Our Veterinarians

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.

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!

Sarah Stueve, DVM

Dr. Sarah Stueve was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. Growing up, her family had many
pets and she spent her summers riding and showing horses. She always knew from a young age
that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She studied Microbiology at North Dakota State University
and went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in
After obtaining her DVM, Dr. Stueve completed a one year Rotating Small Animal Medicine and
Surgery Internship at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. To receive additional
training in surgery, Dr. Stueve moved to Glendale, Arizona where she completed a Small Animal
Surgical Internship at Midwestern University. Her professional interests
include both soft-tissue
and orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology and pain management.
She lives with her husband and two spoiled cats, Caspurr and Merlot. In her free time, she enjoys
spending time at the lake, riding horses, playing cello, and traveling.