Meet Our Staff

  • 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

    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 our team in June, 2018. She recently graduated the Vet Assisting Program at Animal Behavior College. She is from Cocoa Beach, Florida, and she enjoys water sports, traveling, and reading. She lives with her husband, Brandon and her two dogs and one kitty.

    Meghan's Animal Family:

    • Flo - Chow/beagle mix - 6 years old
    • Oakley - Lab/Heeler - 2 years old
    • Bo Jackson - domestic short hair
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    She graduated Cosmetology school in 2007 and attended Butler Community College.

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

     She has four furbabies:  Leo - cat; Cleo - Rabbit; Lola & Clover - rats


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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!!!

  • 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.

  • Branda Lawyer
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Branda joined El Paso in October 2019.  She recently worked in fast food and also as a CNA.  She enjoys working with animals and knew El Paso would be THE place to work.  She is from the Wichita Area and enjoys reading, shopping, traveling, hanging out with her friends and her furbaby.  

    Branda's Furbabies:

    Baby - 1/2 pitbull; 1/2 bulldog

  • Bethany Lawless
    El Paso Customer Service

    Bethany joined our team in November 2019.  She is originally from the Medicine Lodge area and recently moved to Derby.  

    She is a graduate of Cowley County Community College where she earned her Associates Degree in Science.  She also completed the Veterinary Assistant Program through the Animal Behavior College.

    She enjoys running, baking/cooking, and being outdoors.

  • Julie Morrison
    Director of Business Development

    Julie joined El Paso Animal Hospital in October, 2019. She graduated from WSU in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and has extensive experience in financial, business development, event planning and marketing.   

    Julie grew up in Derby and loves the strong Panther Pride of the Derby community. She and her husband, Chris, have 3 children. Julie loves traveling with her family, swimming and going to parks with her kids, volunteering and going to antique/craft events. 

  • Amber Wyssman
    El Paso Veterinarian Tech

    Amber joined our team in October 2019.  She and her husband, John, have been married 21 years and have three beautiful children.  They have a small 'hobby' farm with a wide variety of critters.

    Her fur family consists of dogs, cats, goats, cows, chickens and one duck.

  • Sarah Tucker
    Customer Service Manager

    Sarah joined our team in May 2020.  Before joining El Paso she was in various fields of veterinary medicine for eight years before entering in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer/Manager for 9Round Kickboxing.  She is certified with the National Academy of Sports medicine.  

    She enjoys running, spending quality time with family and going to the lake.  Sarah is currently the first place title holder for NC Boxing Competition.   Her love for animals began as a child helping her mother who was a wildlife rehabilitator for the state of Texas.

    She is from Houston but has lived most of her life in North Carolina.  She has one daughter, Danika, two cats, Salem, white domestic medium hair and Buster, an orange domestic short hair, and a dog named Thor, a german shepherd/lab mix.

  • Amanda Rhodes
    El Paso Veterinary Technician

    Amanda joined the EPAH team in February 2020.  She is from Gilbert, Arizona but moved to the midwest for college. 

    Her love for animals developed during high school as a member of FFA and raising livestock, going to shows all over the country.

    She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking extravagant recipes, and playing with her dogs, River, a chocolate Labrador Retriever, and Brooks, a golden retriever.  She also has a cat named, Pepper.

  • Hayley Ammerman
    El Paso Kennel Technician

    Hayley joined our team in May 2020.  She is a high school student at Derby High School.

    She has two dogs, Holly, a 7-year old dachshund and Daphene, a 12 year old Beagle.

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