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.