Our Veterinarians

Dr. Joni Kirch

Veterinarian

Dr. Kirch was born and raised in Indianapolis. From an early age, she knew her passion for animal care was something special—she never had a second thought about becoming a veterinarian!

In high school, Joni studied hard to be accepted into Purdue University’s pre-vet- program. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Purdue, she was accepted into their School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with her DVM in 1993.

As a veterinarian, Dr. Kirch enjoys all aspects of general practice. She finds the relationships she develops with families are the most rewarding parts of her job.

At home, Joni lives with two dogs of her own: Posh, a Rottweiler who adores Dr. Kirch’s nieces and nephews, and Giggsy, a poodle rescue. When she’s not working, spending time with family, or caring for her pets, Dr. Kirch enjoys playing soccer, her hobby of 30 years. She even travels occasionally to play in tournaments! She’s also hiked through more than 30 of the country’s national parks, and plans to visit many more.

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Dr. Sarah Blair

Veterinarian

Sarah Schroeder Blair graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, and then she went to South Florida for an internship in small animal practice at Hollywood Animal Hospital.

This 24-hour emergency and referral practice convinced her to stay in the warm weather for 7 years as an associate and intern mentor. Dr. Blair then moved to the Chicago area to be closer to family, and she found a wonderful practice, Family Pet Animal Hospital, located in the Lincoln Park area for 6 years. A job change sent the Blairs to Dallas, Texas, where Dr. Blair has been working at a terrific practice for the past 3 years. Yet another change brought the family here to Indiana, where they plan to stay! Dr. Blair is thrilled to join the welcoming doctors and staff at Noah’s Animal Hospitals, especially working in the little house that makes up the Carmel location, where she instantly feels at home. Dr. Blair is board certified in canine and feline practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and loves being back at work. She can’t wait to meet and care for your furry companions!

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Dr. Rhonda Katter

Veterinarian

Dr. Rhonda Katter was raised in southern Indiana. She started working in veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. It was the experiences at Washington Veterinary Clinic during her teenage years that influenced her career choice. Dr. Katter is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, Dr. Katter has worked for AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited practices in the Kokomo and Indianapolis areas. She joined the Noah’s team in the fall of 2015. Dr. Katter has a special interest in dentistry for dogs and cats. She also enjoys taking care of pets’ wellness needs.

Dr. Katter practices veterinary medicine part-time because she is also a full-time mother of 2. Rylee (born in 2006) and RJ (born in 2009) keep her time away from the office very busy with their activities. Dr. Katter is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan. Their family is completed by a weimaraner, Isabelle and 2 terrier mutts, George and Mocha. Someday they will find the perfect kitten to fill the void left when their black cat Kramer passed at age 17.

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