Animal Doctor Blue Hills
Your Other Family Doctor
Melissa is the friendly face you’ll see in reception, or speak with on the phone. Melissa originates from Fairfield, CA, but has lived in Kansas since she was 18 years old. Melissa has 2 boys, a niece and nephews, as well as 3 pets. She brings with her 3 years of veterinary clinic experience in multiple capacities. (Fun side note: Her sister Roxanne works at our Junction City location😊)
Becky, Veterinary Technician
Becky was born and raised in Junction City, KS. She is a United States Air Force veteran and has been a veterinary technician for 8 years now. She has two dogs: a French Bulldog named Jack Pot and a Chihuahua named Beesly. She also owns goats, cows, and a horse! She joined the Animal Doctor team in May of 2019.
Sydney, Registered Veterinary Technician
Sydney is from Clay Center, KS and went to school at Independence Community College in Independence, KS. She graduated from Independence’s Veterinary Technician program in May of 2018. Afterwards, she completed a Veterinary Nurse internship at Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center. Sydney has completed her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certificate and now lives in Manhattan with her dog, Phoebe, and two cats, Agnes and Maggie.
Brigid, Veterinary Technician
Brigid is from Connecticut by way of Wisconsin. She grew up on a dairy farm and enjoyed showing dairy cattle in 4-H and through college at the national and international levels. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut (2015). Brigid is now a senior at Kansas State University majoring in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. After graduation, she hopes to work as a Public Relations Specialist or Marketing/Communications Specialist within the agricultural industry. She also works at the Kansas State Dairy Teaching and Research Facility (to get her cow fix in!) and is a winger on the women’s rugby team at Kansas State. In her free time, she enjoys pet-sitting while waiting to be able to have her own pets again!
Melissa, Veterinary Technician
Melissa is originally from Southern California, although she was born and lived part of her life in Denver, Colorado. She recently moved to Kansas to attend veterinary school, something she has wanted to do since she was 11 years old. Melissa finished her first year and is hoping to specialize in small animal surgery. She has three of her own pets; 2 days (Calypso and Stormy), and a rambunctious Boxer named Harley. Since veterinary school consumers the majority of her time, she doesn’t get much time to pursue hobbies. Any free time she manages to find, she tends to spend doing outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and going to the river/lake with her dog!
Laura, Veterinary Technician
Laura is originally from Hutchinson, KS and attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree. She is now a second year veterinary student at KSU, and plans on practicing small or mixed animal medicine upon graduating vet school. Laura wanted to be a veterinarian since she could talk, so she loves working at Animal Doctor Blue Hills to gain experience and apply what she’s learning. In her free time, Laura loves to hike with her dog Sam, study at coffee shops, cook, read, and hammock!
Kaitlyn, Veterinary Technician
Kaitlyn is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She came to Manhattan, Kansas to attend Kansas State University and is currently an undergraduate studying Biology. She plans to attend veterinary school after graduation. Kaitlyn plays on the K-State club softball team as the lead-off batter and center fielder. When she’s not working, Kaitlyn enjoys passing time by relaxing outside, playing fetch with her dog Dakota, and cuddling with her Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Willow!
Blakely, Veterinary Assistant
Blakely is a Pre-Vet student at Kansas State University. She will be applying to Vet school this summer and wants to gain experience by working in a clinic. She has only been here a short time, but she loves the people who work alongside her. She especially loves animals and the opportunities life grants her everyday to help others and learn new things. Blakely has two cats of her own, but she is looking forward to adopting a retired military dog in her future.
Ashleigh, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Ashleigh is a full time receptionist for Animal Doctor Blue Hills. She has received her certificate as a Veterinary Nursing Office Assistant from Colby Community College, and is currently attending classes online to receive her associate’s degree in Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies, and cooking. She currently has a cat and two African Fat-Tailed geckos at home.