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 and now as a part-time Veterinarian. She is a foster mom for many of her patients that come through her work at Great Plains SPCA and together with her herd of dogs, cats, and fish, they helped many animals become well again and were able to get socialized and find new, loving homes. She has recently left the SPCA to start her next adventure. Dr. Taylor is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Taylor has many animals of her own, Sugar, Tate, Baxter, and Caleb, just to name a few. She loves animals with her whole heart and soul. Thanks for being part of our team, Dr. Taylor!