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.  



Susann joined our team in 2021.  She enjoys traveling, exploring new places, celebrating with family and friends, and all things K-State.  Any time or activity is her favorite when done with her husband, their 5 kids, and 3 dogs.  


NetFlix, scrapbooking, pizza, and finding the best beaches to soak up some sunshine


Kristi joined our team in 2022.  She was born in Overland Park and obtained her Human Resources degree from Friend's University.  Her first job was a kennel assistant and her love for animals grew from there.  Kristi has a Shihtzu, Sampson, and 2 cats, Edie and Ivy.  When not at work, you can find her playing billiards in tournaments and pool league.


Farmer's markets, bonfires, and coffee


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

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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

Veterinary Assistants


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.


Chocolate and road trips


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


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


Ashley joined our team in 2021. She is a native of Kansas City and attended Kansas State University. Ashley is a level 3 Fear Free Certified professional focusing on helping our patients have a fun and low stress experience. She has three dogs: Harper a blind yellow lab, Barrett a black lab and Jasper a golden retriever. She also has a cat named Sassy and two rabbits named Tuck and Winnie. Ashley has a special interest in canine mobility and takes her dog Barrett swimming for physical therapy and has enrolled her dog Jasper in Dock Dogs. In her free time she loves to spend time with her dogs and finding a show to binge on Hulu. 


True Crime podcasts, Modern Family, Dr. Pepper and her dogs. 


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


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.


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


Nathan joined our team in 2021.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on drives, watching movies, and accomplishing nothing on his free days.  Nathan has always loved caring for animals from a young age.  He has volunteered at Unleashed Pet Rescue and has received his Pet Sitters International Certificate.  He has 2 dogs, Sadie, an Airedale/German Shepard and Beau, a Pointer/Pit Bull.


Video games, horror movies, and cinnamon rolls


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.


Anime and wintergreen life savers

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.  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. 


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


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.


Horror movies, red wine, chocolate, and naps


Bailey joined our team in 2021.  She was born in Kansas City, MO, and grew up just down the street, visiting Dr. Radakovich with her many varieties of pets.  Bailey graduated from Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program in 2019.  She spent 6 years working at the KC Zoo in the Australasia section and she has also worked in the ICU department at the emergency center.  Bailey has a dog, Nova, cat, Sadie, and a ball python named Tars.  She enjoys time in her hammock and being surrounded by friends.


Chocolate, good times, and fruity beers

Office Manager


Julie joined our team in 1997.  She has worked as a kennel assistant, receptionist and veterinary assistant before graduating from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program in 2005.  As a RVT, Julie helped with the medical care of hundreds and hundreds of patients over the years.  In January 2021 she transitioned over to the management side of the business and is loving it!  Julie still gets plenty of interaction with all the pets she has formed a bond with over the years and never turns down the opportunity to meet a sweet new face.  She is owned by 2 sphynx and 1 bambino, all sisters.  


KC strip on the grill and collecting seashells from beaches around the world