Stephen Heckler, DVM
Dr. Stephen, former Chief of Staff, is semi-retired and continues to work as a part-time relief veterinarian at Lake Station Pet Clinic. Heckler is a native East Gary resident. He attended St. Francis Catholic school, as well as St. Mary of the Lake, and then Andrean. Dr. Heckler went to Indiana University for two years and then six years at Purdue, where he received his DVM degree. He still enjoys practicing veterinary medicine and surgery, especially difficult to diagnose cases. There is hardly a day that goes by where he is not consulting with the Purdue specialists on a case.
Dr. Heckler has three main hobbies....fishing, fishing, and more fishing. He prays for his cases daily, with the goal to glorify God and not himself, and is constantly working on doing that better. Dr. Heckler also has four daughters and six grandchildren.