Beth Frank, DVM, CCRT — Chief of Staff
Dr. Beth Frank, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Purdue University, where she earned both an undergraduate degree and a DVM degree. Prior to joining the New Palestine Veterinary Clinic in July 2011, she practiced at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic in Oconomowoc, WI, and the Woodmar Animal Clinic in Hammond, IN. Dr. Frank's special interests include geriatric medicine and preventive care. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT).
When not at work, Dr. Frank enjoys yoga, rock climbing, hiking and camping. She has two daughters, Emily and Eleanor, a German Shepherd named Mabel, two cats named Mew and Kermit, and chickens.
Wes Hildebrandt, DVM
An Indiana native, Dr. Wes Hildebrandt grew up in Lowell and now resides in New Palestine. He attended Indiana University for undergraduate studies before pursuing a DVM degree at Purdue University. Dr. Hildebrandt practiced at South Side Animal Hospital in Indianapolis for three years prior to founding New Palestine Veterinary Clinic in March 1982. He has a special interest in general veterinary practice and surgery.
At home, Dr. Hildebrandt has a cat named Snickers. In his free time, he enjoys playing softball, golf, and participating in a variety of activities at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church here in New Palestine. Dr. Hildebrandt still loves being a veterinarian and working with our wonderful staff every day, but is also looking forward to traveling and spending more time with his family and five grandchildren as retirement approaches.
Ashley Ernstberger, DVM
Dr. Ashley Ernstberger grew up in New Albany, Indiana and currently lives in Greenwood. She attended Indiana University Southeast for undergraduate studies, and then went on to Purdue University, where she earned a DVM degree. Her special interests include feline medicine and ophthalmology.
In her spare time, Dr. Ernstberger enjoys reading, spending time with her husband Jon, seeing movies and crocheting. She has two cats at home – Marty McFly and Tony Stark.
Jennifer Hostetler, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Hostetler graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She then moved to Central New York where she started working as a mixed animal veterinarian. As much as she loves cows and horses, she decided to focus on small animal medicine only in 2014. She joined the team at New Palestine Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2017. Dr. Hostetler's professional interest is in internal medicine, preventive care and feline medicine.
While she is not working, Dr. Hostetler lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband, Kyle, and their daughter, Violet. Her fur children include two dogs, Darwin and Dezi, and two cats, Jade and Atticus. She enjoys taking her dogs for walks and spending time with her family.