Stephanie, Veterinary Technician
Stephanie has worked in the veterinary care industry since 1995, joining Eagle in 2007. She acquired her Associate’s degree in business from Maple Woods Community College.
“Eagle Animal Hospital is unlike any other veterinary hospital I’ve worked at,” she says. “The veterinarians and staff are truly passionate about their work and invested in the clients and their pets.” Stephanie’s favorite part of her job is neonatal care and pet dentistry.
Stephanie’s responsibilities as a veterinary technician include, drawing blood, catheter placement, taking radiographs, monitoring anesthesia, dental cleanings and prophylaxis, assisting in surgery, bandage care, and client communication.
In addition to her role as a veterinary technician, Stephanie enjoys managing the hospital’s inventory and social media accounts.
“At Eagle, no two days are the same,” she says. “The variety of cases we see keeps every day exciting.”
When she is not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She is kept busy with her teenage son and daughter’s after-school activities. The family has two dogs: a Jack Russell Terrier named Finnigan; and a Shih-Poo named Tilly. They also care for a cat named KitKat.
Taylor, Veterinary Assistant
Taylor has been a member of Eagle’s team since June 2018. You may remember her as kennel assistant taking care of your pets while they are boarding. Taylor now is one of our assistants. As an assistant she runs blood work in our hospital, assist the doctors with patients, helps with radiographs, and cares for the patients in the hospital.
She shares with us, “The best part of my job is being able to connect and bond with the cats and dogs I take care of.”
Taylor brings an upbeat and fun attitude and a love for animals to her job. She shares, “I love working at Eagle because the environment is always friendly and the staff offers nothing but love to each and every pet.”
Taylor is currently a student working toward a general education in Arts. She has a Rottweiler named Lincoln, a Wheaten mix named Oliver, and a chubby black cat name Inka. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the gym and practicing aerial yoga. She would like to become a certified yoga instructor.
Leah, Veterinary Assistant
Leah joined our staff in August of 2018. She is no stranger to Eagle though. Leah has been a long time client of ours. At Eagle, Leah assists the veterinarians and technicians with patient care, treatments, procedures, and lab work. She brings a long history of adopting and fostering geriatric animals and a deep appreciation for senior pets.
Leah has her Bachelor’s in Sociology at the University of Missouri and is currently a student in the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods. Although, she is new at Eagle, she came from KCPP as a surgical assistant.
As an advocate of the old and the young, Leah enjoys helping the local rescues. Keeping any age pet comfortable and fear free is her goal when your pet is in her hands. She shares with us, “Helping fearful or anxious pets feel more comfortable is my favorite part of working in this field.”
Leah also shares, “Having brought my own animals to Eagle for 15 years, I knew the people here treat each and every animal as an individual and part of their own family!” Her pets include Midnight a 10 year old Lab/Pit mix, Minerva a 6 year old tabby cat, O’Malley a 12 year old Domestic shorthair, and a 3 year old Tortie named Ember.
When not studying, Leah enjoys any time spent with her husband and two children. She also likes finding unique restaurants and cooking new recipes… although she says she isn’t patient enough to do much baking.
Liz, Veterinary Assistant
Liz has been a member of the Eagle team since October 2018. She has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, from UNC in Colorado. Liz comes to us with over 2 years of veterinary related experience Some of her responsibilities as an assistant at Eagle include assisting the doctors and technicians holding your pets for procedures, collecting and running bloodwork, administering medications, and keeping the patients comfortable.
As an assistant at Eagle, she shares: “The best part of my job is participating in surgeries and learning new skills.”
Liz has a very easy going personality which makes her an asset to us. She brings a calm demeanor and welcoming attitude for a healthy work environment. Her calmness makes all the patients feel at ease while they are in our care.
“I love working at this hospital, aside from the incredible facility, the entire staff is so knowledgeable and supportive towards your goals.”
Liz has a Beagle named Lily and a cat named Bear. During her free time she likes to cook. When she is able to get home to Colorado to visit family, she enjoys fishing and being outside as much as possible. Liz loves the nature and tries to fill her home with as many plants as she can.
Michelle, Veterinary Assistant
Michelle joined our team in April 2018 as a kennel assistant after spending time with us shadowing. As a kennel assistant, Michelle is responsible for feeding and letting out the dogs, taking daycare dogs back to their parents at the end of the day, giving medications, and giving baths and nail trims.
“The best part of my job is when I take a owner’s dog back to them after boarding or daycare. They are so excited to see their parents/owners. I love to see both the pets and owners happy!”
“I enjoy the quality of care pets receive at Eagle’s hospital and pet resort. I enjoy the staff and clientele and especially the pets! I like the variety of breeds and personalities of pets we get to work with.”
