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3130 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, K S 66503
Dr. Jennifer Arneson, Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Jen is from Lincoln, NE and attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After a year in private practice, she founded Animal Doctor Veterinary Clinic in Junction City. She recently expanded her business by obtaining ownership of the Westside clinic in Manhattan. You may see her in the clinic with “Alice”, her Dachshund mix, and her Standard Poodle “Elly,” or “Smelly” as she is affectionately called. She also has two cats at home, “Adam” and “Lou.” Dr. Jen’s husband Ty is involved with the management of Animal Doctor. They are very proud of their two children, Nick and Beth. Dr. Jen’s special interests are geriatric care/ pain management, laser surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine.
Dr. Michelle Iseman, Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Iseman is a Kansas native and attended Kansas State University. She received her Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences in 2002, DVM degree in 2004, and Masters degree in Clinical Sciences in 2005. After beginning her career in a mixed animal practice in Texas, she moved back to Manhattan and has lived and worked there in small animal practice since 2005 with her husband John Stamey, her 3 children: Alec, Corabelle, and Iris; their dog: Maddie; and 3 cats: Saber (a.k.a. Bubby), Cinder, and Mr. Johnson. When she’s not busy working as a veterinarian, she’s either chasing her kids, helping her husband with his remodeling and construction business, doing a project around the house and yard, out walking the dog, or on a hike somewhere out in the prairie or mountains. Dr. Iseman’s special interests include preventative medicine, client education, dentistry, geriatric care, & behavior.
Dr. Billie Deam, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Billie Deam was born and raised in Manhattan, KS. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Biology (1972) and DVM (1980). She owned and operated The Animal Clinic of Boardwalk Square in Kansas City, MO until 2013 when she and her husband, Stan Cook, returned to her family farm in Manhattan. Dr. Deam enjoys trail riding her two horses, Playboy and Red, and also hiking and quail-hunting with her English Pointer, Indy. She and her husband are restoring her family home, a 160-year old stone stagecoach stop south of Manhattan. Dr. Deam enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, particularly mobility issues which led her to get her degree in Animal Chiropractic from Options of Animals in Wellsville, KS.
Dr. Leigh Wacker, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Leigh is from Brewster, Nebraska and attended Kansas State University. She received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2012 and her DVM degree in 2016. During school she fell in love with the area and decided to start her career in Manhattan. Her crew at home consists of “Trixie” her French bulldog, 2 cats “Ollie” and “Mangie”, and 3 horses “Sugarplum”, “Dolly”, and “Lil Joe.” When she’s not busy working as a veterinarian she enjoys being outside and helping around the farm. Dr. Wacker’s special interests include dermatology, internal medicine and behavior.
Elizabeth, Office Manager & Technician
Elizabeth has been with us since September of 2013. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Animal Science with a Pre-Vet option in 2012. She will more than likely be the face you see when you walk in the door. Elizabeth adores getting to know the clients and their fur babies! When not at work she enjoys gardening, landscaping, fishing, and working on her 20 acre farm. Elizabeth and her husband are enjoying their new house with their dog Bruiser, cats Peter and Mama, and horse Red.
Lindsey, Veterinary Technician
Lindsey grew up in eastern Kansas with her parents and older brother. She moved to Manhattan to attend K-State where she's working on her undergraduate in Animal Science. She plans on applying to vet school to follow her dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. She has worked at Westside since August of 2015 and has loved every minute of it. She especially loves having a job where she gets to do what she's passionate about. When not at work she can be found reading, fishing, fostering dogs, and enjoying the outdoors. Lindsey has a sweet Puggle named Reuben whom she'd give the world to.
Karsen, Veterinary Technician
Karsen is originally from Inman, KS and was involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America in high school. Karsen has been with us for two and half years, and we love having her. She currently attends Kansas State University and has already achieved a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She is now currently in her second year of K-State’s veterinary program and has ridden with their equestrian team. Karsen’s goal after graduation is to go into equine veterinary medicine. In her very limited free time, outside of studying, she loves to ride horses and cuddle/play with her adorable dog, Teddy.
Kelsey, Veterinary Technician
Kelsey is originally from Overland Park, KS. She has worked here at the clinic for the past year. She has a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University and is currently in her first year of vet school. Her goal after graduation is to go into small animal medicine. Some of Kelsey’s favorite things to do include playing fetch with her very cute dog Leo, working on arts and crafts, watching Netflix, and getting a nap in when she can.
Shelby, Veterinary Technician
Shelby was raised as an Air Force child and has traveled a lot during her life. Her father retired in Arkansas and they lived there for eight years. While there, Shelby attended Arkansas State University and obtained an Associates degree in veterinary technology in 2012. Shelby and her husband moved to Texas after her husband joined the military. They then were stationed here at Fort Riley in December of 2016. Even though Shelby has only been with us for a short time, she has been a great addition to our team. Shelby enjoys time outside with her husband and daughter while they play with their Great Dane - Sherlock, Boxer - Tessa, and Dachshund - Zoey. They also have one bird, named Turbo.
Rhiannon joined our team in June of 2017. She is a Kansas State University graduate, with a Bachelors in Animal Science. She has 10 years of experience in small animal medicine in Topeka and Kansas City. When she is not at work she keeps busy taking care of her four dogs, two cats, two geckos, and one ball python.
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Sarah, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Sarah originally worked solely at the Junction City clinic, but since deciding to attend K-State in pursuit of her DVM, she now works at both of our locations. Sarah is from Kansas City, MO but has lived the majority of her life in Junction City due to her father serving in the military. She has a house full of animal companions; cats, dogs, hamsters, and birds. In her off time she enjoys reading, attending live music events, and watching football with her four-legged friends. You may see Sarah’s smiling face at the front desk or she may be assisting in your furry friend’s appointment; she is multi-faceted.
Keiera, Veterinary Technician
Keiera is originally from Wichita, Kansas and moved to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University. She is currently getting her Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences with a pre-vet option. She plans on applying to vet school next fall. She started working with us at the beginning of May 2017 and has been a great addition to our team! In her spare time she likes spending time with her husband and family, reading, and snuggling with her dog Harley.
Rachel, Veterinary Technician
Rachel started at Animal Doctor Westside just this past September. She is originally from Junction City, Kansas and graduated with her veterinary technician degree from Brown Mackie College in Salina. She has a Netherlands Dwarf rabbit and an African Pygmy hedgehog which we can't wait to snuggle with. In her free time she enjoys bowling and softball.
Tammy, the newest member of our family, is a Kansas native who was raised by a military family. She accomplished her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology through Colby Community College in 2016, as well as a diploma in dog obedience training and instruction in 2009. Tammy’s next step is to take the national board exam to earn the title of Registered Veterinary Technician in April of next year and she wants to specialize in rehabilitation and animal behavior. She has a fondness for small animals, exotics (pocket pets, reptiles, and insects etc.) and avians (birds). When Tammy is not at work or studying for her exam, she enjoys cooking and artistic projects with her four children (ages 5, 7, 10, and 17) and husband (Chris). She also enjoys playing with her two fur babies; a fluffy white shepherd named Akira, and a pit bull adorably named Sir Fat Fat Leonidas III. She also has two cockatiels, (Ace and Pepper) along with Neytiri, the Avicularia Versicolor Antilles pinktoe tarantula.