Our Practice

Our hospital is well equipped with advanced equipment and technologies that allow us

to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our facility has the equipment to

provide comprehensive in house testing for advanced diagnostic services, including

digital x-ray, ultrasound imaging and CT scanning. We also have cutting edge surgical

suites, well-stocked pharmacy, and much more.

Our feel at home exam rooms and the genuine concern our dedicated staff has for each and every one of our clients and patients are what sets us apart and makes us the emergency and specialty care center of choice for so many local pet lovers. Our doctors stay in touch with clients, providing daily updates, whether it’s an intensive care case in our ER, a referral to our surgical or internal medicine departments or something else. We’re ready to partner with you with the shared goal of helping your loved one remain as happy and healthy as possible.

At Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care West, we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care at affordable prices. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to work with you AND your family veterinarian to provide the highest level of care and service to you and your loved one. We will communicate with both you and your veterinarian through every step of the way to ensure that all members of your pet’s healthcare team are involved in his or her important health care decisions.

Whether your pet is arriving from one of our many referring veterinary practices or if you simply found us on your own, we promise to treat your four legged family member with compassionate care and involve you and your regular veterinarian in the management of your pet’s case. In addition to our specialist referral services, our emergency care team is available around the

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care West is a state of the art, advanced animal health care facility, providing the latest in veterinary surgery, diagnostics, imaging and intensive care for dogs and cats on Indianapolis’ Westside, Speedway and other surrounding communities. We focus on delivering that care in a way that places you and your pet as our highest priority.

With us, you’re never just a number. You’ll be welcomed with open arms and caring, compassionate hearts.

 

Our dedicated team is available to handle even the most

critical situations.  We also offer a wide variety of specialty services to manage your companion’s ongoing good health.

Our patients have access to an elite team of doctors,

specialists and support staff that are prepared to step in and handle all of your pet care needs at a moment’s notice.You can feel confident that when your pet is with us, he or she is in caring, capable hands.

clock and every day of the year for any pet related emergency that may arise.  While you hopefully never have to experience such a situation, it's good to know that there's someone you can count on in your time of need.

Regardless of the reason you’re visiting our hospital, when you’re with us, you can expect to receive compassionate care and genuine concern, starting with the first contact via the phone with our receptionists, all the way through to our aftercare follow up, and every step along the way. We want you and your pet to feel as comfortable and at ease as possible with us, and we pledge to always go the extra mile in everything we do to achieve that goal.

We look forward to serving you and your loved one in every way we can and helping to improve the chances of you both enjoying many happy, healthy years of companionship with one another.  To learn more about the services we offer, click here.

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Our Team
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dr. mark petersmann

emergency veterinarian, medical director

Science was always Dr. Petersmann's favorite subject in high school and college, and he knew he wanted to help both animals and people alike. Combining these passions with an inquisitive nature, and always looking for a challenge, he knew that becoming a Veterinarian was the right career for him.  
When not at work, Dr. Petersmann enjoys spending time with his wife, Alyssa, and son, Hugh.  Their four-legged family members include 4 dogs: a Spaniel mix named Daisy, two hound mixes, Kimber and Penny, and a Rottweiler named Yona), and 3 cats:  Gatsby, Sienna, and Darcy.  He also enjoys cooking, traveling and does a lot of volunteer work for local shelters and rescues.  
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dr. betheny lewis

emergency veterinarian

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dr. stephanie lewis

emergency veterinarian

Raised in Tennessee, Dr. Lewis joined the VSEC South team in June of 2020.   She always felt like being a Veterinarian was her calling.  It has allowed her to care for animals and help the families that love them.

When not at work, Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with her fiance, Kyle, and their cat , Aramis, and visiting with family in the Indiana and Tennessee areas.  She enjoys reading, playing board games, and going to the movies.

We are so glad to have Dr. Lewis on our team!  

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dr. ashley potts

emergency veterinarian

Dr. Potts joined Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care West in January of 2020.  She attended Purdue University for her Undergraduate Degree, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri.

She always wanted to help animals and people alike by using medicine, problem solving skills, and critical thinking to strengthen and repair the human-animal bond.  Dr. Potts enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and helping  them with their spay and neuter surgeries

She met her husband, Dr. Kevin Potts, in vet school (in anatomy lab of all places!)  Their family includes three pets:  a Sheltie named Lillie, and two cats, Odie and Selina.  When not at work, she likes to explore parks, bake, and play video games.  

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dr. gina santiago

emergency veterinarian

Dr. Santiago joined the Noah's family in 2018.  She loves being a Veterinarian and strongly believes that they have a key role in public health, and that healthy pets equal healthy people.  We couldn't agree more!

Dr. Santiago has a yellow Lab named Zeus, and they enjoy discovering new walking trails together.  Her boyfriend, George, is also a Veterinarian living in New Orleans.  When not visiting her family in Lexington, Kentucky, she enjoys discovering new cultures and new food, and collecting insects (thanks to her Minor in Entomology :).  We are thrilled to have Dr. Santiago on board!  

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myranda stoner, rvt

practice manager

Myranda has been with Noah's since June of 2018.  She's been in her current role since January of 2020.  

Growing up, Myranda lived on a farm.  Whenever she was upset or had any free time, she would spend time with the animals on their farm.  They provided her with companionship and clarity.  She knew she wanted to devote her life to giving back to animals.

