Welcome to Marketplace Animal Hospital
Providing excellent pet care since 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas
We look forward to making your family part of ours.
Welcome To Our Staff
The support staff at Marketplace Animal Hospital is made up of a wonderful team of
Receptionists, Veterinary Assistants, and Registered Veterinary Technicians.
Cory joined our team in 2022. He grew up in Shawnee and attended K-State University. Cory has 2 cats: Twilight and Eclipse and a Rat Terrier named Bambi.
Sci Fi movies/books and horror movies
Erika joined our team in 2015. She spends most of her free time with her kids but loves weekends with friends at the winery. She enjoys cheering on her local sports teams as well as her kids’ baseball and volleyball teams. Erika has an adorable mini australian shepherd named Blu and her very first cat, Simba, a Siamese mix.
White cheddar Cheetos, blasting country music, and shopping for shoes
Rebekah joined our team in 2021.
Originally from Pennsylvania, she made the long drive down to Kansas in 2020 searching for independence. She loves spending time with her partner and their first time cat, Alcor. When not at work, you can catch her at the park watching the local wildlife.
Baking, hiking, and video games
Jackie joined our team in 2014. She and her husband live with their rescued maltese dog, Dorothy, and a rescued grey tabby cat, CeCe. Dorothy is quite the traveler and has gone with her humans to Texas, Oklahoma, Branson, MO, Western Kansas, and Colorado.
Haylee joined our team in 2020. She has a degree in Wildlife Ecology and loves working with animals. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. When she is not at work, she is with her dog, Mario and her cat, Coco.
Netflix, ice cream, and concerts
Alyson joined our team in 2023. She grew up in Kansas City area. Alyson went to UMKC and was a member of Kansas City Ballet many years ago. She spent 30+ years being a Medical Assistant and is a mom of two girls and grandmother of 3! Alyson and her husband rescued a Cavapoo after they returned from Hawaii in 2022. That’s how Kailaini got her name.
Guilty Pleasures: Grandkids activities and sitting in her sun room watching birds and butterflies
Abbey joined our team in 2021. She has been working in veterinary clinics since 2019. Abbey graduated from Animal Behavioral College in 2019 and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She loves spending time with her 4 kitties: Ivory, Lulu, Monica, and Robin. Abbey enjoys cooking and going on walks.
Spider Solitaire and rewatching movies and shows dozens of times
Shannon joined our team in 2022. She now lives with her husband, son, and golden retriever, Tater Tot. Shannon graduated with a Maple Woods Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2017 and has spent the last 5 years working in a soft tissue and orthopedic surgery setting. She loves to watch movies and make things out of wood or crochet. As a family they spend their time exploring the city and outdoors and love to travel all over the country whenever they can.
Coffee, chocolate, DIY crafts, and home remodeling
Nick joined our team in 2021. Born and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, Nick moved to Kansas
after attending Lincoln University in 2016, and later the University of Central Missouri in 2018.
He is currently working toward his Bachelor’s in Wildlife Biology. Nick has been adopted by a
strappingly handsome young ragdoll cat named Obi Wan Kenobi, and a beautiful little leopard gecko by the name of Pepper Potts. Nick enjoys the great outdoors, and everything in them,
and his hobbies include hiking, herping, camping and fishing.
Disco music, sleeping until noon
Melanie joined our team in 2021. In her free time she likes to travel whenever she can, or just explore the outdoors around home. She also likes to spend quality time at home with her senior black lab mix, Kayla and her two cats, Fergio and Mew. Melanie has been working in the veterinary industry for 3 years and is especially passionate about providing comfort and care to anxious pets.
Coffee, Netflix, and more coffee
Alex joined our team in 2021. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and thrifting. Alex currently resides in KC and her 3 year old rescued black lab, Leon, is her whole world. She has been caring for animals in a professional setting for the past 4 years and has dreams of opening her own nonprofit rescue one day.
Horror movies, ice cream, and local coffee shops
Olivia joined our team in 2023. She was born in Springfield, Missouri but has grown up in Johnson County. She loves reading, spending time with friends and family, thrifting, and doing anything involving the outdoors. Olivia has a passion for caring for animals, and hopes to go on to school to become a veterinary technician. She has two dogs, Staley and Theo, and her rescued fur baby cat, Walter.
Guilty pleasures: Documentaries, hiking, and napping
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Reb joined our team in 2020. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she has been in the Johnson County area for 17 years. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2016 with a vet tech degree and in 2017 passed her licensing exam. Her whole life she’s had a passion for all animals and being a voice for them. Reb is also an artist and occasionally does commission work. In her free time you can find Reb playing video games, especially with her partner Griffin. They have two very spoiled cats, Topper and Dunkin, that are Reb’s whole world.
Watching horror movies, Lady Gaga, and The Office trivia tournaments
Erin joined our team in 2022. She worked for 7 years in emergency and critical care medicine. Erin graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program in 2016 and has loved animals her whole life. She currently has 2 dogs she adopted from her school program, Agent and Classified. Erin loves hanging out with her friends and family and renovating her house in her off time.
GUILTY PLEASURES: Pasta, buying more books before reading the books she has, and crocheting
Jamie joined our team in 2020. She graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technician program in May of 2012. As long time resident of Kansas,
she loves watching Kansas basketball, the
Chiefs and the Royals. She also spends time walking the local trails with her 2 dogs, Baby Enzo, an australian
shepherd mix, and Lemon, a setter mix. Jamie enjoys being part of the family at
Reading fiction and Bravo TV
Jaime joined our team in 2020. She was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Penn State University, and moved with her husband, Jeff, to KC, where she worked as a CPA. Veterinary medicine may be Jaime’s second career, but it’s her primary calling. She graduated the Veterinary Technology Program at Tulsa Community College, where she launched her career working with animals. Scruffy terriers and fearful animals are her passion. Jaime has 3 dogs - Hudson, Peanut, & Dobby.
Coffee, chocolate, and baking
Candice joined our team in 2023. She started working in veterinary medicine in 2009 and graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technician program in 2021, fulfilling a lifelong dream. While cats are her biggest passion, she also enjoys roller skating, crocheting, painting, and gardening. Candice’s family includes her two children, Jacques their dog, and three cats, Bindi, Perry, and Elowen.
Plants, crocheting, and Taylor Swift
Brittany joined our team in 2022. She has worked in the animal field since she was 15. She previously worked in shelter, holistic, and Emergency/ICU medicine. Brittany graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014 with an Associated degree in Animal Science. She enjoys spending time with her family, being a mom, and going to the lake with her dogs. Brittany also has 2 cats who help with her pyrography hobby and creative DIY projects.
Coffee, chocolate ice cream, music, cajun food
Susann was born in Illinois, lived in San Diego for 21 years, and then moved back to Kansas to enjoy the change of seasons and the snow in the summer of 2003. She joined the Marketplace Animal Hospital team in early 2021 and took on the role of our
Practice Manager in the Spring of 2022. She values the relationships that she is able to build with her fellow co-workers, and clients through their mutual love of animals.
When not working Susann enjoys being outside, traveling and exploring. Any time or activity is her favorite when done with her husband, their family of 8, and 3 dogs.
Netflix, scrapbooking, amazon deliveries, pizza, farmers markets and plants
Julie joined our team in 1997. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician but primarily works behind the scenes in the office. Julie loves to travel anyplace warm and especially enjoys being at the beach. She spends most of her free time with friends and family and would be a crazy cat lady if her husband did not limit the household to 3 cats.
Wine nights with girlfriends and weekend naps