Dr. Thomas Parell, DVM, Founder & Owner
Dr. Parell (also known to his clients as “Doc Tom”) established his first of three veterinary practices in 1993. He was born and raised in Newark, NJ and attended St. Benedict’s Prep School, following the footsteps of his three older brothers. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University & Dickinson College with a major in psychology and a minor in chemistry. It was after spending a day in a local veterinary clinic that he fell in love with veterinary medicine, which led him to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Parell then went on to earn his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - a school whose MBA program has been ranked No. 1 in the world.
He is a member of a number of veterinary associations including the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Montana Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).
Suitingly, Dr. Parell met his wife, Barbara, in a veterinary office before working together on a pig farming project.. They have 5 children - two of which are in veterinary school - and they spend much of their time in Indiana and Montana where they can fish, ski, enjoy photography, hike, and Dr. Parell can practice flying. Now that their children are grown, Dr. Parell and his wife share their home with their three dogs, Alba (Bull Terrier), Trapper (Hungarian Vizsla), and Scout (German Shepherd).
Dr. jessica cox, dvm
Dr. Jessica Cox (also known to her clients as “Doc Jess”) joined the St. Francis' Pet Hospital team in 2007. She was born and raised central indiana, where she attended Decatur Central High School and graduated valedictorian. Her love for animals began at an early age, much in part due to her own assortment of pets, including dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, and the like. Time spent on her extended family’s farm in Tennessee even further sparked her interest, and after graduating high school she went on to earn her bachelor's in biology from attend Franklin College and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA).
Dr. Cox and her husband reside in the Indianapolis area with their three rescue dogs (Phoebe, Dairy, and Kean) and two cats (Campy and Sam). Her passions include running, traveling, hiking, biking, and spending time with family.
DR. BOB SIEVERS, DVM
Dr. Bob Sievers (also known to his clients as “Doc Bob”) joined the St. Francis' Pet Hospital team in 2001. At a young age, his adopted dog, “Hot Dog” sparked his interest in considering a career in veterinary medicine, which led him to later earned his Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences from Vincennes University and go on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) and the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (CIVMA).
Dr. Sievers and his wife, who is also a veterinarian, have two daughters. Their family includes two dogs (Sam and Bunny) and five cats (Coa Coa, Oliver, Cookie, Hoeboe Charlie and Lowie). Dr. Sievers enjoys the great outdoors, whether it include hiking in state parks, gardening, bow hunting, or catching a movie at the local drive-in theater.
DR. SUZANNE OSTLE, DVM
Dr. Suzanne Ostle became a member of the St. Francis’ Pet Hospital team in the fall of 2017. Raised in Iowa, she attended Wartburg College, earning a degree in Biology, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the College of Veterinary Medicine - Iowa State University in 1985.
Dr. Ostle and her husband now reside in Central Indiana and have three sons. She enjoys traveling with her family, touring wineries, and spending time with her pets - especially her beautiful long-haired Dachshund, Sylvia.
DR. DEBBIE MARTIN, DVM
Dr. Debbie Martin (also known to her clients as “Dr. Debbie”) joined the St. Francis’ Pet Hospital team in the spring of 2017. From a young age, and with the help of her grandfather, she began learning how to care for and responsibly approach animals - including his cows, which she affectionately referred to each by the name of “Pretty”. Dr. Martin went on to earn her bachelor’s in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.
She’s a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA).
Dr. Martin and her husband spend time with their two Golden Retrievers (Hozer and Ella) and their alleycat (Tidbit). In her freetime, she enjoys appreciating nature by bird watching, biking, and taking walks.
DR. JAMES MORAND, DVM
Dr. James Morand was born in Wilmington, Ohio. His great appreciation of nature, the great outdoors, and all of Earth’s creatures inspired him to pursue veterinary medicine. Dr. Morrand went on to earn his bachelor’s in zoology and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ohio State University.
He went on to own his own practice for ten years and then merged his practice with another veterinarian’s practice for an additional eight years. Dr. Morand has been married to his wife, Barbara, for twenty-three years and together they have three children. Dr. Morand and his wife are active members of their church in Zionsville, IN and they enjoy spending their free time reading and walking outdoors with their Blue Heeler/Beagle mix (Gracie).
Dr. Morand has a devout appreciation for nature and the outdoors, and he has placed multiple bird feeders, bird houses, and a fountain near to his house so that his family can experience nature up close. Dr. Morand also has two cats (Princess and Dexter), and we imagine they enjoy watching his small bird habitat just as much as he does.
Dr. Earl Annable, DVM
I am Dr. Annable (also known to my clients as “Doc Earl” or “Doctor Earl” or “Earl John Annable, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, the First (preferred)”). I was drawn to veterinary medicine because of my love for animals and people and massive debt (the animal and people love is quite sincere; the massive debt love is highly suspect). In 1997 I left the University of Illinois’ biology program early, not due to my massive brain, as I had first suspected and would have me believe, but because I entered its veterinary school before finishing the degree. I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and have been practicing (a misnomer if I ever heard one!) ever since, from Illinois to Maryland to Illinois…and now to Indiana, pretending I am on the run from the law, but in reality spreading truth, justice and the American way…and animal healing, with an eye on the human person always…I am currently a member of only one professional organization. I would keep it a secret if it were not to drive you to utter madness, which it obviously is already, so here goes: the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)…whew! What a relief to get that off my chest!
My hobbies and interests and loves include my Catholic Faith, my children (six in total, plus one in heaven), their interests and loves, long walks on the beach, short walks on the beach, no walks on the beach, animals, flying through the air with the greatest of ease, drawing, writing, photography, trying to get my family to heaven, comedy, musicals, shoe tying, playing any sport or game with my family, trying not to grunt or whimper too loud whilst bending over to pull my socks on, plays, history, movies, music, wishing I was a kung fu master and/or master magician, gift making and giving…and my wife, who makes me and all of this better and more, more holy and whole…
P.S. We have 3 cats who have all requested to remain anonymous, for the sake of anonymity; we presently have no dogs, as cats are fairly self-maintaining and much prefer to show their love by vomiting up hairballs on your pillow…