MEET MIKE

Practice Manager

 

Favorite part of working with animals?
I really enjoy helping people and I have found working in the veterinary field gives a great balance of helping the pets as well as making a difference in the pet owner’s lives.  It has always been one of the most rewarding fields and I feel privileged to work in it every day.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in South Bend Indiana on a small horse ranch where I enjoyed playing basketball and jumping horses competitively.

Favorite sports team?
Favorite College team is Purdue
Favorite Pro Team football team is the Saints

Best way to spend a Saturday:
Saturdays are meant for watching sports, BOILER UP! When the Boilers aren’t playing I enjoy watching movies with my wife Heather and two kids Ashlyn and Eli as well as playing sports with them.

Year you started working in the veterinary field:
I started volunteering at a local animal hospital when I was 14 years old and have never left the industry since.

 

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Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more