Meet the Doctors

Dr. Jerry L. Risser

Born in northern Indiana, Dr. Jerry Risser grew up in the Midwest before his move to Texas, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science (1989) and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University (1992). He returned to Indiana after graduation, practicing in group practices in Bloomington and Fishers before launching Fall Creek Veterinary. Dr. Risser loves the opportunity for “one-on-one” time with his clients and patients, and especially the role he can play in sharing the most up-to-date and helpful information available to help people best care for their pets.


Though Dr. Risser is excited by advancements in all areas of veterinary medicine, special interests include dermatology, endocrinology, and surgery, particularly soft-tissue procedures. His professional memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA). He was the past president, and is a current member, of the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and the 2015 IVMA President. He has been involved with the Hamilton County Animal Task Force, been a recipient of the 2013 President’s Award and 2021 Volunteer Award from the IVMA, and been a preceptor for a Shelter Medicine course with Indiana University.


Dr. Risser also holds Master of Arts in Bioethics (2011) and Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2024) degrees, both from Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois. 


Dr. Risser’s wife, Rebecca, is a Speech/Voice Pathologist with IU Health. They have three children: son Jameson, a junior at Michigan Technological University, and daughters Laine, who has a degree in Veterinary Technology, and Lydia, a freshman at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The Risser family has three dogs, Pippa, a 12-year old who is a mix of a zillion breeds that include Boxer and Irish Setter, and is a happy, bouncy creature, Brecken, a 5-year old Miniature Australian Shepherd, Tima, a 4-year old Sheltie.


In time away from practice, Dr. Risser enjoys gardening/ landscaping, bicycling, reading, and traveling (or at least thinking about it). You can e-mail him at drrisser@fallcreekvet.com.

Dr. Aaron M. Luth

Dr. Luth was born in Lafayette, Indiana and is a native of Attica, Indiana. Following high school he attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine credentials from Purdue University in 2014. He joined Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center as a full-time associate veterinarian in June of 2014, and became a part-owner in the practice in 2021. All have enjoyed his medical skills, ready smile, and warm professionalism.


Dr. Luth’s largest areas of interest in the veterinary field include canine and feline internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. He, among our doctors, exclusively performs ultrasound services. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Luth enjoys various hobbies including drawing, painting, and woodworking, and has published medical illustrations. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, watching college sports, and tinkering in the garage. He, his wife and two daughters reside in Noblesville with their two dogs – Lucy, a 13-year old golden retriever, and Poppy, a seven-year-old cavapoo.


Dr. Luth is a member of several local and national veterinary organizations. These include the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (CIVMA), and the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA). He recognizes the importance of organized veterinary medicine and has a true appreciation of the value of the highest medical standards. He has served on the Executive Board of the CIVMA as a Member-at-Large.


You can contact him at drluth@fallcreekvet.com.

Dr. Ernest Harshman

Dr. Ernest Harshman was born and raised just down the street, in the Geist area. After graduating from Lawrence Central High School, he attended Purdue University for 8 years where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology (2019) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2023). He spent several summers working as part of our nursing staff while in veterinary school, and joined as an Associate Veterinarian in June of 2023.

Dr. Harshman appreciates being able to form life-long connections with both clients and patients, and strives to ensure owners have a positive experience when bringing their pets to the clinic. Medically, he enjoys that he is able to practice in a myriad of different roles including client education, dermatology, internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. He also has interests in business and clinic ownership.

In his free time, Dr. Harshman’s hobbies include spending time with friends and family, boating, grilling, golfing, working out, and traveling. He is an avid sports fan who lives and dies for the Cubs, Colts, Pacers, Purdue, and Leeds United. He recently married his high school sweetheart, Sara, and they just bought their first home in Hamilton County. The couple have two dogs, a Golden Retriever (Wrigley) and a Treeing Walker Coonhound (Ranger).

You can contact him at drharshman@fallcreekvet.com.

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