Our Team

Dr. Ellen Burcham  is working with both small and large animals at Spring Mill Veterinary Service. She is a graduate of Brownstown Central High School and did her undergraduate work at Murray State University in Kentucky. Dr. Burcham graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She grew up on a small farm and competed in rodeos  across the country with her younger brother from first grade until entering veterinary school.

She is married to Chad Burcham, a full-time, self-employed cattleman and manager of the clinic. Chad and Ellen are expecting their first child in August of 2022. Their pets are Rita, a Shetland Collie and Australian Shepherd cross, Rosa, a Border Collie, and Bernie, a Saint Bernard. Dr. Burcham enjoys spending time outside and riding the farm checking calves.

Chad Burcham has taken the manager role at the clinic since the purchase. You may also see him assisting his wife on farm calls. He grew up in Vallonia, IN helping on his family farm. He is a 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. While in college he competed in Collegiate Livestock Judging. He spent a year working at Schaff Angus Valley in Saint Anthony, North Dakota.  Chad and Ellen purchased a cattle farm in Salem where they cow/calf to finish and sell private freezer beef. Currently Chad is on the board of directors for Jackson County Cattlemen’s and Washington County Cattlemen’s Associations. He is also the Secretary and Treasurer of Springville Feeder Auction. Chad enjoys spending time with family and anything to do with beef cattle.

Dr. Jerry grew up on a grain and livestock farm south of Vincennes, where his family are fifth generation farmers. He has five siblings: his three sisters are teachers, his brothers farm the family farm.

He graduated from South Knox High School in 1984. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in 1988 and his DVM in 1991 from Purdue University.

He married Dr. Karen in 1991 and they purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service in September of 1993.

He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Beef Cattle Practice in 2000. He is actively involved in the Lawrence, Orange and Washington County 4H and Cattlemen’s programs as well as the local Humane Societies.

Jerry is also a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge and President / General Manager of the Springville Feeder Auction Association Board of Directors.

He enjoys reading, traveling, and gardening. He loves to run 5Ks and half marathons. He is an avid Boilermakers, Colts, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox fan.

Amber has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since February of 2014.

Amber has one Yorkie named Dixie and two Schnauzer rescues named Faith and Stevie.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, shooting guns, riding four wheelers, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

Julie has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since March of 2014.

In her free time she breeds Shiba Inus.  She is involved in conformation showing and hopes to do rally and lure coursing.

Eric started working with us in July of 2021.

He plans on furthering his education in Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University and has a cute Golden Retriever named Cheyenne. In his free time, Eric likes playing guitar, listening to music, and spending time with family.

Sadie joined the team as our receptionist in July 2022.

She has a Labrador Retriever mix named Rory and a Golden Retriever named Amos. Her husband Levi and her are expecting their first child this fall.