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Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

13303 W. Maple, Suite 143
Wichita, KS 67235

(316)729-7400

www.loveictvet.com

Our Veterinary Team - Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

 

* Our Veterinary Team at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills is a family-owned small business in Wichita, Kansas. We also serve our friends in Goddard, Clearwater, Maize, Colwich, Viola, Garden Plain, Cheney, Andale, Andover & Augusta.

 

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Registered veterinary technician Tracy at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Tracy, RVT

Tracy - Registered Veterinary Technician 

 

Tracy is our sensitive & compassionate registered veterinary technician who had so many pets growing up in Albert, Kansas, that it just makes sense to work with dogs & cats full-time.

"I love pets. I love the fact that I can help be a voice for pets who cannot speak for themselves,” she said. 

Her philosophy about pet care is that “every animal deserves care, respect and to be happy and healthy,” she said. “They are here for us and we should be here for them too.” 

Tracy graduated from Colby Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She has been a Kansas Registered Veterinary Technician for 13 years. She joined Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in 2014. 

Tracy treats all patients as if they were her own, & said she enjoys the challenge of helping dog and cats. 

“We have patients who can’t tell us what is wrong or where something hurts,” she said, “and it is our priority to figure it out.” 

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her daughters, Sheldiah and Cailyn, and her husband, Roger.

The family is rounded out by two dogs and two cats: Toby, 2, a Boxer who is always into everything; Chance, 7, a Chocolate Lab she rescued from a client who couldn’t care for him; Cookie, 9, a Siamese mix who loves to cuddle; and Charley, 6, a long-haired black cat who “is my little Lab trapped in a cat’s body!” Charley loves to eat & sunbathe.

Tracy also enjoys scrapbooking and fishing when she can find the time. 

At the end of the day, she said she loves to come home to her pets “because no matter what happened while I was away, they are all there to greet me when I walk through the door.”

 

 

Veterinary Assistant Charly at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Charly

Charly - Veterinary Assistant

 

Charly is our outgoing and kind-hearted Veterinary Assistant who has practiced her craft in two countries - the U.S. and Germany! In fact, she has dual citizenship. 

Although her heart belongs in both countries - since she has family in each - her pets are here in the states. She has 6 dogs and 1 cat, which is a change from her childhood experiences. 

“We always had cats,” she said. “I grew up with Jerry, Milka and Gina.”

Charly chose veterinary medicine because the field is so complex.

“All animals are different. I love to know how everything works inside,” she said. “It’s fascinating & it’s a field where I never stop learning.”

She said the well-being of her pets is her first priority so she’s passionate about their daily exercise - & walks them for miles!

“A tired puppy is a good puppy!” she said.

She said she’s most passionate about “understanding the client’s concerns,” she said. “Helping in a team to get their fur babies better.”

Charly’s love for animals affects more than her occupation. It’s also why she’s been a vegetarian since she was 11.

“I was always interested in animals,” she said. “The medical part came with my mom & dad.”

Outside of work, Charly enjoys traveling, hiking, animals, & dancing.

Bailey

Bailey - Veterinary Assistant

 

Bailey is our friendly and animal-loving veterinary technician whose affinity for animals almost had her moving  to the east coast.

“For a while, I wanted to be a whale trainer,” she said. Although Bailey is certified as an Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver, she chose to focus on the kinds of pets she grew up with in Kansas - dogs and cats.

“We always had kitties running around since we lived in the country. We also had a yellow lab named Scrappy - after Scooby Doo's nephew - and my family has a Havanese named Odie”.

While in high school, Bailey interned at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills through a "School to Career" course and was ultimately hired as a kennel assistant. While in college, she took a job at another veterinary hospital as a trained-on-site-technician.

“Finally, I found my way back to AHAAH!” she said. 

Bailey said her philosophy on pet care is that pets deserve the same level of care as humans and her favorite quote is "Saving one pet won't change the world, but for that one pet the world will change forever." 

She also knows that not all veterinary visits are for a happy reason. 

“It may sound weird, but helping pets cross over the rainbow bridge is important to me,” Bailey said. “It's important to me that if a client has questions about the process, I can help answer those questions and hopefully help make the visit a bit easier.”

She has 2 rescue cats - Oliver and Gus - and couldn’t resist bringing some ocean into her home.

“My boyfriend Austin and I have two saltwater fish tanks with a bunch of fish and coral - one of the tanks has a Tessalata Eel that can grow up to 6 feet long!” she said.

In her free time, Bailey enjoys reading and crocheting and “recently I have been working on restoring all of my great-grandparents' photo slides!” as well as making custom decorated sugar cookies.

Veterinary Assistant Kenzie at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Kenzie

Kenzie - Veterinary Assistant

 

Kenzie is our kind-hearted and always-smiling veterinary assistant who is also a full-time student with Penn Foster’s online veterinary technician degree program.

While at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, “I am getting hands-on training to further my knowledge in veterinary medicine. This includes assisting the doctors in rooms as well as in surgeries, helping fill medications when needed, taking vitals and giving vaccines.”

