A vet with a dog
Dr. Andrea KB, Veterinarian/Owner

When I was a small child, my family escaped Chezchlokovia due to the Russian invasion. We made Kansas our new home. In 1988, I graduated from KSU in veterinary medicine. In 2012, John and I opened Kennedy’s Animal Clinic in Raytown. In 2023, we opened a second location in Lee’s Summit called KB Animal Clinic. It’s been an incredible journey filled with the highs of many life-saving surgeries and medical interventions. It also has had the lows of pet loss due to tragedy and father time. The ability to deal with both is how we can create more light in this world.

Dr. Casey Conklin, Veterinarian
Dr. Conklin grew up in St. Louis, MO, where her passion for veterinary medicine began as a kennel assistant at a local veterinary clinic. Dr. Conklin graduated from the University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, following the completion of her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Spanish (Go Tigers! M-I-Z!). Before settling in Kansas City, she spent time traveling around the US working in Las Vegas, NV and McAllen, TX. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. When she is not at the hospital, she can be found jumping out of planes, practicing martial arts, and spending time with her wife and fur babies.
Stephanie, Practice Manager & 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.

Savannah, Registered Veterinary Technician

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.

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”.

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.

Meah Piedimonte, Veterinarian Assistant
Meah is from Lee’s Summit, MO. She has volunteered at local animal shelters, assisted with fostering animals, and raised awareness to adopt, not shop. She is currently studying Animal Science at the University of Central Missouri with plans to pursue a degree as a large animal veterinarian. She enjoys outdoor hobbies such as fishing, hiking, and snowboarding, but her favorite time is spent snuggling with her fur baby, Suri.
Lauryn Guinn, Veterinarian Assistant
Lauryn is a dedicated vet assistant with six years of experience. Outside of work, you’ll find me immersed in video games, anime, restoring a ’76 stingray, or tending to my diverse family of pets – an Australian Shepherd named Stef Leppard, cats Pip Pip Potato Chip and Fatty Bo Batty, and a hedgehog named Toph. Quality time with my nephew Brett, exploring new places with my boyfriend Stuart, and playing sand volleyball keep my life vibrant. Oh, and I’m a proud plant parent to over 20 houseplants, adding a touch of green to my world.