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.


Gabrielle, Receptionist


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 corn snake named Squiggles but plans to get a dog when she has a yard they could play in.


Katy, Receptionist


Katy graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Zoology. She has a lovely cat named Bert and hopes to adopt a dog in the future. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going kayaking and hiking, and watching The Office and Criminal Minds. She also enjoys cooking and baking sweet treats!


Corey, Receptionist


Corey’s love for animals developed as a child due to people like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin on Animal Planet. He loves all reptiles from Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragons, and Red Eared Sliders. In the near future, he hopes to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine while working towards Broadway. He is a graduate of Grambling State University located in Grambling, LA where he graduated with a degree in Visual and Performing Arts with a Concentration in Dance. Currently, he is an apprentice with Phoenix Rising Dance Company located in Indianapolis, IN. His goal is to one day get the opportunity to perform on Broadway. His hobbies include studying the metaphysical properties of crystals along with the medicinal properties of herbs and doing Hot Yoga.


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.


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.


Mary Jo, Registered Veterinary Technician


I have been in the veterinary medicine field for 17 years, I’ve been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 11 of those years. In my previous life, I was a professional photographer until I decided to follow my passion for animals by going back to school to become a Veterinary Technician. I enjoy learning about alternative/complementary medicine and practicing fear free handling techniques.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years. We run a traveling dog show, Runamuk Trick Dog show, featuring our five high energy dogs. We travel the Midwest to fairs and festivals as well as perform in front of thousands during professional and college football games. When we are not performing, we travel with our dogs to compete in disc dog competitions.

I am so happy to call Pet Pals Holistic Veterinary Hospital my home.


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.


Caitlin, Veterinary Assistant


Caitlin joined the Pet Pals team in September 2019. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2011 and is currently attending school for her Veterinary Technician degree and certification. Caitlin is Fear Free® certified and enjoys learning about holistic approaches to veterinary care.

Caitlin has 2 cats named Alice and Buffy. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys reading, hiking, and seeing live music.”