Meet Our Staff

  • Angela Boese
    El Paso Customer Service

    Angela began working for El Paso Animal Hospital in June, 2016. Angela spends the school year inspiring children to read as the librarian at Haysville Schools. 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 30 years, and volunteered at the Kansas Humane Society. She is a proud mom of Chandler, a copy editor for the Columbus, Ohio newpaper, and Ray III who has been 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. 

    She also has four hens, Churchy Chan Chan, Blessing Ray Ray, Psalm Savannie and Bible, one rooster, Preacher Chipper and two ducks, Ducky and Daisy.

  • 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 Customer Service

    Cassandra has been with El Paso since November 2018. She and her husband have been married for 17 years and have two wonderful children, Samm and Fisher. Cassandra also dabbles in real estate from time to time. She has lived in Derby for 18 years and loves animals, the outdoors and cooking.

    She has four furbabies:

    • Louie - Corgi/Dachshund
    • Lenni - Corgi
    • Finn - Lab/Basset mix
    • Juno - Bull Terrier
  • 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 Customer Service

    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 

  • Kelli Fugate
    El Paso Practice Manager

    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, Kansasand enjoys painting, reading, exploring, working out at the gym and beingaround all animals, especially cats & dogs.

    Leslie's Animal Family:

    • Charlotte & 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 June 2016 and she loves working in our lab. She enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, reading and playing games.

    She is married to Greg and has three awesome children: Geoff, Abby & Joel.

    Melissa's Animal Family:

      Browni - Cairn Terrier
      Bella - standard Poodle
      Lizzy - Schnauzer/Shit-Tzu mix
      Andra - domestic short hair
      Mouse - Papillon
  • 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. Miriam is completing her schooling to become a registered Vet Tech and hopes to specialize in exotics.

    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 Customer Service

    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 two children; a son and daughter. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Rebecca's Animal Family:

    Bella & Jackson - domestic short hair cats

    Duke - Rottweiler

    Emmy Lou - Yorkie/Pekingese mix

  • 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
  • Sammantha Spoonemore
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Sammantha has been with El Paso since March 2018. She is a Senior at Derby High School and wants to go into the Veterinary field after graduation. She has an eye for photography and loves to take pictures in her spare time.

    She has four furbabies: 

    Louie - Corgi/Dachshund

    Lenni - Corgi

    Finn - Lab/Basset mix

    Juno - Bull Terrier

  • Sierra Badley
    El Paso Boarding 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, Kahlua Rize, Chitara, Hatanzo Solo, Asuga Hime, Kovu, and Chinook - Siberian Huskies
    • Chinzia - Malamate
    • Riniyin - ragdoll cat
    • Torbie - domestic short hair
    • Kishi - Siamese
  • 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.

  • Linda Hempler
    El Paso Customer Service

    Linda joined our team in August 2018.  When not at El Paso she works hard full-time as a blogger.  She has an entertainment and information website advocating for Chihuahuas, healthy, nutrition, training and behavior.  The go-to place for Chihuahua moms, dads, guardians and owners.

    She and her husband, Don, have two grown sons, Nicholas and Jeremy and four grandchildren, Sandril, Jesse, Wesley and Braydon.  They also have one great granddaughter, Scarlet.

    Linda studied Graphic Design and WACC, and Research, Creative Writing, and Web Design at Butler County Community College.

    Her furbabies include:

    Chico - Chihuahua 16 yrs old

    Pebbles - Chihuahua 13 yrs old

    Remedy Jane - Chihuahua - 4 yrs old

  • Sherri Barnes
    El Paso Customer Service

    Sherri began working for El Paso Animal Hospital in February 2019.  She and her husband, Brian, have four children, Kayla, Derin, Raeah and Raeanna and six furbabies, Lady, Venus, Barkley, Harley, Trixie, and Chomper

  • Dynaa' Gallegos
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Dynaa' joined our team in May 2019.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry but has a great love for animals as well.  

    She and her husband, Jeremy, have two beautiful daughters, Molly and Jenna, and six furbabies.  Two are Australian Shepherds, Sully and Boo, one German Shepherd, Zeus, and a Bichon, Brody, and two cats, Tiger and Belle.

