Animal Science Professor
Colorado State University
Assistant Clinical Professor
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mochal is a 2005 DVM graduate of Iowa State University. She completed an internship in Equine Surgery and Medicine in 2006 and her Large Animal Surgical Residency with a Master’s of Veterinary Science in 2010 at Mississippi State University. Dr. Mochal has been a member of the faculty since completion of her residency.
Regenerative Medicine; Osteoarthritis; Orthopedics
Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center
Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw is an accomplished and highly skilled double board-certified veterinary surgeon who has done extensive research in soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation. She has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, received several awards and has spoken at national and international conferences.
Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, before completing a one-year small animal internship in Colorado. She returned to the University of Florida for a four-year small animal surgical residency and to pursue her master’s degree, conducting research on ischemic kidney injury and kidney transplants.
In 2008, Dr. Shaw became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She spent an additional two years at the University of Florida as a faculty member in the Soft Tissue Surgery department while conducting her PhD research on methods of decreasing post-surgical complications of gastrointestinal surgery.
Dr. Newbold is a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 2014 and completed her comparative ophthalmology residency training at the University of Tennessee in 2018. Dr. Newbold’s areas of interest are cataracts, surgery of the lens, corneal disease, and feline ophthalmology.
Surgical Team & Director of Technician Development
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care South
Crystal has been a part of the Noah’s family since December of 2002. Her passion for animal advocacy and owner education is a part of why she loves her job. She has a special interest in anesthesia, teaching and mentoring.
When not at work, Crystal’s family includes her husband, Mike, her sons Tristan and Ethan, and a daughter, Harper. Her four legged family members include 5 cats: Soma, Tripp, Hope, Zombie and Esther; one dog: Breaker, a Texas Heeler; and a Triton Cockatoo named Lilly.
Co-founder & Lead Consultant Flourish Veterinary Consulting
Running a veterinary hospital is friggin’ hard work, and Josh understands the struggle first-hand. He has been a proud member of the veterinary community since 1995. In 2009, he took the leap into practice management and ownership, and continued in those roles in two small-animal hospitals until 2018.
A lifetime optimist and overall “happy guy,” Josh was shocked to find himself feeling spent, alone, and crying over breakfast while his surprised wife looked on with disbelief. Recognizing he had burnt himself out, he made the difficult decision to step away and recapture his authentic self.
Since then he’s dedicated his professional trajectory to elevating veterinary
staff and teams so they can authentically flourish in their work. To that end he’s obtained certificates in areas such as Positive Psychology, Workplace Culture, and Building Effective Teams and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology. He co-founded
Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC to bring the knowledge he’s obtained to life.