Our Amazing Team of Veterinarians

Karen Hale-Young D.V.M.

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Karen Hale-Young graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and  purchased Town & Country Animal Hospital from Dr. King in 1987. She has grown Town and Country Animal Hospital into a multiple doctor, full-service facility offering the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for dogs, cats and exotic pets throughout Salina and the surrounding communities. Dr. Young-Hale initiated the difficult process of  becoming Kansas’ first Fear Free Certified Practice.  In her personal time she shows horses during the winter in the Florida circuit and loves her kids, animals, her job and life.

Trisha Ostrom D.V.M.


Dr. Ostrom was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and joined the Town & Country Family in August of 2001. Dr. Ostrom enjoys spending time with her husband, cats and dogs. She loves to exercise and completed her first full marathon in June of 2010 with fellow employee Melissa.

Matt Stolzenburg D.V.M.


Dr. Stolzenburg grew up in Concordia, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He joined our Town & Country Team in June of 2018. His hobbies include raising purebred cattle, team roping and outdoor activities. Dr. Stolzenburg has completed several IronMan Triathlons in Mexico, Kentucky and Florida and has many more planned.

Bob Gentry D.V. M.


Dr. Bob Gentry earned both his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1979 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He became a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom , by examination in 1992. He obtained a certificate in Beef Cattle Production from the University of Nebraska in 1996. Dr. Gentry has 38 years of mixed-animal practice experience including one year as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska lecturing on Beef Cattle Production medicine. Dr. Gentry’s professional areas of interest are medicine, surgery and reproduction. When he is not doing veterinary things, Dr. Gentry enjoys quality time with his family, including his grandkids, hunting with his dogs and music.

Sydney Whelchel D.V.M.


Dr. Sydney Whelchel (Ellis) grew up in Salina, KS and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She then attended Colorado State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and minored in English. Dr. Whelchel earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 2020. She has a special interest in orthopedics and neurology. During undergrad she volunteered extensively at the Salina Animal Shelter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and animals and vacationing in Colorado.