for special pets.
Outstanding care in a warm and caring environment.
Outstanding care in a warm and caring environment.
We value the bond that you share with your pets. We will always strive to provide the highest quality medicine and compassionate care, treating each pet as if it were our own. Our goal is to partner with you to help provide the best veterinary care so that you and your pet will enjoy a lifetime of love and companionship.
We are devoted to being the best we can be for you and our patients!
Our goal is to partner with you to help provide the best veterinary care so that you and your pet will enjoy a lifetime of love and companionship.
We continue to strive to provide quality care by ensuring that our staff is enriched professionally.
Our mission towards high quality medicine and compassionate care in reality means that we try to treat each pet as if it were our own.
Your pet will receive outstanding veterinary medical care at Lakewood Animal Health Center. The four veterinarians take a team-oriented approach to each patient. The veterinarians work a three to four day work week that allows them a positive life balance. Each doctor approaches each patient with fresh enthusiasm and concern. During necessary hospitalization of a patient, two doctors will collaborate regarding diagnosis, treatment, and the best care options. The doctors love what they do and it is reflected in every relationship: patient-veterinarian-owner-family.
DVM Since 1989, 35 years
Dr. Julie Dyer received her veterinary medical training at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is one of the founding veterinarians of Lakewood Animal Health Center. Dr. Dyer is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, and KCVMA. She has a special interest in ultrasound diagnostics, endocrine disease, and orthopedic injuries.
Dr. Dyer and her husband reside in the Lakewood community. She has two adult sons, daughters in love, and two grandsons! Dr. Dyer enjoys horseback riding, camping, jogging, and cooking.
DVM Since 2000, 24 years
Dr. Sarah Golladay received her undergraduate and veterinary medical training at Kansas State University. She spent 3 years in emergency medicine before transitioning and spending the last 19 years in general practice. As an owner she is invested in making Lakewood Animal Health Center a wonderful place for clients, pets, and the wonderful people who work here.
She values a team approach working with owners to provide the most compassionate care possible for their 4-legged family members. She has a special interest in internal medicine, allergic skin disease, and emergency/critical care.
Outside the office Dr. Golladay spends her time with her husband and children. They share their home with Maggie, a crazy Australian Shepherd mix, Gable, a goofy Standard Poodle, and Jon the cat who knows he's the boss!
DVM Since 2011, 13 years
Dr. Andrea Eyler is a graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 2011, she practiced veterinary medicine in Minnesota for 4 years and then 2 years in the Kansas City area. She joined the Lakewood team in 2017 becoming an owner in the practice in 2023. Dr. Eyler strives to provide excellent patient care with an emphasis on empathy and client education. She has a special interest in wellness and preventive care as well as feline medicine and surgery. She is dedicated to elevating feline care and enjoys the unique needs of cats and their people.
Dr. Eyler, her husband, daughter, and son share their home with Anne and Gilbert, two cats who know their family is blessed to have them.
DVM Since 2004, 20 years
Dr. Shana Stelzer graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She worked as an associate veterinarian in Kansas City for 5 years then as a relief veterinarian in the Greater Kansas City Metro for 7 years. She is a member of the AVMA and KCVMA. Dr. Stelzer practices compassionate, caring veterinary medicine. Dr. Stelzer has a special interest in dermatology, dentistry, and soft-tissue surgery.
Dr. Stelzer lives in Shawnee with her husband, 3 children, and 2 very spoiled guinea pigs. She enjoys relaxing at the lake, water skiing, scuba diving, and reading.
As pet owners, we understand the depth of devotion you have for your four-legged loved ones. Our commitment is to be as devoted as you are!
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Crystal has been a part of Lakewood Animal Health Center for 16 years; she started as a veterinary assistant, but completed a degree to become a registered technician in 2019. She is dedicated to providing loving and personalized care to patients, and enjoys the individual connection she makes with each one. She has really enjoyed being able to make personal connections with clients over the years.
In her spare time, she is attempting to make her teenage children hang out with her, watching their sports, enjoying nature, and cuddling her 3 cats and geriatric dog.
Lakewood Animal Health Center has come a long way since Dr. Dyer first opened the doors to the Lakewood community in October of 1994.
We have grown to include Dr. Sarah Golladay as part owner and 2 additional associate veterinarians. This allows the hospital to be staffed with 2 veterinarians on any given day and provides a healthy work-life balance for the team.
Starting with no existing clients or patients and 1 supporting staff member, we have grown to over 4,700 active clients and over 20 supporting staff members. Many of our clients remember the early days when the practice was located in a small storefront.
In January 2005, we opened our new state-of-the-art, 7,500 square foot, veterinary hospital located on Lakewood Way. Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities have responded to our desire to provide outstanding medical care to companion pets in a warm and caring environment.
Over the years, our doctors have achieved their business and personal goals and at the same time have established a terrific team of people. We have continued to find success putting relationships as our highest priority, whether it is the relationship with employees, clients, patients, families, or the community.
Clients and patients have grown accustomed to our warm greetings, special treatment, and quality personal care. We have worked hard to gain the trust of our staff and the people and pets we serve.
Lakewood has received numerous awards and acknowledgements over the years for our dedicated service. We're honored to have received these and proud of our team.
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