DOCTORS

Dr. Scott

DVM-Owner

My empathetic animal-loving tendencies began early in my childhood. I “snuck” home a handful of newborn mice that I found in a pile of logs. I was about ten when I “rescued” them in my glove and revealed them to my father on the drive home from our farm. Dad dropped me off at home sans the glove full of newborn mice so that he could return them to their home, as he said he would; I still believe today that they grew up happy and healthy and lived fulfilled mice lives. During my teens I “snuck” home dumped dogs as we lived in the country and there were a few now and again. I kept one pup hidden in my room for about a week before my parents discovered him. According to my family, there are endless stories from my childhood of rescue missions to save some critter from the perils of our small community.

My parents have always been animal lovers as well so during my childhood we shared our home with cats and dogs and sometimes a couple pet mice or Gerbil and for a few years we had Parakeets, but I always wanted to take care of more. Our neighbors had horses and so around the age of 12 I started feeding and cleaning stalls for them every morning before school. My dad’s friends had beef cattle so we would go help them several times a year to check their herd with their vet. Even our small community knew my love for animals and would include me in the care of their critters when they could. One of the most exciting things I did when I first moved out on my own was to get my very own dog, a senior Chihuahua named Paco. Since Paco I have had the pleasure to love and care for many critters of my own and continue to have a houseful at all times.

My husband’s breed of choice is the English Bulldog, we typically have a couple of our own or a foster bully; at any given moment the cacophony of snores can be heard around our home which is music to our ears. I love our Bullies, every single one of their stubborn personalities, but the dog that has captured my heart is the German Shepherd Dog. I have a middle-aged black, beautiful male GSD, he is one of the most intelligent animals I have had the pleasure to share a connection with; Homer was adopted from Wayside Waifs and is my best buddy. My husband and I also share our home with a Ragdoll and Siamese cats and two Fancy Goldfish. My husband is a patient man that had never really had a loving connection with animals until he married a veterinarian and now Marc is finally experiencing the deep fulfillment we know as the human-animal bond. The transformation from someone that had never had an animal to someone that loves his dog more than his wife, tongue in cheek but it is possible, has been the exact reason why my life is devoted to the welfare of animals as I thrive off nurturing the connection between animals and their humans.

I am a Gardner, Kansas native and a Rockhurst University graduate where I earned my Bachelors in Biology. For nearly 20 years I have been working with animals in Kansas City, I started at Hecker Animal Clinic as a veterinary assistant and then moved to Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care as a veterinary assistant at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (now Blue Pearl Overland Park). During veterinary school I worked in the ICU for the veterinary teaching hospital as an overnight veterinary assistant. I received my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 where I was the elected President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and awarded an academic scholarship for my leadership skill with integrity, character and honesty. I then completed a rotating Medicine and Surgical Internship at Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center (MAREC) in Merriam, Kansas the following year. I remained on staff at MAREC as the daytime Emergency Clinician where I had the unique advantage to work along-side specialists. This was an incredible opportunity to learn and grow as a doctor.

In 2016 I was invited to join the team at Great Plains SPCA as their Chief Veterinarian; this is where my professional passion for homeless animal welfare was fueled and also where we were named “Best Veterinarian” by The Pitch Best of 2016. After several years as Chief Veterinarian at Great Plains SPCA I was invited to join the Wayside Waifs’ team as Vice President of Veterinary Services where I was able to truly positively impact the lives of homeless animals and the people who love and care for them. My years in the world of animal welfare and sheltering has opened my heart to some of the most generous, kind, dedicated, loving and compassionate people and those years are an absolute blessing to my life.

After several years loving my work at Wayside Waifs I learned of a clinic, less than 3 miles from my house, where I knew the amazing doctor; I learned in the fall of 2018 that clinic was for sale. Fast forward to now and know that I have proudly purchased a veterinary clinic that has been nurtured and loved for over twenty years by a wonderful veterinarian; we have big shoes to fill following Dr. Annette Frerking. As Dr. Frerking transitions into retirement we not only will miss her dearly and wish her well but we also will be dedicated to upholding her high quality of care for her clients, meeting her exceptional standards and continuing to take care of you and your pet family just like we would our own.

