DR. WAYNE HUNTHAUSEN
Dr. Hunthausen established Westwood Animal Hospital in 1985. In addition to his medical and surgical responsibilities at the hospital, he is the director of Animal Behavior Consultations which provides behavior consultations and training services for pet owners. He frequently lectures and writes on the topic of companion animal behavior. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer and enjoys writing, pool, cycling, movies and traveling with his wife, interior designer Jan Kyle, as well as hiking with their dog, Parker. See Dr. Hunthausen’s full bio and CV.
DR. SUSAN WEIS
Dr. Susan Weis is a 2003 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia. She has worked primarily in private practice, but also in emergency medicine and the non profit/shelter setting. She volunteers with the Humane Society of Greater KC, recognizing the importance of low cost veterinary services. She is an advocate for mindfulness training and emotional health. Outside of “vetting” she and her husband are raising two young daughters and share their home with three rescued cats Batman, Wallee and Mei. In spare moments she is practicing yoga, attending a cardio class, hanging with friends or family, devouring psychology books, or gardening.
Brenna has been caring for the dogs and cats at Westwood Animal Hospital since July of 2016. Before joining our team, she was active doing volunteer work at Wayside Waifs, and has had experience working as kennel caregiver in the past. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, painting, and spending time with her boyfriend and family. Brenna is passionate about working with animals, and is studying to obtain her veterinary technician degree.
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After moving to Kansas City from Portland, Oregon, Kelly joined the team at Westwood Animal Hospital in 2018. Kelly and her husband share their home with their lab, Chap, and their puggle, Cheech. In her free time Kelly enjoys traveling, hiking and baking.
DR. SCOTT BEYER
Our Medical Director, Dr. Scott Beyer graduated with his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1987. We are fortunate to have his experience in our practice. He has been a member of our team since 1997. He and his wife Michele share their home with a Ragdoll cat named Rocky, a domestic longhaired cat named Shayna, and two terriers, Nutmeg and Stella. Dr. Beyer is an active outdoorsman and likes to fish and hunt. He also tinkers in his workshop, enjoys amateur radio and working on computers.
KAITLYN Kaitlyn’s love of working with animals brought her to Westwood Animal Hospital in 2016. She and her fiance have two dogs, Emmett and Walter, and two cats, Leo and Mowgli. Outside of work Kaitlyn enjoys yoga, making jewelry, and selling antiques.
Mary Kline has been a professional veterinary technician for nearly four decades. She has been working side-by-side with Dr. Hunthausen since 1994. She graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program in 1981, and has been helping care for companion animals ever since. Mary is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer and as an Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen certification program. She teaches basic, advanced, and Canine Good Citizen classes here at Westwood Animal Hospital. Mary shares her home with four dogs, two cats, and a parrot named Baby. Outside of the hospital, Mary likes to garden, recycle, and spend time with her grandchildren.
Emily has been working as a veterinary technician since 2012. Emily has always had a passion for all things fuzzy, furry, two legged, and four legged. Her interests include exotic animal care, wildlife conservation, and wound care. Emily shares her home with her husband, 3 dogs, a cat, a ferret, and 5 reptiles. In her spare time , Emily likes to ride horses, go fishing, and hang out with her husband and their zoo.
DR. HEATHER MARTIN
Dr. Heather Martin is a Kansas native and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Since then she has been practicing in small animal preventive care, medicine, and surgery. Dr. Martin shares her home with her family including her children, her four dogs, and five cats. On her time off, she enjoys spending time with her children and pets, reading, crochet, and acrylic painting.
Before coming to Westwood Animal Hospital in 2005, Emily worked in adoptions at Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter. Emily has two cats, Roger and Large Marge. In her free time, Emily likes being outdoors, taking photos, and working on art.
Kendra Sexson started working as a kennel attendant at Westwood Animal Hospital in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in science in sociology, and is currently working towards a master’s degree in management and leadership. Kendra has three dogs, Sebastian the dachshund, Autumn the Shar Pei, and Lady the Pitbull. Also, Marley the cat and Huey the bearded dragon. Her free time is filled with studying and spending time with her two sons, ages 8 & 7. She loves to be outdoors, especially in the fall.
KarenAnn has been caring for the dogs and cats who board at Westwood Animal Hospital since 2018. An avid cat lover, KarenAnn shares he home with her kitties, Mimi Rose and Bella. When not at work, KarenAnn makes pottery, and enjoys playing board games and video games.