Covid-19 Update

Effective immediately and until further notice we will be allowing people back into our clinic. You are welcome to continue to wear a mask, but it is no longer mandated to do so.  When entering our building, please be aware of social distancing in our lobby areas.  All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier.  Once inside, you will be placed into the first available room after checked in. At the end of the visit, our technician will process your billing  while you wait comfortably in the exam room. Once you receive your receipt, you are free to head directly from your room to the exit door. 

If you are more comfortable, you may still opt to do 'curbside service'. This means when you arrive with your pet you will call us to let us know you are here. We will collect a brief history over the phone and come out to get your pet. Please, stay in the car while we collect your pet. All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier. Once we have completed our exams/procedures the doctors will telecommunicate their findings and we will collect payment over the phone or collect from outside.

At this time our phone lines are still VERY busy due to telecommunicating, so if you are put on hold please stay patiently on hold and DO NOT hang up and call again.  

If you have questions about COVID-19 and pets, please see this link for answers


Welcome to South Side Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Indianapolis,IN
Call us at 317-783-3309

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If you live in Indianapolis or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

South Side Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Indianapolis veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 317-783-3309 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Indianapolis veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Indianapolis pet owners.

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Indianapolis, IN 46227

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  • Michael Jones

    Dr. Michael Jones came to South Side Animal Hospital in 1985, after practicing in Greensburg, Indiana. Dr. Jones was born and raised in Madison, Indiana.  His father was a veterinarian and he knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps.  Mike graduated from Purdue University in 1983. In the 90's, he became sole owner of South Side Animal Hospital.  Dr. Jones is married to Lynn and they have three adult children, Katie, Lindsey (Cicker), and Alex (Samantha). They have three granddaughters, Emma, Ruby, and Lily Grace. Mike and Lynn own Izzie, a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix.  In his free time, Dr, Jones enjoys going to Colts, Pacers, and Purdue games, traveling, going to church, and being with his friends and family. His favorite part of being a veterinarian is seeing animals improve in health and experiencing the appreciation of the owner.

  • Darcie Evans

    Dr. Darcie Evans joined South Side Animal Hospital in June 2000. She was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1996 she graduated with her bachelor's degree in biology before earning her DVM from Purdue University in 2000. Dr. Evans became partners with Dr. Jones in January 2018. Darcie is married to Tom, an IMPD officer, and they have two children, Kylee and Caleb. They have four dogs, Marty and Sully (Golden Retrievers), Samson (Cocker Spaniel), and Finnigan (Aussie) as well as four cats named Eli, Alex, Reese, and Chewy . In her free time Dr. Evans enjoys running, reading, gardening, traveling, and being with her friends and family.

  • Jennifer Ridge

    Dr. Ridge is a recent 2019 graduate from Purdue. She received her undergrad from Depauw University when she played softball. Jennifer is originally from Bloomington.

    In her free time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, Netflix, and reading. Her favorite part of veterinary school was figuring out the medical puzzles of her patients and being able to help them.

  • Michelle Deppe

    Michelle started working at South Side Animal Hospital in June of 1995. Occasionally Michelle assists the doctors as a technician. Michelle spends her free time with her two adult children, Paige and Kaylin. Michelle also enjoys being in her pool during the summer and going to local wineries. She has a spoiled dog that she loves—Gibby, a Shih Tzu/Schnauzer mix. Her favorite part of working at SSAH is her coworkers and getting to know the patients and clients.

  • Trina Martin

    Trina started working at South Side Animal Hospital in August of 1999. Trina has three adult children. She loves being a grandma to her four grandbabies. She enjoys her large breed dogs. In her free time she loves to go to the lake and go boating and camping. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves going to Disney. She has a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog named Wrigley. Her favorite part about working at SSAH is the relationships she’s built with her coworkers and clients.

  • Melissa Daniels
    Surgery Technician

    Melissa started working at South Side Animal Hospital in May of 2001. She has been married to Paul since September of 1989 and they have two sons, Darrin  and Kevin. She also has two grandbabies named Noelle and Andrew. Melissa has a Shih Tzu named Sadie, a Chihuahua named Joplin, and a Red Lorde Amazon Parrot named Tango. In her free time she likes to swim in her pool, hang out with her family, and enjoys catching up on her tv shows. Her favorite part of her job is assisting with a variety of surgical procedures.

  • Ashley Martin

    Ashley has been working at South Side Animal Hospital since November of 2009. In her free time she loves reading, cooking, and being with friends and family. She enjoys watching the Colts and NASCAR. If she could she would live at Disney World. She enjoys traveling, but becoming a recent home owner has prevented her from doing that as often as she would like. She loves being an aunt to her four nieces and nephews and also loves being a dog mom to Lola and Sadie,  Golden Retrievers, and Bailey, an Irish Wolfhound. Her favorite part of working at SSAH is working with her mom, Trina one of our receptionist, and constantly learning and seeing new things every day. 

  • Tanya Manning
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Tanya started working at South Side Animal Hospital in July of 2016. Tanya went to Harrison College where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2012. She has been married to Todd since June of 2006 and they have a son, Lucas. They have a Golden Retriever named Ace and a three-legged Snowshoe cat named Gumby. Tanya enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and tv, and eating sushi. Her favorite part of her job is helping the patients in need. Seeing puppies and kittens is also a perk.

  • K Weeks

    K started in the veterinary technician field in 1997.  She spent nearly a decade at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. It was here where she honed her veterinary technician skills. She was a part of an international animal disaster rescue group (, where she assisted in the emergency shelter setup after Hurricane Katrina, and was the point-person for the animals’ medical care for the initial days. She also helped with other disaster rescues during other national disasters. She spent 8 years at a clinic north of Indy, and started at South Side Animal Hospital in October 2016. She has a passion for behavioral issues (fearful/aggressive animals) and how to improve their experience during the interaction with medical staff during their stay.  Other things she enjoys include pet-sitting, camping, photography, and opportunities for joy! Her favorite part about working at SSAH is helping her teammates have a great day and bonding with the patients.


  • Haley Sprout

    Haley started at South Side Animal Hospital in January of 2018. She attended International Business College and obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Haley likes spending time with her family, crafting, watching Netflix, and loves cuddling her Shih-tzu, Linus. She has four cats, Gus, Asher, Lola, and Chase. She is married to her husband, Zach. Her favorite part about working at SSAH is seeing all the cute patients that come in, especially cats.

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