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Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital is the second practice to join the Noah’s group. It was purchased in 1987 from Dr.

Ted Parker, a retiring veterinarian who started the practice in 1959. Since its inception, the practice has been providing complete animal health services for dogs, cats and exotics, including preventive and general medicine, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics boarding, grooming, premium and therapeutic diets and pet supplies. Our goal is to continue to be the trusted resource for the people and pets of the Indianapolis area, providing exceptional care and unparalleled service.

Over the past 50+ years, our veterinary practice has seen many changes, but the one thing that has remained the same is the dedication and commitment that each member of our team has to providing the best veterinary care available to every patient we serve. This is evidenced by our long term affiliation with the American Animal Hospital Association, with whom we have been accredited for 25 years! What this means for you and your pet is that you can count on us to consistently adhere to the highest standards of care with each and every interaction, ensuring that your companion always receives the quality care and individualized attention he or she deserves.

Since taking over the practice, we’ve worked tirelessly to maintain the flawless reputation that Dr. Parker worked so hard to establish. We’ve developed an affordable, highly effective system of care that is designed to meet the changing needs of our patients as they navigate through each life stage. Our goal is to help your pet stay happy and healthy, and to take the appropriate measures necessary to extend his or her life so that you can both enjoy each other’s company for many years to come. Whether it’s a routine wellness exam or a complex surgical procedure, we’re prepared to work with you, every step of the way!

We invite you and your pet to come by and visit our practice, take a tour of our facility and meet our caring, compassionate staff. We believe that once you do, you’ll want us to become your veterinary partner for life! We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon and to serving you for many years to come!

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Our Team


Dr. Mark Petersmann

Veterinarian, Medical Director

Dr. Matthew Heydenburg


Dr. Heydenburg, a Michigan native, joined the Noah's West Side family in July of 2019.  He attended Michigan State University for his undergrad, and  Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine for his DVM.


He enjoys performing surgery but also working up a tough medical case.  When Dr. Heydenburg isn't taking care of patients, he enjoys hiking, playing board games, and traveling. 

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Heydenburg to the Noah's family!

Jennifer Saferight

Practice Manager

Patsy Campbell

CSR Team Lead

Growing up in Indianapolis, Patsy always had hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, and cats and dogs. She wanted to continue her special bond with animals, so she pursued a veterinary career!


While attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Patsy noticed Noah’s was hiring a pet care specialist. She filled out an application, and the rest is history! Now she’s the Office Manager, and strives to make sure every person and pet who walks in the building has a fantastic experience.


Patsy has a Toy Fox Terrier mix named Alie Bama and several cats. She also has a 20-year-old stepson. Patsy enjoys anything outdoors, including gardening and camping. She also likes cooking and spending time with her cats.

Tammy Eavey

Client Service Representative

Tammy is originally from Lebanon, IN and attended Lebanon H.S. She graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 1989. She started working for Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital in 1992.

Tammy currently resides in Indianapolis and is the proud owner of 2 Dalmatians and a Bearded Dragon. She enjoys reading, coloring and attending dog shows.

Lisa Hollingsworth

Veterinary Technician

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Krista Klindt

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Mariel Land

Veterinary Technician

Mariel says her profession is truly a labor of love. She looks at pets as more than just animals—they’re a part of a family! Mariel considers her own pets her children, so she loves to help someone else’s furry family member get better.


Born and raised in northern Indiana, Mariel grew up with lots of animals in her life. During high school, she took plenty of biology and zoology classes and was active in 4-H. She continued on to Purdue University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology with a minor in animal science. After working with Dr. Elkins and several VSEC technicians previously, Mariel joined the team upon the clinic’s opening in March of 2014.

Although she loves working with pets, of course, Mariel has a special fondness for talking with pet owners themselves. She loves to hear the origin of a pet’s name, fun stories, or answer a client’s questions. Medically, she always enjoys a good foreign body removal.

Mariel and her fiancé, Chris, own three dogs: Adelaide, Harley, and Mac. They also have a cat named Linus who holds his own with the dogs. When time permits outside of work, Mariel likes to run marathons. She does her best to run the Mudathlon 5k every summer with her older brother, which is a 3-mile course full of muddy obstacles.

Carla Pickering

Pet Care Specialist

Carla’s passion for animal care started when she rescued kittens in her grandfather’s barn. Her love of animals has led her to her current position as a Client Service Representative at Noah’s Westside location, as well as her own pet-sitting service which includes rescuing, fostering, and placement.

Carla was born in Beech Grove and raised in Brookston. She moved Lafayette in 1989 and then Indianapolis in 1992. At Noah’s, she takes care of clients one-on-one and also occasionally helps out in the kennels.


Carla has three children, DeAndré, Austin, and Trés, as well as two cats, Alvin and Simone. In her spare time, she loves to write and is currently penning a tell-all book! She’s also interested in Pit Bulls, having owned two and fostered two more.

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