Melissa earned her degree in Business Administration & Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. She began her career in animal welfare at White River Humane Society, where she established its spay/neuter programs. In 2009, Melissa joined the Pets Alive team in hopes of providing a larger region with affordable spay/neuter services.
Development & Communications Director
Megan earned her BA in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Policy Analysis from Indiana University. She also earned her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from IU. Megan joined the Pets Alive staff in 2015 to share her passion for animals and raise awareness for the spay/neuter cause.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Jamie began her career at White River Humane Society and has over 10 years of experience in shelter medicine and animal behavior. Jamie joined our team in May 2013 to decrease pet overpopulation so that every pet can someday have a home. Jamie shares her home with dogs Lilly, Rufus, Riley, Marty, Sunny, Minnie, Oscar, Daisy, and many cats.
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she volunteered with a Trap-Neuter-Release agency. Jessica moved to Indiana, where she began volunteering at the Bloomington Animal Shelter and joined the Pets Alive team in July 2013. Jessica shares her home with cats Isobel, Amelia, Emma, Eloise, and Mrs. Fields.
Dr. Nancy Ferguson, DVM
Dr. Ferguson graduated of Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1985. After eight years of private practice, she began working with spay/neuter clinics and participated in the Association of Shelter Veterinarian’s Task Force to Advance Spay and Neuter. In 2005, Dr. Ferguson joined the Pets Alive team, performing the first spay surgery at the clinic. In 2015, she also performed the 100,000th surgery.
Dr. Teresea Navarro, DVM
Dr. Navarro received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Soon after, she spent five years as a high-volume spay/neuter veterinarian in Las Vegas before joining the Pets Alive team in September 2009. Dr. Navarro has more than ten years of spay/neuter experience and specializes in large female canines and animal pediatrics.