Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Staff

Our talented staff is carefully chosen for their caring, professional manner. They bring an array of skills, training, and interests to the team so that your pet receives competent, skilled care, and you receive friendly, concerned attention.

Practice Manager

Nancy Potter joined Olathe Animal Hospital in 1991. As the practice manager, she is in charge of finances, administrative duties, and quality care. Nancy serves on the editorial advisory board of Firstline Magazine, a national publication for veterinary professionals. Nancy has two rescue dogs, a schnoodle and a papillon, and a 19 year old African Grey Parrot who likes to boss the dogs around! She also has 3 grown children, and 1 grandson. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys gardening, and vacationing at the beach. She has a special interest in the human/animal bond, and the rewards being a pet owner brings.

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)

Our RVTs have completed an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and are registered in the state of Kansas. They are dedicated individuals, ready to provide quality and compassionate care to your pet.

Karla, R.V.T., has been at OAH since 1998. She graduated from the MWCC Veterinary Technician Program in 1992, and has worked in veterinary medicine since 1989. She has a mini aussie who was a rescue dog and her son and daughter have a rotating menagerie of fish, frogs and bugs. Her special interest is in client education, making sure clients have the information they need to take good care of their pets.
Peggy, R.V.T. has been at OAH since December 2003. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Science. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician in charge of our Laboratory and Scheduling with a special interest in behavior. She lives with her 4 cats: Maggie, Dobby, Taz and Lily, and dog-Breeanna. In her spare time she enjoys reading and going to the movies. She is also a part time Licensed Massage Therapist and is pursuing an interest in Animal Massage.
Emily, R.V.T. grew up in a very small town in Iowa. She attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she played volleyball and basketball. She graduated with a BA in Public Relations. However, after moving to Kansas City she decided to change careers and graduated from Maple Woods Vet Tech program in May of 2006. She joined OAH in March of 2006. Emily spends time with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter Colbie, born in 2010. She enjoys caring for their pets which include a lab mix named Bella, 2 cats, and one guinea pig. In her spare time Emily enjoys helping her husband w/ BBQ competitions, and especially enjoys cheering on the Chiefs, Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas Jayhawks.
Rebecca, R.V.T, joined OAH in June 2013. She graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program in May 2013, and has worked in veterinary medicine since 2006. Rebecca is in charge of inventory management for the hospital. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets, which include two guinea pigs and an English Bulldog named Bentley.

Front Office Staff

Our friendly front office staff is eager to welcome you and your pets to our hospital. They are happy to schedule your pet for any services from regular appointments to surgery, boarding or grooming.

Lori works as a Client Service Specialist and has been with OAH since April 2004. Lori is married and has 2 children, and shares her home with 3 dogs, a Goldendoodle, an English Mastiff that takes up the entire bed, and a Jack Russell mix she found on the highway. She also has a very ornery senior cat that doesn't act his age, 2 Guinea Pigs and a foster African Gray. When not at work, she spends her time chasing her kids to various soccer events and attempts keeping a clean house after all her pets.
Melissa is an Olathe native and has worked in veterinary care since 2001, joining Olathe Animal Hospital in April 2010. She loves spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, and two French bulldogs, Reuben and Paisley. She enjoys trying out new restaurants, going to Silver Dollar City with her family, and she has a weakness for Christopher Elbow chocolates!
Angie joined our front office staff in August 2011, but has enjoyed working in the veterinary field since 2006. Angie has 250+ pounds of dogs, Dove and Goose, and two cats, Riggs and Little Man. She also keeps herself busy with her daughter, Alayna, and husband, Justin. Angie enjoys working in her yard and garden, and keeping up with her large koi and goldfish pond.
Lisa joined OAH in 2002. Lisa and her husband share their home with a dog, Ernie, a cat, Snowshoe, 2 guinea pigs, and a little girl, Sammy. She enjoys being a soccer mom and traveling to exotic places!

Kennel Staff

Our kennel staff's main responsibility is the care and comfort of your pet while staying at our hospital. The staff takes great pride in the cleanliness of our hospital, making sure pets receive 'tender, loving care', and that any special needs are attended to.

Haley joined OAH in September of 2011 as a kennel attendant. Her pet family includes 2 maltese, 2 bulldogs, and a maltese mix! Haley is currently a student in veterinary technician school.

Professional Grooming

Megan joined our hospital in May of 2014. "While going to college to obtain my degree in Elementary Education I started assisting at a local dog grooming salon. What started as a flexible job to help while I was in school, turned into an entire new career path. After finishing college I decided that grooming was where my heart was. Back to school I went, this time for grooming and I have yet to regret that decision. Grooming now full-time for 4 years, being in this industry over 8. I truly love every aspect of my job. I enjoy taking classes and attending conferences so that I can keep my skills sharp while bringing new techniques and styles to my clients. I have a passion for continuing my education in the grooming industry as well as competing with some of the best this industry has to offer. I'm an avid animal lover, but my weakness has always been dogs and horses. In my spare time I love being outside in the country and enjoying all my new surroundings have to offer."