Our Doctors

pennyanddogsDr. Penny Dowden13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o (150x67)

Dr. Penny Dowden knew she wanted to be a veterinarian long before she could spell “veterinarian”. She realized her dream when she graduated from Purdue’s school of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After working at various small animal veterinary hospitals in New York and Chicago, Dr. Dowden joined the Paw Patch team in 1993 as an associate veterinarian. After serving many successful years on staff, Dr. Dowden was offered the opportunity to purchase the Paw Patch. Doing just that, she purchased the clinic in February of 2009 and soon after renamed the clinic The Paw Patch Place. Dr. Dowden prides herself on being an open, caring veterinarian with a broad spectrum of knowledge. Already practicing conventional veterinary medicine along with surgery, she decided to introduce clients and patients to a special interest of hers, alternative holistic veterinary medicine. With Dr. Dowden the “do no harm” oath is always at the forefront of choosing the best treatment option, along with nutritional counseling and pet wellness. Her core belief is to provide quality veterinary care consistent with clients and patients needs. Dr. Dowden lives with her husband, Patrick, and two daughters, Courtney and Kaitlyn. They reside in Zionsville, Indiana along with their two dogs, Vader and Holi. When not spending quality time with her girls she likes to go hiking with her dogs, play tennis or just read a good book.



Dr. Adrienne TaylorIMG_70121

Dr. Adrienne Taylor graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She is very excited to begin her career as a team member of The Paw Patch Place. Dr. Taylor is originally from California and moved to Tennessee when she was a teenager. She has always loved animals, and wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl. Dr. Taylor has a passion for general practice and enjoys¬†seeing patients from the young to the old. While she likes “a little bit of everything”, she has special interests in preventative medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery. She is also excited to incorporate Fear Free practices into every pets’ visit to help make going to the vet a happy experience. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Fishers along with her 3 precious fur-babies: Huff, Bindi, and Pippa. Huff is an adorable short-legged mixed breed dog with a knack for getting into food items he shouldn’t. Bindi is a dilute calico kitty with a lot of sass. Pippa is the newest addition, and her three legs don’t stop her from living a full life! In her free time, Dr. Taylor enjoys drawing and painting, reading historical fictions, and walking her dogs.


Dr. Jean DeLong

Dr. Jean DeLong

Dr. Jean DeLong is a veterinarian that offers pet behavior consult appointments. She graduated from The Ohio State University Veterinary School in 1996 and has worked in small animal veterinary practice in the Indianapolis area since graduation. In practice she realized that pet behavior questions were common and often medical issues are a component of pet behavior problems.To advance her own interest in veterinary pet behaviors she went to Purdue’s continuing education programs on pet behavior and eventually participated in a behavior training program (128 cases from 2005-2009) with Dr. Luescher, DVM, PhD, DACVB at Purdue. Since 2010 she has been offering veterinary behavioral services in the Indianapolis area for both cat and dog behavior.She lives in the Greenwood, IN area with her husband John and two daughters Jordan and Jaclyn. She currently has 4 cats. She also enjoys helping out dogs in local rescues and horse back riding.