Our Veterinarians

The College Mall Veterinary Hospital team includes a team of six highly skilled veterinarians. We proudly serve Bloomington, Indiana and the surrounding area. It is our daily privilege to provide high quality, compassionate, and competent veterinary care to your cherished pet.

Dr. Jessica Gilliatt at College Mall Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington

Dr. Jessica Gilliatt

Dr. Jessica Gilliatt was born and raised in Indianapolis. Her passion for veterinary medicine was sparked by her interest in the human-animal bond while volunteering for a therapeutic riding barn and the Humane Society of Indianapolis at the age of 13. She continued on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Indiana State University in 2009. After the long trip to Southern California for four years, she graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gilliatt has always loved Bloomington and is very excited to be able to live here and be close to home again.

Over the years as a veterinary student, Dr. Gilliatt developed special interests in soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and ophthalmology. She has two dogs (Lily and Mosby) and hopes to spend her free time giving back to the community by volunteering for various organizations, hiking, camping, spending time with family, and finding good books to read by the fire.

Dr. Shari Hughes Vet at College Mall Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington

Dr. Shari Hughes

Dr. Shari Hughes is a graduate of Indiana University and the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from South Bend, Dr. Hughes fell in love with Bloomington as a student and came back to take a position at College Mall Veterinary Hospital in 1992. Two decades later, she still enjoys practicing while she and her husband Paul, a teacher at Bloomington High School North, keep busy raising three children, two cats and a dog.

When she is not working with animals, Dr. Hughes enjoys watching movies at home, visiting with family and friends, or piling the kids and dog into the car for the occasional road trip.

Dr. Katharine Watson Vet at Bloomington Animal Hospital

Dr. Lindsey Norberg

Dr. Lindsey Norberg grew up on a farm just outside of Ithaca, New York. She spent her childhood outside in the woods which resulted in a fascination with nature and all of its amazing creatures. For as long as she can remember, Dr. Norberg has had the lifelong goal of becoming a Veterinarian.

After graduating high school, she and her identical twin sister made their way from New York to Auburn, Alabama on a swimming scholarship for Auburn University. Dr. Norberg was an Olympic trials qualifier and a NCAA Division 1 All American during her swimming career. While at Auburn, she continued to pursue veterinary medicine and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Dr. Norberg attended the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated summa cum laude. During her years as veterinary student she developed a passion for preventative medicine, dermatology, and ultrasonography. She also picked up three furry friends along the way.

Dr. Norberg is new to Bloomington but already feels right at home. She is excited to become more involved in the community and adventure in the many state parks nearby. In her free time she enjoys cooking big healthy meals, swimming, running, and any outdoor activity that includes her, now, four furry friends! She has a sassy Italian Greyhound named Iggy, a fearlessly athletic Shepherd mix named Cricket, a sweet Black Lab named Jackson, and an adorable rescue Pit Bull named Millie.

Dr. Christina Swanson of College Mall Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Christina Swanson

Dr. Christina Swanson is a graduate of Purdue University, where she received an undergraduate degree in 1978, and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1981. After working in other practices, she became owner of College Mall Veterinary Hospital in 1984. She is now Managing Veterinarian of the practice with her recent partnership with NVA.

Dr. Swanson has been in small animal practice for over 30 years. Her main interest is the medical and surgical care of dogs and cats, including performing ultrasonography, such as abdominal scanning and cardiac ultrasounds. Most of all she relishes the unique human-animal bond that she sees in all of her patients with their owners. She hopes that with her medical care that bond will be allowed to strengthen and flourish.

Dr. Swanson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana Board of Animal Health Medical Reserve Corps, as well as a long time member of the Bloomington Rotary Club. She is also a Board Member of the FS Bloomington Figure Skating Club.

She is married to Allen Parkes, and has twin daughters, Jackie and Christa, as well as a stepson, Shea who is married and lives in Indianapolis. Shea and his wife Angie have Dr Swanson’s first grandkids, Klaus and Bianca. She shares her home with two dogs, Priscilla and Bailee, and two cats, Sushi and Oreo. She spends time riding her American Saddlebred horse named Joe, and enjoys trail riding with her husband and his horse, Charlie. When not busy with animal and kid things, she and her husband like to downhill ski, and she likes to ice skate, as well.

Dr. Jona Taber, Vet at College Mall Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington

Dr. Jona Taber

Dr. Jona Taber is a 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 American Veterinary Medical Association 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 resident and homeowner in Bloomington. Her passions include 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.