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.
M. Elizabeth Shaw, MVB, CVA
Dr. Shaw joined us in December, 2016 and sees cats and dogs for all medical and surgical services as well as select small mammals.
Dr. Shaw hails from nowhere in particular as she’s a Navy brat but calls New Hampshire home. She opted to travel further a field for her veterinary degree and is a 2009 graduate from University College Dublin, Ireland. Post graduation, she commenced her veterinary career in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery as a rotating intern at University College Dublin.
Following on from cattle, horses, and other cloven hoofed friends, she opted to pursue small animal work a relief veterinary surgeon in the greater Dublin area. In 2011, she joined Bairbre O’Malley Veterinary Hospital, Bray, Co. Wicklow and continued the grand adventure small animal work but also delved into the art of exotic animal care. Alongside this specialized style of practice, she obtained a further certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) from Chi Institute of Europe in 2012. She has lectured on the use of acupuncture as an integrated therapy for the treatment of dental disease in degus. Core to her beliefs are that there is no patient too small or too large, too furry, feathery, or scaly that does not deserve a great quality of life.
Outside of clinic hours she enjoys spending time with Anne, her wife with a PhD in Chemistry and their three-legged black and white domestic short hair cat, Das Puddd. You may see them taking a hike, at an Indy11 match or investigating a new micro-brewery.
She is delighted to be a part of the Pet Pals Holistic Veterinary Team!
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.
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.
She loves hanging out with my family and friends. She was born and raised in Westfield IN, and now lives with her husband and daughter in Sheridan. She has always had a love for animals ever since she was a little girl. Her hobbies are, camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, the beach, anything out doors. Her favorite sport is football, her favorite team is the Pittsburg Steelers. She has one dog named Tank and a cat named Smoke.
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.
Danie, Registered Veterinary Technician
Danie joined Pet Pals in June 2017. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2008 and graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in October 2009. Danie became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. After 7 years of working in emergency medicine she was ready for a change.
Outside of work, Danie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their dog, and 2 cats. She also likes outdoor activities, hanging out with friends, and brunch.
Laura, Registered Veterinary Technician
Laura graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Tinley Park, Illinois in 2014. She has moved around the country (living in New York, Illinois, Florida, but she calls West Virginia home) and has FINALLY settled down in Indianapolis. She lives with her husband and their two four-legged kids. In her off time, Laura really likes to travel and go to concerts. She is always down for a singalong and can usually “name that tune” in 3 seconds or less.
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.
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.