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Charles Hurd, DVM
Dr. Hurd is an Indianapolis native and a long time Michigan Road Animal Hospital client, having brought his pets to the original office as a young boy in the early 1960's. He graduated from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After practicing out of state for two years he joined Michigan Road Animal Hospital in 1988. Dr. Hurd has a strong interest in internal medicine, clinical pathology, soft tissue surgery and surgeries of the stifle (knee) joint. Dr. Hurd is a practice owner.
Dr. Hurd and his wife have three teenage children-twin sons and a daughter. Their other members of the family include two young (and busy!) cats, Theophilus ("T") and Silas ("Si").
John Klarquist, JD, DVM
Dr. Klarquist graduated from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and joined our practice thereafter. He also holds advanced degrees in law and environmental science. Dr. Klarquist has special interests in emergency medicine, surgery, and diagnostic ultrasound. He is a practice owner.
Dr. Klarquist and his wife Andrea have two sons. They also have two cats, Ara and Digimon, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Scout.
Robin Wilson, DVM
We’d like to welcome Dr. Robin Wilson as our associate veterinarian to our family! We are delighted to have her as part of our team.
Dr. Wilson is a Hoosier—born and raised in northeastern Indiana. She is a 1987 Purdue Veterinary School graduate (go Boilermakers!) just like Dr.’s Hurd and Klarquist. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from Veterinary school. She is passionate about providing the best care for our canine and feline patients! She specializes in veterinary dentistry and endocrinology, as well as overall wellness and health of our fur-babies.
Dr. Wilson currently resides in Fishers with her daughter and their three fur-baby cats. When she isn’t practicing medicine she likes to cheer on our Indianapolis Colts, go to the movies, and loves to read.
Melanie Arvin, DVM
Join us in welcoming Dr. Melanie Arvin back to Michigan Road Animal Hospital (96th Street) — this time as an associate veterinarian!
Before attending veterinary school, Dr. Arvin worked at MRAH 96th St. as a veterinary assistant. She is overjoyed to be back home and fulfill her dreams practicing as a veterinarian and caring for all of your fur-babies!
Boiler Up! Dr. Arvin is also a proud graduate of Purdue University’s Animal Sciences (Class of 2012) and College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2016). She practiced in Chicago, IL for two years before moving back home to Indianapolis with her husband Matthew and kitty Ru.
To Dr. Arvin, the remarkable bond between humans and animals drives her passion and compassion in the veterinary profession. She will soon be Human-Animal Bond Certified. In addition, Dr. Arvin loves preventative care medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.
Outside the office, Dr. Arvin loves photography, tennis, running, and obsessing over her kitty Ru (many selfies).