Local alumnus brings vet experience home



Zionsville native Scott Owens recently completed his Residency in Veterinary Internal Medicine at Purdue University, and has returned to continue his career at Zionsville’s locally-owned Circle City Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital.

For Owens, it’s a return to familiar ground – and a great opportunity.

“I am looking forward to living near Zionsville again,” said the 1998 Zionsville Community High School graduate. “And I am very pleased to have stepped in to such a great opportunity so close to home.”

The new internal medicine service, which Owens will spearhead, will join existing specialties at Circle City including veterinary surgery, dermatology, dentistry, emergency, and critical care and rehabilitation.

Owens completed his BS and veterinary degrees at Purdue University, before working for a year in general practice. He soon joined Circle City as an emergency clinician, but it became apparent that his interest and natural talent in internal medicine would lead him back to Purdue for additional focused study.

Although the nationwide demand for specialty medicine continues to grow, and specialists can choose from some exotic places to practice, Dr. Owens – now with a plaque reading “DVM, MS, Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine” on his wall – is quite content with the values and traditions here in central Indiana.

“My goal is to provide high-quality internal medicine care to pets in central Indiana,” said Owens. “I think it is important to build trust and establish a team-like approach with each pet’s owner and primary care veterinarian, and only then can we provide the best possible care for each animal.”