Dr. Sadie Scott is currently serving as the elected Vice President of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, the immediate past President of the Kansas City Chapter of Be The Change Volunteers, serves on the Veterinary Advisory Board for Companion Protect, is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, serves on the Legislative Committee for the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, is an active mentor to veterinary students in their final year of veterinary school and has lectured at a global conference for veterinarians. Dr. Scott and her husband travel once or twice per year to the most remote impoverished regions of the world to build brick-and-mortar schools to provide the infrastructure for education, these educational mission trips are with the non-profit group, Be The Change Volunteers, where establishing hope and education in the poorest communities across the world is our passion.

Dr. Teutemacher

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Teutemacher, or Dr. T as most people refer to her, is an only child that grew up with many family pets who became valued companions. This appreciation and love of the human-animal bond is the reason she chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Helping clients to preserve the unique companionship they have with their own furry family members through health and happiness is a privilege she enjoys greatly.

Dr. T is a Kansas native growing up primarily in Johnson County. Her college education began at Johnson County Community College and was completed at Kansas State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Industry graduating Summa Cum Laude followed by a professional degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Teutemacher has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Johnson County since 2009. She spent several years as an Associate Veterinarian practicing high quality general medicine and surgery with a primary focus of preventive health care. The next few years were spent providing veterinary care for both owned and shelter pets until they found their forever home. This experience provided a unique perspective on how to effectively and creatively manage a wide variety of medical, surgical and behavioral conditions with a goal of keeping pets in, or finding a home with, a loving family. While Dr. T feels very strongly about individually customized preventive health care for our pets, she is passionate about veterinary dentistry! She has extensive experience in private practice as well as a shelter environment providing high quality dental care including anesthetic management, routine cleanings, dental radiography, dental extractions, periodontal therapies, as well as managing some more complicated dental conditions. Dr. Teutemacher is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Teutemacher enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching movies, gardening and relaxing outdoors. She married her junior high school sweetheart now loving husband, and they have an inquisitive, funny and genuinely kind son together. Their home wouldn’t be complete without a little, or a lot, of fur. They have four mixed-breed rescue dogs, Lucy, Ethel, Walter and Annie, two rescue cats, Mike and Frankie, and a tank of Glofish. Don’t let those ratios fool you, Dr. T is a crazy cat lady at heart!

Dr. Teutemacher has established a career that she thoroughly enjoys. She is a proud member of a fabulous hospital team she considers family. Dr. T treats your pets the way she would treat her own, like family, and would be honored to help you care for your furry family members! Katie Teutemacher, DVM

Dr. Katie Teutemacher, or Dr. T as most people refer to her, is an only child that grew up with many family pets who became valued companions. This appreciation and love of the human-animal bond is the reason she chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Helping clients to preserve the unique companionship they have with their own furry family members through health and happiness is a privilege she enjoys greatly.

Dr. T is a Kansas native growing up primarily in Johnson County. Her college education began at Johnson County Community College and was completed at Kansas State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Industry graduating Summa Cum Laude followed by a professional degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Teutemacher has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Johnson County since 2009. She spent several years as an Associate Veterinarian practicing high quality general medicine and surgery with a primary focus of preventive health care. The next few years were spent providing veterinary care for both owned and shelter pets until they found their forever home. This experience provided a unique perspective on how to effectively and creatively manage a wide variety of medical, surgical and behavioral conditions with a goal of keeping pets in, or finding a home with, a loving family. While Dr. T feels very strongly about individually customized preventive health care for our pets, she is passionate about veterinary dentistry! She has extensive experience in private practice as well as a shelter environment providing high quality dental care including anesthetic management, routine cleanings, dental radiography, dental extractions, periodontal therapies, as well as managing some more complicated dental conditions. Dr. Teutemacher is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Teutemacher enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching movies, gardening and relaxing outdoors. She married her junior high school sweetheart now loving husband, and they have an inquisitive, funny and genuinely kind son together. Their home wouldn’t be complete without a little, or a lot, of fur. They have four mixed-breed rescue dogs, Lucy, Ethel, Walter and Annie, two rescue cats, Mike and Frankie, and a tank of Glofish. Don’t let those ratios fool you, Dr. T is a crazy cat lady at heart!

