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. Kristin Manley

Dr. Kristin Manley: Veterinarian

Dr. Manley was born in the cornfields of Nebraska. She played soccer for 18 years all the way up to finishing her Bachelor’s degree in science. After that she ventured out to Missouri to go to vet school and loves to be outside as much as possible. Rose her yellow lab loves new toys and likes to take up most of the bed each night.

Dr. Cammie Cathey

Dr. Cammie Cathey: Veterinarian

Dr. Cammie Cathey grew up in Oak Grove Missouri where she met her husband. She graduated from Veterinary School at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and attended her clinical year at Mizzou. She has an island dog, Lip, a domestic shorthair cat, Carl, and a bearded dragon named Fiona. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, gardening, and playing video games.

Tamera Horton

Tamera: 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: Practice Manager and Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie has been with us since 2014. She loves her husband, 4 kids, and Bentley - her pit mix. She enjoys camping with her family and running our busy clinic.

Donna Stewart

Donna: 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: Registered 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 and the world's most adorable son.

Rebecca Berry

Rebecca: 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.

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Lura: 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”.

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Melissa: 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.

Haley W

Haley: Receptionist

Haley has been a Raytown resident her entire life. She is a busy mom of 2 teenage boys along with 4 dogs and 2 cats. She loves all fur babies! Haley has a degree in Computer Networking services. She has worked in the Veterinary field for 3 years. Her hobbies are traveling, movies, and cooking.

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Paige: Veterinary Assistant

Paige graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Wildlife Conservation in 2016 from the University of Central Missouri. She resides in Raytown with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. She loves to travel and has been to 11 different countries and counting. She would love to continue scuba diving and eventually become an instructor. Her favorite quote is "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."

Kayle Welch

Kayle: Veterinary Assistant

Kayle is from Blue Springs. In 2021 she graduated from Drury University with her Bachelor's in Biochemistry and starts at MU's College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. She has wanted to be a veterinarian before she was 5 years old and is really excited to be living out her dream.


Savannah: Veterinary Assistant

Savannah was born and raised in Lee's Summit, MO. She has a deep passion for animals. Elephants are her favorite! Savannah's current goals are to go through the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Programs and finish her Bachelors of Wildlife biology and natural resource conservation. In the future, She would like to combine conservation with medicine and help repopulate some endangered species. Savannah is married to her long time sweetheart Josh, they have one young daughter and 3 awesome dogs.


Erin: Kennel Technician/Receptionist

Erin is our newest and youngest member of our team. Her love for animals started at 12 when she would binge animal planet and nat geo shows. She’s slowly but surly is working towards a career in vet technology.


Alana: Veterinary Assistant

Alana was born and raised in Kansas. From a young age she knew she was passionate about caring for animals. For the last seven years she has been working with dogs and cats. Her dream is to become a registered veterinary technician. She is always expanding her knowledge base and willing to take on a challenge. In her free time she enjoys spoiling her fur babies Tico and Dozer.

Shelby: Registered Veterinary Technician

Shelby grew up in Colorado and moved to the KC area in 2011. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2014 and graduated from the MCC Maple Woods Vet Tech program in 2019. She enjoys being outdoors, playing disc golf, camping, and kayaking. Shelby has a dog named Jax and two cats named Bruce Wayne and Tracy.

Faith: Receptionist

Faith comes to us from Iowa City. She has 2 kids, 3 dogs, and a cat. She is soon to marry her fiancé. Faith has an extreme passion for cooking and entertaining people. She dreams of one day opening her own bar and restaurant with the best dog friendly patio KC has to offer. Faith also thinks she has enough space to own every bully that walks through our doors.
Samantha - Veterinary Assistant

Samantha: Veterinary Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Blue Springs, MO. She has worked in the veterinary field for the last 15 years and is excited to complete school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician! She has 2 dogs and 2 cats that are very spoiled. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, cooking, riding UTVs, and training her Doberman, Kitana.