Our Veterinarians

IN Vets

The St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Fort Wayne and Northeast areas. At St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Brandon Stapleton

Dr. Brandon Stapleton was born and raised in Lexington, KY. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he attended Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Brandon graduated from Auburn in 2008. He completed his externship and preceptorship in two practices in his home state before moving to Indiana to fulfill his desire to be a general practitioner. His areas of professional interest include nutrition, obesity treatment and management, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Brandon and his wife Christina share 3 children. His son Silas and their 2 cats Oliver and Tori. They enjoy reading, running, spending time with their friends and family, and are both active in their church.


Dr. Michelle Hendrickson, D.V.M.

Dr. Michelle Hendrickson is a native of Northeast Indiana.

Dr. Michelle graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has a special interest in Feline Medicine. She is a member of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).

She has always loved animals. Dr. Michelle discovered she wanted to be a veterinarian while being involved in an exploring animals program at the shelter during high school.

Dr. Michelle and her husband have 2 children: Apollo, a Jack Russell and a cat named Bunny Cat. In her free time, Dr. Michelle enjoys reading and watching movies.


Dr. Johar

We welcome her to the St. Joe team today.

Dr. Johar chose Fort Wayne to begin her veterinary career due to the outstanding reputation of St. Joe Center Vet. Our commitment to high quality care and patient attention is Dr. Johar's mission, as well as ours. Dr. Johar attended Ross University, she went onto Ohio State and finished her clinical work in 2015.

Dr. Johar lives in Northwest Fort Wayne with her 2 cats, MIshka and Orev. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, running and hiking.

Dr. Johar will be at Pictures with Santa, at St. Joe, November 21st from 1pm to 3pm if you would like to meet her!