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. 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!

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 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!


Hilary Roach

Veterinary Assistant

Hilary has been in the veterinary field working with animals since she was 17 years old. She joined our State Line family in January of 2018, where she started as a kennel assistant and is now one of our veterinary assistants!

Hilary has 4 furry family members; 2 cats, Freya and Tonks, and 2 dogs, Georgia and Hailey. She brings her dogs with her to work everyday and they sure do enjoy it!

In her free time, Hilary enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends! 


Mary Mayden


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!


Michelle Stearnes

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. 


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.