Who We Are
Dr. Christina Swanson
Dr. Shari Hughes
Dr. Jane Jacobi
Dr. Kathleen Stidham
Dr. Jona Taber
Dr. Carolyn VandeWiele
Our staff includes six veterinarians and several technicians and administrative workers, as well as three of cats and a dog who spend the day with us and our patients.
Dr. Christina Swanson
Dr. Christina Swanson is a graduate of Purdue University's School of
Veterinary Medicine, where she received a doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree in 1981. After
working in other practices, she became owner of College Mall Veterinary Hospital in 1984.
Today, she specializes in medical and surgical care of small animals, including performing ultrasonography, such as abdominal scanning and echocardiography.
Dr. Swanson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and Indiana Equine Practitioners Group. She also is a member of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association's Disaster Preparedness Committee.
She is married to Allen Parkes, has twin daughters and a stepson, a dog, several cats and an American Saddlebred horse named Joe.
Dr. Shari Hughes
Dr. Shari Hughes is a graduate of Indiana University and the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and has worked at several Indiana clinics.
She has performed surgeries and a host of other medical duties since receiving her DVM in 1992.
A lifelong animal lover, she volunteered at animal shelters and worked in kennels while attending college.
Dr. Hughes lives in Bloomington with her husband, Paul, and three children.
Dr. Jane Jacobi is a graduate of Purdue University and earned her veterinary degree in 2011 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After living in the Caribbean for veterinary school and West Lafayette for her clinical year, she is thrilled to be back in southern Indiana. She is originally from Bedford, but Bloomington has always felt like home.
Her primary interests are preventive medicine, feline internal medicine and surgery, and large animal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Jacobi's other passions are the harp and gourmet cooking. She lives in Bloomington and is the guardian of a long-haired feline named Tootie.
Dr. Kathleen Stidham is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. An Indiana native, she worked in Vermont for vie years before returning to the Midwest.
Dr. Stidham enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She lives in Bloomington with her husband, three children, two cats and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking, and family time.
Dr. Jona Taber is a recent graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Kentucky where she attended Murray State University and found not only three furry friends, but her future husband as well.
She is a currently a member of the AVMA and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. While in veterinary school, she developed a passion for dentistry, dermatology and soft tissue surgery of small animals. Of course, she has always loved preventative medicine -- especially with new puppies and kittens. Answering questions from a new puppy or kitten owner is one of her favorite moments because it is such an exciting time that a veterinarian gets to share with her clients and patients.
She was married to her husband in 2012, and is excited to be a new resident and homeowner in Bloomington. Her passions include decorating her new house, gardening, downhill skiing, traveling and walking with her two dogs: Marley, a cute and sassy beagle, and Dylan, a sweet and loyal hound-mix. Unfortunately, her furry feline, Eli, is not able to go for walks but does enjoy looking at birds from the screened-in patio.
Dr. Carolyn VandeWiele is a 1987 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up on the east coast and in England. She has undergraduate degrees from Williams College and Virginia Tech, and worked for a year at the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease in Bethesda, Md., before coming to Indiana to attend vet school.
Dr. VandeWiele worked a year in Indianapolis, then moved to Bloomington in 1988, using it as the base for a busy veterinary relief practice that has taken her all over Indiana and southern Michigan. After many years of "filling in" when needed, she now is delighted to call College Mall Veterinary Hospital her full time home.
In addition to her vet practice, Dr. VandeWiele plays an active role in a number of local organizations. She currently serves on the Monroe County Parks Board and is about to celebrate her 20th anniversary as a DJ at Community Radio WFHB, where she also reads the news and serves on the board of directors. She loves to read and cook. She lives with her partner, Janice, and an assortment of furry rescues.
Our staff includes professionals experienced in veterinary technology and other tasks, all of whom have compassionate attitudes toward clients with ailing pets.
Our professionals are committed to taking care of your pet, whether your pet is here for routine exams or injury or illness.