Dr. Alex Cole has owned The Urbana Veterinary Clinic since 2010 and previously had 15 years practice experience at Indiana’s Manchester Veterinary Clinic before moving to Ohio. He has an avid interest in small animal internal medicine and clinical pathology. He has a background in caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, small ruminants and young calves.
At his prior practice he served as the back-up practitioner for the practice’s dairy veterinarian, and the ‘go to’ guy for the unusual. His more interesting cases included teaming up with a farrier to treat a lame zebra and providing medical supervision for an elephant, both owned by a retired circus trainer. He also worked with a certified wildlife rehabilitator in Indiana.
He attended Kansas State for his undergraduate degree and is a 1995 graduate from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. His veterinary training included extra coursework in exotics and diagnostic imaging. His externship was at an avian and exotic clinic in southern California.
His other interests include outdoor activities such as bicycling, canoeing, hiking and sailing. He is a third degree blackbelt in the American TawKwonDo Association, and now studies Shotokan Karate. Dr. Cole is also a member of Cedar Bog, Acres Land Trust–a protector of natural habitats in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. He has family ties to Cincinnati and Cleveland, as well as Indianapolis.
Dr. Cole currently has a mischievous cat named “Pixel”, whom he adopted from PAWS Animal Shelter in 2012. He also adopted “Abby”, a senior golden retriever girl from PAWS in November 2015.