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Veterinarians

Dr. Brad Spain
Veterinarian

Brad Spain

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 ten 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, traveling, and storm chasing! 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

Mary Gardner

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

Kelsey Sparrow

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 park.

Staff

Sara
RVT & Practice Manager

Sara

Registered Veterinary Technician, Sara, has been working at Blue Valley Animal Hospital for over fourteen 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 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
Technician

Nina

Nina joined Blue valley Animal Hospital in July 2014. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2011 and graduated from Brown Mackie College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2013. Nina resides in Parker with her boyfriend of 10 years and their 1-year old daughter, Grace. She has 2 dogs: A Pom/Chi named Foxi, and a Terr/Min Pin named Shadow. Nina’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are dentistry, surgery, and client education. In her spare time Nina enjoys baking, the outdoors, and spending time with family.

Meghan
Technician

Meghan

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.

Hilary
Technician

Hilary

Hilary has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2011, although she has an extensive background working with horses. She graduated in 2011 with an A.S. in Equine Healthcare and in 2018, she graduated with her A.S. in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys spending her spare time out at the farm with her horse, Blue, and taking her youngest mixed breed dog, Puzzles, with her on trail rides. Her older dachshund, Deuce, loves to be at home snuggling on the couch. Hilary loves to spend time with her fiance, Luis and his son Bennett, and you can find them out on the lake most weekends during the summer!

Cierra
Veterinary Assistant

Cierra

Bio coming soon!

Bailey
Communications and Media Director

Bailey

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.

Emmy
Customer Service Representative

Emmy

Emmy started at Blue Valley Animal Hospital in February 2018. After years of working in customer service, she's excited to finally be a part of the animal care industry! Her favorite part about her job is developing relationships with clients and getting to watch puppies and kittens grow up. Emmy shares her home with her two feline fur babies, Trouble and Vinny. Emmy is currently enrolled at JCCC working towards a degree in Marketing and Management. When she's not busy studying, she enjoys live music, painting, and spending time outdoors.

Sarah
Boarding/Daycare Manager

Sarah

Sarah has been working at Blue Valley Animal Hospital since April 2017. She lives in Overland park with her four-legged lab puppy "Remi."  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.

Jessica
Pet Care Specialist

Picture and bio coming soon!

Elyssa
Pet Care Specialist

Picture and bio coming soon!

Melanie
Pet Care Specialist

Picture and bio coming soon!

Hannah
Super Assistant

Hannah

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.

Lydia
Groomer

Lydia

Bio coming soon!