Our Doctors Who Care For You and Your Pets
Dr. Marcus Martin graduated from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He then joined his father in practice at the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital.
He started his career in veterinary medicine at the Fort Wayne Pet Hospital working as the kennel room manager until leaving for Purdue University in 1994 to achieve his Doctorate in Veterinary medicine.
Dr. Marcus and is wife, Heather, have 5 children. In his free time, (which isn't often with 5 children!), he enjoys running, watching his children run track, managing his coral reef tank, scouting, having family and friend gatherings, and family time at the lake. He also enjoys Hockey, Bowling, Woodworking, Purdue basketball, & Tailgating at Purdue University Football Games. Boiler up!
Dr. Seth Nahrwold graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.
He has been around veterinary medicine his entire life, like Marcus, he grew up in his father’s veterinary practice. He attended Concordia Lutheran High School and then Purdue University for his undergraduate and Veterinary degrees.
Dr. Seth and his wife, Becky, have 3 young children. He also has a Cavapoo, an English Springer Spaniel, and two adopted cats. Besides enjoying spending quality time with his family, he enjoys playing and watching sports, fishing, and grilling.
Dr. Seth has a special interest in ACL repair, simple patellar lunation repair, and functional soft tissue surgeries.
Dr Lynn Martin - Our Founder
Dr. Lynn Martin was born and raised in Huntertown Indiana. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1956. Dr. Martin attended Purdue University achieved an Agriculture Teaching degree. While in class and nearing graduation, a counselor came and spoke to his class announcing that they would be starting a Vet school in the next academic year. He and all of his graduating class would be eligible start in the fall. He and his wife made that commitment, signed up for ROTC to help pay for the additional tuition, and he graduated from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1964. He served his commitment as a Captain in the US Army of the Veterinary Corps for 2 years at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico. After the Army, the family moved to South Bend, Indiana and worked in his first job as a Veterinarian. Their next stop was in Elkhart, Indiana where he continued to expand his small animal practice expertise in a fast paced Animal Hospital. Those 2 practices honed his skills and allowed him to save up and pay for his own practice. Their next move was back to Fort Wayne. They built and opened his practice in the spring of 1969. Dr. Martin and his wife DeMarise have 4 children and 15 grandchildren, many of whom have been or are current employees at Fort Wayne Pet Hospital.
Dr. Martin officially retired in January 2018. He has been involved in the community as an adult leader for the St. Vincent Boy Scouts, the Allen County 4H Fair(& his club the Perry Boosters), yearly he shared his Veterinary Skills & humor with local High School & Elementary School rooms, his practice joined with local High Schools and (still) provided exterships to students interested in the Veterinary field, donated his wood working mastery to schools, scout programs, & his grandchildren. His smile, expertise, & kind demeanor for the last 50 years will be a legacy we will miss greatly! Enjoy that retirement Doc, you earned it!
Dr. Sheila Dick is our primary skilled staff surgeon. Her exceptional skills have been a part of our practice since 1993. She has recently expanded her time with us and you may see her for regular check ups!
She grew up in Logansport, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University as a Veterinarian in 1974. Dr. Sheila was one of six women to graduate in her class of 65 students. While at Purdue, she also earned her pilot license and met her future husband Ron, now a retired corporate pilot. She is the mother of 3 grown and successful daughters, one followed in her footsteps and is also a veterinarian. Sheila enjoys her horses and flying with her friends and family in her free time.
In 2011 she welcomed her first grandchild into this world and loves to visit him and his sibling(2014) in New Zealand as often as possible. Her third grandchild, also born in 2014 now has a sibling who arrived in February 2017. She is happy the last two live in America and gets to see them often as time allows!
Dr. Sheila can usually be found working with her Arabian horses, Jim Bob, and Moonlite, or with her McNabb Border Collie mix, Boomer. She spends many evenings with Boomer at dog obedience and agility classes. She and Boomer have competed and place regularly in AKC rally's, obedience training, and agility trials.
Dr. Serena graduated from the Purdue Veterinary School in 2017. She has been part-time with us until 2019 when she came on full-time! She enjoys the fast paced atmosphere and getting to see the diversity of cases that present.
She is married to Cody, and they have an awesome Siberian Husky named Maya, and 2 cats named Pumpkin & Tigger (also awesome!), new to the family is her Red Doberman, Stella. She and her family are very active with the Allen County 4H Fair. Other hobbies include beekeeping, camping, gardening, and playing softball.
They have a sweet little boy at home who was born in July 2019!