Our Team


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.

Dr. Karen

Dr. Karen grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has three brothers and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1983. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology in 1987 from Bucknell University and her DVM in 1991 from Purdue University.

She married Dr. Jerry in 1991 and they purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service in September of 1993.

She currently serves on the Lawrence County Health Board and is actively involved with the local Humane Societies.

Dr. Karen has competed in canine obedience and agility trials. She enjoys reading, traveling, and baking. She ran 5ks, half marathons and full marathons completing the Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis and Boston Marathons.

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 recently graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. 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 of Vallonia, Indiana. They recently purchased a cattle farm in Salem where they cow/calf to finish and sell private freezer beef. Her pets are Bandita, and Australian Shepherd cross, and Rita, a Shetland Collie and Australian Shepherd cross. Dr. Burcham enjoys spending time outside and riding the farm checking calves.

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

Amber has one Yorkie named Dixie and 2 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 and is involved in conformation showing and hopes to do rally and lure coursing.

Hannah has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since November of 2019.

In her free time she enjoys cooking/baking, reading, gardening, and listening to music. She has two awesome dogs and four adorable kitties! She also helps out the local humane society.

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 kitten named Dom. In his free time, Eric likes playing guitar, listening to music, and spending time with his girlfriend and family.