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.



Dr. Sarah Wissmann


Dr. Sarah Wissmann spent her childhood and high school years in Lenexa, KS. She attended the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine and received her bachelor’s of science in Marine Biology in 2007. During her senior year of college, she fell in love with veterinary medicine. She attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012. For the past 5 years, Dr. Wissmann has been in small animal practice. Her areas of special interest include dentistry, nutrition and dermatology. Dr. Wissmann has two wonderful children and a mischievous cat named Boston at home. In her free time she loves to play with her kiddos, read, and travel to the ocean.



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.




Hannah Bacon-Dietz


Hannah joined State Line Animal Hospital in November of 2016.  With excellent experience in a doggie day care facility, she brings a strong knowledge of animal behavior and absolutely loves spending time interacting with all the dogs that participate in our Puppy Day out Program.  She brings to work with her every day a couple of fun loving pooches, Wrex and Aries, who seldom are seen farther than a few steps away from her.  She also has her newly adopted dog Argos by her side as well. We are thrilled to have Hannah as one of our friendly and helpful receptionists.

Hannah’s top two things she enjoys doing when not at work are reading and going on hikes with her dogs and boyfriend.



Kourtney Cooper


Kourtney is one of our newest employees in which we are thrilled to have her as part of our State Line Animal Hospital family.  She has experience in the veterinary field both as a vet assistant and a kennel assistant, so we brought her on as our “floater employee”. She works at the front desk as receptionist and also fills in where ever she is needed.  Kourtney always has a smile on her face and is always willing to help out.  She brings her Dalmatian, Mars, and the cutest black and white fluff ball pup, Inca, to work every day.  They look like a couple dominos rolling around the floor so you can’t miss them.

Kourtney is so caring and compassionate, a true patient and client advocate.



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.




Abby White

Kennel Attendant

Abby has been with State Line Animal Hospital since August of 2015.  She attends High School at Olathe North and will graduate in 2018.  Abby aspires to go on to college and become a veterinarian.  And our profession would be very lucky to have her.  Abby works part time taking care of our boarding guests on weekends.  Chances are she knows your pet very well even if she hasn’t had the opportunity to personally meet you.

Abby enjoys going to concerts and hanging out with her friends.  She loves to travel and do volunteer work.  Her true passion is animals.  And ice cream.  That’s a great combination.



Amelia Lock

Amelia joined State Line Animal Hospital August 2016 after volunteering here for over 2 years. She is a high school senior at Blue Valley High School and is also enrolled in the veterinary medicine program at Blue Valley’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies. Amelia works part-time at SLAH and is usually working after hours so though you may not recognize her, your puppies and kittens sure will.

Amelia enjoys reading, doodling, and is said to be a great baker. She also loves to spend time with her friends, go to the movies, or travel with her family. Amelia aspires to one day be a veterinarian herself, potentially in a specialized field.




Kitt, or also know as Emma, has worked at SLAH for a little over 2 years. First as a kennel attendant and has recently taken on the role as one of our veterinary assistants. She is currently attending JCCC but hopes to eventually attend K-State to pursue a career in the Veterinary field. She lives in Lawrence, Ks with her boyfriend and two goofy cats, Eggplant and Rufus. She also has a one eyed Shitzu named Mochi who currently lives in Illinois with her parents. All of her pets were adopted from SLAH. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with any and all animals, and cooking meals with her friends. She is a wonderful addition to our staff and we are so happy to have her as part of our team.



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.