Michelle brings her positive attitude and passion for this field which shows in her interactions with the pets, coworkers, and clients. She is hoping to be accepted to the vet tech program this spring.
When not working or going to school, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends and her boyfriend, playing with her cats, working out, and playing volleyball and tennis. She also enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews. She loves her family!!
Client Care Team
Jenna, Client Care Team
Jenna joined our Client Care team in June of 2014. As part of Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort’s commitment to customer service, she is always attentive when it comes to the needs of our clients. She greets everyone who visits our hospital, checks them in and out of appointments, and answers incoming calls.
“We are a close group,” she says. “Friends outside of work as well as during working hours.” Jenna’s spare time is spent with her young son, friends, or reading, watching movies, and shopping.
Mariah, Client Care Team
Mariah joined Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort’s Client Care team in January of 2015. Her willingness and desire to help our clients as best she can has made her a valuable addition to our team. Some of her responsibilities include checking clients and their pets in and out, taking phone calls, and scheduling appointments.
“Everyone is close and extremely friendly,” she says. “We all work well together and have fun.”
When she’s not working, Mariah keeps busy with her daughter and her three mixed breed dogs, Lola, Casey, and Nike.
Lexi, Client Care Team
Lexi started as a full-time receptionist at Eagle Animal Hospital in July of 2017. She greets and checks in clients upon arrival, schedules appointments, and helps the office run smoothly. Lexi has a BA in Psychology and Social Science.
“I love meeting all the different pets that come to Eagle. My favorite part of my job is getting to know all of our clients and seeing how happy their pets make them.”
Lexi is very outgoing and loves getting to know new clients and co-workers. She enjoys seeing the bond between pets and their owners, and has two dogs of her own, named Diesel and Hazel. Hazel is a trained emotional service dog. Lexi loves taking them to the park and teaching them tricks in her free time.
Allie, Client Care Team
Allie joined the Eagle Animal Hospital Client Care team in February 2019. She came with 6 years of animal-related experience. Allie has worked as a receptionist and as a doggie daycare attendant in Kansas. At Eagle, she is one of the first voices you hear on the other line of the phone. Allie is responsible for setting up appointments, filing, checking in clients and their pets and checking them out.
Allie has an Associate of Arts and Liberal Arts from Johnson County Community College. She brings a positive attitude and great work ethic to Eagle. Allie shares with us, “The best part of my job is getting to know the clients and their pets!”
“Everyone at Eagle is super friendly and have been so supportive. It’s made it easy to jump right as part of the client care team!”
Allie Has a black Lab mix named Darth Vader and a Pitbull mix called Frank. In her free time she enjoys working out and taking her dogs to the park.
Kadijah, Client Care Team
Kadijah joined Eagle as a part client care team member in MAy 2019, but she is not new to us. You probably have seen her face many times. She is one of the first Eagle team members to greet you when you come in. Some of her responsibilities at Eagle include greeting and checking in clients, answering the phones, scheduling boarding, daycare and surgeries, baths and appointments. Kadijah has 5 years of veterinary related experience. She has been a kennel attendant, vet assistant, and receptionist.
“Interacting and building relationships with clients and their pets is the best part of my job!” Kadijah always is ready to assist a client or help with their pet while they get settled in for an appointment or while checking out.
Kadijah shares, “Everyone in the hospital is so welcoming and working with them is like working with family. The love they have for everyone’s pet is amazing!
Rachel, Kennel Director
Rachel joined the Eagle Animal Hospital team in August of 1990. Boasting nearly three decades of experience working as a kennel attendant and then director, she is skilled at gaining the trust of fearful or anxious dogs via calm and assertive handling. In addition to serving as a shift supervisor for our five kennel assistants, Rachel also assists with walks, baths, feeding, administering medications, and cleaning—anything to maintain the “overall health of (our) boarding animals.”
When it comes to choosing her favorite part of the job, Rachel says she likes it all. “I enjoy caring for dogs and cats and all that entails,” she says. “My family has been going to Eagle for fifty years.”
At home Rachel has four cats (Moth, Ginger, Screamy Dan, and Dozer) and a miniature Dachshund named Missy. She enjoys weightlifting, hiking, bird watching, studying insects, and shooting. She also loves baseball.
Shelby, Kennel Assistant
Shelby joined the Eagle Animal Hospital Team as a kennel attendant in November 2016. Her pet care duties include caring for the animals boarding at the hospital—feeding them, administering daily meds and giving baths.
“I started bringing my own animals here about a year ago and I just fell in love with the place. It’s got a great atmosphere and great people working here,” she says.
Shelby is hardworking and eager to learn, so much so that she hopes to be enrolled in the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program within the next year. At home, Shelby has a cat named Khaleesi, a six-month-old kitten named Frankie and a six-month-old ferret named Joey.
