Veterinary Staff

Meet the Camelot Court Animal Clinic staff

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Megan Coleman - Practice Manager

Megan began working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in September 2011. As the practice manager, her responsibilities include ensuring all patients, clients and colleagues are provided the best possible care in a friendly and efficient environment. She also manages all web and social media content, performs administrative duties and handles marketing for the clinic.

"Believe it or not, it's all about the people! All of our patients are dear to my heart, but you just can't find better doctors, staff or clients anywhere else!"

Megan's ability to creatively find solutions to problems helps the clinic run smoothly. She particularly enjoys interacting with people and patients, especially making stressful situations less stressful for the animals and humans. Prior to working in the veterinary field, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Missouri.

Megan has one dog at home, an 8-year-old Schnauzer mix named Wembley Scuzzlebutt. She loves to train dogs, including Wembley, who is a certified pet therapy dog. She's now retired, but used to visit nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

In her free time, she likes hiking and camping, especially in the National Parks of California, Utah and Arizona. She also enjoys cycling, photography, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and illustration and drawing.

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Lori - Registered Veterinary Technician and Accounts Manager

Lori began working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in 2001. Her duties include the triage of cases that come in over the phone and making sure clients understand their visit, in addition to veterinary technician duties. Lori takes pride in providing excellent customer service to pets and their owners.

"I was originally a client and Dr. Dinge took great care of my animals, so when I decided to change professions, I went to vet tech school and went to work at Camelot Court Animal Clinic."

Lori has a Bachelor Degree in psychology with a business administration minor and an Associate Degree of Science in Veterinary Medicine. She is a registered veterinary technician in Kansas and Missouri.

At home, Lori has two cats: an 11-year-old orange tabby named Riley and a 2-year-old Maine Coon mix named Rex. When she's not working, she enjoys making jewelry, refinishing furniture and baking.

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Andrea - Registered Veterinary Technician

Andrea joined the Camelot Court Animal Clinic team in 2009. As a reigstered veterinary technician, her responsibilities include running diagnostic tests, performing radiographs, filling medications and assisting with appointments.

Her compassionate nature lends well to her position at the hospital where she takes pride in making a difference in the lives of pets.

"I like working here because we practice good medicine and have some of the best diagnostic tools," she says.

Andrea holds associate degrees in general education and massage therapy, as well as an associate degree in applied sciences from Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods campus.

At home, she has a 10-year-old Siberian Husky named Maverick, a 10-year-old Alaskan Malamute named Jude, an 8-year-old cat named Orion and a 6-year-old cat named Lynx. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, reading, gardening, attending Sporting Kansas City soccer games, fishing and finding any excuse to go outside and have fun. She also loves to watch horror and comedy films.

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Jennifer - Registered Veterinary Technician

Jennifer brings 18 years of pet care experience as a registered veterinary technician to the Camelot Court Animal Clinic team. Her duties include patient care and nursing, surgery preparation, anesthesia and client communication.

Jennifer graduated from Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology in 2005.

"I bring a sense of humor (just ask any of my co-workers) or silliness that can brighten some days," she says. In addition, Jennifer brings compassion to pets and their owners, especially enjoying the patient care aspect of her position at the clinic.

At home, Jennifer has one dog; a 10-month-old red cattle mix named Sandie. When she's not at work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves shopping, swimming and being outside. Jennifer is also a self-proclaimed car enthusiast.

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Laura - Registered Veterinary Technician

Laura has been a dedicated team member of Camelot Court Animal Clinic since 2013. As a registered veterinary technician, her responsibilities include assisting the doctors with appointments and surgeries, patient care, client relations, helping with drug studies and performing cardiac and abdominal ultrasound.

Laura has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and she received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods in 2009. Laura is a registered veterinary technician in Kansas.

"I enjoy working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic because it is a very progressive clinic, always striving to achieve the best patient care," she says. Laura particularly enjoys all aspects of patient care, in addition to assisting in surgery and performing ultrasound. She says, "I strive to maintain a superb work ethic and give 100 percent to everything I'm asked to do."

At home, Laura has five cats and four dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, crocheting, target shooting, listening to music, reading, being outdoors and riding her dirt bike.

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Paula - Veterinary Technician

Paula Kowalski joined the veterinary technician team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in September 2001. Her job responsibilities include general nursing care, assisting during surgery, performing dental exams, anesthesia monitoring, assisting with administrative duties as well as medical supply ordering. Her favorite part of the job is general nursing care and assisting in surgery. Paula is self-described as compassionate, and she is proficient in all areas of the clinic.

