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.
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.
COURTNEY, VETERINARY 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. She started working for Eagle as a Kennel Assistant during high school. While in college at Maple Woods, Courtney is working as a Veterinary Assistant. Some of Courtney’s job responsibilities as a veterinary assistant include assisting the doctors and technicians with patients, walking hospitalized patients, keeping the patients comfortable and the hospital wards clean.
“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.
Shawna, Veterinary Assistant
Shawna joined the Eagle Animal Hospital team November 2019. She comes to Eagle with 2 years of animal related experience. Shawna brings her creativity and passion for animals to Eagle Animal Hospital. She has plans to finish her education at MCC. Some of her responsibilities include assisting the doctors with patients, keeping your pets comfortable while procedures are performed, running the blood machine, and medicating patients. She shares, “The best part of my job is being able to comfort patients and helping them stay comfortable during recovery from surgery”. “I am excited to be working at Eagle Animal Hospital for many reasons. One of them being I brought my first dog here years ago as a client and now I get to be behind the scenes helping. I am also excited to learn more about the advanced technology available here.” Shawna has 3 dogs and 3 cats, Fate a Weimaraner, Roxie a Chihuahua, Zoey a French Bulldog mix, Felony
and Charlie the cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son, crafting, painting, rehabbing her home, Pinterest DIY projects, singing karaoke style, and dancing.
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!
Ali joined the Eagle team November 2019 as a receptionist. She is one of the first faces you will see when you come to Eagle Animal Hospital. She answers phones, schedules appointments, and checks in and out clients. Ali brings an eagerness to learn and grow in the animal care field. She has an AA in General Studies and AA in Paralegal practice from Metropolitan Community College. Ali recently left the legal field to pursue a career working in the animal industry.
“The best part of my job is meeting Eagle clients and their pets and getting to witness veterinary medicine in action.”
Ali shares with us, “I love how welcoming the staff is and how encouraging the doctors are of growing in the animal field. It’s easy to see Eagle Animal Hospital takes exceptionally good care of ALL it’s clients and their pets!”
In Ali’s free time she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and study geology. She also enjoys spending time with fiancé taking care of our animals and fixing up her first home. She loves school and intends to enroll in the veterinary technology program at Maple Woods soon. Ali has a German Shepherd named Brutus. She also has 4 cats, Ludwig and Moz the brothers, Isis the Russian Blue, and Pollen the orange kitten.
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.
Lauren, Kennel Assistant
Lauren has been a member of the Eagle team since 2016. She is a full-time student at the University of Missouri studying for her bachelors in Animal Science. Lauren is originally from the Parkville area. When back home she is a Kennel assistant/Veterinary assistant at Eagle. Her responsibilities include walking dogs, cleaning, bathing and feeding the pets staying in our resort. As an assistant she helps the doctors and technicians with patients. Lauren also can be found filling in for our daycare staff on occasion. “I enjoy being able to help all the animals and making an impact in your pets visit at Eagle Animal Hospital” When asked what sets Eagle apart from other veterinary hospitals, she tells us, “I love how Eagle’s staff works as a team and treats everyone that comes through the doors as family.” Lauren has 4 dogs, Jessie, a 10 year old German Shepherd mix and Ava, a 2 year old German Shepherd mix, Roscoe a 11 year old Chihuahua, and Patton a 9 year old English Bulldog. She enjoys being outdoors and loves to go hiking with friends. She also enjoys swimming and swam competitively as a child.
Tia, Kennel Assistant
Tia began working at Eagle Animal Hospital in May. She joined the Eagle team with 3 years of animal related experience. She has worked at a horse farm cleaning stalls and feeding horses. As a kennel technician at Eagle, she is responsible for feeding the dogs and cats, letting the dogs outside, keeping them clean, fed, and medicated. She is also a face you will see when dropping off or picking up your pets. She tells us, “The best part of my job is bringing dogs back to their owners and seeing how happy they are to see each other.” Tia is a senior in high school and plans on going to Maple Woods after high school. She has 3 dogs, Samson the Can Corso, Kira the Lhasa mix, and Napoleon the Min Pin. In her free time Tia enjoys cooking, fishing, singing, and painting. She also enjoys hanging out with friends and family.
Jillian, Kennel Assistant
Jillian joined the Eagle team October 2019 as a kennel assistant. Some of her job responsibilities include walking the dogs, giving the dogs and cats food and water, administering medication, and cleaning. Jillian is a junior in high school. This is Jillian also has previous animal related experience. She has helped welp 29 puppies with her family.
“The best part about working at Eagle Animal Hospital is being able to walk all the cute dogs and play with the cats!”
Jillian has two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Rosa and Olive who have had several litters of Bernadoodle puppies for her to help deliver and care for. She enjoys horseback riding and playing the flute and piccolo for band. She likes to cook, watch scary movies, and eat Bob’s burgers.
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.