Our Careteam

Elicia Parient

Practice Manager

Elicia’s old chocolate lab, Moca, opened her eyes to the veterinary field when the dog was just 6 months old. She was sick from an infection, and the subsequent trips to different veterinary specialists made Elicia realize she wanted to get into the veterinary profession!

Elicia was born and raised in Indianapolis. In May of 2006, she began working as a veterinary assistant at Noah’s. After three years, she was promoted to Practice Manager for the Noah’s Caring Hands location. Two and a half years later, in March of 2013, she moved to manage both the Noah’s Brandywine and All Pet Health Care at Sugarcreek practices.

Working with the caring staff and educating clients about pet care are Elicia’s two favorite parts of her job. Making sure clients are current on every aspect of their pet’s lives is very important to her.

Elicia’s furry family consists of Opie, an orange and white domestic long-hair, Java, a tortoise short-hair, and Jasper a coonhound mix.

In her down time, Elicia enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling and baking when she can find the time. In 2012 she was fortunate enough to go on an Alaskan cruise, where she was able to see wild salmon, bears, orca whales, humpback whales, moose, and eagles!

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Emily Crist

Veterinary Technician, Pet Care Specialist Team Leader

Emily is from New Palestine, Indiana. She grew up on a farm and always loved being outside with the animals and caring for them. Now she works as a Veterinary Technician and the Pet Care Specialist Team Leader at Noah’s Brandywine Animal Health Care!

After graduating high school in 2006, Emily joined the Army until 2008, then attended Harrison College from 2009 to 2012 to receive her qualifications to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Emily completed her externship at Noah’s, then was asked to stay on and work here full-time. She loves working with animals and clients and making them happy! She also has an interest in surgery—during which she tends to “pick the brains” of the veterinarians—and radiology.

Emily’s husband, Bill, works at General Motors. Emily has two Chihuahua half-sisters, Honey and Jojo.

When she’s not working, Emily likes to go camping and attend concerts. She says her most memorable moment was coming home from Iraq and seeing her whole family!

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Judy Doyle

Groomer

Growing up in Indianapolis, Judy’s mother didn’t want a dog in the house, so at a young age Judy decided she would have animals and work with them! She started working in the veterinary field when she was 19 years old as a receptionist. She decided to go grooming school and found her passion—now she takes care of the pets of the Indianapolis area as the Groomer at Noah’s Brandywine!

Judy’s favorite part of her job is seeing the gratifying results of a good grooming. She says there are many times the animals enjoy being fussed over!

Judy lives with her husband, John, their dog Boo, and two kittens, Simon and Weepu. Judy and John enjoy trips to Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, shooting hand guns and spending time with their grandson. They are also active in their local church and support Angels of East Africa and the homeless of Indianapolis.

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Tacy Rath

Veterinary Assistant

Anywhere she goes, Tacy finds her way to animals and says she spends more time socializing with them than she does with people! She works at Noah’s Brandywine as a Veterinary Assistant, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2004.

Two years ago, after working in pharmacy for over five years, Tacy was ready for a change. She knew she wanted to work with animals, and started school again at Harrison College to pursue her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. At the same time she started working at Noah’s and has been here ever since.

Tacy lives with her husband, Adam, and their two dogs: Brutus, and English bulldog, and Oscar, a dachshund who enjoys playing fetch. Tacy is an avid sports fan who cheers on the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Penguins. She also loves music, especially country.

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Gabbi Stringer

Client Service Representative

Growing up near Seattle, Washington, Gabbi spent most of her free time with animals of all shapes and sizes. With a grandmother who owned three pet shops, and a family with three generations of horse owners, there wasn’t a day that went by that she did not spend time with animals in her life. Gabbi grew up with a variety of animals, but mostly dogs, cats and horses.

When she was in the eighth grade, Gabbi moved to Idaho with her family, where she stayed to finish out High School. After graduating High School in 2009, Gabbi, her family, and her high school sweetheart, Andy, moved across the country to Indiana. Since moving to Indiana, Gabbi has continued working with animals. She has been working for Noah’s since October of 2014.

She currently owns two Quarter Horses, Lucy and Tyson, and shows them competitively at open shows and on the International Buckskin Horse and Quarter Horse circuits, traveling all over the Midwest. She currently lives with her, now fiancé, Andy, their four small dogs, Hurley, Roxy, Smudge and Tilly, and their two cats, ZZ Cat and BK.

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Kelsey Fisher

Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is from Knightstown, Indiana. She grew up surrounded by various animals, and has always loved being around animals and caring for them. She works at Noah’s Brandywine seasonally as a Veterinary Assistant.

During Kelsey’s junior year of high school, she entered a vocational program for Veterinary Sciences, and completed her first job shadow with Noah’s. After completing an internship and externship with Noah’s Brandywine, she was offered a position as an assistant.

Kelsey is currently attending Purdue University and is studying Animal Sciences. She is pursuing her goal of becoming a Veterinarian. Kelsey takes a special interest in emergencies and surgeries. When Kelsey is not busy with school and work she enjoys riding her horses or playing with her two Guinea Pigs, Lenny and Gunther.

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Max Brooks

Client Service Representative – Team Leader

Born and raised in Indiana, Max has always enjoyed interacting with people and animals. At a young age Max was drawn to compassion career fields. He enjoys being able to bring a smile to clients and getting a happy tail wag from pets. Max has worked in the companion animal health field for the past 7 years in both the clinic and corporate environments. If you ever need anything, just ask Max and he’ll do everything he can to help!

Max’s favorite part of the job is getting to know each client and their background and interacting with, and loving on, the pets as well! A new story walks through the door every day!

Max lives in Indianapolis and has 4 pets. 1 black Labrador Retriever named Clover and 3 cats: an Orange Tabby (Cooper), a Calico (Zoey) and a black short-haired cat (Linus).

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