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.
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
Dr. Sally is a former member in the Leawood Rotary Club and also active in her church family, Grace Church in Overland Park, KS. 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 watching her girls play volleyball and soccer and playing in the pool!
Dr. Abby Faerber
Dr. Abby 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. She knew where she wanted to be and returned to State Line Animal Hospital, this time as a veterinarian.
Dr. Abby and Andrew have 1 daughter, Maisie, born in July 2019. She also has 3 cats, Penelope, Tofur, and Barb, and 2 dogs, Cora and Rigby. All of her furry family members were adopted from State Line Animal Hospital.
When not at work, Dr. Abby enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, reading, running, and cheering on the Wildcats, Royals and Chiefs!
Dr. Kimberly Hunt
Animal Chiropractic and Rehab
Dr. Hunt graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2001. After graduation, she started a holistic health clinic in Leawood, KS, where she specialized in treating chronic muscle and joint issues. Eventually her love of animals lead her to explore the budding field of animal chiropractic and, in 2012, Dr. Hunt graduated from Options for Animals. Shortly thereafter, she was certified as an animal chiropractor by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
In 2013, Dr. Hunt joined our staff here at State Line Animal Hospital, where she continues to combine her interest in holistic medicine with her love for animals. Her typical patients are dogs and cats, but she does treat the occasional horse, rabbit and chicken. She treats a variety of conditions including back pain, neck pain, lameness, pinched nerve, herniated disc, soft tissue injury, hip dysplasia, spinal cord injury, collapsed trachea, urinary incontinence, digestive disturbances, seizures and many more.
A visit to Dr. Hunt is very unique because she combines chiropractic joint manipulation, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, passive range of motion, spinal traction and rehab exercises all into the same treatment. This is a very thorough technique which gets results in fewer treatments and holds longer than a traditional chiropractic adjustment. For more information, visit: www.chiro4paws.com and https://www.facebook.com/chiro4paws.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Hunt can be found on her acreage in the country where she does some small scale dog boarding and fostering. She is also an exam proctor for IVCA. In her free time, she enjoys playing competitive tennis, dinner parties with friends and family, and working on her homestead alongside her family of farm dogs, barn cats, chickens, ducks and guinea fowl.
Dr. Shannon Kennedy
Animal Chiropractic and Rehab
Dr. Kennedy is a cheerful, caring doctor who grew up in Shawnee, KS. From a young age she knew she wanted to be a doctor so she could help heal people. Upon completing high school she attended the University of Central Missouri for pre-med. It was there she became more interested in Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine to keep a healthy and active lifestyle. Late into her junior year she realized she was no longer passionate about Western Medicine and wanted to help people naturally. Dr. Kennedy had received chiropractic care since she was a child and was always fascinated by what they were doing and how good they made her feel. She realized she wanted to become a doctor of chiropractic.
Dr. Kennedy went on to attend the first chiropractic school in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. She was very successful in her coursework and was awarded the Kansas Chapter Endowed Scholarship in 2019.
Dr. Kennedy is passionate about caring for animals. A mere five days after graduating from Palmer, Dr. Kennedy attended Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in Wellsville, KS. After graduation she passed her certification course for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She then interned at State Line Animal Hospital under Dr. Hunt, DC who taught her how to rehabilitate her patients. Dr. Kennedy has adjusted big and small, from horses to bunnies. She is patient and gentle, and loves helping your pets feel better.
Dr. Kennedy is dedicated to helping humans and animals with chiropractic care and natural remedies. She works here at State Line Animal Hospital on Fridays and Saturdays, while treating human patients weekdays at Align in Olathe, KS. She is eager to learn more in her field and is looking forward to serving the Kansas City community.
Jackie joined our State Line Animal Hospital family in April of 2019 as our Practice Manager. She grew up in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in May 2012 with her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, specializing in Well-Being and Behavior. Jackie started working in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in 2012, and has since advanced her career into roles of inventory and practice management. She truly loves her job!
When not at work Jackie enjoys reading, exercising, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, family & friends!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Liz Jeans has a BS in Education and an MA in Dance and has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 1997 when she received her massage training from Mueller College in San Diego, California.
In 2011, Liz expanded her repertoire to include animals, as they innately exude unconditional love, the core element of healing. Because they have no filters, their feedback is informative and useful in developing a stronger practice for both people and animals. Plus, there are benefits of unadulterated appreciation. She received her certification and began an internship here at State Line Animal Hospital, where she continues to practice animal massage. Her clients include dogs and cats.
Massage was not Liz’s first step on her career path. Her first love was movement and dance, as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. After 20 years in dance, she combined her arts with the healing arts. In addition to both the arts and healing arts, Liz loves nature, cooking and great conversations.
Betsy has worked as a Receptionist here at State Line Animal Hospital since 2009. Betsy is a very well loved and well known receptionist among our clients. She deeply cares for our clients and their furry family members!
Betsy has two children, Spencer and Kendall. She also has 1 dog, Astro and 2 cats, Nigel and Stewie. You will often find her dog, Astro, behind the reception desk with her greeting clients! She spends much of her time off with her mother, tending to her needs.
Jessica has lived in Kansas City, Kansas her whole life and started working in the veterinary field in 2015. She has always had a love for animals and knew the veterinary field was where she wanted to be! She started as kennel assistant and has since moved up to reception work. She loves interacting with clients, as well as their furry family members. Jessica joined our State Line Animal Hospital family in February 2018 as a receptionist, and loves working here!
Jessica has 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, as well as 5 furry children! You will find her dog Scruffy with her at work most days! When not at work, Jessica loves to scrapbook and take all her dogs and kids to the dog park!!
Michelle has been a receptionist at State Line Animal Hospital since August 2018. She is from Joplin, MO and new to the veterinary 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 State Line Animal Hospital 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.
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 all her fur babies in to work with her everyday. She has 3 dogs, Spanky, Maggie, and Wilson. When Jacquie is not working, she enjoys impromptu road trips and traveling!
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist
Grace joined our State Line Animal Hospital family in November 2019. She has always had a passion for animals ever since she was little, and started working with animals in high school. She would like to eventually go back to school to further her career in the veterinary field! Grace has 1 cat, Leo and 1 dog, Kona, who greatly enjoys coming to work with her everyday! She also has 1 family dog, Cooper!
In her free time, Grace enjoys traveling to music festivals, going to local shows, and being anywhere out in the sunshine with Kona by her side! She is so happy to be working here at State Line AH!
Mary learned how to groom in 1985 and has been a groomer here at State Line Animal Hospital since 2006. Mary enjoys grooming all types of dogs and can turn a matted mess into a movie star dog very quickly!
Mary has 1 dog, Bella, who comes to work with her every day. Bella can be seen sporting the cutest outfits! When she is not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughter, as well as traveling with her girlfriends!
Hannah ‘Gin’ Hashbarger
Gin joined our State Line Animal Hospital family in the October of 2019. She has been grooming since 2016. She grew up in Olathe and found her love for animals when her family started helping with The Boston Terriers of Kansas City Organization. They would help transport Boston Terriers to foster and forever homes.
Gin went through a grooming program with Petsmart where she got over 200 hours of hands on learning. This helped take her above and beyond! After a lot of training and a lovely grooming portfolio, she started her career as a bonafide groomer! Grooming is definitely her passion! When not at work, Gin loves drawing, writing, and teaching her cat new tricks!
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