Meet Our Staff

  • Andrew Brown
    El Paso Veterinary Techician

    Andrew joined our team in May, 2017. He was a sergeant in the United States Air Force for 9 years. He enjoys playing drums in his band, shooting sports, off-roading, and spending time with his wife, Theresa, and son, Benjamin.

    Andrew's Animal Family:

    •  Roger & Callie - basset hounds
    •  Eve - yellow anaconda
  • Angela Boese
    El Paso Receptionist

    Angela began working for El Paso Animal Hospital in June, 2016. Angela spends the school year inspiring children to read as the librarian at the Rose Hill Schools. She also works as the Director of Christian Ministries for Rose Hill United Methodist Church. Angela has enjoyed helping at the clinic this summer and plans to work part time with us during the school year. Angela comes to us with a wealth of education and experience. She has a Masters in Administration, has taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade for 27 years, and volunteered at the Kansas Humane Society. She is a proud mom of Chandler (21) who is a Journalism/English major at KU and to son Ray 3 (19) who is currently serving in the Navy. In her rare spare time she enjoys scrapbooking.

    Angela’s Animal Family:

    • Samantha - Lab
    • Reese - Dachshund
    • Angela has always raised dachshunds and guinea pigs and even had guinea pigs, frogs, and gerbils in her classroom.

  • Bayley Darbro
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Hailing from Mulvane, Kansas, Bayley started her journey with us in October, 2018. Other than spending time with her husband and two boys, she enjoys horseback riding, rodeo, barrel racing, and riding 4-wheelers.

    Bayley's Animal Family:

    • Nitro - solid bred paint horse
    • Star - Arabian horse
    • Roxy - Beagle
    • Max - mixed breed
    • 2 goldfish
  • Becca Duty
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Becca is a certified Animal Care Specialist and has worked for El Paso Animal Hospital since March, 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, playing poker, riding her motorcycle, and going to the movies.

    Becca's Animal Family:

    • Jasmine - Shepherd Mix
    • Marley - Pitbull
    • Gabby - pit mix

  • Brenda Mudd-Dockery
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Brenda has worked at the El Paso Animal Hospital since July, 1987. Brenda grew up outside of Russell, KS, on her family's farm which raised registered herefords, sheep, poultry, and rabbits. Her interest started in 4-H with volunteer work at Town & Country Animal Hospital through the 4-H veterinary science program. She worked through high school for Dr. Stitchcomb and worked with Hays Humane Society for 4 years. After she moved to Wichita, she worked at Sedgwick Co. Zoo as a technician & the Wichita Emergency Vet Clinic.

    Brenda and Skip, her husband of 30 years, have lived in Udall for the past 12 years. She has raised 4 generations of Boxers over the last 18 years - with no new pups for over 10 years. They have been her pride and joy! She also loves gardening (vegetables, flower and herb gardens), watching her hummingbirds, cross stitching, canning and drying produce, and baking.

    Brenda's Animal Family:

    • Sampson - Boxer
    • Tilley - Chihuahua
    • Breezey - Chihuahua
    • Misty - Chihuahua Mix

  • Cassandra Spoonemore
    El Paso Receptionist

    Cassandra became a member of our family in November, 2018. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, she moved to Derby as a teenager. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and dogs as well as spread the aroma of her cooking around the house.

    Cassandra's Animal Family:

    • Shelby - Bull Terrier
    • Louie - Corgi/Dachshund mix
    • Mickey - Border Collie/Pit Bull mix
  • Cassie Black
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    We welcomed Cassie to our family in May, 2018. She grew up in West Virginia and worked in retail before joining us. She professionally trained horses and enjoys spending time with her husband, Evan and two daughters.

    Cassie's Animal Family:

    • Sally - black lab
    • Lexi - Corgi
    • Heidi - half Dachshund/mix
    • 3 cats
    • 5 horses
    • 2 goats
  • Cheyenne Dealy
    El Paso Receptionist

    Cheyenne joined our team in May, 2018. Before coming to us, she gained a lot of experience working at another animal hospital. Her family has always been bringing their pets to El Paso, and she wanted to be a part of the great service she always received. Cheyenne enjoys reading, spending time with her husband Joe and daughter Ziva, and going for walks with her dogs.

    Cheyenne's Animal Family:

    • Great Dane
    • 2 shepherd lab mixes
    • 2 mini schnauzers
  • Dakotah Fiedler
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Position/Job Responsibilities:  Veterinary Tech Assistant

    Dakotah began with El Paso Animal Hospital in March, 2015.  She recently moved to Derby from Hays, Kansas where she had experience working at an Animal Care Hospital in Great Bend.  She and her husband Mark have one daughter, Emma.  Dakotah's hobbies include spending time with her family, crafting, and reading

    Dakotah's Animal Family:

    Dilla - Chinchilla 

  • Jessica Chavez
    El Paso Receptionist

    Jessica has worked for El Paso Animal Hospital since June, 2012.  She has worked in almost every area of the clinic - from kennel staff to veterinary technician and now a receptionist. She has lived in Derby her whole life, and she used to show dogs and was involved in a lot of rescues before joining our team. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and 2-year old son.  In her spare time she enjoys going to movies and concerts.

