Healthy Pets = Happy Pet Parents
Mary Beth Claypool, DVM
Dr. Mary Beth Claypool hails from a small farming community in S.W. Missouri. Her aspiration, as long as she can remember, was to become a veterinarian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 2000.
Since receiving her DVM, Dr. Claypool has enjoyed working with many different types of animals. Her special interests include ultrasonography, allergies and skin diseases, lameness in dogs, and working with cats.
Dr. Claypool and her husband, Brandon are proud parents of 2 children, Garrett and Emma. In addition, their family includes two cats, Prairie & Puma. In her spare time, Mary Beth enjoys spending time with her family, playing the piano, baking and fishing.
“One of the most enjoyable aspects of veterinary medicine is helping owners make informed decisions regarding the care of their special companions. Educating clients about their pet’s care and special needs allows them to participate in providing the highest quality of care for their pets and assure a long, healthy life.”
–Dr. Mary Beth Claypool
Emmy Sund, DVM
Dr. Emmy Sund was born and raised on a small family dairy farm in northeast Kansas where she was one of 12 children. She spent much of her childhood milking and caring for the family’s herd of registered Holstein dairy cows. After graduating with her B.S. in biology from the University of Dallas in 1998, she worked as a zookeeper and animal trainer at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. While training African elephants, rhinos, seals and large cats she became interested in pursuing a veterinary career. Dr. Sund completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from Kansas State University. After graduation, she married a Marine fighter pilot assigned to California. Since then she has practiced medicine all over the country from California’s Mojave Desert to beautiful San Diego and our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Upon her husband’s retirement from the military, Dr. Sund joined Olathe Animal Hospital in September of 2015. Her professional interests are dentistry, soft tissue surgery and geriatric medicine. She and her husband have 4 children and can usually be found biking, swimming at the local pool, working on the family dairy farm or exploring the KC sights.
David Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller is a graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for the last three years. During his time at Oklahoma State, he made the Dean’s honor roll and was an active member of Veterinary Clubs. He was recently employed as an Associate Veterinarian at Falls Road Animal Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. In this position, he spent close to six months working as an overnight emergency doctor for a large metropolitan area. This was the only hospital in the area to see exotic emergencies which covered up to 70 miles. The remainder of the time at this practice he spent working as a general practice veterinarian seeing appointments and emergencies throughout the day. His biggest interests are in zoo and exotic pet medicine and soft tissue surgery. He looks forward to the next chapter in his career with Olathe and moving closer to his midwest roots with his wife, Jessie, and son Jameson.
Elle Swift, DVM
Dr. Elle Swift grew up in Neosho, MO with two older brothers and a house full of pets. From a young age, she was always interested in working with animals and would attempt to rescue any stray cat or dog she came across. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Missouri State University. During her time there, she focused on working with various types of animals including taking horse riding lessons and studying elephants in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Swift attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine. She served as a member of the Raptor Rehabilitation Project working with birds of prey, was Vice President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association at MIZZOU, and traveled to South Africa to work with local endangered species.
Dr. Swift currently lives with her two loveable but crazy cats, Watson and Tumble. She enjoys reading, teaching dance lessons, going to dinner with friends, and spending time outdoors. She is excited about the future possibilities in veterinary medicine and looks forward to strengthening her relationships with new clients!