Dr. Weldy's Associates

114 N. Elkhart St
Wakarusa, IN 46573





Dr. Jerry Sellon

owner, has been a part of Dr. Weldy's Associates since 1975.  He grew up on a horse and cattle ranch in Eastern Colorado before graduating from Colorado State University in 1974.  His career has a long list of service to organized veterinray medicine through the following organizations: AAEP (member since 1974), AABP, AVMA, IVMA, and the Michiana VMA.

Dr. Wanda Schmeltz

graduated from Purdue University and has been at Dr. Weldy's since 1986.  She has strong interests in food animal, & companion animal medicine and surgery. She resides on a 90 acre farm near Wyatt. She has been a past president of the Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, she also has memberships in IVMA, AVMA, and IAEP. Dr. Schmeltz enjoys spending her time outside of work visiting her Daughter as much as possible, volunteering at local community programs and going out with friends trying out new foods.

Dr. Wade Hammond

is a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University.  He practiced for a year and a half in a mixed practice before joining Dr. Weldy's Associates in 1998.  His emphasis is general equine medicine and surgery, with special interests in reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. He also assists in the clinic with small animals on occasion.  Additionally, he has completed a certification course in veterinary acupuncture from IVAS and is currently offering acupuncture therapies in both equine and small animal patients.

Dr. Brendan Cawood

grew up in South Africa and moved to the United States as a teenager.  He is a graduate of the Veterinary College at Purdue University and works primarily on large animals with a focus in equine and bovine medicine.

Dr. Justin Sellon

graduated from Purdue University Veterinary school in 2007 and joined Dr. Weldy's upon graduation.  His professional interests are small animal surgery with an emphasis on orthopedics and soft tissue.  He also enjoys working with large animals in addition to small animals in the clinic. He grew up in Wakarusa and attended NorthWood High School. Dr. Sellon enjoys spending his time outside of work with his family and on the lake as often as possible.

Dr. Patterson Gelok

graduated from Michigan State University in 2018 and joined Dr. Weldy's in June of 2018. Her professional interests are cattle and small ruminants in large animals, but she also enjoys neurology and cardiology in small animal, as well as providing as much of a fear-less experience as possible for any of her nervous patients. Dr. Gelok enjoys traveling when not at work, as well as participating in crossfit and exploring new breweries.

Dr. Jillian Johnson

graduated from Michigan State University in 2019 and joined Dr. Weldy's Associates in July of 2019. Her professional interests include all of Large Animal and more specifically, Equine Dentistry. Dr. Johnson also participates in Horse Dressage and rode on the Veterinary Team for the World Equestrian Games in 2018. When not spending time with her own horse, a Dutch Warmblood, Dr. Johnson also enjoys reading.

Dr. Carol Ann Lipinski

Dr. Carol Ann Lipinski graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2018. Dr. Lipinski worked for the past two years as an associate veterinarian at a mixed animal practice in rural southeastern Colorado serving beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, dogs, cats and exotic animals. Her professional interests include client education, dentistry, diagnostic imaging and surgery. Outside of work Dr. Lipinski enjoys spending time with her fiance Ben, who is a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, and their 1.5 year old rescue pitbill mix named Bagel. She also loves cooking, sewing and spending time with friends and family.