Dr. Mark Petersmann, or €œDr. Mark€, was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Mark shared his house with his one older sister, and a house full of dogs as his parents raised Doberman Pinschers for many years. Growing up in a rural area, these dogs became his best friends, leading to an early appreciation, respect, and love for animals. After graduating high school, Mark attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying zoology. After two years, Mark made the difficult decision to transfer to Purdue University and study biology. After two more years of college at Purdue, Mark applied, and was accepted to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After four grueling years of diligent studying, Mark emerged from veterinary school, obtained his licenses, and started practicing veterinary medicine in Indianapolis. After two years of general practice, Mark decided to pursue his passion of emergency and critical care medicine by joining the VCA West 86th St. Animal Hospital team in March 2013. Since that time his skills have grown working with the wonderful staff of veterinarians, technicians, and staff. He now enjoys a schedule that allows him to practice preventative care, while still allowing him the opportunity to triage and work with emergency medicine and critical care. Mark also volunteers his skills to help the animals at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control and fosters critical patients for Every Dog Counts Rescue. Mark shares his home with two dogs, Daisy and Kimber, and a cat, Gatsby. In his spare time, Dr. Petersmann enjoys practicing his marksmanship abilities, photography, as well as cooking.