Dr. Brooke Finke Case was born in Columbus and was raised on a dairy farm in Northeastern Bartholomew County near Hope. She graduated from Hauser High School in 1979 and went on to Purdue University were she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences in 1983 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986.
She married Mark Case in 1984 and started working with Dr. Wes Robinson, the founder of Athens, right after graduation from Purdue. She and Mark have two children, Shelby who works at Athens and Tanner who works in construction and farming. Tanner is married to Rebekah who works for Riverside Carpet One in Columbus. They live on the family farm just west of Hope and they have beef cattle, a border collie, and 2 cats.
Dr. Case enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and watching sports. She is a member of the Bartholomew County Health Board, the Bartholomew Co. 4H Council, the project leader for 4H Veterinary Science in Bartholomew Co., a member of the Meridian Kiwanis in Columbus, a member of the Ninth District Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), the state IVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. She is the Bartholomew County Animal Disease Control Emergency Coordinator. She and her family attend St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus.
After 30+ years in the profession of veterinary medicine, Dr. Case knows that it’s not just about the animals but also about caring for the people with whom the animals live and building relationships with those individuals. She feels blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to come home to Bartholomew County and make a life and living in the community where she spent her formative years.
Dr. Susan Kochert, grew up on a dairy farm in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. She is a 1999 graduate from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kochert worked for a mixed animal practice in Greensburg for 15 years. The last 4 years she has been exclusively practicing small animal medicine where she enjoys surgery and internal medicine, especially in feline patients. She joined the team at Athens in November 2015.
Dr. Kochert is a member of the AVMA and IVMA. She is a member of St. Mary’s Church of Greensburg, and in her free time she enjoys gardening, exercising and visiting family.
She has 3 feline babies; Cleo, Hershel and Nicholas.