Dr. Leslie Wegele with his pet dog

Dr. Leslie Wegele


From his early years to present day, Dr. Wegele has been fascinated with how the body works and the exquisite balance God has built into it. Pursuing his fascination, he graduated in 1984 from Kansas State University and practiced for 3 years in Oklahoma City with an emphasis on small animal dermatology. After moving back, he worked in Kansas City, MO at Loma Vista Animal Hospital in July, 1987 until he bought Santa Fe Pet Clinic in January, 1993 and just celebrated the clinic’s 20th Anniversary on January 1st, 2013. Leslie endeavors to keep up with the most current trends and techniques in veterinary medicine by attending continuing education classes and seminars. After nearly 30 years of practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Wegele says what he enjoys most about it is “…Getting a difficult case healthy and back to their family. I especially appreciate the relationships with the people. By keeping their furry family members healthy and part of the family for many happy, productive years, I have a positive role in supporting that family.” When not helping his furry friends, Leslie enjoys being at home with his wife, Julie and together enjoying their two daughters, son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Between his sister-in-laws’ and their own critters, they help care for at least 5 cats, 2 dogs, various ponies, burros, Vietnamese pig, llama and more chickens that you can count. Dr. Wegele is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Michelle Taylor


Dr. Taylor is a 2005 graduate from Kansas State University. She has special interests in geriatric medicine and animal behavior and brings to Santa Fe Pet Clinic the most current ideas in veterinary medicine. She worked with local humane groups to care for their animals and remained actively involved in animal shelter medicine for many years. Starting at Santa Fe Pet Clinic as a kennel tech, Michelle stayed with the clinic all through vet school. Now you will see her here on Saturdays as our part-time Veterinarian. She retired from the SPCA so she could start her next adventure. Dr. Taylor is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Taylor's animal family is always changing, so here are a few of her current ones: Sugar, Caleb, Will Robinson, Screamer, Flip, Junior her horse, and of course her cow crew, Opal, Ruth, and Fern just to name a few. She loves animals with her whole heart and soul.

Dr. Erin Miller

Clinic Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Miller graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She then married Ryan Miller, who was in the 2000 KSU veterinary class. In pursuit of 2 veterinary jobs in the same area, they moved to Arlington, TX. Erin practiced at a small animal clinic in Arlington for 13 years. In 2014, Erin and Ryan moved back to Kansas and purchased Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic. In 2021, they sold the practice and have been filling in at different clinics in the area ever since. Dr. Miller can be found here most Fridays and some Thursdays. Dr. Miller has twin boys in high school. She enjoys attending their various activities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and crafts. The Millers also have a dog--Scrappy, and 2 cats—Fennec and Echo.