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NOAH'S ANIMAL HOSPITAL & 24-HOUR EMERGENCY CENTER

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The Noah’s Animal Hospital group originally began with our flagship hospital, Noah’s Central Animal Hospital in 1982. After returning to his home state of Indiana from his practice in Miami, Florida, Dr. Mike Thomas purchased the hospital from Dr. Howard Glass, a retiring veterinarian. Dr. Glass originally built the building in 1969 and at that time it was the most state of the art veterinary hospital in Indiana. And, yes…it has ALWAYS been a veterinary hospital. We have many visitors ask if it was originally a funeral home or a bank!

 

Over the years, the practice has grown from one doctor and three part time assistants to the present fully staffed, 24 hour emergency and critical care facility, where our extremely dedicated, highly trained staff is here to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Currently, Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center provides the most comprehensive animal medical care in the entire Indianapolis area. Our services range from routine wellness care to prevent illness and keep our healthy patients well to advanced diagnostics and surgery for ongoing health management, to urgent care services to treat the critically ill or injured pet. We even offer grooming and house call services. Our goal is to be there for you, as your trusted resource, to meet all of your animal care needs under one roof.

Our state of the art hospital is fully outfitted with all of the modern equipment and cutting edge technology to provide your dog or cat with a lifetime of quality care. We are staffed around the clock with a licensed veterinarian as well as a complement of trained, medical support staff. That means that if your pet needs care or treatment in the middle of the night, on a weekend, a holiday – whenever it might be, you can rely on the Noah’s team to be there for you when you need us. We are proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a designation that demonstrates the high standards of veterinary care to which we adhere.

Beyond all of the medical and other pet care services we offer, Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 Hour Emergency Center is a veterinary practice that is deeply routed in a foundation of compassion. This compassion drives our determination to help our patients enjoy the healthiest, most comfortable lives possible. We remain steadfastly committed to providing your furry family member with safety, TLC and the best possible care. Let us become your trusted partner in helping your companion enjoy many healthy years by your side.

Our Team

 

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Dr. Lauren Ball

Medical Director

Dr. Lauren Ball comes from a long line of professionals in her family, including many human physicians and even a board-certified radiologist in her family tree.  So, you can easily see where she gets her love of medicine!

Dr. Ball did her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) and then moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2009 and has spent much of her veterinary career practicing emergency medicine here in Central Indiana. Dr. Ball joined our team at Noah’s Caring Hands Animal Hospital in March of 2014.

In practice, Dr. Ball enjoys surgery and helping pets by utilizing some alternative therapy options. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and quite proficient with Herbal Medicine as well.  Dr. Ball ‘s furry family at home includes 2 dogs, a cat and a horse.

Dr. Rachel Dory

Veterinarian

In the 8th grade, Dr. Dory started volunteering for a local non-profit animal shelter in her Arizona hometown. She soon began volunteering at the shelter’s medical clinic, and by sophomore year of high school Rachel knew that the veterinary profession was the only path for her!

Dr. Dory attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies, receiving her degree in Biology with a minor in English. She then attended Auburn University to receive her veterinary degree, then returned to her family and friends in Indianapolis, where she started with Noah's in 2014.

Dr. Dory’s professional interests include surgery and critical care. She particularly likes challenging cases that require her to research and follow up with patients. Nothing is more rewarding to her than helping a pet get back on all four feet!

Dr. Dory has one pet of her own: a Boxer pup named Alfie.   She often takes Alfie along with her during two of her favorite pastimes - running and hiking. She also likes working on craft projects, and is currently working on several pieces of art to decorate her new home.

Dr. Karla Fraga

Veterinarian

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Fraga knew at a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  She moved  to Louisiana to finish her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Louisiana State University, and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. 

 

She met her soon to be husband at vet school (he's an Equine veterinarian), and they have two adopted pups (Shaggy and Nola).  They will be welcoming another roommate later this year, a baby boy!  When not thinking about veterinary medicine, she enjoys being outdoors, playing volleyball, and traveling,

While attending veterinary school, she was awarded the ACVS Foundation Student Surgery Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery.   We are excited to welcome Dr. Fraga to the Noah's family!

Dr. Nichol Johnson

Veterinarian

Dr. Johnson joined the Noah's family in August of 2013.  She always knew she wanted to be in the medical field, and her love of animals steered her in that direction.  In high school, she worked as a Kennel Assistant at a veterinarian near her home.  And that solidified her career choice.  

Her family includes her husband, Brian, her adorable toddler, Luke,  and 2 dogs:  Artax a "Whippadore," and Calliope, a Cattle Dog.  Dr. Johnson enjoys running when not spending time with her family.  She's ran in mini marathons, Tough Mudders and Spartan races, and enjoys the Drumstick Dash every Thanksgiving. 

We are lucky to have Dr. Johnson as part of the Noah's Central family. 

Dr. Ryan Klobusnik

Veterinarian

Dr. Klobusnik joined the Noah's Central family in April of 2018.  He knew he wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age, and as he got older he realized his love of all things animals and all things science made it the perfect career choice for him.  He loves being an advocate and voice for animals.

His family includes his partner, Michael, and 3 dogs:  Dempsey, a Cavachon, Shiloh, a German Shepherd and Luna, a boxer.  When not spending time with his family, Dr. Klobusnik enjoys traveling, classic films, playing volleyball and hiking.

