Dr. Appel graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 1985. Started practicing in Evansville in 1985, relocated her practice to Mt. Vernon in 1986. Since being in practice she has expanded twice, last was 10 years ago that brought her to her current location. She has enjoyed working in this community and becoming more active in community events. She has a true love for all animals and has been involved with the Humane Society in the area for many years. She also is a avid reader and enjoys knitting and gardening.