  • Leah Slayton
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Leah joined our team in January 2019.  She is currently a Senior at Derby High School and is a member of the National Honor Society.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and furbabies.  She has two dogs, Boomer and Layney are German Shorthair Pointers and one cat, Enzo, is an Egyptian Mav/Bengal Mix.

  • Kaitlyn Strobel
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Kaitlyn joined our team in May 2019.  She is a Senior at Derby High School and also attends classes through WSU Tech.  Kaitlyn is a member of the Derby HS basketball team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Southrock Christian Church.

    Kaitlyn comes from an Air Force family and loves all animals.

    She has two furbabies:  Gus is a 13 year old Puggle and Josie is a 3 year old Chipoo.

  • Jess McHardie
    El Paso Customer Service

    Jessica joined the El Paso team in May 2019.  She is from Belle Plaine, KS then attended Emporia State University to study Molecular Biology.  She recently moved back to the area and is enjoying raising her daughter close to her hometown.  

    She and her husband, Justin, also have two fur babies:  Jack, 7 month old White Turkish Angora long hair, and Salem is an eight year old black domestic shorthair.

  • Trevor Black
    El Paso Customer Service

    Trevor has been with El Paso since March 2019.  He graduated from Winfield High School and has an Associate Degree from Cowley Community College.  He has lived in the Derby area for a number of years and has two feline furbabies:  Piper and Salem.

  • Brystal Friesen
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Brystal has been with El Paso since June 2019.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Life Science with a minor in Leadership.

    She and her significant other, Brady, enjoy working on cars, drag racing, and spending time with family.

    They have two furbabies:

                Sasafras - Dachshund
                Garfield - Domestic Shorthair

  • Amber Stephens
    El Paso Boarding Technician

    Amber has been with El Paso since September 2018.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Light & Design and is working on her Masters Degree in Gerontology.

    She has three boys that keep her very busy and two Shih-Tzu furbabies:  Rosie and Gus.  Gus has brain damage so requires some special attention.

  • Chelsea Kerby
    El Paso Customer Service

    Chelsea has been with El Paso since June 2019.  She has been married to Jordan since October 2015 and has one step son, Jace.

    Chelsea is a lifelong vegetarian.  Her family is from Panama but she grew up in Mansfield, Ohio.

     She has two furbabies:
                Leo - cat
                Cleo - rabbit

  • Drake Goseland
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Drake has been with El Paso since June 2017.  He is a Derby High School graduate and loves the outdoors; hunting and fishing are his favorite activities.   

    He is a huge Jayhawk fan!  Rock Chalk!

  • Kelly Garvin
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Kelly has been with El Paso since August 2019 but comes to us with extensive experience.  She worked in day practice for seven years and eight years at the emergency hospital.  She studied Wildlife Biology at K-State and has an Associate Degree in Science.

    She enjoys fishing, camping, spending time outside with her dogs, reading and spending time with her family.  She loves all sorts of painting; acrylic, oil, and watercolor.  She dabbles a little in sewing and is trying to perfect making dog collars.

    She has many furbabies:

                Watson & Marshall – mutt dogs
                Rooney, Gremlin & Birdie – cats
                Jazz – Ball Python
                Eight chickens

  • Michelle Wolfson
    El Paso Maintenance/Custodian

    Michelle joined our team in July 2019.  She loves fixing things, working construction, artwork, football and spending time with her family.  She and her husband, John, have three children and five grandchildren.

    Michelle has an Associates Degree in Graphic Design.

     Her furbabies include:
                Luna – Chow Chow
                Boon – Red Tick Coonhound

  • Christina Strand
    El Paso Customer Service

    Christina joined the El Paso Team in March 2019.  She and her husband, Chris, enjoy spending time with their three cats, Pitch, Havik & Ember.


  • Kat Meadows
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Kat joined the El Paso Team in January 2019.  She has wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was eight and is currently working on her Veterinary Technician degree from WSU Tech and she is also an Air Force veteran.

