This community is our home. And caring for the families here means everything to us. Now, meet the team who will welcome you to ours.
Dr. Humphrey graduated with honors in 1983 from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Humphrey was born and raised in the Kansas City area and is an alumnus of Shawnee Mission North High School. He joined JCAC in the summer of 1983 and became a partner with Dr. Dean Small in 1986 when they also opened Leawood Plaza Animal Hospital.
Dr. Humphrey is a proud husband and father. He and his wife, Deb, have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and a very special little granddaughter. Most of his time away from the practice is spent with his wife and family enjoying special family moments and a number of outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, fishing, snow skiing and scuba diving. . The Humphreys currently have two adopted dogs, Bug and Trixie, and two adopted cats, Cinco and Maya. Dr. Humphrey is also actively involved in his church.
Dr. Humphrey is a member of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Eberhardy is a 1993 graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Eberhardy joined the practice in 1998, becoming partners with Dr. Humphrey in 2007. Dr. Eberhardy was born and raised in the Kansas City area and currently makes his home in Olathe, Kansas, with his high school sweetheart and wife Lisa. They have two awesome daughters that they have passed their KSU purple passion onto. They share their home with two entertaining cats, Pete and Tilley, and a rescue dog, Bean, who has received her “Canine Good Citizen” award through the AKC. Outside of his veterinary duties, Dr. Eberhardy is spending time studying to be a certified sommelier, enjoys exercise and yoga and looks forward to being outside whenever possible working in his yard and playing fetch with Bean.
Dr. Eberhardy is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Association, Kansas City Veterinary Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Kaylie Fritts is an Indiana native and alumna of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Fritts practiced in the heart of Amish country in Indiana before moving with her fiancé to Idaho in the fall of 2017. In 2018, Dr. Fritts made the best decision of her life and married fellow veterinarian, Dr. Kyle DeYoung. In 2019, the couple made the move to Kansas City to allow them to pursue their respective career goals and be closer to family. So far, they’re thoroughly enjoying life in the Kansas City metro and take every opportunity they can get to explore local shops and restaurants, visit the art museum, or have a beer at a craft brewery. Dr. Fritts and Dr. DeYoung have a lot of animals: Layla, a Craigslist retriever, Ivy, a resuce pitbull, Spike, a chihuahua saved from death row, and Olive Tooster, a dumpster kitten with whom Dr. Fritts is in a constant power struggle. When not exploring Kansas City, you can find Dr. Fritts walking her dogs, taking a yoga class, reading a book, knitting a scarf, or watching The Office.
“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”
We are proud to have Laci is our office/practice manager and she has been with our practice in that or other capacities for 6 years. She loves spending time with pets and “their people”, and has had a passion to work with animals since the age of 4. She finds enjoyment traveling with her family, hiking, shopping, watching movies and playing board games with her son. She has 2 pets: Clover, a black Lab mix rescue and Blue, a senior Siamese mix cat.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Technicians and Assistants
- JohnVeterinary Technician
- AmberAssistant Veterinary Technician
- DanenVeterinary Technician
- AmandaAssistant Veterinary Technician
John has been one of our veterinary technicians for over 7 years, having worked in various positions at veterinary practices for over 15 years. Family and friends are very important to John and he is the oldest of 5 brothers and sisters. He enjoys playing sports, NFL Sundays, KU basketball, walking his dog, mowing and relaxing at home. Two novelty pleasures of his include railroads, and Marvel Comic books, most importantly, the X-Men (where he has become Wolverine during Halloween for the past 9 years). His newest love is “Logan”, his 7 month old sheltie.
Amber currently is an assistant technician at our practice after starting out in our boarding facility. Family is very important to her and we enjoy having her as part of our practice family. She loves to venture on hikes in the “great outdoors”, and swimming is another activity she gets great pleasure from. In her free time she plays with her 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Lillian.
Danen has been one of our veterinary technicians for 6 years, graduating from Brown Mackie College. He enjoys Netflix, arcades, traveling, and finding good breweries and beers to taste. He and his husband R.J. enjoy having 4 dachshunds: Oodi, Jasmine, Chloe and Tootie.
Amanda is a veterinary technician at both JCAC and LPAH. She is a transport from Texas where she lived 15 years and now also is working on a degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves going to the dog park with her sister or her dogs, reading and shopping. She has 3 dogs (Bailey, Tyson and Max) and 2 cats (Dobby and Harley).
“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.”
- JaimeCustomer Service Representative
- MargieCustomer Service Representative
- StephanieCustomer Service Representative
- KaylaCustomer Service Representative
Jaime is a receptionist at JCAC. She has worn many hats in the veterinary field including being a veterinary assistant and tech along with receptionist duties. She’s a KU grad having degrees in Psychology and Human Development and Family Life, and like all KU fans loves basketball. A fun KU note is that she also crewed on the KU row team! Her other interests include music, off leash dog parks, pet shows and especially the Weimaraner dog breed. She has no dogs currently, however has had 4 Weimaraners and a Shar-Pei/heeler mix.
Margie is one of our customer service receptionists, although she’ll happily assist wherever needed. She used to play the organ/piano for weddings, funerals and church and feels that one of her greatest accomplishments was memorizing and mastering Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (14 pages)! That particular organ piece is still one of her favorites to listen to! Although she still enjoys music and piano, she also enjoys reading and cooking in her spare time. She has 2 pets: Chase, a 7 year old male sheltie, and Boomer, a Maine Coon mix male feline.
Stephanie has been a familiar face at both JCAC and LPAH for 16 years. She mostly serves as one of our customer service receptionists, but has also assisted as a technician, when needed. Her favorite things to do are to spend time with family, whether just her 2 kids or extended family. Activities they all enjoy are boating, swimming, shopping, seeing movies and trying out new restaurants. Her pets include 2 dogs and 2 cats: Jersey (the largest dog) and Corona (the smallest dog), Romeo (a stray cat from JOCO), and finally Miami (nicknamed “Fat Cat”). Her goal is to care for your pets like they are family as well.
Kayla is one of our customer service receptionists. She has spent the past 13 years working with “furry friends” both by being employed and assisting in veterinary clinics and daycare centers. She loves hanging out with both 2 and 4 legged friends that include her boyfriend, Bryan and dad, James. Hobbies comprise crafting, painting, gaming, eating good food, watching great TV shows, anime and enjoying outdoor activities. She has an orange tabby, Meowgi.
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Bio coming soon.
Victoria is one of our new animal caretakers working as a kennel tech. We’re looking forward to her laughing with her and her easy demeanor and we think you will too. She loves to hang out with family, dance and swim. Her “peeps” so to speak, are her mom, husband, kids and best friend of 34 years, Leslie. She has 3 family dogs: Fiona, Fritz and Milo.
Christina is one of our experienced animal caretakers working in the kennel. She works hard feeding and watering your pets when you are out of town or when they just need some special care during times of illness. She also performs routine baths, exams and weight measures to assist in general wellness care. Her goal is to make sure your pets get the attention and love they deserve when they are here. Her family and friends are important to her as is Maximillian, her senior black lab mix!
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”
Chris is a fixture at Johnson County Animal Clinic. She started working at JCAC in 1984 as a veterinary technician, but currently uses her skills as a professional groomer providing our excellent grooming services. Both Chris and her husband have a love and passion for animals. They have a menagerie of animals that include two horses, two goats, four dogs, and multiple cats.