Kenzie grew up in Wichita with two Shih Tzus named Yin and Yang and a Guinea Pig named Sadie. She chose veterinary medicine because “I love animals and they simply bring joy to my life,” she said.

Her philosophy in pet care is “to always treat animals as your own, with patience, compassion, and kindness,” she said. “Also, building a relationship with not just the pets but the owners as well!”

“What I’m most passionate about when it comes to clients' pets is the love, happiness, and bravery they have when coming in,” Kenzie said. “I like seeing happy and healthy pets as well as their owners daily! I also like helping those who need extra care overcome obstacles.” 

Kenzie’s 4-footed family members are Princess Pei Pei, an 11-year-old Pekingese given to her as a birthday present when Kenzie was 10, and Rex, a 5-year-old Pit Bull Terrier she rescued from the Kansas Humane Society when he was 4 months.

“What I’m most passionate about my pets is the unconditional love they have for me,” she said. “They always cheer me up!”

In her free time, Kenzie said she loves “spending quality time with family and catching up with friends.”

Registered Veterinary Technician Shelby at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Shelby, RVT

Shelby - Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Shelby is our soft-spoken and cat-loving registered veterinary technician whose desire to “do something bigger and contribute somehow to my community” landed her in the medical field caring for animals.

“ I never thought or saw myself in the medical field, but I fell in love with the work, the animals, and the feeling of helping the voiceless,’ Shelby said. “I decided to get my degree.”

Growing up in St. Joseph, Missouri, Shelby said her family had other cats but her first pet that was her “responsibility as a child was a cute brown Tabby I had gotten from my best friend growing up whose barn cat had kittens.”

“I still remember the day I went to pick him out. His name was Rufus and all of my siblings and younger cousins were able to grow up with him as well,” she said. “He has passed now but he was honestly the best cat.”

Shelby has worked with animals since 2015 starting as a kennel assistant with the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita and working her way up to registered veterinary technician. 

“ I love seeing the variety of pets that people have and their bonds. There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing the bond shared between people and their furry family members,” she said. 

Her philosophy of pet care is “Always be prepared and be responsible. Accidents happen — pets eat things they shouldn’t, they get out, they get hurt… be sure you have funds set aside just in case an emergency should arise,” she said. “And please please please, spay and neuter your pets!”

When it comes to her own pets - and she has 6 of them - Shelby is most passionate about quality time - “I spend a lot of time with other people’s pets and I come home smelling like so many other animals… I try to make sure my fur-kids know that I love them and spend time with them,” she said. “Especially when I was putting in long hours at the ER.”

Shelby and her husband Travis have been married 9 years and have several 4-footed family members: Howie, 5, an Australian Shepherd/Lab Mix, from the Kansas Humane Society; Roger, 5, a black domestic shorthair cat that she found while grocery shopping one day; Delilah, 5, Brown Tabby adopted from a friend in town; Hank, 2, a Rottweiler who is “a big goof-ball and forgets he’s over 100lbs, he likes to be a lap dog”; Agnes, 2, a Dilute Torbico cat from the Newton Animal Shelter who “thinks she’s one of the dogs honestly and loves to wrestle with them or chew on their bones”; and Hattie-Mae, 1, a Newfoundland/Great Pyrnees Mix who “goes from lazy to spaz in under 3 seconds.”

Her favorite part of working at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills is “spending time with my patients, bonding with them, making them feel comfortable and safe while they are in my care. There’s nothing scarier than being away from home, away from your people, being poked and hooked up to different things,” she said. “My goal is to keep them as calm and comforted as possible.”

In her free time, Shelby said  “I absolutely love to bake! I sell cupcakes on the side. I also love to tie dye and make clay jewelry.”

Receptionist Kirsten at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Kirsten

Kirsten - Receptionist

 

Kirsten is our welcoming and gracious receptionist whose love for animals through the years,  included pet-parenting dogs, cats, ferrets, fish, hamsters, a guinea pig and a chinchilla!

But “a significant pet memory of mine was adopting my first puppy on my own. In that moment I am saying yes to taking care of this sweet girl for the rest of her life” Kirsten said. “Nala just turned 10 and she is still my little baby.”

Kirsten said her passion for animals, helping others, and making people smile are what attracted her to the pet care industry, but she’s new to the veterinary field.

“Before this, I gained experience at a facility that focused on boarding, daycare, grooming and training,” she said. 

“I like that there is always something to learn” at a veterinary hospital, she said, and “I am passionate about making sure everyone - both owners & their pets - feel comfortable and welcome walking through our doors.”

Kirsten and her husband Danny have two Chihuahuas named Nala and Zoey and a Husky-Chihuahua Mix named Kova. Her pet-parenting goal is “giving them the best life possible. I love making sure my dogs get lots of love, snuggles, kisses and - in moderation - treats!” she said.

In her free time Kirsten enjoys spending time with her husband, and “with my best friend who also happens to be my sister.” She also enjoys “loving on my pups, listening to music, taking a nice afternoon nap, coffee dates and bubble baths.”

