Our Staff

Dr. Sally Barchman, DVM, CVA

Veterinarian/Owner

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

Veterinarian

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 2 daughters, Maisie and Zoey. 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. Greg Starr

Veterinarian

Dr. Greg Starr has cared for pets as a small animal, general practitioner since 1999. A native of Missouri, Dr. Starr was raised on a farm and it was there that he developed a deep love for animals and decided to become a veterinarian. He showed horses for more than 15 years (Arabian and Ponies-of-America) and he currently manages the breeding and maintenance of Fleckvieh and Scottish Highland Cattle. Dr. Starr completed his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Missouri State in 1990 while on an athletic scholarship for cross country and track. He then attended Clemson University, where he earned his Master of Science in Genetics in 1993, while also on the rowing team for Clemson. He finished his education at the University of Missouri/Columbia in 1999 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Starr is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Highland Association, the American Simmental Association and the Fleckvieh Federation. When he’s not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Starr can be found overseeing the breeding and maintenance of 300 head of cattle and 500 Acres Farm land in Missouri. He shares his household with two Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s Named Rose Marie and Winnie Wu.

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.   

 

Angelena

Practice Manager

Angelena joined our State Line Animal Hospital family in March of 2021 as our Veterinary Receptionist, and then became our Practice Manager in August of 2021. Her career involving animals started in 2013 at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis, where she worked as a Guest Relations Manager for 5 years. When she moved to Kansas City, her passion for animals led her to State Line Animal Hospital.

When not at work, Angelena’s hobbies include learning languages, playing video games, and spending time with her dog Mani.

 

 

Liz

Licensed Massage Therapist

Liz 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

Receptionist

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 2 cats, Nigel and Stewie.

 

Sara

Receptionist

Sara has always had a passion for animals since she was a kid. Her previous jobs have always revolved around animals. She has 1 dog Ginger, and two cats, Mishka and Klaus. She loves spending time with her pets and hanging out with friends in her spare time.

 

Erin

Receptionist

Erin hails from the cold winter lands of Minneapolis. She brings with her a gorgeous ragdoll cat, Bri, and an obscene amount of books. In her spare time, she likes to try new recipes on friends and family, attend as much live music as the budget allows and travel to far off, exotic places such as Denver, CO. She’s been in vetmed going on a year and loves everything about it. Caregiving for animals is a passion and one she hopes will continue long into the future.

 

Jacquie

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 babies in to work with her everyday. She has 2 dogs, Bonnie and Wilson. When Jacquie is not working, she enjoys impromptu road trips and traveling!

 

Grace

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 2 dogs, Kona and Penelope, who greatly enjoy 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 and Penelope by her side! She is so happy to be working here at State Line AH!

 

 

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Hannah joined our State Line Animal Hospital family back in September of 2017 working very part time as a kennel/boarding assistant. She has since advanced and grown here and now can work almost every position in the hospital. She is a full time Veterinary Assistant and would like to eventually go back to school and become a licensed Veterinary Technician!

Hannah has 1 dog, Ophelia, and 1 cat, Sirius. In her free time, Hannah loves camping and being in nature with friends!

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR PETS

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.

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