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Michelle Reckard

DVM, MPH (Emergency/Critical Care Department)
Michelle Reckard
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Michelle Reckard

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2012

Specialties Include:

Emergency and Critical Care

My Pets:

Izzy

Dr. Michelle Reckard graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a major in mathematics and minor in actuarial science. She worked for nine years in the actuarial consulting industry. In 2002 she began a career change into veterinary medicine, graduating from Argosy University in 2005 as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Dr. Reckard received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012 . After graduation, she moved to Indianapolis to complete a one year rotating small animal internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center. After completing the internship, she joined the staff full time as an Emergency Clinician. She completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) through the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in September 2015.

In Minnesota, Dr. Reckard was highly involved with Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART), a non-profit organization that trains firefighters and other first responders how to safely handle animals encountered during emergency situations. She served on the Board of Directors from 2008-2012. She is co-author of BART's Large Animal Recapture and Restraint Curriculum that was approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a state-sponsored course in September 2012 and a contributing author of BART's Small Animal Basic Life Support Curriculum that was approved by the DHS in March 2008. She has given numerous presentations to first responders and was a speaker at the 31st Annual Arrowhead EMS Conference & Expo.

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Emergency & Critical Care

What Is An Emergency and Critical Care Specialist?

A board certified specialist in emergency and critical care is a veterinarian who has obtained intensive, additional training in treating life-threatening conditions.

An emergency and critical care specialist can help in the following kinds of cases, among others:

  • Traumatic injury (including fractures, bite wounds, burns, lacerations)
  • Respiratory emergencies (including cases in which the use of ventilators is needed) Animals in need of blood transfusions Animals that are in shock
  • Animals with life threatening neurologic disease, such as coma or severe seizures

While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems and handle many routine emergencies, certain situations may require the care of a doctor who has had specialized, intensive training in handling emergency and critical care for your pet. An emergency and critical care specialist typically works in tandem with your general practitioner veterinarian on a referral basis, as well as with any other needed specialists, until the emergency is resolved.

How Can I Find A Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care for My Pet?

If your veterinarian does not handle after hours emergencies, then he or she probably already has a referral relationship in place with a local or regional emergency hospital. You can also look for emergency specialists in your area on the the

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Staff Veterinarian (Hospitalist)
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Emergency Services Technician Supervisor
Emergency Services Technician Supervisor
Registered Veterinary Technician (Versatech)
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant (Versatech)
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician (ICW)
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant (ICW)
Registered Veterinary Technician (Versatech)
Veterinary Assistant (Triage)
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Staff Veterinarian (Hospitalist)
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician (Versatech and Well-Being Specialist)
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant (ICW)
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant (Versatech)
Registered Veterinary Technician (Versatech)
Veterinary Assistant (ICW)
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant (ICW)
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

7712 Crosspoint Commons

Fishers, IN 46038

Main: 317-578-4100

Fax: 317-578-4900

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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