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Welcome to Sante Fe Pet Clinic

Compassionate Care & Veterinary Excellence For The Olathe Area Pets
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If you live in Olathe or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Leslie Wegele and Dr. Michelle Taylor are licensed KS veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Best care for best friends—that’s what Santa Fe Pet Clinic is all about. Whether your visit is for a routine wellness exam, an ongoing health issue, or an urgent veterinary condition, our highly trained staff of professionals is ready to treat your beloved four-legged friend with the respect and compassion that they deserve.

At our family-friendly, well-equipped facility, we take great pride in offering the best in veterinary care, including surgery, X-rays, hospitalization, laser therapy, grooming, and boarding. We are committed to partnering with you to keep your animal companion healthy and happy for many years to come.

At Sante Fe Pet Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are  

Dr. Leslie Wegele and Dr. Michelle Taylor

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • 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.

  • Rachel
    Kennel Technician

    Rachel is a Junior at Olathe North High School and is currently in the Animal Health Program. She has always loved animals of all kinds. She wanted to start working in the field of animal care before she starts attending K-State to further her career with animal care, so we were fortunate to have her accept a kennel tech position with us. Her French class is fortunate enough to be going to France in Summer 2018, so she will be taking a couple weeks off. 

  • Cassidi
    Kennel Technician Manager/Vet Assistant

    Cassidi joined Santa Fe Pet Clinic in August 2015. She is going to college at JCCC, and working here as a Vet Assistant as well as Kennel Tech Manager. Cassidi started her career here as a Kennel Technician while still in high school. Her mom, Michelle, has been bringing their black lab 'Max' here since he was a puppy. We are so happy she joined our family.  Cassidi 'loves Dr. Wegele and his family, and everyone I have met at the clinic. I hope to stay here taking care of your animals for a very long time!' 

  • Ted
    Front Desk Technician

    Ted joined our clinic in 2014. Ted and Paula (Office Manager) have been married for many years, and now are happy to be working here together making sure all the needs of our clients are met. Ted enjoys texting clients appointment reminders and check-up results to give them a more personal feel. In their spare time they love watching Anime together and walking everywhere with their Chihuahua 'Dixie'. We hope they are part of the Santa Fe Pet Clinic Family for a long time.

  • Kimber Lake
    Front Desk Tech/Kennel Tech

    Kimber joined our staff in January 2017. She has recently graduated from high school and is starting college this fall as a Business Major. She has a cocker spaniel named 'Oso', a husky named 'Maya' and her daschund/yorkie mix 'Manny'. Kimber is our Front Desk Technician on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as a kennel tech. Kimber says 'I will take good care of your pet while boarding here and definitely give them a lot of loving and attention. It's just who I am!'

  • Kristal
    Pet Stylist

    Kristal was a vet tech at a veterinarian clinic for 25 years, and retired to become a groomer. She left her previous clinic and has been grooming ever since. She loves grooming more and more every day. She says 'I love it when the owners say they want all the additional 'goodies' done on their dogs. Bows for girls and scarves for boys, unless, of course, they have a tom girl dog. Then I will give them a scarf too!' So ask Kristal to add the extras when you drop off your pet for grooming, especially around any holiday!

  • Cassie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Beginning in 2001 as a kennel tech, and now working part-time as one of our receptionists and vet assistant. Cassie has worked anywhere from just Saturdays to full-time through college, other jobs, and now is a mother. Cassie is big lover of animals and people! She got her degree in Elementary Education, but has continued to enjoy working here through all of life’s changes over the past 12 years. “I love the fun pets, friendly clients, great co-workers, and learning new things on a regular basis.” In addition to her love of animals, Cassie also loves to hike and backpack. She, along with her family, goes to the Colorado Rockies every year and has crossed the Grand Canyon 3 times! She is married to her amazing husband Ben and they have three children, as well as two great dogs, their steady and faithful German Shepherd 'Emmy', and their newest pup, a black lab named 'Watson'.

  • Paula
    Practice Manager

    Before joining the SFPC family, Paula worked for 20 years in corporate customer service. However, having always wanted to work with animals and working in a smaller business setting, she found a great home with Santa Fe Pet Clinic and living out her dream working with people who love animals just as much as her. She became interested in working with animals because of her love for them and finding out that people who have pets are a lot alike. She enjoys helping people who love animals and being able to show how any kind of pet can enhance someone's life. Paula says 'My favorite part of the job is meeting the client face to face and seeing what kind of pet or breed they have chosen'. In her spare time she enjoys watching Anime or walking anywhere with her husband, Ted (Front Desk Tech) and their Chihuahua 'Dixie'.

  • 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 has worked with local humane groups to care for their animals, and has remained actively involved in animal shelter medicine. 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 help many animals become well again and are able to get socialized and find new, loving homes. Dr. Taylor is also an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association.


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