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Kathy, Office Manager

 

Dedication and passion for her work are words often used to describe Kathy. She volunteers delivering meals with Meals on Wheels with her husband, Ken.  They have two daughters and three granddaughters who bring much love and happiness to their lives. They also have two pets- Bebe, an ornery 6 lb. Pomeranian and Moonlight, a very polite cat who weighs 7 lbs. more than Bebe.

Bebe, Kathy's dog

Jan, Receptionist

 

Always with a smile on her face, Jan greets our two and four-legged friends and makes them feel right at home. OPVC is fortunate to have a receptionist who takes the time to get to know everyone who visits our clinic and who can work with someone as demanding as Garth, our clinic cat.  In addition to her husband, kids and grandkids, she shares her life with her Shih Tzu, Ivy.

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Ivy, Jan's dog

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Amy, Kennel Assistant

 

Since 2005, Amy has arrived to work bright and early to take the boarding dogs out for their morning stroll.  She would consider walking the dogs one of her favorite parts of her job. Amy's sense of humor and her love of music make the kennel a fun place to be.  When she's not busy working, she has her hands full caring for her Shih Tzu mix (adopted from OPVC, of course), Daisy, and her Corgi, Max 2.0.

Daisy and Max 2.0, Amy's dogs

Ethan, Kennel Assistant

If he could, Ethan would take home every dog and cat that walks through our door.  So far, he's adopted his kitten, Fern and his Great Dane, Torque since he started. Ethan works at the clinic full time and has been here for five years now. He is a high school graduate with plans of becoming a paramedic.

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Gracie, Ethan's dog

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James and Sundae, Paige's cats

Paige S., Receptionist

Paige recently switched from the field of technical theatre to the veterinary world. She's always happy to help pets and their people. When she isn't at work she's at home with her husband, Dylan, and their two cats, James and Sundae. In her free time she enjoys reading, embroidery, and doing puzzles.

Q, Receptionist

Q is a Theatre Arts graduate of Rose Bruford College (UK) and Lavakunstikool (EE). They recently joined the OPVC team full-time after several years with the Kansas City Symphony. Q has a greyhound named Sophia Loren. In their free time Q enjoys ice skating, reading, and fibre arts.

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Rosette, Tabby's cat

Tabby, Kennel Assistant

 

Tabby joined OPVC in late summer of 2016.  She came to us with over three years experience working as a kennel assistant in a vet clinic.  The pets are fortunate to have Tabby caring for them.  She is kind, gentle, and treats every dog and cat as if they were her own. She is quite possibly Garth's favorite person.

Kaleigh, Kennel Assistant

 

Kaleigh enjoys drawing and walking her dog. She likes working at Overland Park veterinary center because the staff is so friendly and she loves spending time with the animals that come in.

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Medusa, Kaleigh's dog

Sophia Loren, Q's  greyhound

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Suzzannah, Receptionist

Suzzannah recently moved to the area and joined the team. When not at work she attends to her handsome maltipoo, Casper, writes her novel, paints, and travels with her partner James.

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Alister, Kennel Assistant

Alister is one of the kennel staff that is always energetic to help anyone. He takes care of Scarlett, his Gordan Setter, whom he absolutely adores. Alister graduated from Shawnee Mission West in 2021 and plans to attend K-State with dreams of becoming a veterinarian.

Scarlett, Alister's dog

Ann, Receptionist

Retired nurse, mother of three and grandmother of four. She keeps a menagerie of pets including a dog, Gizmo, two cats, Chase and Toby, and a Cockatiel, Kylo Ren.

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Kylo Ren and Chase

(No animals were harmed in the making of this photo)

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Cindy, Technician

 

Since 2005, our four-legged friends have been smothering Cindy, their favorite technician, with kisses and wagging tails. When she is not busy working, she is taking care of her menagarie of pets at home and her husband, Steve.

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Fred, Kennel Assistant

 

Fred is a fantastic addition to our staff. His positive attitude is refreshing on gloomy days. He is a kind and hardworking member of our team, who likes to spend his free time with his dog, Buddy.

Buddy, Fred's dog

Franklin, Cindy's dog

Madi, Technician

Madi is a vet technician who is attending Johnson County Community College. She loves spending time with her family and her dog, Skeeter. She is passionate about caring for her clients (all the dogs, cats, and their families) and looks forward to seeing them everyday. Madi graduated from Shawnee Mission West in 2019 and plans to become a veterinarian in the future.

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Skeeter, Madi's dog

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Tammie, Technician

We are so fortunate to have Tammie on our team! She spends most of her days as a caring tech. When she is not at work she enjoys spending her free time with her family and her cat Jynx.

Jynx, Tammie's cat

Paige H., Technician/Receptionist

"The other Paige" works as a technician and in reception. When she is not at work or school, she can be found at the barn with her horses: Halo, Penny, and Stinkerbell. After high school, she plans to study Rangeland Sciences in hopes of becoming a wild horse and burro specialist.

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Ladybug, Paige's dog

B.J., Groomer

B.J. is kind, patient and talented.  That's why dogs and cats love her.  She has many years of experience grooming and takes time to listen to how clients want their pets groomed.

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Will, B.J.'s cat

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Jenny, Groomer

Jenny has been grooming for over 20 years and loves each dog and cat like her own. She is active in chihuahua rescue and loves to spend her free time with her own group of four chihuahuas, her partner Ammon, and stepdaughter.

Crackers, Mango, and Trippy, Jenny's chihuahuas

Garth, Assistant to Jan

 

Garth, our clinic cat with the white tip on his tail, spends his days helping Jan schedule appointments and double checking her work.  During his non-working hours, he loves playing with his stuffed mice, inspecting the other toys in his toybox and napping in empty boxes. Be sure to ask to say hello to him on your next visit. 

Garth