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Brian Norton, DVM - Veterinarian / Owner

He received his DVM from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He grew up with his family in Arkansas. While in school he did an externship at the National zoo in Washington D.C. He has also worked as a zookeeper with a veterinary assistant at Baton Rouge Zoo. He was a veterinarian at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur were he treated exotic animals for ten years. Job opportunities brought him to Lowell, Indiana when he became owner of Bardens Animal Clinic in 2006. He has been practicing as a DVM for 20 years now. He dedicates himself to our clients and their companions by providing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art modern environment. He is committed to client education, individualized preventative health care and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

He has been married to Millie (our office manager) since 2004, has 5 step children, 5 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 1 cat. When not at the clinic he enjoys outdoor activities, exercising, scuba diving (is Master Scuba Diver), running, computer gaming and spending time with his family.

 Millie Norton - Practice Manager/Owner

Since 2006, I have been the practice manager at Bardens Animal Clinic. I have 5 wonderful children, 5 grandchildren, 3 dogs, 1 cat and have been married since 2004. When I am not at the clinic I love to exercise, travel, volunteer at church, and spend time with my family.

Betty Johnson - Director of Public Contact/Client Coordinator/Receptionist

I have been part of the Bardens family since 2010 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have 3 wonderful children and 2 playful cats. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, reading, traveling, and watching movies.   


Julie Adams - Director of Medical Services/Assistant

I attended Purdue University Calumet and have worked as a vet assistant for over 15 years. I have been married for over 16 years to my wonderful husband. We have 1 dog named Match. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, camping, hiking, outdoor activities, visiting family and traveling.

Sandi Harkness - Director/Assistant

I have been with Bardens since 2010 and I enjoy working with all the animals. I have been married for over 15 years and have 2 great children. I have 1 dog named Max and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and shopping (especially with coupons).

Mandii Cast- Veterinary Technician  

I am an Army Veteran who graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in December 2013. I completed my 3-month Externship in Guatemala, where I focused on wildlife rehabilitation. I am very passionate about all animals and love being able to help keep your pet safe, protected, and healthy. I look forward to meeting you and your   companion!

Olivia Laviolette - Veterinary Assistant   

I have grown up with animals my entire life, starting out with cats, dogs, fish, and mice.  Caring for animals has been my life-long ambition.  Currently, I am enrolled at San Juan College pursing my dream of becoming a veterinary technician.  I also plan to continue my education in animal behavior.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, my loving husband, and three perfect dogs (a German Shepherd named Misty Layne, a Border Collie Mix named Lexi Mae, and a Beagle/Basset named Charlie Daniel.

Dennis Dainton - Kennel Attendant

I am married to a 7th grade science teacher and have 2 daughters.  One is in medical school and the other is in nursing school.  We have 2 dogs, Rocky and Pebbles, and 1 cat named Winnie.  I also work part-time at Dayton Freight Lines in Lowell.  I am looking forward to a great learning experience here at Bardens!

Ron Smith -Kennel Attendant

I have worked in this profession for the past 13 years. I have been married for over 34 wonderful years, have 6 children, 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and 2 dogs. In my spare time I enjoy golfing and bowling.

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Office Hours

Monday8:00 AM7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
7:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 12:00 PM Closed

***Wednesday's we will be closed from 11-12 for our weekly staff meeting. This is to better serve our clients.


Great animal clinic, I will bring all my animals here.  They are great with animals.  And know their stuff 

- Rachel L

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