When not working, she enjoys watching baseball, fishing with her father, reading and playing with her pets.
Patrick, Kennel Attendant
Patrick joined our kennel team in May 2016. He says, “Eagle Animal Hospital is one of the best hospitals I know of and it is very good at taking care of animals in the best way possible.” His responsibilities include feeding and taking out dogs, taking dogs downstairs for boarding and daycare, and giving dogs baths. Patrick is hard-working and he enjoys his job while doing it to the best of his ability.
At home, Patrick has a five-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lacey. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, particularly baseball, as well as hunting and fishing. In 2017 Patrick will attend the University of Missouri as a pre-veterinary student.
Kieran, Kennel Attendant
Kieran became a member of the Eagle team February 2019. She came with her 1-year animal-related experience. Kieran is enrolled at Maple Woods Community College. Her plan is to enter in the Veterinary Technology program there. At Eagle, Kieran takes care of the animals that come to board. She walks dogs, feeds the cat and dogs staying with us, gives baths and cleans the boarding area.
“I love seeing owners faces light up when they pick up their pets. It’s the best part of my job!”
Kieran brings a positive attitude and compassion to Eagle. She says, “I love the friendly atmosphere and how kind everyone is at Eagle Animal Hospital. I love meeting all of the different kinds of animals and interacting with all the fun personalities of our boarding patients.”
During Kieran’s free time she enjoys baking, hiking, going to concerts, garage, and estate sales, spending time with friends and family, and visiting loved ones in her hometown of Wichita. She has a Boxer/Dachshund mix named Shasta that lives back home.
Sarah, Kennel Attendant
Sarah joined the Eagle Staff in February 2019. She has a variety of animal experience working for a dog groomer, and as a stable hand/student. Her responsibilities at Eagle as a kennel attendant include bathing the pets getting ready to leave our facility, nail trims, feeding boarding pets, administering medications, and cleaning the indoor and outdoor areas.
Sarah brings a love of animals and is a hard worker. She says, “I love being able to take care of the animals and comfort them while they are away from their owners.”
“I love the beautiful building, working with animals, and all the friendly people that work at Eagle.”
In Sarah’s free time, she enjoys riding horses, working in her garden, traveling & spending time with her family and animals.
Courtney, Kennel Assistant
Courtney joined eagle Animal Hospital in March of 2018. She’s no stranger to Eagle though. Courtney has spent 2 years with us as a Professional Studies Intern through the Parkhill School District. Some of Courtney’s job responsibilities as a kennel assistant include taking care of the animals that stay at Eagle. She walks the dogs, feeds, and bathes boarders, along with taking them outside.
“I love working at Eagle Animal Hospital because all of the people and animals here are great! Being around animals all day has been a lifelong goal and it is amazing to care for such a variety of pets.”
Courtney says, “The best part of my job is being able to love and care for animals while their families are away.” Her kindness and nurturing personality shows with all her interactions with our clients and their pets.
During Courtney’s free time she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with friends and family, and caring for her own pets, which include: Jackson a Morkie, Kitten a Calico cat, and Harold a Beta fish.
Ashley, Daycare Attendant
After four years in the animal care field, Ashley joined the kennel team at Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort in August 2016. Her responsibilities include walking dogs, cleaning, medicating cats and dogs, and bathing and trimming nails. Ashley loves being able to interact with dogs all day long.
She says, “I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the kennel. Everyone is super inviting and super nice. The building is beautiful, and I love being able to work with animals every day.”
At home, Ashley has a five-year-old Bengal cat named Romeo, a four-year-old Bengal cat named Rhett, a two-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Daisy Mae, and a four-year-old pekapoo dog named Boo. She enjoys reading, antique shopping, playing volleyball, attempting not to spend money at Ikea, and watching baseball with her best friends (go Royals!)
Claudia, Daycare Attendant
Eagle welcomed Claudia on board January 2019. Claudia has an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Columbia College. As a daycare attendant, Claudia makes sure the dogs have a safe and fun environment to play. She plays fetch with them, lets them run around and chew on toys, and make sure all the dogs are getting along. The daycare attendants take cute pictures of your pets playing to post on our daycare’s Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat accounts.
Claudia shares, “I love getting to see Eagle’s regular visitors as well as new dogs that come to daycare. It’s so much fun to be able to play with them!” She definitely brings a genuine love for dogs and caring personality!
She also shares, “I love working at Eagle Animal Hospital because of the friendly employees and clients as well as their love for animals. They have made the transition extremely easy!”
In Claudia’s free time, she enjoys hiking and working out. She enjoys playing sports with her dad (golf, basketball, soccer). Claudia also enjoys cooking in her free time. She has two Labrador Retrievers named Bailey and Harley. She loves trying to teach her old dogs new tricks.