We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Pet Pals Holistic Veterinary Hospital. Our staff is prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (317) 257-1761.
Julie Towle, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH, CVTP
Ten years after joining Pet Pals, Dr. Towle purchased the practice 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) and Veterinary Tui-na.
Dr. Towle lives in Carmel with her daughter, Sara, & 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!
Natalie 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 children and 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.
Jen Norris, Office Manager
Jen joined the practice in October 2015. She has a background in office management in environmental consulting. After ten years in that field, she decided she needed a change and began working as an assistant manager at a doggy daycare and boarding facility. She loved working with the dogs on behavior and socialization.
Jen has had a love for animals since she was a young girl, and grew up with dogs, cats, and horses. She enjoys fishing, hiking, riding ATVs, camping, canoeing, and gardening. She has three dogs; Liza, an akita mix; Coleman, a rottweiler mix; Chuck, a pitbull mix; and five rescue cats.
Tara is an animal enthusiast who graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. After working in Customer Service for many years, she started her journey into animal welfare in 2015, working at a local shelter. She then joined the PetPals team in 2018. She loves chatting with people about animal behavior and positive alternatives.
Growing up in New Palestine, IN, she now lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two dogs. Outside of the practice, Tara enjoys spending time with her family & friends, singing loudly to 90’s music in the car, volunteering with Handicapable Camp each fall and going to the movies. Her Patronus is a Beagle.
Gabrielle is born and raised in Indiana. She attended college at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida in the Teaching Zoo program while working in the school’s Office of Admissions. After graduating in 2011 she focused on her career as a zookeeper before deciding it was time for a change. She worked at an exotic animal veterinary hospital in Indianapolis for two years before coming to Pet Pals in 2017.
Currently, Gabrielle’s only pet is her cornsnake named Squiggles but plans to get a dog when she has a yard they could play in.
Megan, Technician Manager
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.
Spencer, Registered Veterinary Technician
Spencer is a graduate of Veterinary Technology from Harrison College and has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years. He has worked in emergency and internal medicine but finds that he enjoys working in a holistic veterinary practice the most!
As an animal lover, Spencer has 8 pets! He has 4 cats (Mifkins, Nico, Fiona, and Abba), 3 dogs (Hank, Dunder and Justice) and a Bearded Dragon named Kevin.
In his free time Spencer enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, making music, photography, videography, learning and trying new things!
Jarrika, Registered Veterinary Technician
Jarrika graduated as Salutatorian from Harrison College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been working in the field since 2015 and has previous experience in general practice, emergency, intensive care, and internal medicine. She is Fear Free® certified and a huge advocate for low-stress handling.
Outside of work, Jarrika enjoys hiking, biking, thrifting, reading, and watching documentaries. Oh, and she is OBSESSED with cats.
Amber, Registered Veterinary Technician
Amber earned her Degree in Veterinary Technology from Harrison College and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has a dog named Haddy, a cat named Pinocchio, a tortoise named Bubba, and a fish named Sir Bubbles. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, listening to all genres of music, spending quality time with family, and watching Netflix. She and her husband are excited as they will welcome a new member to their family in Dec 2019.
Vanessa, Veterinary Assistant
Vanessa joined the practice in 2016. She has been working with animal since she was 13 years old. Vanessa comes from a family that trained military dogs. Vanessa started out volunteering at local shelters applying her behavioral and training skills to help rehabilitate animals. She debuted her animal career as a groomer in a pet store. Vanessa acquired a B.S in Animal Science. In her many years of animal work, she has worked with all kinds of critters, from large farm animals to small exotic species. Vanessa enjoys emergency medicine, canine behavior and educating pet owners. She deeply enjoys working in a holistic veterinary practice.
Annie, Veterinary Assistant
Annie joined the practice in October 2018. Knowing she always wanted to work with animals, Annie pursued a B.S. in Wildlife from Purdue University and graduated in 2018. Previously, she has worked with a variety of exotic animals including giraffes and rhinos. Annie also has experience working with animals from a previous job at a pet store and an internship at a veterinary hospital. She loves helping people and their pets.
Outside of work, Annie likes to spend time with her family and friends, spend time outdoors, and play with her dog, Wilson.