Dr. Nolan completed his doctorate of veterinary medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After a one-year internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver he returned to Tufts for a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine, and achieved board certification in 2009 from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Between 2009 and 2011 he worked as a staff internist at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island, and from 2011 to 2013 at Veterinary Specialty Center in Wisconsin.
Prior to pursuing veterinary medicine, Dr. Nolan had his first career in the chemical sciences. He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Colorado State University in 2001, performing research in lithium ion battery technology. During his time in Colorado he became a staunch CSU Ram fan and enjoyed spending time in the mountains, both hiking and skiing; before heading back East to start veterinary school he spent a winter as a ski instructor at Solitude in Utah. At home Dr. Nolan has a large animal family of three dogs (Salty, Alli, Emma) and two cats (Gretchen, Isabelle). He is very happy to be returning to Colorado with all of them as well as his amazing wife Kelly Monaghan, who is also a veterinary internist at Alpenglow VSEC.