Dr. Steve Stropes was born in 1964 in Franklin, IN. At an early age he knew that he would ultimately become a doctor of some kind. After much soul-searching, a decision was made to attend Purdue University in a pre-professional track. All of the biology, physiology, etc. came easily and he was accepted into the veterinary school at Purdue in 1985, graduating with a DVM degree in 1989.
The Stropes family had always used Franklin Animal Clinic for their veterinary care; therefore, it was natural that Dr. Stropes ended up working at FAC as an associate. In 1995, he bought in as a partner. Dr. Stropes enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially all of the people he gets meet. Some things that he has a special knack for would include Shar Pei medicine and surgery, odd orthopedic situations, perineal surgeries (such as anal gland removal), and lump removals (both internal and external).
Currently, Dr. Stropes lives in Trafalgar with his family on a small farm. His wife of 23 years, Kelli, has given them three awesome children – Nathan at 21, Forrest at 19, and Katie at 16. Outside of the office, Dr. Stropes manages the cows, sheep, horses, dogs, and cats that reside on the farm. He enjoys any outside activity, especially hiking, fishing, and a variety of shooting sports.