Charlene Noll MSME, DVM, DACVS is originally from Springfield, Illinois, where she grew up riding jumpers. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2003, Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Applied Mathematics in 2004, and Stanford University with a MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. In 2010, she decided to change the direction of her career and enrolled at UC Davis, where she graduated with a DVM in 2014. She then went on to complete a large animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center followed by an equine internship at North Carolina State University. She returned to the University of California, Davis for her surgical residency. Following completion of her residency, she became Staff Surgeon at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in Anderson, CA, a specialty referral clinic servicing a large portion of northern California. Dr. Noll has most recently been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN, where she enjoyed teaching future veterinarians and taking care of the large animals of eastern Tennessee. Dr. Noll loves all aspects of large animal surgery, but her favorite part is when a once sick horse gets to go back home to their family to be spoiled.
Dr. Noll lives with her husband Zack, an I.T. professional, her beloved co-dependent deaf Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Poppy), her husband’s much adored Pitbull mix (Ella), and two fabulous kitties (Samus & Maeve). She is excited to move to the area as she has always wanted to learn to foxhunt (and Zack says he is in!). She is a beginner banjo enthusiast and would like to try white water kayaking again, which she once took as a class in college. She additionally speaks fluent French after spending much of her twenties riding jumpers in France and Switzerland. She is excited to be making her home in Virginia and getting to know all the referral veterinarians and clients of Woodside!