Our Team


Dr. Rusch

Dr. Jerry grew up on a grain and livestock farm south of Vincennes, where his family are fifth generation farmers. He has five siblings: his three sisters are teachers, his brothers farm the family farm.

He graduated from South Knox High School in 1984. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in 1988 and his DVM in 1991 from Purdue University.

He married Dr. Karen in 1991 and they purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service in September of 1993.

He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Beef Cattle Practice in 2000. He is actively involved in the Lawrence, Orange and Washington County 4H and Cattlemen’s programs as well as the local Humane Societies.

Jerry is also a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge and President / General Manager of the Springville Feeder Auction Association Board of Directors.

He enjoys reading, traveling, and gardening. He loves to run 5Ks and half marathons. He is an avid Boilermakers, Colts, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox fan.

Dr. Karen

Dr. Karen grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has three brothers and graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1983. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology in 1987 from Bucknell University and her DVM in 1991 from Purdue University.

She married Dr. Jerry in 1991 and they purchased Spring Mill Veterinary Service in September of 1993.

She currently serves on the Lawrence County Health Board and is actively involved with the local Humane Societies.

Dr. Karen has competed in canine obedience and agility trials. She enjoys reading, traveling, and baking. She ran 5ks, half marathons and full marathons completing the Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis and Boston Marathons.

Christy

Christy has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since it opened in January 1994.

She has a son, Zander and two stepsons, Zach and Zane. She has a dog named Reese and a cat named Sissy.

In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, riding four wheelers, and spending time with her family.

Amber

Amber has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since February of 2014.

Amber has one Yorkie named Dixie and 2 schnauzer rescues named Faith and Stevie.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, shooting guns, riding four wheelers, listening to music and spending time with her family.

Julie

Julie has been with Spring Mill Veterinary Service since March of 2014.

She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren which she loves spending time with.

In her free time she breeds Shiba Inus and is involved in conformation showing and hopes to do rally and lure coursing.