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NOAH'S CARING HANDS ANIMAL HOSPITAL AT GEIST

Our Practice

 

Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital began in July of 1988 as Geist Animal Clinic. The practice was founded by Peter F. Veling, DVM in a 1200 square foot rental space located 5 doors down from Marsh in Geist Centre at the corner of Fox Road and Oaklandon Road and at the time, it offered only veterinary services. In 1996, Dr. Thomas and Noah’s opened a satellite clinic at 79th and Fall Creek, the purpose of which was to provide veterinary and grooming services to the many clients who trekked down Fall Creek to see us at the main location.

In 2003, Dr. Veling’s Geist Animal Clinic moved into our current location on Sunnyside Road and changed names to become Caring Hands Pet Hospital. In 2009, Dr. Michael Thomas purchased Caring Hands and added it to the Noah’s Animal Hospital group. The satellite clinic at 79th and Fall Creek was merged with the Sunnyside location. At that point, Dr. Thomas and his team officially changed the name to Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital, and we’ve been carrying on the solid reputation of quality care that has followed this hospital ever since.

Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital is a full service animal health care clinic where the people of Indianapolis and surrounding communities can bring their companions to receive complete veterinary care. The patients we treat include dogs and cats, as well as pocket pets, such as hamsters and guinea pigs, and even a few reptiles. Whether your pet is covered in fur or scales, we’re here to provide everything he or she needs to stay happy and healthy and enjoy many years by your side.

We are proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, a designation that we believe demonstrates our unwavering commitment to veterinary excellence. Our goal is to not just meet your pet’s health care needs, but to exceed your expectations with each and every visit to our office. At Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital, you’re more than just a number – you’re a part of our family. We hope to see you and your companion in our office soon and look forward to working with you for many years to come!

Our Team

Dr. Karen Roach

Veterinarian

 Dr. Roach claims she was born with her career choice in her heart—even at a young age, she would play vet with her stuffed animals, sewing them up with her mother’s sewing kit. Now she cares for real pets daily as a Veterinarian at Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital!

Dr. Roach grew up in a small, semi-rural town with many pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, fish, and turtles. She volunteered for a local veterinarian when she used to work at a library. After deciding to pursue veterinary medicine, she graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She then started working for the animal hospital that would eventually become Noah’s Caring Hands.

At home, Dr. Roach lives with her husband of 21 years and their two sons. The family has a Golden Retriever named Jack.  Dr. Roach’s newest hobby is gardening. She also likes boating, camping, hiking, swimming, and biking with her boys. She’s also been passionate about art for many years—her high school art teacher was upset when Karen told her she was going to become a veterinarian! 

Dr. Kaelyn Stevick

Veterinarian

A native Michigander, Dr. Kaelyn Stevick grew up in Midland which, as the name implies, is right in the middle of the state, where the “hand” meets the “thumb”.  Dr. Stevick is a 2016 graduate of the Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and placed 6th out of her class of 112. She completed externships during her senior year that have gave her experience in dentistry, cardiology, ophthalmology and emergency medicine. She also won awards for academic excellence in pharmacology and anatomy.

At home, Dr. Stevick is the proud owner of her Bernese Mountain Dog, Daisy and she also has her warm-blood horse, Brinley.

Dr. Edward Webb

Veterinarian

Dr. Ed Webb has been part of the Central Indiana veterinary community for more than 25 years. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1985, Dr. Webb did some work with farm veterinarians before relocating to Bloomington. In 1990, he moved again to Brownsburg and then started working at the Stop 11 Animal Hospital in 1992. He purchased the practice in 1996 and built many strong relationships with Indy’s southside community of pet lovers. In 2013, Dr. Webb sold his practice to Noah’s and joined our family.

 

He has been a blessing to our team as he is comfortable working in almost any practice, on any side of town. We welcomed Dr. Webb to our Caring Hands team in June of 2017.

Elicia Parient

Practice Manager

Elicia’s old chocolate lab, Moca, opened her eyes to the veterinary field when the dog was just 6 months old. She was sick from an infection, and the subsequent trips to different veterinary specialists made Elicia realize she wanted to get into the veterinary profession!

Elicia was born and raised in Indianapolis. In May of 2006, she began working as a veterinary assistant at Noah’s. After three years, she was promoted to Practice Manager for the Noah’s Caring Hands location. Two and a half years later, in March of 2013, she moved to manage both the Noah’s Brandywine and All Pet Health Care by Noah's practices.  In September of 2018, she also started managing the Noah's Caring Hands location in Geist.  

Working with the caring staff and educating clients about pet care are Elicia’s two favorite parts of her job. Making sure clients are current on every aspect of their pet’s lives is very important to her.  Elicia’s furry family consists of Opie, an orange and white domestic long-hair, Java, a tortoise short-hair, and Jasper a Coonhound mix.

In her down time, Elicia enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling and baking when she can find the time. In 2012 she was fortunate enough to go on an Alaskan cruise, where she was able to see wild salmon, bears, orca whales, humpback whales, moose, and eagles!

Kara Wetzel

Office Manager

Kara is one of Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital’s technician assistants.  She has 4 to 5 years of customer service experience, and has spent the last three years with Noah’s.

Kara is a 10 year 4-H member of Hancock County, where she showed livestock.  Her 4-H experience developed her interest in veterinary medicine, and an opportunity became available for her to work at Noah’s.  She married her husband in November of 2013.  At home she has two cats, Guinness and Sierra, who have so much personality and provide her with plenty of entertainment and they have recently added a Lab named “Pia” to the mix.  Kara and her whole family welcomed their newest family member, daughter Mia, to the home in November of 2014.

Kara is also very proud of her father who has served several tours of duty with the US Navy.

Ashley VanOsdol

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Ashley first joined our Noah’s Caring Hands team as a Pet Care Specialist in 2014 while she was still in school at Harrison College. As she graduated with her certification as a Veterinary Assistant, Ashley joined the technician side of our team!

At home, Ashley has 3 Huskies (Zero, Kody and Rissika) as well as her cat Truffles. She and her husband are passionate aquarium enthusiasts and are working to set up several salt water aquariums. Ashley is also our “go to” person when we need any sort of dessert (cupcakes, pies, cakes, etc) for our staff gatherings. Her Red Velvet cupcakes are especially amazing!!

Denise DeCarlo

Technician Team Lead

Denise has been a member of our Noah’s family for more than 10 years. She has worked at several different Noah’s locations and is currently enrolled in the Distance Learning Veterinary Technician Program through Cedar Valley College in Dallas, TX. Denise is fond of working in surgery and dentistry and is a fantastic asset to our veterinarians due to her experience and dedication to excellence.

Denise has a great love for Great Pyrenees dogs and her current furry family member, Monique, is pictured here.

Elise Viergutz

Client Service Representative

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Carly Brock

Registered Veterinary Technician

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Jessica Revell

Registered Veterinary Technician

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Veterinary Assistant

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