Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Sam Stanley: Veterinarian in Carmel

Dr. Sam Stanley

Originally from central Kentucky, Dr. Stanley graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He began his career in Georgia and Alabama as a mixed animal veterinarian who worked with cows, goats, horses, dogs, and cats. At that time, he was also the veterinarian for a wild animal safari, where he worked on giraffes, lions, zebras, and other species. He then transitioned to small animal emergency medicine for a time before shifting gears to small animal general medicine in Texas, then in Indiana. He opened Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic in April 2016.

Becoming a veterinarian wasn’t a career path he felt he chose; it chose him. He’s wanted to be a veterinarian since he was very young. With over a decade of experience in the field, he loves that his profession allows him to get to know pets and their families on a personal level. He sees them as an extension of the family.

Dr. Stanley is married with two boys. He also has three cats named Derby, Dottie, and Johnny Ringo, and a dog named Henry, who is the “Yellow Dog” of Yellow Dog Veterinary Clinic. Although spare time is rare (he’s a father of two young boys), when he does find free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, including fishing, camping, and gardening.

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Dr. Amy Spencer

Dr. Spencer attended the University of Missouri where she earned both her undergraduate degree in biology and her DVM. She chose a career in veterinary medicine due to her interest in biology and great love for animals. One of her more interesting experiences has been assisting in an ultrasound of a tiger at the Indianapolis Zoo to evaluate his liver! Her favorite part of working in the practice is the opportunity to build relationships with the families of our four-legged patients. Dr. Spencer is also known for her communication skills and commitment to client education.

Dr. Spencer is married to her husband, Joel, and together they have three sons named Samuel, Matthew, and Ben.