Meet our caring staff...
Below is a list of our staff at Lakewood Animal Health Center.
Crystal grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska. She graduated in 2004 from Northern State University, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. Her greatest passion is animals; she cannot see herself in a career without them. Crystal joined our staff in April of 2007. She considers herself a cat person, and has been dubbed the honorary cat handler/cat whisperer of the clinic! She loves spending time with her 2 kids, relaxing lakeside, and exploring new places.
Tracy joined our staff as a veterinary assistant in 2014. Tracy grew up in Lee's Summit, but also spent time in Texas as a child. She has many talents that include baby talking animals and cooking. She enjoys making crafts, interior design, and cleaning in her spare time. Tracy has 4 children and has owned many animals including goats, chickens, dogs, and cats. Tracy enjoys making sure each pet gets as much personal attention and care as she would expect her own pets to get.
Registered Veterinary Technicians (R.V.T)
Cassie grew up in Kansas City, MO always surrounded by family and pets. She has worked in the veterinary field since she was 15 and fell in love with the nursing side of veterinary medicine. Cassie graduated from Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program in 2011. She joined the Lakewood Animal team in January 2013. Cassie enjoys helping clients learn new ways to care for their pets as well as getting to know the patients herself. She spends her free time with her husband, son, and furry companions.
Erin Graduated from Maple Woods' Veterinary Technician Program in 2008. She joined our staff November, 2010. She grew up in Leavenworth, KS, and lives in Kansas City. Erin spends most of her time chasing after her twin boys. She also enjoys attending KU Football games and going to see the Missouri Mavericks. Erin likes working with pets of all ages!
Marci graduated from Brown Mackie college with a technician degree in 2013; she is registered in both Kansas
and Missouri. She is the proud owner of a cat. Marci has many hobbies including sewing, jewelry making, and all things NERDY. She is a self- proclaimed card- carrying geek and loves to work at comic book conventions. She is dedicated to the health and betterment of animals.
Donna has worked in the veterinary field for over 30 years because she loves her job. Donna has a following of clients and patients that have known her for years and appreciate the special attention she gives to each of them. Donna is married with 3 wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her 3 gorgeous grandchildren. Her ‘babies’ at home include 2 dogs and 1 cat.
Vicki Lauffer has been with Lakewood Animal Health Center since 2000. She came to us with administrative background from the Kansas City Missouri police department and Marion Laboratories. Her love for animals drew her to be a kennel attendant and then to her current position as receptionist. She is known for sweet talking the patients. Vicki and her husband have a multiple-dog family and 2 cats. She has a strong work ethic and strives to “treat others as she would want to be treated”.
Peggy is a native of western Missouri and has lived in Lee’s Summit for 30 years. She has been married for over 30 years. She has a wonderful husband, 6 children, and several grandchildren. She is detailed and conscientious. She enjoys learning something new everyday. She is involved with the local and national Newfoundland Club and actively trains and shows her own Newfoundlands.
Holly joined LAHC as a new patient care coordinator in May of 2013. She has lived in Independence for most of her life and has been in the customer care field for many years. Holly is happily married and is a mother to 9 children! She has recently added grandmother to her title. Her fluffy friends at home include two dogs and two cats.