Our Staff

Here at Town and Country Animal Hospital we have very compassionate  Veterinarians to provide your pet with the best medical care, we also have our knowledgeable  receptionists, caring veterinary technicians and assistants, a very talented groomer and attentive animal care assistants. All of our staff has been trained in Fear Free, everyone here is dedicated to making your companion pet feel comfortable during their visit here and help you, the pet owner, understand your pet and preventative health care medicine.

Bi-weekly staff meetings and continual training and learning keeps all of our staff focused on client services, updates in medicine and diagnostics, as well as new products.

We encourage our clients to bring your pets favorite toy or treat with you for every visit and we do encourage ” Happy Visits” anytime!  We take the fear out of vet visits by having you stop by with your pet for a friendly scratch behind the ear and a treat. Please call ahead to make sure we can personally greet your special friend.

 

Our Practice Manager

Our Veterinary Practice Manager ensures that daily operations run smoothly here at Town and Country Animal Hospital, allowing our veterinarians to focus solely on practicing medicine rather than the many details of running a business. She takes care of client relations, education, patient and staff comfort/managment and community involvements. She can always be found with a paw-sitive, motivational attitude, organizing items the rest of the crew is piling onto her desk.

In September of 1998 Melissa became a member of our Town & Country Family. She has loved it ever since. She has two rambunctious Boston Terriers, Mikki and Wayne, as well as one very demanding cat Halley. Melissa enjoys needle work such as crocheting, reading, running, weight lifting and pretty much any outdoor activity.

 

Our Knowledgable Reception Team

Our Veterinary Receptionists are usually the first interaction you have at Town and Country Animal Hospital, be it on the phone or in person. They will welcome you to our hospital and assist you in any way they can, answer your calls, schedule your appointments, process your prescription refill requests and much more. Our friendly Reception Team will be your go to for all your questions! They can help you, the pet owner, and your pet feel less nervous about visiting the vet, which makes the experience easier for everyone.

Mandy came to Town & Country Animal Hospital in September of 2016 as a part time employee and joined our Team full time in June of 2018. She’s spent 10 years in Hot Spring, AR as a receptionist/vet tech and several years at Bluepearl Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital. Mandy serves as our Receptionist Team Leader. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and of course her dogs Annie and Polo. Mandy loves road trips, shopping and reading.

 

Manu

Receptionist / Marketing

Manu was born and raised in Germany and moved to Kansas in 2002. She became a part of the Town & Country Animal Hospital Family in October of 2007, fulfilling a lifelong dream, as there have always been animals in her life. Manu is keeping our social media sites and website running smoothly and updated. She currently shares her life with her husband, their son, her dog Tafiti and her cats. Manu enjoys essential oils, reading a good book and needle work of all sorts.

 

Connie

Receptionist

Connie joined our Town & Country Team in June of 2018. She is our go-to girl when it comes to your coupons – Connie uses her organization skills to make sure you get the most out of the coupons available and is the one, who submits them for you.  She was born and raised in Kansas, never thought of doing anything else growing up except to work with animals. Connie went to Bel-Rea in Colorado. She has two boys Peyton and Brayden and two dogs Kody and Chloe, as well as two bunnies and a cat named Cricket.

 

Megan joined our team here at Town and Country Animal Hospital in July 2020 and absolutely loves it. She is planning on starting school to become a veterinarian technician soon and this gives her the opportunity to learn and excel. Megan  has two boxers, Laila and Nova. Both are full of spunk and sassiness. She enjoys going on random adventures and being outdoors doing things like riding four wheelers, fishing, or riding horses. Megan also is a veteran of the United States Army and just got home from a deployment a year ago!

 

Our Caring Technician Team

Our technicians and assistants provide primary patient care as well as medical, surgical, anesthetic and diagnostic assistance to our amazing veterinarians. They are extremely knowledgeable and are able to assist our doctors in providing a significant amount of education to our clients.

Summer

Fear Free Specialist and Team Leader

Summer joined the Town & Country Animal Hospital Family in August of 1998. She always had a love for animals and focuses on making their visit here the best experience. Summer became our Fear Free Leader, sharing her Fear Free knowledge and way with pets, owners and staff anytime opportunity arises. She loves spending time with family and friends, horseback riding and going to the lake. Summer shares her home with her husband and their son, as well as her horses, rescue dogs Daisy and Bodie and a lot of rescue cats.

 

Tina

Technician Team Leader

Tina grew up in Montrose, Illinois and graduated from CMC in 2009 with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She became part of our Town & Country Family in August of 2015 and loves her career and helping animals. She is our Technician Team Leader, sharing her knowledge, making sure everything runs smoothly and assuring our patients well-being. Tina enjoys spending time with family and friends. She currently lives in Kipp with her husband AJ, their children, dogs and cats. 

 

Victoria

RVT

Victoria joined the Town & Country Animal Hospital family in March of 2018. She graduated from Colby Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. Victoria has a red heeler named Daisy and a cow named Rose. In her spare time she enjoys teaching Daisy more tricks.

