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.  

Receptionists

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Cory

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.

 

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Sci Fi movies/books and horror movies

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Erika

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. 

GUILTY PLEASURES:

White cheddar Cheetos, blasting country music, and shopping for shoes

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Rebekah

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.
GUILTY PLEASURES:
Baking, hiking, and video games

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Jackie

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.

GUILTY PLEASURE:

Traveling

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Haylee

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Netflix, ice cream,  and concerts

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Alex

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Horror movies, ice cream, and local coffee shops

Veterinary Assistants

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Nomarys

Nomarys joined our team in 2021.  She was raised in Orlando, Florida and loves the sun.  In her free time she likes to watch TV and take naps.  Nomarys loves all kinds of animals and has two fur babies of her own, a dog, MoMoney, and a cat, Oreo.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Chocolate and road trips

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Abbey

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Spider Solitaire and rewatching movies and shows dozens of times

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Nick

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.
GUILTY PLEASURES:
Disco music, sleeping until noon

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Melanie
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Glenda
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Mark

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Coffee, Netflix, and more coffee

Glenda joined our team in 2021.  Born and raised on a rural farm in a small part of North Central Kansas she developed a love for animals at a very young age. After graduating from K-State in 2011, she moved to Kansas City to further expand her education and career opportunities. The love of her life is her 8-year-old Silkie/Chihuahua mix named Oscar Wilde. He goes everywhere with her whenever possible. In her free time Glenda loves to stay active and play all kind of sports and outdoor activities.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Cooking all kinds of foods from many different cultures and going to sporting events and concerts

Mark re-joined our team in 2021 after working for MAH while in high school.  He was born and raised in Kansas and has been around animals his entire life, including farm animals.  Mark really enjoys riding motorcycles with his dad and brother in his free time.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Anime and wintergreen life savers

Registered Veterinary Technicians

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Reb

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.  Occasionally Reb enjoys Dungeons and Dragons with her partner, Griffin, and their friends. She has two very spoiled cats, Topper and Dunkin, that are her whole world. 

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Watching horror movies, Lady Gaga, and The Office trivia tournaments

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Erin

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

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Jamie

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

Marketplace.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Reading fiction and Bravo TV

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Jaime

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Coffee, chocolate, and baking

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Tina

Tina joined our team in 2021.  Learning about animals has been a life long passion!  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1998.  A year later, she and her family to Lawrence, KS.  In 2002 Tina graduated from Maple Woods Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  When not at work she enjoys spending time with her 3 cats and enjoying "barn time" with her 2 horses.  Tina also enjoys family activities with her husband and son.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Horror movies, red wine, chocolate, and naps

Practice Manager

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Susann

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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Netflix, scrapbooking, amazon deliveries, pizza, farmers markets and plants

Office Manager

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Julie

Julie joined our team in 1997.  She loves to travel anyplace warm and especially enjoys being at the beach.  Julie 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.

GUILTY PLEASURES:

Wine nights with girlfriends and weekend naps