When not at work, she spends time with her cat, Sushi, and her dog, Aurora.  Her favorite pasttime is going on hikes with Aurora.  

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meagan coyle, RVT

clinical manager

Meagan has been with Noah's since November of 2018.  She enjoys her work in the ICU and being a patient advocate, giving them the best possible care.  We are lucky to have her on our team!

When not at work, Meagan spends her time with her husband, Zane, their Malamute, Sadie and American Bulldog, Tyson.  

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danny traub

team lead, client service representative

Danny has been a part of the Noah's family since 2014.  He started at Caring Hands, then went to Central, and is now part of the West team.  We're glad to have on board!

He always had a fascination with medicine, and how different body systems work.  Coupled with his love of animals of all species, veterinary medicine was the perfect fit for him.

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking (with mac n' cheese being his specialty).  He is a huge Lady Gaga fan, and enjoys spending time with his friends.  His family includes his dog Jager, a Cairn Terrier mix.  

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elise bell, rvt

veterinary technician

Elise has been with Noah's since 2015, and is originally from Savannah, Georgia.  She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's in Veterinary Technology.  She loves the fast pace of emergency veterinary medicine and is grateful to have the opportunity to expand her knowledge with the diverse cases that ER care brings.  She can then educate clients on how to best care for their pets even on an emergency basis.

She  currently has 5 fur babies:  Remy Martini, a 9 year old Pit mix; Farnsworth Bentley, 9 year old DSH; Julius Ceasar, a 7 year old DSH; Corbin Dallas, a 6 year old Lab mix, and Prince Clorox, a 4 year old  Rat Terrier mix.  

We are lucky to have Elise on the Noah's team!

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patsy campbell

client service representative

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.

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tamera 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.

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jill ewoldt

client service representative

Jill has been with Noah's since 2016, and has been in the veterinary medicine field for over 35 years.  Her love of animals and customer service makes her the perfect fit for us!

Jill and her husband have 3 children and 4 four-legged kids:  cats Wrigley, Ernie Banks, Walter & Geddy Lee.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and watching TV.  

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amanda hemmerling

client service representative

Amanda has been with us since August of 2017.  She's always enjoyed working with people and their pets.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Patia, and her 2 dogs:  Fletcher, a Pit Bull, and Stealla a Cheagle.  Her greatest accomplishments include working out, raising a beautiful, intellingent daughter, and surviving 2020!

We are glad to have Amanda on our team!  

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lisa hollingsworth, rvt

veterinary technician

Lisa has been a part of the Noah's family since 2012.  Her mom and siblings are both human nurses, and her love of animals lead her to the "nursing" field for animals - which is why she became a Veterinary Technician.  Her favorite parts of her job are dentistry and anesthesia.

Her family includes her husband, Eric, son, Luke and twin girls (who are on their way!).  She also has a Cocker Spaniel mix named Lanie and a Lab mix named Jonah.  

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natalie hulett

client service representative

Natalie has been with Noah's since October of 2017 as a Client Service Representative.  She has a strong passion for animals and enjoys being able to help them have a long life.  

Her family includes her husband, a Marine Corp Veteran, 21 year old son (who's an MP in the Army reserves), and 2 daughters, ages 17 and 6.  Her four-legged family members include 4 dogs (Rapunzel, Duke, Baron & Tank), a kitten named Bubble Gum, and 2 birds.  Natalie also volunteers and fosters for Heaven After Hell Animal Rescue.  

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lisa jandric

client service representative

Lisa has been with Noah's since August of 2018, and has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years!  She has always had a desire to help pets suffering with any illness or injury.

Lisa enjoys spending her free time with her family:  daughter Summer, sons Kiki and Josh, and her 3 grandkids DeHavin, Hadin & Josslynn.  She has 3 cats - Baby, King and Princess.

We are glad to have Lisa on our team!  

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jessica johnson

veterinary assistant

Jessica has been with us since December of 2016, and is currently working on getting her state license, She knew since she was a little girl she wanted to work with animals.  To this day it remains her passion and desire to ensure that everyone (pets and their people) get the absolute best love and care possible.

In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family: Boyfriend, Austin, son, Sylas and their Sheltie, Sparky.  Nerf gun battles are a VERY common occurence in their household!  They enjoy anything outdoors, hiking, and traveling. 

We are happy that Jessica is on the West team!  

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jess lupinetti

pet care specialist

Jess has been with us since January of 2020, and loves working with animals.  It's her goal to make sure they are taken care of. She's actually applied to Vet school!

When not at work, Jess spends time with her 3 dogs - Diesel, Luna and Devito, and her 2 cats - Cheech and Chloe. We are happy to have Jess on the West team!  

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karina ordonez

veterinary assistant

Karina joined the VSEC West team in September of 2019.  She wanted to have an impact on the lives of pets and their people, and this position allows her to do just that.

In her spare time, Karina enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 pets, Pongo, a Beagle Mix, and Oliver, a Golden Retriever.

We are happy to have Karina as part of the VSEC team!

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valerie owens, rvt

veterinary technician

Valerie joined the VSEC West team in 2019.  She's always wanted to be the voice for those who didn't have one. 

When not at work, she spends her time with her fiance, 3 kids, 4 cats and 1 dog.  We are happy to have Val on

the VSEC team!

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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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