“I didn’t fully understand why I wanted to be a veterinarian until I was one. I always thought it was because I loved animals and healing. While that is certainly a vital part, I found that my love for people is what helps me be successful as a veterinarian. I love teaching, I love learning, and I cherish relationships. Some of my greatest joys include seeing pet owners learn something new that allows them to feel they are better pet care givers, helping a pet that used to be terrified and isn’t, and helping a painful pet enjoy life again. I relish being able to help care for pets through each stage of life, getting to know them and their families.
Owning the practice gives me the ability to form a team of people who believe the way I do about our patients and clients, and about ourselves. We do not ask if we can help, we ask how. We are given the unique opportunity every day to make a difference in animals’ lives, and in people’s lives. What a gift! “
Dr. Windy graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She is a native of Illinois, but has made Elkhart her home since joining the Noah’s team in 2000. She and her husband, Matthew, have three children. When she is not at Noah’s, she loves spending time with her family and her pets, and being a musician and competitive ballroom dancer.
Dr. Andy Manoloff, DVM
“I became a veterinarian because of my love of animals and my desire to teach owners; about being good pet owners, about the human animal bond, about why our pets are so special to us all. I strive to make sure my patients leave having received the best of my abilities and that the owner leaves having learned something. I believe it is important to work hard, but also make time for family, hobbies, and fun. My wife, Erin, and I share our home with our cat, Fern, and our four dogs, Sophie, Mika, Lillie, and Belle.”
Dr. Manoloff hails from the Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Noah’s medical team in June of 2009. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he is also an accomplished artist and comic aficionado.
Dr. Colleen Thompson, DVM
“I’ve always had an interest in medicine and animals. I was inspired by my pet reptiles growing up to not only know cats and dogs, but to be able to treat exotic pets as well. I want every patient visit to be as stress free and enjoyable as possible, especially for our exotics patients. “
Dr. Thompson came to Noah’s from the great state of Wyoming. She graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and joined the team in June of that year. While most of her human family is still in Wyoming, her Indiana family includes her mostly well-behaved dog, Quita, her always well behaved bearded dragon, Geordi, and Bean. Outside of work, Dr. Thompson is also an avid hiker and backpacker.
Dr. Chanel Redden, DVM
"When I was a child, my best friend was our family dog, Peddie. She was a Rottweiler, and at three years old she passed away after a 3 month battle with cancer. At that moment I decided to become a veterinarian. My goal is to treat each patient as an individual. For example, ten cats with the same disease may each have a treatment plan that is different because that is what works best for them. This is also one reason I chose additional training in acupuncture. I had a pet who could not take traditional medications and I want to be able to offer as many alternatives as possible for our patients. My pets include my Maltese, Biff, and my turtle, Mr. Turtle. I try to live by the words of LaoTzu: Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
Dr. Redden joined the medical team in 2017 after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She also has completed her studies at the Chi Institute in Florida and will soon be receiving her C.V.A. certification.