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

Dr. Stevi Hartman

Veterinarian

An Ohio native, Dr. Hartman received her undergraduate degree at Miami University.  She then attended the University of Tennessee, where she graduated with her DVM in 2015.

Her specific areas of interest in veterinary medicine are emergency and critical care, as well as diagnostic imaging.  Her strong desire to help animals and their people make the most of the human/animal bond led her to want to practice veterinary medicine.

 

When not working, Dr. Hartman enjoys spending time with her husband and her German Shepherd, Taryn.  She enjoys wildlife rehabilitation, hiking, reading and the occasional arts and crafts.  We are excited to have Dr. Hartman join the Noah's Central family!  

Dr. Jennifer Lyons

Veterinarian

Dr. Lyons grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and completed her undergraduate career at the University of Kentucky before attending Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Her area of interest are emergency medicine and animal behavior.  

Her fiancé, Alex, was matched at Indiana University for an Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency, and they are very excited to see what Indy life is like!  They will reside on the southeast end of town with their female yellow lab, Rory. 

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Lyons has been a volunteer puppy raiser for the past seven years.  She absolutely loves what it’s taught her about the human-animal bond and how powerful it really is. She also enjoys reading, hiking, game nights, and spending time with family.

We are so excited to have Dr. Lyons join the Noah's family!

Dr. Gina Santiago

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Kristen McGuire

Practice Manager

Kristen joined the Noah's Central team in September of 2018.  She started volunteering at an animal shelter, and knew that working with animals was where she wanted to be.

When not at work, Kristen enjoys spending time hiking in the Tennessee mountains, and with her dogs, Bolt & Panda, and a "few" cats.  An avid rescuer, she's up for a good rescue mission anytime!

We are thrilled to have her as part of the Noah's family!

Melissa Gruver

Clinical Manager

Bio on its way!

Max Brooks

Office Manager

Born and raised in Indiana, Max has always enjoyed interacting with people and animals. At a young age Max was drawn to compassion career fields. He enjoys being able to bring a smile to clients and getting a happy tail wag from pets. Max has worked in the companion animal health field for the past 7 years in both the clinic and corporate environments. If you ever need anything, just ask Max and he’ll do everything he can to help!

Max’s favorite part of the job is getting to know each client and their background and interacting with, and loving on, the pets as well! A new story walks through the door every day!

Max lives in Indianapolis and has 4 pets. 1 black Labrador Retriever named Clover and 3 cats: an Orange Tabby (Cooper), a Calico (Zoey) and a black short-haired cat (Linus).

Elise Bell, BAS

Veterinary Technician

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Deanna Clark

Veterinary Technician

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Stephanie Gerlach

Veterinary Technician

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Tara Harris

Veterinary Technician

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Nicole Henson

Veterinary Assistant

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Heather Hooten

Veterinary Assistant

Every time Heather’s family took their terrier to the vet, she was fascinated by the veterinary procedures and would help whenever she could. She realized she wanted to work in the veterinary field as well. Now she’s a veterinary assistant at Noah’s Animal Hospital and Emergency!

Heather was born in Indianapolis, but lived in Iowa and New York as a kid because of her father’s military career. She attended International Business College in Fort Wane, Indiana to receive her assistant’s certificate, then did an externship at a local clinic. Eventually she became a part of the caring Noah’s team and couldn’t be happier. She particularly enjoys orthopedic surgeries, as well as dental procedures, spays, and neuters.

Heather and her husband, Billy, have three dogs, Porter, Scrappy, and Pepper. In her spare time, Heather enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and regularly rides in benefit fundraisers.

Abby Kinkade

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Bio on its way!

Mandy Nestlerode

Veterinary Assistant

When she was trying to find a career path that fit her, Mandy started working at the Humane Society to pay the bills. She fell in love with the job and her veterinary career was started!

Mandy was born in South Bend, Indiana and lived in Michigan until she was three, when she moved to Indianapolis with her family. Now she’s a veterinary assistant at Noah’s Animal Hospital and Emergency, where she loves rehabilitating pets that have gone through surgery. It makes her so happy to see a dog come back after surgery and being able to move normally again!

At home, Mandy has two cats, Kitters and Sami. Mandy has a special interest in animal welfare and rehab, and still volunteers at the zoo or Humane Society when she has time.

Ally Revis

Veterinary Technician

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Courtney Robinson

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney was always trying to take care of stray cats and kittens when she was a young girl—she would even put them in her doll strollers and push them around! Her love of animals persisted, and now she works as a Veterinary Assistant!

Courtney started her veterinary career in 2001, when she was given the opportunity to work at a local animal hospital. After moving her son to a school in Indianapolis, she needed a job closer to him, and was quickly hired on at Noah’s in 2010! She loves taking care of patients in the ICU, and loves knowing pet owners are relying on them to care for their family members. She also has a weakness for Persian cats.

In addition to her son and daughter, Courtney has many pets at home: three cats, Dusty, Eppia, and Dora, as well as a 95-pound black lab mix. When she isn’t at work or tending to her children and pets, Courtney likes to ride four wheelers in the woods with her boyfriend. They also enjoy spending time together with friends and family.

Cinnamon Sampiere

Veterinary Technician

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Chelcee Shields

Client Service Representative

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Lindsay Shinabarger

Veterinary Technician

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Marla Stickel

Groomer

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Robert Thomas

Veterinary Assistant

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Danny Traub

Client Service Representative

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Robert Isaac Wise

Veterinary Technician

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