Christine Noel, DVM
Dr. Christine Frey Noel was born and raised “where the west begins” in Fort Worth, Texas. Her recently found kindergarten time capsule showed that even at the age of 5, Dr. Noel was determined to become a veterinarian. Like her grandmother, Dr. Noel has an immense love for horses and grew up showing horses in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country eventing. Her interest for veterinary medicine grew when her first dog, Mischief, underwent surgery to remove bladder stones and when her second dog, Rose, underwent multiple knee surgeries. Eager to learn more about how the vets fixed her childhood dogs, Dr. Noel started shadowing at a small animal practice in Fort Worth at the age of 14.
Her passion for the profession blossomed when she was accepted into the Texas A&M Veterinary Enrichment Camp in high school, and she was delighted to play the “veterinarian” in her group’s case presentation at the end of the camp. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Texas A&M University in 2016 and bleeds maroon. Dr. Noel was accepted into the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 to overlap with her last year of undergraduate studies. She quickly discovered her love for small animal surgery when she spent summers working with the Soft Tissue and Orthopedics departments at the TAMU Small Animal Hospital. Dr. Noel graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and moved to Cedar Park. She worked for a corporate veterinary hospital before joining NWVH in 2020. Her special interests include surgery, ophthalmology, and ultrasound.
Dr. Noel has a devoted Longhorn husband named David, who is also a veterinarian, and they married in December 2019 to become a “House Divided” (an Aggie and a Longhorn). She has a sociable, cuddly brown tabby cat named Saber and a goofy heeler mix named Apollo at home. When she is not wearing her white coat or scrubs, Dr. Noel enjoys hiking, arts and crafts, writing/journaling, baking, singing, studying the Bible, indulging in Amy’s Ice Cream, and game nights. She plays French horn with the Bethany United Methodist Church Orchestra and is a vocalist in the Bethany UMC Messengers of Grace contemporary worship group on Sundays. She is an avid Disney fan, is a loyal Hufflepuff, and loves going to the movies. She enjoys cheering on the Aggies during football season and will occasionally cheer for the Longhorns in support of David.