Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Matt Peuser

Dr. Matt Peuser

Owner

Dr. Peuser grew up an hour from here in LaCygne, KS. He graduated from K-State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After spending his first year in practice in a small town near Wichita, he moved to Olathe in the fall of 2008. It was at that practice that his passion for surgery and pain management started. His practice became the first in Kansas to use stem cells in a dog. He became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2012 and a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner in 2013.

Dr. Peuser lives in Olathe with his wife and three boys. When he’s not at work, you’ll most frequently see him at the baseball fields with one of the three, either at games or at practice. He also enjoys golf and poker.

Dr. Emmy Sund

Dr. Emmy Sund

Veterinarian

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 moved to Olathe 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.

Dr. Scott Beyer

Dr. Scott Beyer

Veterinarian

Dr. Beyer grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, then moved to the Chicago suburbs to work at a busy small animal hospital. It was in Chicago that he met his wife, Michele. Ten years later, after several visits to family in Kansas City, Emporia, and deep in the Flint Hills, they decided to relocate to Lenexa, Kansas. Dr. Beyer and his wife have two sons and one grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering in his workshop, working on computers, dabbling with HAM radio, hunting, and fishing.

Dr. Shelbie Wedel

Dr. Shelbie Wedel

Veterinarian​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Dr. Shelbie Wedel grew up in Shawnee, KS. She graduated from Kansas State Veterinary School in 2018 and has been practicing in and around the Kansas City area since. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially building relationships with animals and their owners.

Dr. Wedel and her husband, Tyler, currently live in Paola. Together they have a small farm with horses, cattle, chickens, cats, and a dog. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling with her husband, and doing projects around their home.

Meet Our Staff

Jill Peuser

Jill

Practice Manager

Coming soon!

Haley Baco, RVT

Haley, RVT

Registered Technician Team

Haley started working in a veterinary hospital in 2011, she then went to tech school and became registered in 2018. She loves working in general practice but has a passion for anesthesia. Her goal is to pursue a VTS and specialize in anesthesia.
Haley's favorite part of her job is building relationships with the clients and animals. She always wants to provide the gold standard and give these animals the highest quality medicine she can. Haley loves being able to educate clients about their pets. She also loves being able to give care to the little critters like bunnies, guinea pigs, snakes and bearded dragons!

In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and working on her succulent garden. She has an amazing Savannah cat named Hadrian who loves to think he's a dog. No matter the size of someone's pet, they are a part of their family. Haley will always give them her all to make them feel better again!

Micaela Jaksetic, RVT

Micaela, RVT

Registered Technician Team

Micaela has always been around animals, mostly dogs and farm animals, since she was born. Her parents recognized early her love for cats and surprised her one day after school with her first cat. She now has 7 cats and an Aussie named Daryl. In 2018, Micaela graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Arizona as a registered veterinary technician. She is very passionate about bandaging and wound care and plans to specialize in nutrition. She loves being able to help pets feel better so they can live the longest life possible with their families. Micaela enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and cooking in her spare time. She also loves Elvis and Star Wars!

Jordan Billings

Jordan

Veterinary Assistant

Jordan started working for Dr. Knappenberger as a junior in high school in 2011. She attended KSU to get her bachelor's degree in animal science. While in college she continued to work at Knappenberger Vet Clinic during breaks and holidays. I also worked as an emergency desk personnel at the Veterinary Health Center at KSU. After college she decided to work at KVC full time and stay on as a team member when it changed to AVCO.

Jordan has two dogs. Paisley, a 12-year-old boxer and Brogan, a 4-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd. She grew up on a dairy farm and believes that really shaped her love and interest in working with animals. She has a passion for helping the animals and the owners. Jordan loves working out in her free time.

Laura Howes

Laura

Veterinary Assistant

Laura has been working in the veterinary field for 6 years She loves studying animal behavior for all species and practicing "Fear Free" medicine.

Laura grew up with every kind of pet you can imagine. Which inspired her to learn about each species, so she could give them the best care possible. Her time in Animal Rescue led her to the field of Veterinary medicine. She loves being able to help pets live their best and longest life possible.

Laura loves a challenge! Working with anxious, aggressive, worried pets is my absolute favorite! She loves getting to know them, and eventually finding the best way to help the doctors treat them.

Katelyn Kochanowski

Katelyn

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up Katelyn had dogs, cats, and horses! Her favorite memories are of time spent with her horse, Sugar and her two cats, Milano and Oreo. Her pets make every day amazing! Katelyn has a bachelor's degree in physics of medicine and molecular biology. Her passion and desire to help animals and their owners lead her to apply to veterinary school. She wants clients to feel comfortable asking any questions about their pet. In her spare time, Katelyn loves working out to help her stay mentally and physically strong.

Angela Roschevitz

Angela

Veterinary Assistant

Angela has worked in the veterinary industry for almost 4 years. She started her journey working in kennels, then CSR, and now veterinary assistant!

Angela has always had a passion for animals, but she first was introduced to the veterinary field by her sister who was babysitting her even though she had a shift at a vet clinic. The clinic graciously allowed her to stay in their break room, but she did sneak out a few times to see what was all happening and from then on, she was hooked!

When Angela is not at the clinic, she enjoys hanging out with friends, taking care of her horse, or snuggling with her pets!

Annie

Veterinary Assistant

Coming Soon!

Izzy North

Izzy

Customer Service

Growing up Izzy always had dogs or cats around. She loved going to the library and checking out books about cats and dogs, She enjoyed reading about the different breeds and the environment they thrive in. After working at a pet store, her love for animals grew and expanded into exotics as well.

Izzy enjoys working with animals and she loves being part of a team that truly cares about every client and patient that walks through the door.

When Izzy is not working she spends her time reading and can spend a whole day getting lost in a book.

Margie

Margie

Customer Service

Margie has been working in the veterinary setting since 2015. She is a mom to 2 rescues: Boomer, a 12-year-old Maine Coone mix and Ripley, a 2-year-old Sheltie. She has a passion for interacting with clients and getting to know both them and their pets. She would do anything for people's pet and loves each and every one of them like they were her own! Her favorites are the Corgis and the Shelties!

When Margie is not at the clinic, she enjoys reading, playing piano, baking, and thrift shopping. She loves having Mexican food with margarites! Margie is a fan of both Bruno Mars and Bon Jovi!

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