"I feel that we practice the best and most innovative medicine," Paula says. "I have worked here for 15 years and enjoy the bonds I've created with clients, patients and colleagues."

At home, Paula has a 15-year-old lab mix named Rocky, two 6-year-old domestic shorthair littermates named Rod and Reel, a 2-year-old domestic shorthair named Hazel, a 17-year-old domestic shorthair named Rodgers and two crested geckos named Buddy and Amber. In her free time, Paula enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction, watching movies and traveling—especially to a beach, where she feels most at peace.

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Sarah - Registered Veterinary Technician

Sarah joined the veterinary technician team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in August 2012. Her responsibilities include patient handling and restraint, patient care and nursing, anesthesia and assisting during surgery. Her favorite part of the job is nursing and patient care. Sarah adds a knowledge of emergency situations and a directness during these critical situations to her role.

"This is another family to me," Sarah says. "I enjoy working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic because of I love the passion that my coworkers have for their jobs, the animals they care for, and for one another."

Sarah has an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Nationally Certified Veterinary Technician. She also holds an Associate Degree in General Studies, General Sciences and Liberal Arts.

At home, Sarah has a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd named Ellie and an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Murphy. She enjoys family time, reading, fishing and crafting.

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Shontá - Registered Veterinary Technician

Shontá joined the staff at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in September 2008. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for preparing patients for surgery, monitoring anesthesia, collecting blood and urine samples, administering medications, diagnostic imaging, performing ultrasound and client education. Shontá is always optimistic, and comes into work expecting to have a great day. Her favorite part of her job is surgery, and an ideal day for her would be spent in surgery from open to close.

Before becoming a registered veterinary assistant, Shontá earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from University of Missouri. She earned her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College and is a registered veterinary technician in the state of Kansas.

"I really enjoy the people I work with," Shontá says."Everyone gets along really well together, and we work well as a team. I also enjoy the fast pace of the clinic, the quality medicine we provide and the compassion everyone has for the patients."

At home, Shontá has a Shih Tzu named Trinity Rose and a Yorkie named Tony. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, going out to eat, traveling, watching comedy shows, traveling, seeing plays and Broadway shows, baseball and football games…oh, and traveling!

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Tijana - Registered Veterinary Technician

Tijana joined the medical team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in September 2014. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for veterinary nursing, monitoring anesthesia, performing lab work and assisting during surgery. Tijana's favorite part of the job is helping animals while assisting owners in learning more about their pet's health. Tijana has an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. Prior to working with Camelot Court, she worked for an equine vet. She is a nationally licensed veterinary technician, and is licensed and registered in the state of Kansas.

"I love my coworkers," Tijana says. "They are always helpful and willing to teach and help out. I also love working here because Dr. Dinges has been my family's vet since I was a kid."

At home, Tijana has a Chow/German Shepherd mix named Dakota, a German Shepherd named Frankie, a Warmblood/draft cross horse named Huey, an Oldenburg Warmblood horse named Fiona and a Oldenburg/Warmblood horse named Q. In her free time, Tijana enjoys spending time with her friends, relaxing and being with her animals.

Adrienne - Veterinary Assistant

Adrienne joined Camelot Court Animal Clinic in August 2016. As a veterinary assistant, her responsibilities include drawing up vaccines as well as bathing, feeding and walking patients. Adrienne has an athletic background, which allows her to assist coworkers with picking up and carrying animals. Adrienne brings years of experience to the hospital, having previously worked at a doggie daycare, Unleashed Pet Rescue and Great Plains SPCA.

"Everyone at Camelot Court are great people to be around," she says. "They act like a huge family and are always willing to step up and help you when you need it."

At home, Adrienne has two dogs: a 6-month-old Pitbull mix named Ashton and a 4-month-old German Rottweiler named Chopper. She enjoys teaching agility training, leash training and basic commands to her pets. When not working, Adrienne enjoys spending her time cooking and baking, tackling DIY house projects and taking her dogs to the dog park.

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Amanda - Veterinary Assistant

Amanda is a veterinary assistant with Camelot Court Animal Clinic, officially joining the team in April 2016. Her duties include walking dogs, cleaning kennels, dispensing medications, handling pets and drawing up vaccinations.

Amanda enjoys the daily interactions she has with the clinic's doctors. "Working in a veterinary hospital allows me to expand my skills," she says, adding, "and I get to cuddle puppies."

