Our Staff

Dr. Sally Barchman, DVM, CVA


Dr. Barchman, an Iowa native, is a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After receiving her DVM degree, she completed a rotating internship in Greensboro, NC.  After working in various different states, she found the place she called home right here in Leawood, KS. She worked for 5 years at State Line Animal Hospital prior to purchasing the practice in 2014.

She attended the Chi Institute in 2014, where she received her certification in veterinary acupuncture.

She is currently working on certifications in Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy.

Dr. Sally is a former member in the Leawood Rotary Club and also active in her church family, Grace Church in Overland Park, KS.

As a previous member of the American Diabetes Association Leadership Board, an organization near and dear to Dr. Barchman’s heart, she strives to help find a cure for this dreadful disease.  It was after losing our beloved Dr. Cheri Jones, who passed away from secondary complications of diabetes, that she discovered her passion to reach for the cure. Dr. Barchman works directly with Likarda in doing studies to treat and hopefully one day, bring a cure for this disease.  For more information on Likarda, visit their website at www. http://likarda.com

She has 2 beautiful daughters, Evey and Emma, who keep her busy when she is not busy helping her four legged patients.  Dr. Barchman lives in Lenexa, KS and enjoys sand volleyball, running, hiking and watching her girls in gymnastics.

Dr. Abby Faerber


Dr.  Faerber is a 2015 graduate of Kansas State University College of veterinary Medicine.  She grew up in Leawood, Ks and went to high school at Shawnee Mission East, graduating in 2007.  She began her career in the veterinary field working as a veterinary assistant at State Line Animal Hospital in 2008.  After receiving her DVM degree, she married her high school sweetheart, Andrew, and moved home to Prairie Village.  She knew where she wanted to be and returned to State Line Animal Hospital, this time as a veterinarian.

Dr. Faerber has 4 furry family members, 2 cats and 2 dogs, all of which were adopted from State Line AH.  You can often spot her dog Cora begging for a treat at the hospital, enjoying our puppy day out program.

Dr. Faerber enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, reading, running and she participates in 9Round kickboxing.

Betsy Avenia


For Betsy, working at State Line is a “different experience every day”.  You will find Betsy behind the desk surrounded by a variety of dogs enjoying puppy day out, including her beloved dog, Astro, whom she adopted from SLAH.  She has worked here as a Receptionist since 2009.  Betsy really knows our clients and has developed great respect and friendships with many of them.   Much of her day is spent interacting with them, scheduling appointments, educating clients and interacting and caring for the Puppy Day Out dogs.

Betsy has two children in college in which she is very proud of, Spencer and Kendall. She spends much of her time off with her mother and tending to her needs.

Betsy loves working with our clients and deeply cares for them as well as their fur kids.  We are very fortunate to have Betsy on our team of caring staff.

Jacquie Conn

Veterinary Technician

Jacquie has worked as a veterinary technician/assistant at SLAH since 2007. She began her career as an office assistant, but now assists the doctors with nearly every aspect of veterinary care.  Jacquie shows so much care and compassion, not only for our patients, but for their people too.  There’s really nothing she can’t do and do well when it comes to caring for your pet.

Jacquie brings her fur kids in with her every day and you will find them hogging the receptionist chair at the front desk.  Everyone knows her Chihuahua, Spanky, and gets a kick how he runs the front desk.

When Jacquie is not working, she spends much of her time with her daughter, Abby. She loves movies and cooking and spending time with her friends.  She is an active participant at 9Round Kick Boxing.

Jacquie has made many friends over the years she has worked at SLAH. Both animal and people.  She knows the dogs when they walk through the door and they absolutely love her.

Cindy Pugh

Practice Manager

Cindy came to State Line Animal Hospital in July of 2015.  With more than 23 years’ experience in the veterinary field, she loves to use that experience to educate our clients.  Always seeking new information and knowledge, she is eager to share with staff and our clients what she has learned.  She has been a veterinary office manager for over 15 years and has taken on the duties of our manager and is now more of a behind the scenes person, but enjoys getting to know our clients and their furry friends.  She truly loves what she does and the field she had devoted her life to.

In her spare time, Cindy enjoys fishing, hiking as well as gardening.

Cindy has 3 fur kids at home, Faith, a 6 year old Chihuahua mix, Ed, an 18+year old min pin, and a rescue cat named Mom, that she says is as nearly as perfect a cat there is.  She shares her home with Gregg, her husband of 35 years and their son, Hunter.  She has 3 adult daughters, Melissa, Carrie and Lindsay, and 7 grandchildren that keep her happy and busy.

Mary Mayden


Mary has been a groomer for over 33 years: State Line has been lucky to have her for the last 10! She learned to groom in Westport with Darrell Smith and later taught dog grooming with him.

At State Line AH, Mary’s clients come to her by appointment only. She grooms all types of dogs and can turn a matted mess into a movie star dog very quickly.  She has a reputation for caring for some of the difficult dogs with love and comfort, therefore easing their anxiety as well as their families.  She also advised the animals’ owner on home grooming steps and ways to keep “Fluffy’s “coat soft and shiny.

Not only do the grooming clients love Mary, but she loves them and all of the animals at SLAH. Dr. Otte’s dog, Toby, runs to Mary first thing every morning so that she will pick him up and give him a hug; then he’s on his way.

Mary brings with her to work every day her little dog, Bella. Bella can be seen sporting the cutest outfits and dearly loves her human mom.

When she is not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her daughter and new granddaughter, as well as going thrifting and spending time at the lake with friends. We are so happy to have Mary here at State Line Animal Hospital.


Michelle has been at State Line Animal Hospital since August 2018. From Joplin, Mo, she is new to our area and new to the veterinarian medical field. After working in ophthalmology for 20 years she took the plunge into animal care and is so happy she did. She has always loved animals and says that working at SLAH is her dream job. You can find Michelle and her dog Cash behind the front desk greeting and attending to our patients and their owners. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. 


You want the best for your pet and from the moment you enter State Line Animal Hospital, you and your pet will receive the best care possible. We help you care for your pet by offering quality veterinary services through a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and caring individuals.