Our Team

The doctors at Zionsville Country Vet Clinic have over a hundred years of experience between them.  All the doctors have different specialties and expertise, working together to give your pet the love and care it deserves.

Since a young age, Dr. Shari knew she wanted to work with animals. She had a dog washing business as a kid, but had to quit after she clogged the bathtub drains. She graduated from Purdue Vet School in 1986, where she met her husband Rick. She has two sons, Paul and Noah, and a menagerie of animals that includes horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and more. Dr. Shari loves music and has been involved with Barbershop Harmony groups, as well as plays the clarinet for her church orchestra.

After graduating from Purdue University in 1985, Dr. Rick has strived to hone his skills in emergency and referral medicine. His areas of expertise are in diagnostic and surgical orthopedics, laser surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy diagnostics. He assists at ER hospitals around the city and works with horses in his “free time.”  He enjoys collecting trains, working on old cars, cycling, horses, and his newest hobby, piloting. Coincidentally, he also is happily married and has two sons, Paul and Noah.


Dr. Melissa Pearson, graduate of Purdue and Massey Universities, joined the ZCVC team in March 2016. She has been in practice for several years and areas of special interest include critical care, surgery, wellness, preventive care and clinic rescue involvement. Dr. Pearson is an active member of Trader’s Point Christian Church and enjoys collecting antiques, kayaking, cycling and spending time with her family.

 drjohnsDr. Alice Johns is a 1986 graduate of Purdue University.  She is known as “The Cat Doctor” and is one of the few Feline Specialists in the country, board certified in Feline Practice since 1995.  She has worked specifically with cats for over 30 years and understands their unique needs.  She offers house calls to those feline friends that object to traveling!  Dr. Johns loves spending time with her husband and son.  In her free time she likes to read, quilt, and crochet thousands of catnip mice for many cats to enjoy, including those patients of Dr. Johns!