passion for animals makes her a great fit for our hospital. Her gift for puns and creative hairstyles add color and humor to our daily routine! Kaitlyn shares her home with her feline fur baby, Mufasa.