Dr. Mike Thomas
Dr. Thomas lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors from Auburn University. After owning a small animal practice in Miami and practicing there for several years, he moved back to his native Indiana roots, where he was born in Shelbyville.
Over the years he has accumulated six animal hospitals, mostly from retiring veterinarians all of which are in Central Indiana. His professional memberships include the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, The Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, and the American Heartworm Society.
He is currently past Chair of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, immediate past president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, and serves on the Board of Directors for Veterinary Information Network, and Veterinary Study Groups (VSG). He is also very active on the Strategic Opportunities Committee for VSG.
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) named Dr. R. Michael Thomas Practitioner of the Year in 2008. In 2001-2002 he served as AAHA president. He was honored by Auburn University being named the Distinguished Alumni in 2009.
Dr. Thomas has veterinary licenses in six states. His professional interests include recent and current changes in veterinary medicine and helping private veterinary practice survive and thrive. He is also interested in, veterinary medical ethics, companion animal general practice, orthopedic and general surgery, dermatology, and facilitating the practice of extraordinary veterinary medicine through assembling an outstanding group of doctors and training of support staff.
In his spare time he likes to travel, spend time on, in, or near water in a boat and spend time with family and grandchildren. He has four dogs. In addition three cats also live at the house but as we all know, no one really owns a cat. Two horses also live at his property, that belong to his granddaughter and daughter-in-law.