Dr. Spain grew up in Kincaid, KS and is a proud 2008 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Passionate about providing the best quality care for your pet, Dr. Spain brings us eight years of experience in practice and his professional interests include small animal internal medicine, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery.
When Dr. Spain is not at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and his dog, Duff. Duff is a 6 year old Scottish Terrier who enjoys barking at his friends and going on long truck rides during storm season. During storm season, it’s not uncommon for Dr. Spain to be out in search of tornadoes; storm chasing is his favorite (and riskiest!) hobby. The scariest moment in his storm chasing career was when he narrowly missed being crushed by a one ton hay bale during a severe storm in south east Kansas.
Dr. Spain looks forward to getting to know you and your pets!
Dr. Mary Gardner Veterinarian
Dr. Mary Gardner grew up in the Blue Valley area on a small horse farm and has always had a love for animals, both large and small. She graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduation, Dr. Gardner moved to Oklahoma and practiced for 3 years. During her years in practice, she has developed a special interest in dermatology and oncology. During her free time outside the clinic, Dr. Gardner enjoys running, reading, playing sports, and spending time outdoors with her two daughters and her cat Mowgli. She is excited to get back to her hometown and provide the best possible care for your pets here at Blue Valley Animal Hospital!
Dr. Kelsey Sparrow Veterinarian
Dr. Kelsey Sparrow grew up just down the road from Blue Valley Animal Hospital with several dogs, guinea pigs, rats, and fish and is a graduate of Blue Valley High School. She graduated with her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in
2017. Many of you may recognize her; she has been working at Blue Valley Animal Hospital during school breaks since January 2013. Dr. Sparrow has an interest in behavior, dentistry, internal medicine, and small mammal exotics. Her four-legged family members include her miniature Australian shepherds Lexis and Bella, and her guinea pigs, Coconut and Kiwi. In her spare time, Dr. Sparrow enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, watching the Royals, riding horses, reading, and going to the dog
Sara RVT & Practice Manager
Registered Veterinary Technician, Sara, has been working at Blue Valley Animal Hospital for over thirteen years. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine especially surgery and internal medicine. She graduated with honors from Colby Community College & continues to attend conferences and seminars nationwide to keep current on veterinary trends. Sara lives on a small ranch with her husband and two daughters and her four legged friends which consist of her German Shorthair, Lexi, Hadley her Border Collie/Aussie, her two cats, horses, cattle, and chickens. Sara doesn't have any free time, but she really enjoys spending time with her family outside, coaching her kids' sports teams, running, doing chores, and serving on various committees!
Nina joined Blue Valley Animal Hospital in July 2014. She is a 2013 graduate of the Brown Mackie College Veterinary Technology program and is currently working on obtaining her licensure. Nina resides in Parker with her boyfriend of 6 years. She has 2 dogs: a 4 year old Pom/Chi mixed named Foxi, and a 2 year old Terr/Min Pin named Shadow. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are radiology, surgery, and educating clients on their pets. In her spare time Nina enjoys baking, the outdoors, and working out.
Chelsea joined Blue Valley Animal Hospital at the end of August 2016. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014 with her associates in veterinary tecnology and is planning on taking her boards to become an RVT. Her very first job was kennel cleaning and knew that she wanted to work with animals as her career! Chelsea enjoys spending time with her daughter Capri when she's not busy at work! Her four-legged family includes Mae who is a Bernard/Pyrenees Mix and many kitties! Chelsea's hobbies are going to dog parks, listening to music, and camping with her family.
Ashley Customer Service Representative
Ashley started as one of our front desk receptionists in August 2014! Before she came to Blue Valley Animal Hospital, she was working at a corporate office of a San Diego Credit Union. Ashley and her husband packed up their apartment ( and their dog Tully) and moved from San Diego to Kansas in December 2013. Since their move, they have welcomed 2 more four-legged friends to the family! Adjusting to the weather has been the biggest adjustment for Ashley but her favorite part about Kansas is all the great antique stores! She loves hunting for vintage treasures. In her spare time she also enjoys running, traveling, and anything that allows her to be artsy!
Bailey Customer Service Representative
Bailey joined Blue Valley Animal Hospital in November 2015. She started out as one of our animal caretakers and was promoted to a customer service representative in Sept. 2016! Growing up with horses, cats, dogs and a goat, Baileys passion for animals started young. She resides in Lenexa with her furbaby Nala who is a (very spoiled) one year old Siberian Husky. When she's not taking care of the animals, she loves spending time with her family, friends and dog. Bailey's hobbies include; shopping, binge watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix, attending baseball and football games and lounging at the lake in the summer.
Kristy Customer Service Representative
Kristy Joined BVAH in May 2017. She moved to Kansas after getting her BA in psychology. She is from a small town in Colorado where she has lived her entire life. Her love for animals started at a young age, growing up with chickens, goats, turkeys, ducks, geese, and of course dogs and cats. Prior to moving to Kansas, Kristy worked at a Humane Society for six years where she adopted her two dogs and a three-legged cat! Aside from animals, Kristy loves going on hikes and jeeping with her friends.
Sarah Pet Care Specialist
Sarah has been working at Blue Valley Animal Hospital since April 2017. She lives in Stilwell with her boyfriend of 2 years and her four-legged friends, a cat named "Missy" and "Luna" her dog! Sarah's first job at 15 was in a kennel and she has loved it every since. When she's not here loving and caring for your furry family members, she loves caring for kids, and being around family.
Meghan Pet Care Specialist
Meghan joined the Blue Valley Animal Hospital Team in February 2017. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals and got her first caretaker job when she was 16. From there on, she was hooked. Meghan is currently in school studying veterinary technology and working towards becoming an RVT. She and her fiance live in Harrisonville and have two rooms dedicated to their fur kids. Meghan enjoys rescuing and fostering animals, basic dog training, and is a leader for a boy scouts of America troop. In her free time she enjoys relaxing at home, playing video games, and listening to music.
Hannah Super Assistant
Hannah joined Blue Valley Animal Hospital in 2012. Hannah is what we call our "Behind the scenes super assistant." She deep cleans the office 3 times a week and is awesome at her job! Hannah has a 4 year old Golden Doodle named Copper who keeps her plenty busy! In her free time, Hannah enjoys Art sketching, walking her dog, and taking photos for Instagram.
Jenna Animal Care Technician
Jenna joined the Blue Valley Animal Hospital team in August 2017. She is originally from Clever, MO where she grew up on a dairy farm. Animals have always been a big part of her life. She has been rescuing animals since she was a little girl and still continues to rescue animals in need. Jenna and her fiance Kyle have a 2 year old son named Hayden. Jenna's fur family includes "Buddy" a German Shepherd, "Princess" the Hound, and "Bruno" the Mastiff. Her hobbies include rescuing animals, working on the farm, and spending time with family and friends.
Jen started out pet grooming in Overland Park over twenty-five years ago, and once she found her way to our practice she knew she was home. For the last seventeen of those years, she's been providing each and every animal entrusted to her care with meticulous treatment delivered with her own tender touch. No matter whether she's giving a simple bath and blow dry or full grooming service, her first step is always to make sure your beloved companion is as comfortable and as calm as possible before proceeding to brush, wash, dry, and care for their bodily hygiene including his ears and anal glands all with her signature tender touch.
When Jen is not providing professional grooming here in our veterinary hospital, she just might be found gardening at her home in Spring Hill, antiquing in the area, or joy riding on her motorcycle. If it's summer, look for her lounging on her boat with Dan, her husband of twenty-eight years.