As of August 2016, Amanda is enrolled at Johnson County Community College where she's working towards an Associate Degree in General Science. She previously worked as a kennel attendant at Lansing Veterinary Hospital and worked multiple positions at Spay and Neuter Kansas City before joining Camelot Court.

Amanda has four dogs at home; a 3-year-old Pointer and Weimaraner mix named Miley, a 3-year-old Beagle mix named Stella, a Chow Chow/Shepherd mix named Rayna and Tucker, a 3-year-old Border Collie mix. Stevie, a Russian Blue cat, is the lone feline of the household. When she's not working or attending class, Amanda is writing a supernatural novel. She also enjoys reading, growing vegetables and yoga.

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Maggie - Veterinary Assistant

Maggie has been part of the Camelot Court Animal Clinic team since 2013. Her duties include making sure the doctors have what they need for appointments, staying on top of invoicing and taking care of the clinic's patients.

Patient care is a high priority to Maggie. She takes pride in ensuring all of the clinic's patients are happy, eating well and are comfortable in their surroundings.

At home, Maggie has several pets at home including Tiny, a Pitbull mix; Rouge, a hound mix; Snickers, a mini poodle; and five cats named Rascal, Mickey, Grutta, Good Gooby and Naughty Gooby. Maggie is devoted to her animals and tries loves to take them with her when she can, even on long walks. She also enjoys fishing and antique shopping with her mother.

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Tristan - Veterinary Assistant

Tristan has been a member of the Camelot Court Animal Clinic team since 2010. His duties as veterinary technician include treating and caring for patients, assisting with appointments, preparing patients for and monitoring patients during surgery and cleaning around the clinic.

"I enjoy working in a progressive facility with leading edge technologies and techniques," Tristan says. "I appreciate being a part of a team that always puts clients and their pets first."

Tristan has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, an Associate Degree of Science and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods where he plans to graduate in 2017. At home, Tristan has four dogs and five cats.

Jasmine - Receptionist

Jasmine began working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in June 2016. Her duties as receptionist include answering calls, scheduling appointments and filing. She also enjoys greeting pets and their pet parents at the front desk. Jasmine has has held several jobs in the pet care field, including work at a pet hotel, as an independent pet sitter, and various volunteer jobs at local shelters.

"The atmosphere is friendly and professional," Jasmine says. "I'm looking forward to spending a lot more time here."

At home, Jasmine has a 5-year-old toy Aussie dog named Oho, a 3-year-old toy Poodle named Opie and a cat named Ollie.

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Megan - Receptionist

Megan joined the receptionist team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in May 2016. Her responsibilities include checking patients in, scheduling appointments and keeping a strong line of communication between the veterinarians and the clients. She enjoys her work at the clinic because it allows her to constantly learn and make others laugh.

"I like working at Camelot Court Animal Clinic because of our loyal clients and the 'family feel' within the employees," she says. "Everyone is so supportive and it is obvious that each person has a genuine love for animals. I feel like I've already learned so much in such a short time, which makes me even more excited for my future here and all that will come."

Megan is currently attending MidAmerica Nazarene University and is expected to graduate in the fall of 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Exercise Science.

At home, she has two dogs: a 16-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Daisy and an 8-year-old Beagle/Boston Terrier mix named Lucy. When not working or attending class, Megan enjoys exercising, watching sports, cooking, painting and reading.

Molly - Receptionist

Molly joined the staff at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in July 2016. As a receptionist, her responsibilities include making appointments, getting clients checked in and answering phones. Molly's favorite part of the job is interacting with clients, and she brings a genuine personality and a positive attitude to the hospital. She also has a college degree from Pittsburgh State University.

At home, Molly has a domestic longhair cat named Tabatha, a domestic shorthair cat named Oatmeal, a Jack Russel Terrier named Little Bit and a Labrador mix named Slim. In her free time, she enjoys jogging, working out, baking sweets, grilling, reading and writing.

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Sadie - Receptionist

Sadie joined the reception team at Camelot Court Animal Clinic in 2009. She brings a positive and upbeat attitude to all her responsibilities as receptionist. Sadie has always been an animal lover and feels right at home at the clinic.

"I started here in 2009 and it feels like another family here. I have a boss who really treats his staff and clients well."

At home, Sadie has a Cocker Spaniel named Quincy and a California king snake named Snakey McSnakerson. Her kids are her life, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking and listening to music.