Dr. Teresa Wasson
Dr. Teresa was born and raised in Montgomery County in west central Indiana, the daughter and granddaughter of farm business families. In addition to helping care for family pets, Teresa and her brother maintained a small sheep herd. Her share of the profits was eventually used to purchase a microscope required by veterinary school.
The decision to become a veterinarian was factored in regard for animals, a desire for an academic challenge, and a "strong stomach". An undergraduate degree in Animal Science was earned followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. She met Dr. Jim, her husband, in veterinary school, both in the same class. He is now a retired veterinarian.
Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Teresa along with Dr. Jim took up residency in Jay County purchasing a veterinary practice in Redkey from Dr. Max Peters. The early years were spent raising four children and helping in the practice. When homeschooling of the children was completed, Dr. Teresa was in the clinic full time. She enjoys attending continuing education meetings to learn the latest in veterinary medicine.
In addition to four children, Dr. Teresa (and Dr. Jim) are blessed with eleven grandsons and only one granddaughter! The grandmother role is rewarding and pleasurable in spite of not being "as young as I once was". Dr. Teresa attends University Christian Church in Muncie, IN and is involved in the life of the church.
Two dogs, Thor and River and 3 cats, Lucy, Tom and Jerry make their home with Dr. Teresa and Dr. Jim.