Dr. Andrea Kennedy: Veterinarian/ Owner 

When Dr. Kennedy was a small child her family escaped from Czechoslovakia due to the Russian invasion. They came to America and made Kansas their home. In 1988, she graduated from Kansas State University. She and her husband John share their home in mild chaos with 3 children (albeit almost grown) 3 dogs and 2 cats. Her passions are church, family, weight training and running. 



Dr. Amanda Bowers: Veterinarian 

Dr. Bowers grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri. She graduated with her DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 2013. She currently resides in Liberty with her husband, son, and creagle dog (Beagle-Chinese crested mix) "Hershey". Apart from loving her job, her hobbies include watching movies, reading, hiking, traveling and cooking.

 Tamera Horton: Registered Veterinary Technician

Tamera was born and raised in Lawrence, KS. Due to her love for animals she attended and graduated from Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program in 1988. She's been married for 34 years and has 3 wonderful daughters, and a handsome Son-in-Law. Tamera loves spending time with their grand-daughters, Jordyn and Kamryn.  Head of her household is her  domestic shorthair, Millie.

Stephanie Hein: Registered Veterinary Technician

She graduated in 2014 from Brown Mackie College. She is married to her hot, hunky, husband named Chris. They have 4 awesome kids. Stephanie loves her German Shepherd Callie Star, and Pit Mix Bentley. She has an obsession with sharks, hence the photo. She loves being part of our goofy team.


Donna Stewart: Receptionist / Technician

Donna has lived in Kansas all her life. She got into animal rescue in 1998. She is a self proclaimed cat person who strongly believes in TNR (Trap & Release). When she is not trying to help save the animals she likes to spend time in her garden as it is a great stress reliever for her. She also enjoys spending a lot of time with her 3 grandsons.

Leah Horton: Technician/ Veterinarian Pro

Leah was born and raised in Lee's Summit, MO. She started working in an animal hospital setting in 2007 when she was just 13 years old. She began her studies earning a degree in Psychology/ Criminal Justice when she suddenly decided that she couldn't live without the rush of working with Dr. Kennedy and the rest of the staff here at Kennedy's. She is currently enrolled in the Maple Wood's Veterinary Technology Program and is President of her class. When she isn't studying or working, you'll find her playing/coaching JO Volleyball, watching movies, playing outdoors, volunteering for her favorite rescue, or having fun with her friends or family!

Jennie Heinecke: Receptionist/ Technician

Jennie is from Springfield, MO and moved to Kansas City in 2012. She has been married for 3 years to her hottie of a husband Steve and has 4 amazing kids. Jennie currently has a German shepherd named Panzer and two cats but plans on adding to her fur babies because three just isn't enough :) Jennie is into tattoos as you can tell by the artwork on her arms. She enjoys spending time with her family, horror movies, DIY projects, and traveling. 

Ashlyn Horton: Receptionist

Ashlyn has lived in Lee's Summit, MO her whole life. Along with her sister, Leah, she began working in an animal hospital when she was a middle schooler. She has love of learning and caring for animals. If she isn't at work, she is either watching movies, napping, shopping, playing with her nieces, or watching an enormous amount of make-up videos. 

Melanie Louissaint: Groomer

Melanie was a military brat growing up. She’s also a self-professed missions junkie. Some of her travels include, Mexico, Guatemala, Russia and Haiti. For the past 15 years, she has worked in the veterinary world. First as a vet assistant, and for the past 10 years as a professional groomer. She enjoys giving fur babies makeovers! She took a break from the pet world last year to go live and volunteer at Hope For Life Children’s Home in Haiti. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience spent with many wonderful kiddos! It changed her life in so many ways. She is married to her Haitian hottie hubby, Eguins. Who is also her bestest friend! She has a cute and sassy step daughter who is 4 going on 23 years old! After a crazy life changing year, full of ups and downs, Melanie is joining the Kennedy’s Animal Clinic family!