Receptionist Misha at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Misha

Misha - Office Administrator

 

Misha is our energetic & upbeat office administrator whose love for animals pulled her into the veterinary industry.

After working five years as a veterinary receptionist, she moved on to human medicine, only to get drawn back to the furry, four-legged patients. 

“I love the veterinary industry,” she said. “Working with animals, educating myself and pet owners is very fulfilling. Working with animals brings me joy.”    

A perfect day at work, she said, would include seeing a litter of puppies or kittens, & helping a sick pet feel better.    

“Seeing new life & helping a little animal feel better, makes you feel better,” she said.    

Misha & her husband, Matt, and teenage son, Xander, keep busy with “Riker” a Labrador/Pit mix, “Faith” a 13-year-old Siamese, and a Fan-Tailed Goldfish named “Mike”.    

In her spare time, Misha cheers loudly for her son at his cross country and track meets & she stays active exercising every day as an avid member of the YMCA.    

She is also passionate about comic books and pop culture.    

“My husband and I are pretty big geeks – we are Trekkies, we collect comics & attend usually one Comic-Con a year. We do not, however, dress up” for them," she said with a laugh.

 

 

Stacey Stamps, Marketing & Community Engagement manager at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

Stacey

Stacey - Marketing & Community Engagement

 

Stacey Stamps is our good-natured Marketing & Community Engagement manager who has found herself in a most unlikely profession.

"I have more than 100 allergies, mostly to animals," she said. "Being married to a veterinarian kind of makes us an odd-couple but I love it here."

Growing up, Stacey's family tried unsuccessfully to adopt some dogs, only to have to find other families for them when allergy flare-ups & asthma attacks would land her in the hospital.

"My worst memory is giving away Barker, a Beagle mix puppy," she said. "As we drove away, he ran after our car as if to say, 'you forgot me!' My sister & I cried all the way home & everyone was secretly mad at me."

Stacey and Dr. Gary Stamps own Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, recently named best veterinary clinic by the Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards.

“To win this award during the Covid-19 pandemic is especially meaningful because it feels eerily similar to the year we opened for business. We launched our hospital Jan. 5, 2008, as the third tenant with Auburn Pointe Shopping Center next to a Dillon's that had just been built at 135th & W. Maple. When you launch a small business at the exact time the country goes into recession, you learn a thing or two. Every person who walks through your door truly is a blessing - especially in a tight economy. And we need to be a blessing right back.

“Many families in 2008 were relinquishing their pets to the Kansas Humane Society because they could not afford their care. We practiced generosity. We worked long hours with a skeleton crew and helped people maintain that precious human-animal bond.”

She said those early lessons formed the basis for the practice’s vision and mission: 

Pet parenting is hard. We help you solve veterinary problems and strengthen your human-animal bond. In other words, to love better so you become the person your pet thinks you are. 

Stacey’s background includes working at the Wichita Eagle newspaper, starting in high school, for 12 years in various roles, including staff writer. She left the newspaper in 1997 to stay home with their first child.

While they continued to build a family, she volunteered in women’s ministry & children’s ministry at River Community Church as well as Youth Horizons.

Stacey graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communications & Media Studies. She taught journalism at Trinity Academy for 7 years while her kids were in high school, and expanded that role to include hosting an annual Poetry Slam as well as a partnership with the Center for Combatting Human Trafficking.

At Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, “ I’ve given Girl Scouts tours, I’ve been a receptionist, and I’ve likely mopped this hospital floor a thousand times,” she said.

Stacey and Dr. Gary Stamps have a “pandemic puppy” Aussiedoodle named Oreo as well as Maine Coon mix Kato - also known as Queen Kato the Clinic Cat. 

They have three adult children Alexandra, Anna and Silas, and a son-in-law (married to Alexandra) named Mason.

In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with family, attending women's Bible studies, and is currently studying to become human-animal bond certified through the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)

What a fun culture we pet owners live in. There really is a human-animal bond. Even though I'm a late-bloomer, I love being able to experience it.”

 

 

 

Pet parenting is hard. We help you solve veterinary problems & strengthen your human-animal bond. In other words, to love better so you become the person your pet thinks you are.

 



"I fell in love with the staff at Auburn the very second that I brought our sweet Bella girl there for a second opinion in January. In only 5 short months they have become very near & dear to our hearts. Our Bella lost the battle with her illness only a few days ago. I would have never wanted anyone else to have been by her side/our side. She was loved beyond measure by all who met her. Thank you Sarah, Tracy, Misha. We are forever thankful for the kindness & love you have provided our family. We are blessed to know you as was she. I recommend everyone to come see for yourselves how wonderful this practice is."

- Cindy Molina


* Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills is a family-owned small business in west Wichita (13303 W. Maple, Suite 143, Wichita, KS 67235). We also serve our friends in Goddard, Clearwater, Maize, Colwich, Viola, Garden Plain, Cheney, Andale, Andover & Augusta. Voted Wichita's favorite veterinary clinic in the Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Awards.

 

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