Meet the friendly staff at South Side Animal Hospital!
Dr. Joe Holder opened South Side Animal Hospital in May of 1968. In the early 1990’s Dr. Michael Jones partnered with Dr. Holder at SSAH, and now in 2018 Dr. Michael Jones and Dr. Darcie Evans are the current SSAH owners. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to our patients. SSAH is committed to providing the highest quality of veterinary care available in our industry. We are staffed with three amazing veterinarians, three receptionists, and six technicians to accommodate all your pet needs!
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round! South Side Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
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.
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.
Dr. Ridge received her Doctorate of Veterinary medicine from Purdue in 2019. She received her undergrad from Depauw University when she played softball.
The best and worst days Dr. Ridge's life have always involved her pups. Whether it was skipping home to celebrate the success story of a difficult case, or running home to snuggle when God called a loved one home, her constant was her four-legged best friend. She felt called to strengthen that bond of unconditional love by caring for every pet parent and their fur babies. Dr. Ridge feels it is an honor to be able to celebrate bringing home a new family member, to mourn the passing of a dear friend, and to take part in the ups and downs along life’s journey. Veterinary medicine is her passion.
In her free time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, Netflix, and reading. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is figuring out the medical puzzles of her patients and being able to help them.