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. Dr. Kennedy and her husband John share their home in mild chaos with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her passions are church, family, amateur bodybuilding competitions and being a passenger on a Harley.
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, two kids 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 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/Assistant
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 rescuing animals, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her three grandsons.
Lyndsay Porter: Veterinary Assistant
Lyndsay is from Laurie, MO. the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks. After graduation, she moved to Springfield, MO where she worked at the zoo for two years. While she liked her work she decided to shift her focus to veterinary medicine. She, and her super awesome, handsome, husband, Ethan, decided to move to KC where Kennedy’s Animal Clinic quickly hired her. In their free time, these lovebirds love playing outside with their two doggie fur babies.
Rebecca Berry: Groomer
Rebecca Berry is a native of Missouri, lifelong resident of Kansas City; she also attended UMKC. She specialized in poodles and terriers in grooming school and has more than 20 years as a professional groomer and is a member of the National Groomer's Association. Interests include farming, gardening, and collecting antiques. Her favorite pastime is being a couch potato with her cat, Mr. Dickens.
Tarin Stegman: Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Tarin grew up in Liberty, MO. She currently resides in Excelsior Springs, MO with her son and two dogs. She has several years of experience in animal shelter/rescue work and has an associate's degree in animal behavior and aggression. Tarin aspires to be a veterinary technician and is currently working on her degree.
Shelby Donovan: Receptionist/Kennel Technician
Shelby is from Lebanon, Mo. She was in 4H and was a leader in FFA. She rode and showed horses for 6 years. Shelby as well enjoyed showing cows, pigs and horses in her local state fair. Shelby aspires to be a veterinary technician.
Lura K: Veterinary Assistant
Lura has 15 years of veterinary experience. As of now she has 3
dogs, 1 cat, a guinea pig and a fish. Lura has 2 children, needless to say she is very busy. Lura loves what she does and can’t imagine doing anything else. Her favorite quote is “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission”.
Trish Hartley: Reception/Kennel Technician
Trish grew up in Raytown, Mo. She has always been passionate about animals. Trish has over 30 years of experience caring for seniors. Trish enjoys fostering for MOGS rescue and snuggling with her german shepherd and cockatoo.
Kinisha Taylor: Veterinary Assistant
Kinisha was born Chicago, IL and moved to Lawrence, KS where she grew up. She started working in the veterinary field at the age of 17 and never stopped. In October 2019 Kinisha started with Kennedy’s Animal Clinic and started her life in Raytown, Mo with her husband, 3 kids, 3 dogs and cat.
Mayson Kuhlman: Veterinary Assistant
Mayson grew up in Lees Summit, MO. She has several years of experience in the animal shelter/rescue environment. Mayson resides with her 3 dogs, cat, ferrett and newly wed hubby. She loves purple, sunflowers and naps!
Karee Bright: Groomer
Karee has been grooming since 2007. She got certified through Petsmart, then Petco. Karee is originally from Taiwan but grew up in San Diego. She loves animals, especially dogs but cats are a close second. She believes that every life is valuable.
Melissa Huskey: Veterinary Assistant
Melissa is from Pendleton, OR. She lived there most of her life. Melissa went to college to earn her associates and vet assistant degree. Her love for animals all started when she was able to get a job at a clinic in Pendleton where she worked for 4 years. She met her fiance who is from KCMO and ended up moving here to start their life together. Melissa got a job with Kennedy’s animal clinic to further study as a registered veterinary technician.
Brenda McBride: Registered Veterinary Technician
Brenda has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years. Veterinary medicine has been her passion since she was 5 years old. She had 1 beautiful golden and 1 gorgeous cocker but unfortunately they have passed and she has not yet gotten any more pets. Brenda has 4 beautiful kids and 7 grand kids and is now very busy with work and spending time with them.