Scott Baldwin DVM, CVCP, CVMA

Dr. Scott Baldwin was raised on a large family farm in southwest Missouri. His path to veterinary medicine began with his love of working cattle during the spring and fall with his family. Dr. Baldwin received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1996) and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (2000) from the University of Missouri. He met and married his wife Melissa while working at his first job in rural southeast Kansas. In 2003 Dr. Baldwin, and his family moved to Michigan City. He and his wife began working at the Animal Clinic of Michigan City, and then later bought the practice. Dr. Baldwin has a very diverse knowledge base in nontraditional and traditional veterinary medicine such as, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (chiropractic), low level laser therapy, herbs, preventative care, nutrition, and acupuncture. His special interests include, ultrasonography, equine and small ruminant medicine.

He is involved in the local community through Rotary International, Masonic Lodge, and York Rite. His professional associations include the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He and his family reside near Michigan City on their 120-year-old farm, with their many animals that include, dogs, cats, horses, and chickens.


Devon Wells

Devon is our Office Manager. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Human Resource Management from Purdue University in 2017. She has been working at our clinic since 2014. She has five fur-babies a dog, and four cats. When she is not working at the clinic she is crafting candles for her business Howling Wolf Candles or spending time outdoors with her boyfriend.


Mary Pytynia

Mary has worked as a receptionist at Animal Clinic since August of 2011. She has been a veterinary receptionist since 1994. She loves working in the veterinary field and during her career as a receptionist her biggest joy is meeting all the wonderful families and their 4 legged “kids”. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1982. They have two grown sons, 2 wonderful daughter in-laws and a beautiful, energetic granddaughter. They have three dogs, one cat and three grand-dogs! They enjoy camping and spending time with their family.


Anne Adams

I have been a receptionist at the Animal Clinic since 2002. Throughout the years, both happy and sad, I have met many animal friends and their people. Seeing the genuine love they have for each other, and giving them the ability to spend more quality years together through the advancement of both alternative and traditional veterinary medicine, has been the most rewarding part of my job. When not at work, my husband and I enjoy the outdoors and taking road trips with our beloved dog Henry.


Kimber Ritchey

Kimber Ritchey is a receptionist. She Is married with five wonderful children and one perfectly gorgeous granddaughter. She also has a small zoo of her own. The love for her three dogs, four cats and two tarantulas add to her already crazy life; but it makes working at ACMC the perfect fit. Although she loves animals, she also enjoys reading in her free time and taking long rides with her husband on their Harley Davidson.


Tiffany Fridenmaker, RVT

Tiffany is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has never lived without a dog or cat in her life. Although it took her a few years to make an actual career choice, she has worked in veterinary hospitals pretty much her whole adult life. As the years went by she had basically worked in every position possible in the veterinary hospitals, and decided to become a veterinary technician. In 2008, she began the journey with the Purdue Distance Learning Program. She applied to the West Lafayette Purdue Campus in 2012 and received her degree in 2015. After passing the national exam and state test, she became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Indiana in January of 2016.


Melynda Jadrnak

Melynda has worked at the Animal Clinic since 2008. She has held every position from kennel tech to receptionist and now Veterinary Technician. She has three fur kids a dog, cat, and rabbit. When she is not working with animals you can find her in the garden or wild crafting local herbs and flowers to craft herbal remedies that she sells locally under her business Dark Horse Inspirations.


Brandy Nietzel, RVT

Brandy is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne in 2015. She has been working at our clinic since March of 2017. She grew up in Trail Creek with her 2 older brothers and 1 older sister. She only had one dog in her parents’ house growing up, but now loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She now owns one dog, a very rambunctious Pitbull named Rasha, but wants to expand her home with a cat or two. When not working you can find her going on hikes with her boyfriend and dog, or relaxing at home playing video games.


Morgan Fridenmaker

Morgan is our Kennel Assistant; she has been working in animal clinics since 2015 and joined our team in 2016. She has cared for countless numbers of animals ranging from cats to bearded dragons. While she is currently torn between college degrees, she remains enthusiastic about helping us. Animals seem to love Morgan, and because of this, we knew she would become a great member of our family.