Dr. Teutemacher has established a career that she thoroughly enjoys. She is a proud member of a fabulous hospital team she considers family. Dr. T treats your pets the way she would treat her own, like family, and would be honored to help you care for your furry family members!

Dr. Frerking

DVM

Dr. Frerking received her degree from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and has spent the majority of her career in the Kansas City area. Most of her childhood was spent growing up in the country outside Hannibal Missouri helping her family raise cattle and pigs. It was then that she considered pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine. After working as an associate the first 9 years, she went on to open Family Pet Hospital of Shawnee in 1997 where she currently still works. Dr. Frerking likes to spend her spare time quilting, crocheting, painting and gardening. She has 2 sons, 1 dog, 4 cats, 2 cockatiels and 23 chickens.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

-A.D. Williams

CARE TEAM

Jillian

Vet Assistant/Receptionist

Jillian has been working in the veterinary field since her high school years. She volunteered and later worked at a private veterinarian in Florida where she grew up. She started off working in the kennels and then later assisted both the technicians and doctors that worked at the practice with incoming patients. She grew up around dogs and has always had a passion and love for animals of all shapes and sizes. She rode horses competitively for about 10 years before she got into college and had to sacrifice that in order to become a fulltime student and employee. Like most others in this industry, she has seen the good and the bad but ultimately feels that working with animals is one of the best jobs in the world. She moved to Kansas about 3 years ago and was working at Great Plains SPCA Veterinary Care Center which has recently closed. She chose to follow Dr. Teutemacher and her technician Kiley to Family Pet Hospital because of the strong bond that she developed with them while working at Great Plains SPCA. She also worked under Dr. Scott while Dr. Scott was the Chief Veterinarian for Great Plains SPCA and was elated to have the chance to work with her again. She has one fur baby currently named Monroe after Marilyn Monroe. Monroe is an American Bulldog puppy that she adopted from Great Plains SPCA and certainly seems to live up to her name. Jillian and Monroe spend a lot of time watching Netflix at home on the couch in their spare time.

Random

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Random Bolda is a pre-vet senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She graduated Cum laude from ITCC with her A.A.S in Criminal Justice with a focus in Law Enforcement. Her long-term professional plan is to open her own small animal practice and rehabilitation facility. When she is not working or at school, she enjoys refurbishing vintage audio equipment with her partner, Robert. They live in Shawnee, Kansas with their two French Bulldogs, Walter and Maria.

Kiley

Registered Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2013 with my Associates in Veterinary Technology, and then continued on to K-State University where I gained experience in the Intensive Care Unit at their veterinary hospital. Working with animals was always my childhood dream, and I’m grateful for everyday that I get to live that out! My passions in life are serving in the local church, playing a part in animal rescue organizations, as well as working on home renovations with my husband. Our current rescues are two German Shepard Mix’s, Scarlett and Lincoln, a Black Lab named Able, and an American Bulldog named Luna.

Mira

Receptionist/Vet. Asst.

From a young age, Mira held a deep fondness for animals, which developed into a passion for wanting to help them in any way she could. By luck, her own pet’s veterinarian was in need of help and she was immediately hired on fulltime in November of 2017 as a veterinary assistant. Although her future plans eventually involve working on the human side of medical services, her passion for animals will always remain strong! She lives with her own two large mixed dogs, Magic and Remy, and a sweet orange cat named Peaches.

Morgan

Morgan’s love for animals led her to get her degree in veterinary technology. She started her externship in 2014 at Family Pet Hospital and has been there since. She has a quirky, adorable black lab named Midnight who keeps her on her toes. During Morgan’s spare time she likes to hang out with friends, paint, spend time outdoors, and take her dog to the country to swim in the pond and run free.