Our Team

OUR TEAM

Nancy Potter, Practice Manager

Nancy Potter joined Olathe Animal Hospital in 1991.  As the practice manager, she is in charge of finances, administrative duties, and quality care. Nancy serves on the editorial advisory board of Firstline Magazine, a national publication for veterinary professionals. Nancy has two rescue dogs, and a 23 year old African Grey Parrot who likes to boss the dogs around!  She also has 3 grown children, and 4 grandchildren.  In her spare time, Nancy enjoys gardening, and vacationing at the beach.  She has a special interest in the human/animal bond, and the rewards being a pet owner brings.

Melissa, Assistant Practice Manager

Melissa is an Olathe native and has worked in veterinary care since 2001, joining Olathe Animal Hospital in April 2010. She has two French Bulldogs Reuben – the lazy one, & Paisley – the crazy one, and a rescue kitty Oscar. Melissa & her husband have 2 daughters that keep them busy (and broke) with All-Star cheer & competitive dance.  Melissa enjoys attending concerts & trying out new restaurants.

Emily, RVT

Emily Warne grew up in a very small town in Iowa.  She attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she played volleyball and basketball.  She graduated with a BA in Public Relations.  However, after moving to Kansas City she decided to change careers and graduated from Maple Woods Vet Tech program in May of 2006.  She joined OAH in March of 2006.  Emily spends time with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter Colbie and son Crosby.  She enjoys caring for their pets which include a St. Bernard Elsie, 2 cats Charlie & Iris and a guinea pig Zusi. In her spare time Emily enjoys helping her husband w/ BBQ competitions, and especially enjoys cheering on the Chiefs, Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas Jayhawks.

Peggy, RVT

Peggy, R.V.T. has been at OAH since December 2003. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Science. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician in charge of our Laboratory and Scheduling with a special interest in behavior. She lives with her 4 cats: Maggie, Dobby, Taz and Lily, and dog-Breeanna. In her spare time she enjoys reading and going to the movies. She is also a part time Licensed Massage Therapist and is pursuing an interest in Animal Massage.

Karla, RVT

Karla, R.V.T., has been at OAH since 1998. She graduated from the MWCC Veterinary Technician Program in 1992, and has worked in veterinary medicine since 1989. She has a mini Aussie who was a rescue dog and her son and daughter have a rotating menagerie of fish, frogs, and bugs. Her special interest is in client education, making sure clients have the information they need to take good care of their pets.

Rebecca, RVT

Rebecca Pals, R.V.T, joined OAH in June 2013. She graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program in May 2013, and has worked in veterinary medicine since 2006. Rebecca is in charge of inventory management for the hospital. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets – which include her cat Chloe, her English Bulldog Bentley, her Chocolate Labrador Retriever Kimber & Odie her Blue Merle Great Dane.

Lori, Client Services

Lori works as Senior Client Service Specialist and has been with Olathe Animal Hospital since April 2004. Lori is married to a man that has one joke and tells everyone he meets. They have 2 adult children along with a few very high maintenance fur kids, and an African Gray Parrot that bosses them all around. When not at work, she is an avid shopaholic and also spends time dabbling in various craft projects, going to movies & hates cooking and keeping house.

Anne, Kennel Manager

Anne joined Olathe Animal Hospital in December 2014. She has always loved Great Danes, which lead Anne to become an advocate for foster care. Over the years, she has assisted with their kennel & obedience training, helping at least 24 Great Danes find their fur-ever homes. She currently lives with two dogs, a cat, and 4 chickens. Her love of animals has led her to return to school and pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. When Anne isn’t at work, she enjoys movie nights out with friends.

Logan, CLIENT Service

Logan joined OAH in September of 2017. He has two cats. A tortoiseshell named Dragonslayer who thrives on human suffering and a black kitty named Lil Dump who loves to snack on inanimate objects.  Logan loves all animals but prefers to admire birds from a distance because they are dinosaurs and that is scary. He spends most of his time with his wife Stephanie. They enjoy playing videogames, cooking, and naps.

Megan, RVT

Megan, R.V.T., joined Olathe Animal Hospital in 2015. Megan loves all aspects of technician work and is in charge of auditing hospitalized records. Megan also ensures we have sterile, complete surgical packs and that our surgery suite is sterile and ready to go! Megan has 2 rats Penelope & Charles, a cat Oliver and Leo a Papillon Mix.

Lisa, Client Services

Lisa joined the team in 2002.  Lisa, her husband and daughter share their lives with 2 dogs Ernie and Junior, 2 cats and an ever-changing number of guinea pigs.  Most of her time is spent cheering on her daughter at soccer and basketball games.  Otherwise she can be found in her vegetable garden (crying because her tomatoes never grow) or traveling the world in search of adventure and the perfect cappuccino.

Haley, RVT

Haley started working as a kennel attendant in 2011.  She has now graduated from Veterinary Technician school at Maple Woods and became a registered tech in 2018. She has a Yorkie named Piper and two Savannah cats named Royce & Hadrian.

Megan, Grooming

Megan joined our hospital in May of 2014. “While going to college to obtain my degree in Elementary Education I started assisting at a local dog grooming salon. What started as a flexible job to help while I was in school, turned into an entire new career path. After finishing college I decided that grooming was where my heart was. Back to school I went, this time for grooming and I have yet to regret that decision. Grooming now full-time for 4 years, being in this industry over 8. I truly love every aspect of my job. I enjoy taking classes and attending conferences so that I can keep my skills sharp while bringing new techniques and styles to my clients. I have a passion for continuing my education in the grooming industry as well as competing with some of the best this industry has to offer. I’m an avid animal lover, but my weakness has always been dogs and horses. In my spare time I love being outside in the country and enjoying all my new surroundings have to offer.”

Sarabeth, Grooming

I have always had a strong passion for animals. I started working with animals in high school as a kennel caretaker where I soon became interested in dog grooming. That led me to work for PetSmart as a bather where I had the opportunity to complete their grooming program. I have been lucky enough to work in such a rewarding field that I love, for 11 years now.  Everyday I look forward to seeing the satisfaction on my customers’ faces after I present their pampered pup.  I happily spend my free time with my miniature poodle Luna, who is the best cuddler ever! I am also the property of a cat we call Rey. If I’m not at home snuggled in bed with my animals and a good book, you will often find me outside hiking, enjoying nature, traveling, or horseback riding.

Becky, RVT

Becky, R.V.T., (aka Linda) joined us in 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She brings her exceptional technician skills and a smile to all our faces every day! Becky has a spoiled “Mountain Chihuahua” named Peanut that can often be spotted at Olathe Animal Hospital, and a kitty named Kitty. Becky is an avid knitter, mostly utilizing her extensive cobweb and hairball collections to create her masterpieces.