Our Team

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Dr. Wendy Noll is a Kansas City native who earned her BS and DVM degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary field primarily as a clinician in the Kansas City area.

After graduating from veterinary school, she worked as an associate doctor before owning her small animal clinic in Merriam, KS where she practiced for 12 years. After selling the practice, she played many roles including relief doctor, surgeon for a local spay/neuter organization, and associate doctor for a veterinary hospital at a large boarding/daycare/grooming facility.

Her professional interests include Fear Free® techniques, dentistry, and ultrasonography. As a leader, she enjoys building a caring team that can deliver a great experience for pets and their families.

Dr. Noll has been married for over 30 years to Pete, a computer professional. She has two children, Cooper, a data analyst in the Texas energy sector and Katy, a certified family therapist living in Minnesota. Her current pet family members include two rescue dogs: Ace, a breeding mill Pekeapoo that lost an eye as a puppy and Zelda, a Chinese Crested mix that was removed from a hoarding home. Both dogs are living happy lives with their family in Kansas City.

Dr. Tad B. Coles

Dr. Tad B. Coles

Born and raised in Johnson County, Dr. Coles received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. He spent 2 years at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Greater Kansas City before buying Valley View Animal Clinic, which he ran for 8 years. For a number of years Dr. Coles worked in the veterinary industry as a Technical Service Veterinarian and Medical Writer, reporting adverse events and producing textbook chapters, clinical trial reports, and review papers. He served as a board member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, an organization which he was president of in 2006. He also served on the Veterinary Wellbeing Task Forces for both the Kansas and Missouri Veterinary Medical Associations.

Most recently Dr. Coles served as Medical Director of an animal hospital in Independence, Missouri, and before that at an animal hospital/boarding/daycare facility in Overland Park, Kansas. He focuses on internal medicine, behavior, and preventative medicine with a special interest in practice management methods that promote staff safety, resilience, and wellbeing. He is certified in Fear-Free techniques to improve the patient experience.

Dr. Coles plays disc golf often and loves yoga, meditation, biking, and kayaking. He and his wife, Cindy, are blessed with two adult children and two grandchildren. Their rescue tuxedo cat, Chester, and rescue hound mix, Finnegan, are both clicker-trained.