Arbor View Animal Hospital is a full-service AAHA accredited hospital that has been serving the needs of our clients for more than 30 years. We have multiple veterinarians and convenient hours and are committed to providing the highest quality medical care for your pets and to exceeding your expectations in customer service.

Dr. Herbert

Dr. Herbert's Bio
Dr. Herbert has been a vital member of the Arbor View Animal Hospital team since 2012. Today, the practice is owned by her and her husband, Ben.

At home, she has both dogs and saltwater fish. In her free time, Dr. Herbert loves to ride horses.

Dr. Herbert will never say no to sushi! She loves to cook and enjoys watching Top Chef. In her free time, it’s not uncommon to catch her reading the latest novel by Mercedes Lackey.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Illinois in 2003. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Herbert spent four years full time as a veterinary assistant at a small animal/exotic hospital. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Illinois in May of 2012. Dr. Herbert has a passion for exotic animal and avian medicine and has spent 4 years working in a wildlife medical clinic. Although she has an interest in exotic animal medicine, she is passionate about working with her dog and cat patients too! Dr. Herbert believes all animals deserve quality care regardless of whether they have fur, fins, scales or feathers.

Dr. Nimeth

Dr. Nimeth's Bio

Dr. Nimeth has been working at Arbor View Animal Hospital since 2010.

She absolutely loves reality TV and reading cookbooks. While she loves to cook, her favorite food to eat is chocolate cake.

At home, Dr. Nimeth has dogs, cats, and reptiles. She enjoys spending time with her animals, playing board games, and coloring.

She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her interest in veterinary medicine began when she was a child and her pet hamster got sick. Seeing the veterinarians take care of her little hamster made her realize what she wanted to do for a living. Dr. Nimeth has over 5 years of experience working with exotic animals and avian species. She spent almost 2 years at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, Florida and was the manager for the Wildlife Medical Clinic throughout veterinary school.

Dr. Byerly

Dr. Byerly's Bio

Dr. Byerly joined our amazing team of doctors in 2015.

At home, she enjoys reading and spending time with her adorable guinea pigs.

Dr. Byerly’s favorite movie is It’s A Wonderful Life and her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College in 2011 and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. While at Illinois, she was on the executive board of the Non-Traditional Species Club, Wildlife Medical Clinic, Behavior Club, and Integrative Medicine Club. During vet school, she pursued externships at Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital to gain further experience caring for exotic animals. Dr. Byerly loves working with all kinds of animals, but she is particularly fond of guinea pigs. She is currently a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians, and the Calumet Area Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bell, CertAqV


Dr. Bell's Bio

Dr. Bell has been with Arbor View Animal Hospital since 2017.

Although she doesn’t currently have any animals of her own, she loves getting to take care of yours! Her favorite foods include pie and ice cream, and you might catch her watching The Little Mermaid or reading Bronte and H.P. Lovecraft.

Outside of work, Dr. Bell enjoys going swimming and horse driving.

Dr. Jenice Bell is from Hebron, Indiana and graduated from Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Minor in Chemistry from Purdue University in 2007. Dr. Bell worked full time as a veterinary assistant and part-time as a pet nutrition consultant in NW Indiana for 9 years prior to vet school. During vet school, she worked on externships at the Belize Zoo, the Perth Zoo in Australia, with wildlife rescue organizations and was the founder for the Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association at Ross University. Aquatics and reptiles are Dr. Bell’s special interests, especially turtles, but she loves seeing all types of companion and exotic animals! She had a variety of family pets growing up including birds, cats, a rabbit, a Labrador retriever, green anoles, and has cared for many more.

Dr. Bell has completed the Aquatic Veterinarian Certification program (CertAqV), which recognizes veterinarians that have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to treat aquatic species. There are very few veterinarians with this certification and we’re excited to have Dr. Bell on our team. Dr. Bell is here to help if you have a sick fish or other aquatic species.

