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/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 rescuing animals, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her three grandsons.
Leah Horton: Registered Veterinary Technician
Leah was born and raised in Lee's Summit. She has been working in the veterinary world since she was 13 and is now completing Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program. When not working or studying, you will find her playing volleyball, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, or snuggling with her fur baby Carrot.
Jennie Heinecke: Receptionist/Technician
Jennie is originally from Springfield, MO and moved to Kansas City in 2012. She is married and has four amazing kids. She currently has two German shepherds and two cats. When Jennie is not at work, she enjoys eating pizza, tacos, and spending time with her family. Her other hobbies include watching 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, or playing with her nieces. Her other hobbies include watching (too many) makeup tutorial videos and doing nerdy math problems for fun.
Melanie Louissaint: Groomer
Melanie grew up as a military brat. She enjoys mission work, having traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Russia and Haiti where she met her husband, Eguins. They have 2 children. She has been a professional groomer for over 10 years now.
Tamara Kraft: Registered Veterinary Technician
Tamara was born and raised in South Kansas City until she moved next door to the wonderful city of Grandview. She graduated from Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program in May of 2016. Tamara got her start in shelter medicine where she stayed for almost 3.5 years. She then joined the amazing staff at Kennedy’s in April of 2018. When she’s not working, Tamara enjoys reading, working on her novels, knitting, hanging out with her siblings, and running around with her Boxer mix, Deku (the Destroyer).
Lyndsay Porter: Veterinary Technician
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.