  • Karen Garza Guzman
    El Paso Receptionist

    Karen joined our family in September, 2018. She loves to sing, play with her cats, and visit the movie theater.

    Karen's Animal Family:

    • Esteban - domestic short hair
    • Phohebe - domestic medium hair
  • Kelli Fugate
    El Paso Receptionist

    Kelli joined our family in June, 2018. She has extensive experience in human resource management, and she was a partner of the Classic Cup Restaurant in Kansas City. She enjoys flyfishing, traveling, cooking for her family and friends, and gardening.

    Kelli's Animal Family:

    • Lili - Chihuahua
    • Beau - Lab, Husky, Great Dane mix
    • Bella - Boxer/Pit mix
  • Leslie Swagerty
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Leslie joined our family in December, 2018. She is from Bennington, Kansas, and she enjoys painting, reading, exploring, and walking her dog.

    Leslie's Animal Family:

    • Moose - dog
    • Charlotte and Hiccup - cats
    • Aloe - bearded dragon
  • Mary Collins
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Mary joined our family in March, 2014 as her first job. She grew up in Derby with her parents, Dawn and Ed, and her siblings, Ziona and Kurtis. She enjoys swimming and spending time with her pets.

    Mary's Animal Family:

    • Watson - Cairn Terrier
    • Luna - Chow/Shepherd Mix
    • Gabby - long haired cat
  • Meghan Shaffner
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Meghan joined us in June, 2018. She is currently in school for vet assisting at Animal Behavior College. She is from Cocoa Beach, Florida, and she enjoys water sports, traveling, reading, and learning different cultures. She lives with her husband, Brandon and her two dogs.

    Meghan's Animal Family:

    • Flo - lab/beagle mix - 6 years old
    • Oakley - lab/border collie - 2 years old
  • Melissa Hileman
    El Paso Lab Technician

    Melissa joined our team in July, 2016, and she loves working in our lab. She enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, and playing games with her husband Greg, 20-year old son Geoff, 18-year old daughter Abby, and 14-year old son Joel.

    Melissa's Animal Family:

    • Browni - cairn terrier
    • Bella - standard poodle
    • Liz - schnauzer/shitzu mix
  • Miriam Trent
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    We welcomed Miriam to our family in April, 2018. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant from Animal Behavior College, and she worked at the Kansas Humane Society and the Caring Hearts Veterinary Clinic before finding her home here. She is from Dayton, Ohio but grew up in Oklahoma. She now calls Kansas her home where she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and hanging out with her kids.

    Miriam's Animal Family:

    • Uriel - Aussie Shepherd mix
    • Atticus - GSD
    • Sammy - Main Coon mix
    • Stormaggedon - Bearded Dragon
    • Tank - Percheron horse
    • Boomer - Mustang
    • Nikodemus - Lop Bunny
  • Rachel Hull
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Rachel joined our team in September, 2017. She grew up in Rose Hill, Kansas and worked with horses. She loves to read, kayak, and explore the outdoors.

    Rachel's Animal Family:

    • Finn - Brussels Griffon
    • Freya - Paint horse
    • Phoebe - Maine Coon mix
  • Rebecca Sova
    El Paso Receptionist

    Rebecca began working for El Paso Animal Hospital in February, 2014. She was born in Claremore, Oklahoma but moved to Kansas in 1987. Becky is a loving mom to her 17-year old son and 6-year old daughter. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Rebecca's Animal Family:

    • Bella & Jackson - 2 domestic short hair cats

  • Richard Wood
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Richard joined our family in April, 2017. He has a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Outdoor Enterprise Management with minors in Biology and Business, and he is currently taking classes toward vet school. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, shooting shotguns, and spending time with his wife Chelsea.

    Richard's Animal Family:

    • Arya and Vhagar - rats
  • Sierra Badley
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Sierra joined us in early June, 2018. Before finding her place on our team, she worked as an assessments specialist at the Kansas Humane Society. She is originally from Texas where she grew up on a farm before getting a degree in creative writing and Japanese studies. She enjoys reading, writing, raising dogs, and working dogs through obedience trials. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her household of animals.

    Sierra's Animal Family:

    • Akeela, Nakeeda, Kovu, and Chinook - Siberian Huskies
    • Chinzia - Malamate
    • Riniyin - ragdoll cat
    • Torbie - domestic short hair
    • Kishi - Siamese
    • Hei - lionhead rabbit
    • Saiyo - mini rex rabbit
  • Thomas Aguiar
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Thomas is our first French team member, joining us in December, 2018. He is happy to be working with animals, and he enjoys baking, going to the movies, and the outdoors. Having just gotten married, he is hoping to expand his family with some furry friends soon.

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