Dr. Weigel

Dr. Weigel's Bio
Dr. Weigel received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Indiana University in 2015 and subsequently graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. While she loves her Boilermakers, she’s a Hoosier at heart! During her college years, she was on the executive board of Purdue’s Exotic Animal Club as well as having experience in wildlife rehabilitation. During veterinary school, she completed externships at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Minnesota, and also here at Arbor View. She is excited to work with feathers, scales, and fur alike! In her free time, Dr. Weigel spends time with her cat, family, and friends. She loves outdoor activities, swimming, and soccer. Dr. Weigel enjoys baking and her favorite type of food is Mexican. She is very excited to join the Arbor View family!

Dr. Love


Dr. Love's Bio

Dr. Love is a 2020 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University. 

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, video games, hiking, and playing with her ferrets. Dr. Love has a growing assortment of animals at home including traditional and non-traditional pets. She loves creating customized, naturalistic enclosures for her reptiles and spoiling all her animals endlessly.  

While in school, Dr. Love was on the board for her school’s Zoo, Exotic, Avian, and Wildlife club, Behavior Club, and Sled Dog Medicine Club. She has also worked with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, The Raptor Center, the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic, Wolf Park, and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. As a senior veterinary student, she also completed exotic animal externships across the Midwest as well as in Australia. She really enjoys working with exotic pets and hopes to specialize in reptile and amphibian medicine in the futureDr. Love has a special interest in treating ferrets, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, aquatics, and invertebrates speciesShe is also very passionate about working with her dog and cat clients and really enjoys discussing behavior management and focusing on low stress handling in and out of the clinic. She believes all animals, regardless of species, should be handled as gently and calmly as possible. She is Fear Free Certified and an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer.

Dr. Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson's Bio

Dr. Stephenson is the newest member of the Arbor View team, coming to join us after working for a year as a mixed animal practitioner in Northern Arkansas. She loves F. Scott Fitzgerald, elephants, true crime podcasts, writing, and her home state of Kentucky. When at home, Dr. Stephenson loves to spend time with her fur babies, Fitz, Huckleberry, Baker, and Gordon, and her fiancé, Henry.

Dr. Stephenson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Murray State University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2019. During her time at Illinois, she served as president of the Wildlife Disease Association and the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She was a team leader for Illinois’ Wildlife Medical Clinic and the public relations coordinator for the Animal Ambassadors program. During her clinical year, she completed internships at Brookfield Zoo, Center for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Nashville Zoo, and Toledo Zoo. She has a particular fondness for feathered friends, but loves all of the patients she gets to work with- furred, feathered, or scaled! Dr. Stephenson is currently earning her Master’s degree in Wildlife Forensics from the University of Florida.

Dr. Friedman


Dr. Friedman's Bio
Dr. Friedman is a 2021 graduate from the Royal Veterinary College (Hons) in London, UK, and has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (high Hons) from the University of Michigan.

In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, dancing, cooking, and tabletop games. She can’t wait to adopt some furry friends now that she is stateside again!

Dr. Friedman was a member of the Zoo Animal Society, the Students for Global Health, and the Performing Arts Society while in vet school. She has also worked with the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary, the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, and the Welgevonden Game Reserve and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in South Africa.

As a rotational student, she completed exotic animal externships, including the Brookfield Zoo and very much enjoyed her time on farms across the UK and the US. She loves all critters from kittens to kinkajous and has a special interest in poultry medicine, wildlife medicine, and research.

She has also researched wild mollusks with Dr. Diarmaid O’Foighil with the University of Michigan and on duck welfare with Dr. Troy Gibson, a member of the Zoological Society of London’s Animal Welfare Committee. She is also Fear Free and Fear Free Avian Certified. She is so excited to join the team at Arbor View!

Caring medicine for all animals.

If you live in Valparaiso or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Arbor View Hospital Team is a licensed IN veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.


244 West U.S. Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (219) 762-7267
Fax: (219) 763-9425
Email:  arborviewah@gmail.com

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