We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your animals to Good Shepherd Veterinary Service. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide. Good Shepherd Veterinary Services is a full service mixed animal veterinary clinic located in Bargersville, Indiana. Our mission is to provide affordable veterinary care for your pets along with outstanding client service and education. The Clinic is located just South of the intersection of State Road 144 and State Road 135 on State Road 135. We are across the street from the Speedway Gas Station in Bargersville
Meet The Staff
Dr. David S. Couch Veterinarian
Dr. David Couch is the owner of Good Shepherd Veterinary Services. Dr. Couch graduated from Purdue University in 2000. From 2000 to 2006 he worked for a large group practice in the Indianapolis area in which he spent time working in their emergency clinic as an associate Veterinarian in one of the group’s practice’s and finally as hospital director in that practice. Dr. Couch is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing board games, visiting state parks, and taking care of his dog, and cats.
Marie Office Manager
Marie has been working in the veterinary field for over 19 years. She loves answering questions and educating our clients on everything from nutrition, fleas, heartworms and intestinal parasites to housebreaking and basic training tips. Marie is well rounded and can be utilized as a receptionist, veterinary assistant, surgery technician and is our Practice Manager. She brings years of experience, knowledge and dedication to our office. Marie has been married to her wonderful husband Eric for 25 years and has 2 adult children, 2 fur babies and 4 grand fur babies. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, family time and singing on the praise team at her church.
Lisa Veterinary Assistant
Lisa has been working with animals for over 2 years. She started as a groomer and moved into the veterinary side of it where she has worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant/surgery technician for several years. We have had the pleasure of her working at Good Shepherd for the past 9 years. She loves to make the pets feel at ease during their visit (we call her the dog whisperer). In her spare time she enjoys showing her dogs and riding her horses. Lisa has been a great asset to our clinic.
Abra Registered Veterinary Technician
Abra, our Registered Veterinary Technician, graduated valedictorian from Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology, in 2012. She has worked in some facet of veterinary medicine since high school as an assistant, student, volunteer, instructor, and technician. She joined our Good Shepherd team in the spring of 2015. Whether it’s behind the scenes in surgery, in the exam room with your pet, or answering your questions you can rest assured that Abra will treat your pet as if they were her own. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and her two pets. She has a pit bull named Blue and a cat named Glitch.
Cassondra Veterinary Assistant
Sondra has worked at Good Shepherd since the summer of 2006. She graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Chemistry in 2015, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Secondary Education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, needle crafts, and gardening. She also enjoys hanging out with her cat, Fannie Mae, and her three dogs, Deucie, Hank, and Rosie.
Elizabeth Veterinary Assistant
Liz has always had a love for animals. She would take care of them even as a young child and always knew she wanted to work with animals and has done so for the last 7 years. She graduated from Owensboro Community and Technical School in 2019 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Liz passed her VTNE in July and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in July of 2019. In her spare time she likes to play fetch with her two dogs Gunner and Charlotte. She enjoys taking walks in the sunshine with them. Liz has been a great addition to our team.
Madison Veterinary Assistant
Madison has been working in this field for over 9 years. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has been at Good Shepherd since 2017. She has always had a passion for all animals since she was very young. In her spare time she likes to spend time at home with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 fur babies.
I was new to the Franklin area and was desperately looking for a passionate veterinarian with the experience to help me with my goats. From the moment I met Dr. Couch I have felt like my concerns have been heard and that my animals have been treated with the up most care. Good Shepherd is a great place to take any animal. I would recommend them to anyone!
Our puppy had pulled an entire chocolate cake from the counter and devoured it before anyone noticed. Thankfully Dr. Couch and his team were available and quick to take my questions and analyze the situation. They even offered to work me in the next morning should severe stomach troubles arise. Great service and a great staff! Thanks!