Deer Run Animal Hospital

308 E. US Hwy 30
Schererville, IN 46375



Dr. Kyle Van Winkle, DVM

I am a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2012.  My special interests include internal medicine and clinical pathology. My wife Katie and I grew up in northwest Indiana and have lived here essentially our whole lives.  Upon graduating, I moved back to the area and worked at a couple other small animal practices in the region over the past 4 years. Recently I joined the Deer Run team in August 2016 and I couldn’t be more excited about where this opportunity will take me going into the future. I can honestly say it has been a blessing in my life. We currently only have one pet and that is my orange tabby cat named Swisher.  He has played a huge role in my life and stuck by my side  for 4 years while I was in veterinary school. He is definitely not your typical cat as he requires much attention and loves to have “conversations” with Katie and I.  Over the past three years or so, I have discovered a love for weight lifting.  I also have a profound love of music and enjoy singing/karaoke. In my free time I enjoy spending time with Katie, watching movies and going out to dinner.  I’m still just a big kid at heart and enjoy playing video games and participating in sports as well.

 Jennifer J. Barenie, DVM

Dr. Barenie graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  She has worked in various small animal practices in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.  She joined the Deer Run Team in 2013 and is very excited about providing high quality medicine to her patients.  Special Interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology and dentistry.

A "region rat" at heart, she and her husband Paul moved back to the area in 1998 to remain close to family.  They have one daughter, Jessica.

Their animal family includes 4 cats--"Abby", "Ringo", "Roxy", and "Miguel", various fish, a guinea pig named "Lolly" and an ancient cockatiel named "Muczka".  Each animal seems to earn his keep in some way;  family cats show up to purr in Dr. B's face in the morning, the male cats provide comic relief, the fish are the cats' "TV", and the guinea pig is cute and cuddly; but all the bird knows is to how to ask for Cheerios by name and sing a jumbled mix of "Andy Griffith" and "Eine Kleine Nacht Music". 

In her spare time, Dr. Barenie enjoys camping, cross-stitch, jogging, playing piano, lectoring at church, and visiting family.

Deer Run Animal Hospital is so pleased to have Dr. Barenie join our practice family!  Dr. Barenie will be providing our surgical and dental care as well as seeing patients for medical cases.