Dr. Melanie Murphy knew as a small child that being a “vegeternarian” was her life’s calling. She was born in Blue Island, Illinois, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. She then went “over the pond” and earned her Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Liverpool in England in 2000.
In 2012, she married the love of her life, David and now lives with 2 English Mastiffs (Little Myl and GG), 2 Great Danes (Markus and Raven), 1 Bengal (Newey), and 2 Maine Coons (Macavity and Rum Tum Tugger). Little Myl and GG are often here at Noah’s Animal Hospital at Wheaton and love to meet our clients!!
When she’s not making new four legged friends here at the clinic, Dr. Murphy loves traveling, horse racing, Formula One racing, cooking and a wide variety of sports. Many times, she can be found curled up with her pets, catching up on the latest fiction and non-fiction best sellers.
From his early days with his 5 siblings on a farm in Shelby County, Indiana, Vulcan knew that he wanted to be close to the action of the big city. His early years were spent in Indianapolis, learning how to handle the toughest customers, even big dogs like Mastiffs!
Never content to let moss grow under him, Vulcan soon headed to the Great West where he enjoyed 2 years of beautiful scenery in the Mile High state of Colorado. But, knowing that there was need for him in the Midwest, Vulcan returned and has now made a home here in Wheaton.
You may not see Vulcan, but rest assured that he is here, watching over the day to day happenings and ensuring that all is well. If you want a peek at this handsome boy, just rattle a treat bag...he will be by shortly thereafter!
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Thomas graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetic Biology. As Director of Education for Noah’s Animal Hospitals, he has spent the last two decades helping educate pet owners and train veterinary employees.
Tom works closely with the veterinary specialists at Noah’s, from functioning as an assistant for special surgeries and advanced dental work, to coordinating visits from veterinary radiologists and internal medicine specialists. After taking a sabbatical and moving to Colorado, Tom returned to Noah’s in the Spring of 2013 and now oversees the Growth and Development Committee for the business, He is also the Practice Manager at the Noah’s Caring Hands location in Geist (Indiana).
In addition to his role in education, h'es made regular appearances on the local Fox and CBS affiliates in Indianapolis and on the nationally known Veterinary News Network. He works closely with and provides reports for the nationally acclaimed program PetPalsTV, which is currently seen in 20 markets across the US. He was selected 4 times as a reporter for Conference TV Journal at the Western Veterinary Conference, and was named Veterinary News Network's “Reporter of the Year” in 2009. Tom was the Managing Editor for Veterinary News Network from 2007-2013 and used his love of animals, his passion for education and research with his media interests to help provide millions of pet owners with timely, accurate and trustworthy pet health information.
When not busy with veterinary practice or media related activities, Tom was involved with helping the community’s pets as the veterinary liaison for the Community Animal Response Team in Colorado Springs. His duties include coordinating and managing pet care during emergencies and disasters, especially during the devastating Waldo Springs Canyon Fire in the summer of 2012. Tom was the first non-veterinarian awarded credentials by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and with a focus on both traditional and social media, Tom has been a frequent speaker at both national and veterinary conferences and has lectured at our country’s veterinary colleges as well.
Tom's family includes his wife, sons Keegan & Rob, Mastiffs Loki & Nike, and cat Vulcan. Away from pets and animals, Tom is an avid fantasy and sci-fi reader and enjoys a night out of Karaoke singing!
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Rhonda has worked in the Veterinary field for over 20 years. In high school she started by cleaning cages and worked her way up to Veterinary Technician. She loves what she does and couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living.
Her spare time is spent camping, going to or watching NASCAR races, and spending time with her family. She has a Siberian Husky named Nayeli and a Pit Bull mix named Baxter.
Tina has worked in the veterinary field since 1993. Her favorite tasks are assisting in surgery and performing dentals.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, spending time in nature, making candles and spending time with her family - which includes her 3 sons (Shawn, Ian and Alex), and her 4 kitties - Merlin, Minnie, Shorty & Lu.