From the time she was six years old, Timea Brady knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.
She’d grown up with many pets, including hamsters, guinea pigs, finches, cats and dogs, but as a first-grader, when she began riding horses and participating in dressage, she knew she was destined for a career caring for animals.
During her years at Harrison High in Lafayette, Dr. Brady’s interest in genetics and molecular biology inspired dreams of a career in animal-related research, but after spending her first two college years in Purdue University’s molecular biology laboratories, she knew something was missing.
During her junior year, as a volunteer helping rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife at the Wildcat Wildlife Center, Dr. Brady realized as much as she loved research, it was the hands-on treatment and interaction with animals and people that she found most rewarding.
After finishing her bachelor of science degree in molecular biology, with a minor in animal science, Dr. Brady enrolled at Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her summers doing research projects to trace the transmission of salmonella in hospitalized horses and find better ways to prevent potentially fatal salmonella outbreaks.
After finishing her veterinary degree in 2005, Dr. Brady and her husband Ryan moved to Brownsburg where she worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital on the city’s west side for four years.
On June 1, 2009, Dr. Brady purchased Brownsburg Animal Clinic, founded in 1970 by Dr. Ronald P. Miller and his wife.
The Bradys share their home with dogs Dot, Diesel, and General Calhoun, a cat named Mr. Bigglesworth, an albino leopard gecko named Jake, a rosy boa called Kerpal, and numerous fish.
In her spare time, Dr. Brady enjoys running and spending time with her family and pets. She and Ryan enjoy gardening, ATVing, and are avid Indy car fans.
Dr. Brady looks forward to continuing to serve the clinic’s many loyal clients and to welcoming new clients to the practice.