Get to know our veterinary team!
Dr. Usha Kappagantula
Lead Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Kappagantula is the lead veterinarian and owner of Noble West Animal Hospital. After receiving her veterinary degree from India in 1997, she moved to the United States in 2000 to pursue the ECFVG program at Purdue University. Since moving to Fishers, IN, in 2004, she has been practicing veterinary medicine in Hamilton County. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, and exotics. She is an active member of the AVMA, VetGirl, Vetfolio, and VetBloom. As an active member of AVMA and VIN, she continues to participate in continuing education seminars and national conferences. Outside of her work life, she enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids.
Kendra Pugsley started here at Noble West Animal Hospital in June 2018. She has an Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology and has been a Licenced Veterinary Technician since 2015. She attended Penn Foster College online in 2012 while holding a position as a Veterinary Assistant. After two hands-on externships, she earned her degree and has been in the Veterinary field ever since! She is currently employed as a Registered Veterinary Technician and our Practice Manager here at Noble West.
Kendra resides in Lebanon, Indiana, with her husband (Jordan) and her 4 fur babies. Living just outside of town, they get to enjoy a little taste of country life with their Chiweenie (Leia), Pomeranian (Oliver), Torti Cat (Khaleesi), and Tabby Cat (Nala). Kendra enjoys being outside with her pets, doing DIY projects, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Laramie has been with Noble West Animal Hospital since May 2016. Her love of animals and passion for grooming has accompanied her for almost 16 years. Her professional certification began at Petco. She studied and worked as a Pet Stylist, Mentor, and canine behavioral trainer.
Laramie lives on and maintains a 5-acre farm in Sheridan, Indiana. There she has a wide variety of animals, including 12 chickens, a pot-bellied pig, a rabbit named Oreo, a cat named Cali, and her extremely loyal and cherished dogs, Boone, Beverly, and Sonny. She’s also very lucky to share her home with her husband, Tyler (a welder and fabricator of metal), and her spirited son Logan.
As you can tell, Laramie lives a very full and busy lifestyle. However, she never lets anything get in the way of her love for animals and her devotion to our clinic and her clients. We are very happy and proud to have her on our team!