About Us


Our Practice


Since 1982, Carmel residents have traveled to Noah’s Animal Hospital at 56th and Emerson, when Dr. Mike Thomas returned to his native Indiana and began building the Noah’s group. His dream was to provide extraordinary pet care and service, establishing lifelong relationships with both his clients and patients. On October 29th, 2013, Noah’s Animal Clinic at Carmel was opened at the intersection of 146th Street and Carey Road to serve the Carmel area under the expert leadership of Dr. Joni Kirch.

Noah’s Animal Clinic at Carmel is a full service companion animal health care facility offering preventive care, diagnostics, dentistry and surgery for dogs and cats. We also provide grooming services to help keep our patients looking and feeling their very best. Our services, facility and equipment have all been designed to help us consistently deliver the highest quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Whether it’s a routine wellness exam, an advanced diagnostic test or a complex surgical procedure, our staff of highly skilled veterinary professionals will be here for you and your pet, every step of the way.

At Noah’s Animal Clinic at Carmel, we have worked hard to establish our reputation as the most trusted resource for veterinary medical care in the Indiana area and we want to share our commitment with you and your pet. Let us work with you to provide your animal companion with all of the preventative care and necessary medical treatment he or she needs to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. We look forward to welcoming you both to our office soon and to serving you for many years to come.


Our Team


dr. christine ostermeyer

Veterinarian, Medical Director

In third grade during career day, young Dr. Ostermeyer announced to her teacher and classmates that she was going to become a veterinarian. She stuck to it, and has now been a full-time veterinarian for Noah's since 2003!

Dr. Ostermeyer grew up in Pike Township in Indianapolis. Her family moved to Florida for two years when she was in high school, then back to Indianapolis. She attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies and stayed there to receive her DVM from the veterinary school.  After graduation, she found the perfect job at Noah’s and has been happy ever since.

As a vet, Dr. Ostermeyer particularly enjoys surgery. She likes working with cats and ferrets. At home, Dr. Ostermeyer lives with her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Ivy, and a group of feline family members.  Between work and spending time with her family, Dr. Ostermeyer enjoys boating, gardening, and bike riding.


dr. rhonda katter


Dr. Katter was raised in southern Indiana. She started working in veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. It was the experiences at Washington Veterinary Clinic during her teenage years that influenced her career choice. Dr. Katter is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, Dr. Katter has worked for AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited practices in the Kokomo and Indianapolis areas. She joined the Noah’s team in the fall of 2015. Dr. Katter has a special interest in dentistry for dogs and cats. She also enjoys taking care of pets’ wellness needs.

Dr. Katter practices veterinary medicine part-time because she is also a full-time mother of 2. Rylee (born in 2006) and RJ (born in 2009) keep her time away from the office very busy with their activities. Dr. Katter is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan. Their family is completed by a Weimaraner, Isabelle,  and 2 Terrier mutts, George and Mocha. Someday they will find the perfect kitten to fill the void left when their black cat Kramer passed at age 17.


dr. sarah blair


Sarah Schroeder Blair graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, and then she went to South Florida for an internship in small animal practice at Hollywood Animal Hospital.  This 24-hour emergency and referral practice convinced her to stay in the warm weather for 7 years as an associate and intern mentor. Dr. Blair then moved to the Chicago area to be closer to family, and she found a wonderful practice, Family Pet Animal Hospital, located in the Lincoln Park area for 6 years.


A job change sent the Blair's to Dallas, Texas, where Dr. Blair has been working at a terrific practice for the past 3 years. Yet another change brought the family here to Indiana, where they plan to stay!  Dr. Blair is thrilled to join the welcoming doctors and staff at Noah’s Animal Hospitals, especially working in the little house that makes up the Carmel location, where she instantly feels at home. Dr. Blair is board certified in canine and feline practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and loves being back at work. She can’t wait to meet and care for your furry companions!


kara wetzel

Office Manager

Kara has been with Noah's since 2011, and is a vital member of two of our clinics.  She's currently the Office Manager of our Caring Hands location, as well as our hospital in Carmel.  

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.  They also have a Lab named  Pie-a.  Kara and her husband have a daughter named Mia and a son named Hunter. 

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


heather ballone


Heather has been our Groomer since September of 2015.  With a love of "all things animal," and anything artistic - becoming a groomer was the perfect fit for her.

She has 3 cats (at her Mom's home), and is the Mom to her son, Anthony (who is the most loving & funniest kid).  When not at work, Heather loves being outdoors, reading and traveling whenever she can.  We are lucky to have Heather as part of our team!


valerie jones

Client Service Representative

Valerie joined NACC in January of 2017 as a Client Service Representative.  Her family consist of her fiancé, Bobby, and her 2 year old son Michael.  They also have a crazy Coonhound named Beau.

In her spare time Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, teaching herself how to cook new things and spending time outdoors.  


Valerie is delighted to help you arrange your visits to NACC and answer any questions you may have while keeping your pets happy and healthy!


krista king

Veterinary Assistant & Clinical Trainer

Krista has been with Noah's since February of 2014.  She started at our Central location and joined the Carmel team in July of 2019.  She is currently a Veterinary Assistant and the Clinical Trainer at Carmel.

A 2012 graduate of Harrison College, Krista spent a year at a veterinary clinic in Danville.  She knew that being a "hands on" part of the veterinary hospital was what she wanted to do.  

Her family includes her husband, Nick, and adorable little boy named Jackson.  They spend their time on their chicken hobby farm - with 45 chickens and 4 ducks!  They also have 2 cats named Beck Laurence & Pipsqueak.  


jennifer lange, rvt

Veterinary Technician

Jennifer joined the Noah's Carmel team in September of 2017.  She had previously worked in a kennel, and when she saw what the Veterinary Technicians were doing, she knew that's what she wanted to do. 

Her family includes her Mom, a brother, Steve, Comet and Satin - 13 year old Turkish Angora's, and kitty's Whit and Pig.  She is also the proud foster failure of River, a 2 year old pit bull mix.  

We are so glad that Jennifer is part of the Noah's family.  


grace stuteville

Veterinary Assistant

Grace started working for Noah's Carings Hands clinic in the kennel, and transferred to the Carmel clinic as a vet assistant in 2015. She has a lab mix named Morty and saved a kitten from the church parking behind the Carmel clinic and named him Rick!

Grace is excited to work with you and your furry friends to make your experience the best it can be!


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