Our Animal Doctor Westside Team

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Elizabeth, Office Manager/Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth has been a part of our Animal Doctor Westside team since September of 2013. She graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s 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.

Kim, Veterinary Assistant

Kim is a Fear Free Certified Veterinary Assistant. Originally from Canton, OH, she has now lived in 5 different states and South Korea. With a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management, Kim brings her customer service expertise to both two-legged and four-legged clients alike! She found a passion with animals after adopting Dutch (fluffy shepherd mix) and furthered that passion after rescuing Gunner (Heinz 57). Her road to the veterinary world was a bit unconventional: restaurants, casino, boarding kennels, but as long as she gets to work with animals, Kim is in her happy place. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, Thomas, as well as traveling, cooking/baking, and working out, so she is able to enjoy all the tasty treats!

Adelyn, Veterinary Assistant

Adelyn is originally from "The Great State of Texas." She has moved up here in order to attend Kansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Animal Science in 2021. Adelyn is currently pursuing her either her Masters in Animal Nutrition or a DVM to work with large and small animals. Adelyn enjoys doing agility and frisbee with her dog Shiner, working out, fishing, hiking, and enjoying time with friends.

Carrigan, Veterinary Assistant

Carrigan has always loved animals and while getting her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Washburn University where she started volunteering at the local humane society. There she fell in love with animal welfare and has spent the last 7 years working in animal shelters, where she adopted her Boxer/Beagle mix Harper, and cats Ryker and Ravyn. She recently decided to look into more of the medical side of animal welfare and ended up at ADW to continue gaining knowledge and skills in the practice of animal welfare. In her free time Carrigan enjoys crafts of all kinds, enjoying a warm day in a hammock with a good book, and just spending time with her family and pets.

Hannah, Veterinary Assistant

Hannah is originally from Columbus, GA! She is currently in Purdue’s Vet Nursing distance learning program with the hopes of becoming a registered veterinary technician. She has two animals, a pit mix, Bandit, and an orange tabby, Bowie! In her free time, she likes to go on hikes with her husband and dog, Bandit! She also enjoys wedding photography on the side as well.

Drew, Veterinary Assistant

Drew is originally from Portage, MI and he attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in biochemistry. He moved to Kansas in 2022 to attend Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. He is interested in pursuing a career in emergency medicine or internal medicine. In his free time, Drew enjoys hanging out with friends, going on road trips, waterfowl hunting, spending time outside, and he currently has one spoiled cat named Emma.

Chance, Veterinary Assistant

Chance is originally from Texas, he spent half his life in the South Padre area and the other half in the Austin area. He developed an interest in veterinary medicine at a young age, and started working in vet clinics the second he turned sixteen. With animals being the center of his world he has worked on ranches, in clinics, and for his Eagle Scout project he organized a group of scouts to build and donate dog houses to the local Animal Services Department to help animals in need. He is now pursuing an education with the goal of becoming a licensed veterinarian. He fills his free time with exploring nature, spending time with friends and family, and working on cars. 

McKenna, Veterinary Assistant

McKenna has always had a passion for working with animals. Growing up she always knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She is currently in the process of getting her veterinary technician certification. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with friends, reading, and watching movies.

Sarah, Veterinary Assistant

Sarah is originally from Austin, Texas! She started her college career at Texas Tech University but transferred to Kansas State to finish her Bachelors of Animal Science degree. She hopes to graduate May 2024 and attend vet school in the future. She has worked in the veterinary field since her senior year of high school and has always wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her free time, she works as a swim instructor and at a local boutique in downtown Manhattan.

Logan, Veterinary Assistant

Logan grew up on a small family farm in Topeka, KS, where she developed a love for both small and large animal health. She moved to Manhattan in 2019 to attend Kansas State University as a pre-veterinary student. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Biology with an Animal Biology option, as well as a minor in Animal Sciences and Industry and a Certificate in Equine Sciences. After graduating, Logan hopes to attend graduate school in order to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time, Logan enjoys reading, riding her horse Coal, and spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Rory and Harley.