Hospital Staff

Dr. Julie Towle, holistic veterinarian, Indianapolis

Julie Towle, DVM, CVA, CVC, CTVH

Dr. Towle purchased the practice from Dr. Arnold in January of 2012, renaming it Pet Pals Holistic Veterinary Hospital. She continues to integrate holistic therapies of TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine), acupuncture and chiropractic with more traditional surgery and western medicine therapies. Dr. Towle graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and is an active member of The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Towle received her first certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2003 and also holds current certifications in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Veterinary Spinal Manipulation (aka Chiropractic).

Dr. Towle lives in Carmel with her daughter, Sara, and their 2 dogs. When she’s not helping people with their pets, Julie is involved with various volunteer efforts, practicing Tai Chi, gardening or enjoying music in her spare time!

Richard Arnold, DVM

Dr. Rick Arnold founded Pet Pals Veterinary Hospital and House Calls in our current location in Nora in 1994 before transitioning out of practice ownership in 2012. Dr. Arnold continues to practice full time at the clinic but without the ownership time demands.

He graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, He is an active member of The American Animal Hospital Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and The Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.

When Dr. Arnold is not working, he enjoys spending time with his children or gardening. He also began the veterinary sponsorship for Indiana Task Force 1 – Canine Urban Search and Rescue. Pet Pals is proud to continue this tradition by providing routine veterinary care, supplies and other veterinary health care services and training to the dedicated volunteers supporting these FEMA certified dogs.

natalie-olden-stahl175Natalie Olden-Stahl, DVM, CVA

Dr. Olden-Stahl graduated from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She spent one year in Virginia in a private practice, and another three and half years in a 24-hour general practice/emergency hospital. Following that she spent several years in private general practice on Indianapolis’ south-east side. In 2011, she attended the Chi Institute to study Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and attain her certificate as a Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Dr. Olden-Stahl and her husband have two dogs, Buster and Charlee. Her professional interests include internal medicine, geriatric care, wound healing and Eastern Medicine (acupuncture, herbal and food therapy). Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading and gardening.


HeavenHeaven, RVT

Heaven joined our practice in September 2005. She began her veterinary career in 1991 as a sophomore in high school cleaning kennels as a volunteer. Her love for the business continued to grow as she earned her degree and RVT through Purdue University in 1994.

Heaven is married with 2 children. Her “fur kids” include 3 dogs, 5 cats, 4 horses and 2 birds. She enjoys horseback riding (especially the Brown County trails), camping, taking cruises and spending quality time with friends and family.


MeganMegan, BS

Megan joined the practice in July 2007. Her first job as a veterinary assistant was in 2002. She pursued the love of working in the veterinary field by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Purdue University in 2006.

In her free time, Megan enjoys participating in sporting activities with her dog, going to concerts and eating Thai food.



Lisa, VT

Lisa is the newest member of our medical staff, joining the practice in early June. Originally from Colorado, Lisa earned her RVT from Pittsburgh, PA in 2004, after years of working in both equine and shelter medicine. She moved to the Indianapolis area in 2005, and has since practiced with several different area Veterinarians.

Lisa enjoys the companionship of her two dogs, and her fiancé. She regularly participates in equestrian sports, and enjoys the outdoors, craft beer and bonfires.



Angel joined our practice in October 2011. She brought with her over 13 years of experience in Veterinary medicine.

Angel is married with three children, two dogs, three cats and two Granddogs!! She enjoys hiking and swimming with family and furbabies.




Gale joined Pet Pals in June 2013 as a receptionist. She previously worked in customer service positions until her love of pets led to veterinary clinic work, including Customer service at Elanco animal health. Gale lives in Indianapolis with her husband Jeff. They enjoy camping with their 3 dachshunds Beau, Lucy, and Tucker.






Susan and friend Louie

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