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.

Indianapolis Veterinarian | South Side Animal Hospital | 317-783-3309

5220 Madison Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Michael Jones, DVM

    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 one granddaughter, 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, DVM

    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 a cat named Eli. In her free time Dr. Evans enjoys running, reading, gardening, traveling, and being with her friends and family.

  • Joe Holder, DVM

    Dr. Joe Holder opened South Side Animal Hospital on May 15, 1968. Dr. Holder graduated in 1963 from Purdue University, which was Purdue's very first graduating class for veterinarians. Joe has two adult children, Debbie and Bruce and is a grandfather and great-grandfather. He owns two standard poodles, Toby and Ivy. He is semi-retired and still does surgeries one day a week at South Side Animal Hospital. In his free time, he loves to ride his Harley Davidson, travel, go out to eat, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Ashley Healey, DVM

    Dr. Ashley Healey joined South Side Animal Hospital in June 2017. An Indiana native, she received a bachelor's degree in biology from Ball State University in 2010 before earning her DVM from Purdue University in 2014. Before joining South Side Animal Hospital, Dr. Healey practiced in Westfield for three years. Ashley and her husband, Doug, live in downtown Indianapolis with their two cats, Vinnie and Stella. She enjoys working out, going on mission trips, watching the Cubs and Colts, and making memories with her friends and family.

  • Michelle Deppe, Receptionist

    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 two dogs that she loves—Bree, a Maltese, and 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, Receptionist

    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. Her favorite part about working at SSAH is the relationships she’s built with her coworkers and clients.

  • Lexie Fisher, Receptionist

    Lexie started working at South Side Animal Hospital in February 2017. She recently adopted her first Pittie, Oakley. In her free time she likes to attend country concerts which includes her favorite, Florida Georgia Line. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend Austin. Sometimes she assists the doctors as a technician. Her favorite part of working at SSAH is when cute puppies come in for their exams.

  • 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 age 13 and Kevin age 27. Melissa has a Shih Tzu named Sadie 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, Technician

    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, a Golden Retriever, 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. 

  • Brittany Jackson, Head Technician, Registered Veterinary Technician

    Brittany started working at South Side Animal Hospital in December of 2014. She went to Harrison College where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2013. She enjoys crafting, planting succulents, and listening to music. She also likes to attend local wineries with her friends and family. Brittany and her boyfriend, Daniel, have a Munchkin/Siamese cat named Stanley and he’s spoiled rotten. Her favorite part of her job is reading cytologies under the microscope for the doctors.

  • 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 five year old 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, Technician

    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 (NoahsWish.org), 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, Technician

    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 four cats, Gus, Asher, Lola, and Chase. She was recently married to her husband, Zach, this past May. Her favorite part about working at SSAH is seeing all the cute patients that come in, especially cats.

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