    She and her husband, Blake, have one daughter, Emma, plus, many furbabies:

    Gunner – Golden Retriever

    Ruby – Miniature Poodle

    Anya & Pepperjack – cats

    Earl – Tortoise

    Three chickens

  • Kylie Treace
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Kylie joined our team in September 2019. She most recently has been working in the food industry but jumped into the veterinary industry earlier this year. 

    Working with animals has always been a passion of hers.  Kylie's furbabies include two long haired dachshunds. One is named Woody and is about four years old. The big brother is Stinky and is about six years old. (all in people years) She also has three cats: Rocky, Princess Peanut and Holly, a three legged cat.

  • Kendra Rose
    El Paso Director of Operations

    Kendra joined our team in April 2019.  She wears many hats at El Paso. Her main title is Director of Operations but she has extensive training in Emergency and Critical Care management, Occupational Safety and Health management, Equipment management, and is our Technician/Assistant Training Coordinator.  

    Kendra is married to Jason and they have six beautiful animal children: Griffin (½ Schnauzer ½ Boxer), Tonka (Newfoundland Dog), Stewie (cat), Monkey (cat), Bonnie (cat), Clyde (cat).

    Kendra graduated from Derby High School and also attended Cowley County Community College. She is certified in Occupational Safety and Health; Medical Laser Therapy Safety; human and animal CRP. Kendra is currently attending the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and prepping to sit for the Safety Management Specialist (SMS) boards in 2020. She was recently honored to be named the Kansas Chapter Liaison for GBS/CIDP Foundation International. She is also the proud Owner and Founder of Rusted Closet Boutique, a fun little hobby creating custom drafted, handmade clothing and accessories.

  • Adrian Zachare
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Adrian joined our team in November 2018.  She is a Senior in High School and wants to study Veterinary Medicine in college.

    She has three furbabies:  

      Wolfy & Dixie - Mini Aussies

      Nana - Ball Python

  • John Patton Aguilar
    El Paso Customer Service Manager

    John has been with our team since August 2019.  He most recently worked as the General Manager of Freddy's Frozen Custard.  He came to El Paso with considerable knowledge on leadership, hospitality and team work.  

    John grew up in Topeka and recently married the love of his life, Lori.  She is the Associate Pastor at Woodlawn United Methodist Church here in Derby.

    He and his wife enjoy fishing, going to the movies, and spending time with their furbabies:  

       Nyla - four year old Yorkie

      Cali - six year old Calico


  • Dee Johnson
    El Paso Customer Service

    Dee joined the El Paso team in September 2019. She recently retired from Spirit AeroSystems where she had been employed over 30 years. She is married to Mark and has two grown children. Her daughter, Amanda is 37 and son, Brian is 35. She also has two handsome grandsons, Nicholas is eight and Elijah is two.

    Dee has a BS in Business from Emporia State University. In her spare time, she is an avid quilter. This girl loves to quilt!!!

  • Ashley Brown
    El Paso Customer Service Representative

    Ashley joined our team in September 2019.  She most recently had been working at a preschool but loves all kinds of animals and enjoys working at El Paso because of the clients and the pets. She also loves spending time with her fiancee', Allen, and two children.

    Ashley's furbabies include two dogs, Layah and Peewee, and two cats, Bug A Boo and Figaro. 

  • Echo Staats
    El Paso Administration

    Echo joined our team in June 2019. She recently retired from Spirit Aerosystems where she worked for over 30 years. After retirement she was looking for a job that was fun and 'low stress' so naturally she sought out El Paso Animal Hospital.

    Echo is married to Mark. Mark and Echo are extremely involved in the Derby community. Mark is the current President/CEO Derby Chamber of Commerce; a retired Sergeant of the Derby Police Department; has spent 12 years on Derby City Council and is running for Mayor of Derby in November 2019.

    They have two sons, Mason and Drew.

    Their fur babies include:

    Gunner - Golden Retriever

    Lucy - Yorkie

    Jax - Yorkie

    Knuckles - cool cat

    Lizzy - Leopard Gecko

  • Jennifer Riggins
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer joined our team in September 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

    Jennifer's furbabies include two dogs and two cats. One of her dogs is named Fluss and is a German Shepherd puppy and the other is a Maltese named Bango. Her cats are Spotty and Pretzel.

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