Andrew A. Pickering, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Andrew Pickering, our Co-Chief of Staff, founded Wabash Valley Animal Hospital (WVAH) on April 14, 1974. He grew up in Terre Haute, but now resides in Pimento, Indiana. Dr. Pickering attended Indiana State University for undergraduate studies and then pursued a DVM degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to founding WVAH, he practiced veterinary medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.
Dr. Pickering and his wife Janet have three children and six grandkids. They also have two pets: Ruby, a 15-year-old Irish Setter, and Ginny Pearl, a two-year-old German Shorthair Pointer. Dr. Pickering's hobbies include hunting, fishing, and playing baseball (Men's Senior Baseball League). He especially enjoys playing baseball with his two sons and grandson in Father-Son Tournaments in Chicago, Phoenix, and Fort Myers.
Gayland D. Jones, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Gayland Jones, our Co-Chief of Staff, joined the Wabash Valley Animal Hospital family in June 1980. He spent his youth in Brazil, Indiana, but now lives in West Terre Haute. Dr. Jones studied at Indiana State University, before heading to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned a DVM degree. He has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Jones has three pets: Katy and Rex, both English Setters; Kendra, a Pekingese mix; and Little One, a Tiger cat. In his free time, Dr. Jones is a private pilot, who enjoys wildlife habitat management, tree farming, hunting, and fishing.
Lori Weaver, DVM
An Indiana native, Dr. Lori Weaver spent her chilhood in Ellettsville and now lives right here in Terre Haute. She attended both Marian College and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College for undergraduate studies and then went on to earn a DVM degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Wabash Valley Animal Hospital team in February 1999, Dr. Weaver practiced at Somerville Animal Hospital in Clinton.
Dr. Weaver's pets include Trooper, a German Shepherd, and Khan, a German Wirehaired Pointer (also called a Deutsch Drahthaar). She plays basketball every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on lunch break (her specialty is making three-point shots!). She also enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and attending her kids' sporting events.
Lorie Jones, DVM
Dr. Lorie Jones hails from Columbus, Nebraska, but now calls Terre Haute home. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln before attending Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned a DVM degree. Prior to joining Wabash Valley Animal Hospital in October 2012, Dr. Jones practiced at Animal House Veterinary Hospital in St. Charles, Illinois. Her special interest is in veterinary dentistry and ultrasonography.
When not working, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.
Sarah Rood, DVM
A life-long native of West Terre Haute, Dr. Sarah Rood joined the Wabash Valley Animal Hospital family in June 2017. She attended Purdue University for undergraduate studies before heading to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. where she earned a DVM degree. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is working on medical cases to help restore sick pets' good health.
Dr. Rood enjoys spending time with her pets: two Dachshunds named Jasmine and Scooby Doo, a Doberman named Titan, and an island cat from St. Kitts named Albus. Her hobbies include reading and gardening.