Meet The Team
Owner and DVM
Dr. Christal Morita-Keating attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she graduated with departmental honors and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. She received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from The Ohio State University in 2011. Upon graduation, she practiced with a companion animal veterinary hospital in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
From 2013 until 2015, Dr. Keating practiced full-time at Banfield Pet Hospital locations in Greenwood, Avon, and Bloomington, Indiana; Douglasville, Georgia; and provided relief services for Willoughby, Massillon, and Medina, Ohio.
After opening The Vet's doors on May 20th, 2015, Dr. Keating is still very excited to be both Veterinarian and Owner of The Vet, where she champions for the best preventative care for each patient at each visit!
Dr. Keating's interests are dentistry, ear and skin disease, allergy management, soft tissue surgery, as well as behavioral training and behavioral medical management. Small mammal exotics - especially guinea pigs - are also a passion of Dr. Keating's, which she has learned much about through self-sought continuing veterinary education.
Dr. Keating and her husband, Jake, gave all their love to their first Merlequin Great Dane "Mosby", who you still see as The Vet clinic mascot on our logo.
In her down-time, Dr. Keating loves to garden and has collected so many indoor plants!
She also loves to play Pokemon Go, play with interior design, paint, sew, craft, read, ballroom dance, learn Japanese, and pursue a vast array of quirky hobbies!
Ashley is a graduate of IUPUI, where she majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology and minored in Forensic Science! She has always had a love for animals and many people told her that she was studying in the wrong field!
Ashley was showing such a thirst for knowledge and devotion to The Vet's mission to help pets as a Client Service Coordinator (CSC) that she was promoted to Veterinary Nurse and then Practice Manager! As Practice Manager, Ashley provides Care Team support in the form of continual Team training and education and streamlining thorough patient care, among so many other tasks!
When she is not working hard at The Vet, she is spending time with her own pets. Ashley shares her life with her dogs Tony and Willow, and her cats Dobby, Khaleesi and Qetsiyah. Ashley also has a snake, hermit crabs, a bearded dragon, turtles, saltwater & freshwater tanks, and chinchillas. Ashley really enjoys learning about and further educating people about proper habitats and care for all kinds of animals.
When Ashley has some free time, she helps her mom with a Paparazzi Jewelry business. Ashley also likes to relax and watch Netflix and listen to music!
Ashley is so excited to help your furry best friends as Practice Manager at The Vet!
Megan has always had pets growing up and enjoyed caring for them. Her love for animals is what interested her in this field. Megan earned experience in a pet boarding facility caring for animals since October 2013!
Megan is very organized, reliable, and compassionate, which helped her in graduating in May 2018 from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in Indianapolis where she received an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician on September 18, 2018 and has been with The Vet the entire time! Because of all of her knowledge, skill, and innovative thinking, Megan was promoted to Lead Technician in 2020 and now also helps the Care Team provide exceptional veterinary care to each patient.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys playing with her four Shar Peis - "Oscar", "Taz", "Appa", and "Molly" - and spending time with her family. She also enjoys a relaxing evening watching Netflix.
Megan is excited to help lead The Care Team and looks forward to the adventures each day holds here!
Client Service Coordinator
Kim is a Greenfield native who bravely decided to switch career fields and join the life of Animal Care! She has always had a love for animals ever since she was a child, and that love has followed her throughout her life. Kim gets super excited about exotic animals, especially hedgehogs! She also loves working with cats the most.
Kim has two cats at home named "Cleo" and "Clementine" that she loves to spoil. When she is not hanging out with her cats you can find her baking, playing board games, going on road trips, or canoeing!
Kim is passionate about animals receiving the best care possible and that is what has led her to join the Care team at The Vet. She loves learning about veterinary medicine from Dr. Keating and our relief veterinarians!
Client Service Coordinator
As a Client Service Coordinator, Kirsten will likely be one of the first friendly voices you hear!
Before joining The Vet in December 2020, Kirsten worked in the human healthcare field for developmentally disabled children for five years. This career was fulfilling and allowed her to pursue her passion of helping others.
In Kirsten’s spare time she enjoys roasting her own coffee, watching movies, and spending time with her Husky, "Roman", who re-awakened her love of animals and led her to us! Kirsten is excited about her career with The Vet and is looking forward to continuing her education in the veterinary field. She hopes her love for animals shines through on every interaction she has!
Maddie is a senior at New Palestine High School who has loved all living creatures since she was a little girl. She loves learning more about animals every day, as this is her first job working with them!
Her hobbies include playing instruments such as the guitar and flute, reading, creating all sorts of art, and hanging out with her friends.
Maddie shares her life with one Golden Retriever named “Jackson”. She is currently participating in the Early College Program at NPHS which ensures that Maddie will graduate in midterm December of 2021 with an associates degree at the same time she earns her high school diploma!
After high school, Maddie is planning on continuing into the veterinary medical field by studying to be a Veterinary Technician.
Maddie is very excited to be a part of The Care Team and is looking forward to learning more and more every day!