 

Katrina

Vet Tech

Katrina graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2012 and worked at the Animal Care ER until July 2017. She joined our Town & Country Team the following October. Animals have always been a passion of hers and she always had the desire to help them in any way she can. Katrina loves spending time with her two boys as well as with her dogs and cats.

Tiffany was born and raised on a farm just outside of Moundridge, KS where she found the love of all animals – large and small. Tiffany attended Kansas State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science. From there, she moved to Minnesota and was hired on as a calf specialist on a large dairy operation. She worked there a little over a year before she decided to head back to school. She enrolled into the Veterinary Technology Program at Rochester Community and Technical College. Tiffany had the opportunity to internship at Town and Country Animal Hospital and officially joined the team in June of 2020. She has passed her national board exam to be a Registered Veterinary Technologist. While in Minnesota, Tiffany adopted a bonded pair of cats – Blue and Lani. Blue is a seal-point Siamese and Lani is a Domestic Short Hair. They definitely keep Tiffany on her toes and demand treats at all hours of the day.

Jenny

Technician Assistant

Jenny was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, where she was very involved with horses. She competed extensively on the local hunter/jumper circuit from a young age through college. Her passion for horses lead her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a large animal pre-veterinary medicine focus as well as an equine certificate from Kansas State University, where she graduated in 2016. While in college, Jenny was also an active founding member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Club Team at KSU, and was even able to attend Nationals in 2015 where she placed 8th in her division, one of her “personal best” moments of her riding career. In 2018, Jenny made the move to Salina, where she transitioned from the “crazy horse lady” to the “crazy dog lady.” She now has two dogs, a yellow Labrador Retriever, Gunner, and a  Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix, Ruger, who are the center of her world.  Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time outside, particularly at the lake with her husband Kody, and playing with Gunner and Ruger.

Emily

Tech Assistant

Emily  joined the Town & Country Team with about three years of experience of  boarding and grooming. She has two dogs, that love outside time just as much as she does. Emily enjoys family time with her husband and children.

Traniesh

Tech Assistant

Traniesh graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from K-State in 2017 and joined our Town & Country Team in June of 2018. She also is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician. Traniesh has three daughters, four dogs and a cat. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Sam started at Town and Country in August 2020. She moved here from Texas in 2016 to go to college on a softball scholarship at Pratt Community where she worked on her associates for Animal Science. Sam is getting ready to go back to school to complete her schooling for a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. She moved to Salina about 3 years ago and lives with her fiancé, Jose, and two dogs, Bailey Duke, a Black Lab mix and Calia Marie, a German Shorthair mix. When Sam is not studying or working, she enjoys spending time with her little family, going on adventure hikes or just relaxing at home.

Our Talented Groomer

Our Groomer plays a vital part in the well-being and happiness of your cats and dogs, as regular grooming helps to ensure they are healthy and comfortable. How much grooming your pet needs depends on their breed, age and health. Our groomer will notify the veterinarian immediately, should she notice any abnormality, such as skin issues or external parasites to get your pet the best treatment available.

Nichole

Groomer

Nichole grew up in Abilene, Kansas and moved to Salina, where she joined our Town & Country Family in May of 2017. She enjoys grooming her “regulars” just as much as getting to know new furry friends. Nichole has her Cosmetology license, loves animals and has a YorkiePoo named Bunny and a Frenchie named Frankie. She also enjoys spending time with her children and attending their sporting events.

 

Our Attentive Animal Care Assistants

Our Animal Care Assistance Team is here to take care of your companion pets during their stay with us. In addition to keeping your pets and their kennels clean, our animal care assistants will feed and water your pets, see to their exercise, and if needed, administer medication. Should our Animal Care Assistants notice anything unusual, they will notify a Technician or Veterinarian immediately to assure your companion pets safety during their stay here at Town and Country Animal Hospital.

Crystal

Animal Care Team Leader

Crystal grew up in Washington, Kansas and moved to Salina when she started the 6th Grade. She joined our Town & Country Family in February of 2016. Crystal loves Country Music, bike riding, spending time with family and friends, as well as her dogs Gary and Angel. She has always been very passionate about animals and will make sure your boarded animals are well taking care off during their stay here.

McKinley

Animal Care Assistant

McKinley joined our Town and Country Animal Hospital Team in July of 2019. She is a junior in high school, with four dogs and 2 cats. McKinley loves animals and plans on becoming a veterinarian and studying at Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan.

Makayla

Animal Care Assistant

soon to come

The Ones Behind the Scenes

Beautiful

Manager

Beautiful has been around for many years, knows the place, and how it works. She chooses who gets to pet her … after all, a coat like hers takes lots of grooming – can’t just let any human pet it!

Lilly

Media Star - Wanna be

I am a Munchkin. I am short-legged, not fat! I’ve got lots to say! All the time. To whomever wants to listen. And feed me!