VCA Northwood Animal Hospital

Jill Sackash, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Purdue University


Dr. Jill Sackash began working at VCA Northwood's emergency practice helping out on weekends, holidays, and as relief for vacations. After her veterinary school graduation from Purdue University in 1984, and having completed what she considers her 'internship' in 1987, she started a house call practice, Mobile Veterinary Services, in her hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In 1991-1992 and 1997-1998, she worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Indianapolis with Drs. Bassett and Reutman. In between the Indianapolis stints, she ventured back to Ft. Wayne to manage and work for three years at the Emergency Animal Clinic. While working emergency, she continued to run her house call practice, but decided that it was time to settle down. In 1995, she purchased Veterinary Services, a small animal practice on the Northwest side of Ft. Wayne where she continues to work Monday through Friday. She has one son, Mac, and too many animals to mention here. She enjoys traveling, kayaking, and believe it or not mowing! Most important to her though is spending quality time with her son.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  There is always a doctor available including weekends and holidays.

If your pet has ingested a poison, please be sure to bring the packaging.  This may assist the doctors with determining the best treatment for your pet.  At times it may be best to call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control.  Their telephone number is (888)426-4435.  Credit card payment is required for the service they provide.  The Indiana Poison Control Center may also be able to provide assitance if your pet has ingested a medication or other potentially dangerous products.  They can be reached at (800)382-9097.