Meet Our Vets

  • Gary D. Oehmke

    Gary was born and raised in the small town of Linn, Kansas. Gary attended K State from 1972 – 1978 (2 years of undergrad and then 4 years of vet school). After graduation Gary worked in Kansas City for 3 months and then started El Paso Animal Hospital in December 1978.

    Gary married his wife Debbie in May 1977. They have two daughters, Jessie and Jenny, and six grandchildren. Their oldest daughter lives in Colorado with her husband and two children, the other lives in Manhattan, KS with her husband and four boys. Gary's youngest daughter, Jenny, is a veterinarian as well as his brother-in-law and brother, so it's a vet family. Gary's hobbies include riding bikes, running, and traveling.


    • Graduated in 1978 from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA
    • Member of Rotary Club in Derby, Derby Chamber of Commerce and St Andrews Episcopal Church

    Gary's Animal Family:

    • Maggie - Mini Schnauzer
    • Lucy - Mini Schnauzer

  • Jeff J. Herod

    Jeff grew up in Garden City, Kansas, and went directly to Kansas State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Science he went to KSU College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1988. He started working at El Paso Animal Hospital with Dr. Oehmke directly out of college and later became a partner in the practice. Jeff married his wife Becki in 2003 and they have three daughters - Elliot, Emersyn & Edisyn and one son - Carter. Jeff spent many years raising, breeding, and competing German Shorthaired Pointers but now spends most of his time raising kids.


    • Graduated in 1988 from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA

    Jeff's Animal Family:

    • Coconut - Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie Mix)
    • Annie - Burmese Mountain dog
    • Prince Charming, Frenchy, and J.J. - Cats
    • Emerald - Elliot's Dwarf Hamster
    • Several mini rex rabbits and pigs raised for 4H by Emersyn and Edisyn
    • Jack & Rocky - Quarterhorses

  • Erica L. McKinney

    Erica grew up in Derby and graduated from Derby H.S. in 1994. She worked at El Paso Animal Hospital during college as a technician. After receiving her Veterinarian degree in 2002, she worked as a veterinarian in Las Vegas and Memphis, TN before moving back to Kansas in 2006. She has worked as a veterinarian at El Paso Animal Hospital since October, 2006.


    • Went to KSU for both undergrad & veterinary school
    • Graduated from KSU Vet School in 2002
    • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA

    Erica's Animal Family:

    • Shep - Border Collie
    • Delilah - Great Dane
    • Remy - terrier mix
    • Cats - Fern, RT, Ophelia, and Clover

  • Lynn Mork

    Lynn began working for El Paso Animal Hospital as a full time veterinarian in July, 2014.  She comes to us with a wealth of great experience.  She spent 14 years working at the Veterinary & Emergency Specialty Hospital of Wichita where she worked as an Emergency Veterinarian.  Prior to that she worked 4 years for Bayer Pharmaceuticals in clinical trials and bovine virology labs.  Her areas of interest include Geriatric Medicine, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency and Critical Care.

    She has been married to her husband Jeff since 1997 and has four children, Alex, Emily, Christopher, and Mikenna.  Her hobbies include watching kids sporting events, helping kids in 4-H, service projects in the community, attending church at Calvary UMC, reading, and home design/crafts.


    • Graduated in 1998 from Kansas State University with BS in Animal Sciences
    • Graduated in 2000 from Kansas State University with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    • Past President & Vice President of the Wichita Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA)
    • Member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Member of Christian Veterinary Mission - short term mission eligible
    Kansas Veterinary Medical Association delegate from the Wichita district
    • Member of Kansas Animal Response Team (KART) and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART)

    Lynn's Animal Family

    • Maple - Sheltie
    • Nestle - Sheltie
    • Lucy - Sheltie
    • Marshmallow - Collie

  • Landon McQuilliams

    Landon joined our team in June, 2017 right out of college. He graduated from Kansas State University with his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He enjoys singing, softball, and enjoying a good book.


    • graduated in 2009 from Kansas State University with bachelor of science Animal Science degree.
    • graduated in 2017 from Kansas State University with doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

    Landon's Animal Family:

    • Oliver - orange tabby
    • Bonnie - domestic short hair
    • Blue - German Shepherd

  • Sarah Guengerich

    Sarah started at El Paso in July 2019.  She has previous experience in small animal practice, feline-only practice, and emergency practice. In 2015 she worked at El Paso as a veterinarian on Saturdays. She graduated with honors from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Her hobbies include knitting, crochet, and spending time with her family.


    • Graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor of science in   Biology-Environmental Sciences
    •  Graduated cum laude in 2011 from Kansas State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    •  Volunteers with Friends of Feral Felines Wichita, KS since 2015 

    Sarah's Animal Family

    Susu- black long-haired cat
    Hayri- black tabby spot short-haired cat
    O'Malley- grey and white long-haired cat
    DeLacey- buff and white long-haired cat
    Poe- black short-haired cat
    Revere- orange tabby short-haired cat

  • Rachel Hand
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Hand joined our team in June 2020.  She grew up in Colwich, Kansas and received her bachelor's degree from Kansas State University, College of Animal Science in December 2015 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2020.

    She enjoys working out, horseback riding, most all outdoor activities, cooking, exploring her green thumb & spending time with her dog, Kato, a seven year old male/shepherd mix.  She adopted Kato five years before starting vet school and he has been the best companion.

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