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About Us


Our Practice

Our Practice

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

Our Team

dr. rachel dory

Medical Director

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.

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dr. heather gebolys

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Gebolys knew at the age of 4 that she wanted to be a Veterinarian.  Lucky for us, she made that dream come true!  

When not at work, Dr. Gebolys loves spending time with her family, which includes her 2 nephews.  Her favorite companion is her Pit Bull named Diggity (Hot Diggity Dog is his official name).  She loves to read, but Diggity can make that a little difficult, as he likes to lay on the book she's reading.

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

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dr. stevi hartman


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!  

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dr. jennifer lyons

Emergency 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!


melissa gruver

Practice Manager

Melissa (or Mel) has been with Noah's since 2013.  She started as a Veterinary Technician and worked her way up to her current role as Clinical Trainer at our 24-hour emergency hospital.

She grew up helping her family with wildlife rehabilitation, and fell in love with helping animals.  She even had the opportunity to go to schools with the wildlife rehab and speak to kids about birds of prey.  

Mel's family includes her boyfriend & daughter, and 2 dogs - Jade, a pit bull, and Bernie, a Beagle, and a cat named Hala.  


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.


dr. shelby wright


Dr. Wright grew up in Fishers, Indiana, with a brother and a sister.  She attended Saginaw Valley State University for her undergrad (where she was an avid soccer player!) and Lincoln Memorial University College for her Veterinarian Degree.  She joined the Noah's Brandywine family in June of 2019.    

She is most interested in Oncology and Internal Medicine, but enjoys all aspects of Veterinary medicine.  When she's not at work, she enjoys playing soccer, exploring craft breweries, and hiking with her dog, Ace. 

We are thrilled to have Dr. Wright as a part of the Noah's Animal Hospitals family!


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.


nate swegman, rvt

Veterinary Technician

Nate graduated from Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology in December 2013.  Before coming to Noah's in August of 2018,  he worked in numerous specialty clinics in Indiana and Florida.   He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Purdue University, with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist.


When not at work or school, Nate enjoys teaching others as well as learning from others.  He spends as much time with his family and friends when he can.  We're glad to have you on our team, Nate!


robert thomas

Veterinary Assistant

Robert has been an integral part of the Central team since 2015.  As a Veterinary Assistant, he enjoys the fast paced environment of emergency veterinary medicine.    His parents have played a big role in Robert's love of veterinary medicine.  His Dad is a veterinarian, and his Mom worked at a veterinary hospital for over 15 years.  

When not at work, Robert enjoys mountain biking, watching sports and spending time with his rescue dog, Eos.  He also enjoys the company of his parents many cats and dogs.  We are glad Robert is part of the Central family.  

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