(816) 252-7111 | Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Sun: Closed
(816) 252-7111 | Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Sun: Closed

Meet Our Team

Our Team
Dr. Tad Coles
Medical Director

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Dr. Coles received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. He spent 2 years at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Greater Kansas City before buying Valley View Animal Clinic, which he ran for 8 years. Then Dr. Coles worked as a Technical Service Veterinarian and Medical Writer, producing textbook chapters, clinical trial reports, and review papers. He is a board member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, an organization he was president of in 2006. He serves on Veterinary Wellbeing Task Forces in both Kansas and Missouri.

Most recently Dr. Coles served for a few years as Medical Director of an animal hospital in southern KC. He focuses on internal medicine, behavior, and preventative medicine with a special interest in practice management methods that promote staff resilience and wellbeing. He is certified in Fear-Free techniques to improve the patient experience.

Dr. Coles plays disc golf often and loves yoga, meditation, biking, and kayaking. He and his wife, Cindy, are blessed with two adult children and two grandchildren. Their rescue tuxedo cat, Chester, and rescue hound mix, Finnegan, are both clicker-trained.

Dr. David Davenport
Dr. Davenport serves as the current medical director and brings a great deal of experience to Jackson County Animal Hospital. He is a 1966 graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Veterinary Medicine and has owned, operated and sold numerous animal clinics in the area over the years as well as a multitude of other successful business ventures. Dr. Davenport thoroughly enjoys veterinary surgery but In his spare time, you can catch him on his farm where he owns a 200+ cow/calf operation.
Dr. Monica Crowe
Originally from southern Louisiana, Dr. Crowe is a 2011 graduate of Louisiana State University – School of Veterinary Medicine. Her Special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, emergency care and critical care. She has worked multiple specialty hospitals as an intern and emergency clinician. Before joining Jackson County Animal Hospital, she worked for 5 years at Independence Animal Hospital and wanted to continue to help the community she has grown to love here in Independence. In her spare time, Dr. Crowe runs around after her 3 daughters and 3 dogs. She enjoys cooking and playing piano.