Our Amazing Staff

Nichole’s Story

Nicole began working here in 2011 as a receptionist. She is our office prankster so we all watch out for her. Her favorite Holiday is Halloween and she will do anything to get a good scare out of you. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and three kids, and loves reading.

Nichole is the clinic’s best cook, so we are always begging her to bring us treats. She has two dogs- Charlie, who is a Blue Healer/Australian mix, and Britches, who is a Setter Mix. She can always brighten up anybody’s day with her great sense of humor and we are very thankful to have her here.

Kristina’s Story

Kristina recently joined our family here and fits in perfectly! She has such an amazing personality and can light up any room. She loves spending time with her husband and 2 year old son. Kristina is a Christmas baby so of course Christmas is her favorite holiday.

She has two dogs- Mack, who is a miniature dachshund, and Gus, who is a German shepherd. While she’s home she loves to cook and bake for her family. To help relax after a busy work day, she likes to read and craft.

Maggie’s Story

Maggie has been working with us since 2010. She has done numerous jobs throughout the clinic but currently occupies the position of fill in receptionist. Maggie is originally from Germany and moved to the United States to receive her master’s degree in Biology. She has two dogs- Cujo, who is a Saint Bernard, and Keeba, who is a Blue Heeler.

She also owns a cat named Cecil, as well as a couple birds. Maggie is a volunteer for the Heartland Honor Flight and the USO. When she has some spare time she loves video gaming, showing Cujo in dog shows, and having Keeba run agility.

Christine’s Story

Christine is one of our registered veterinary technicians who began her student internship here in 2006. She is always in a good mood, and is usually singing as she works. Christine has two dogs- Osiris, who is a German shepherd mix, and Isis, who is an Australian shepherd mix. Christine is originally from France, and loves to travel there as often as she can.

When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her husband, traveling, and doing anything that involves the outdoors. She is one of the most compassionate care givers we have ever met and we are proud to have her on our staff.


Paula’s Story

Paula is one of our registered veterinary technicians who started working here in 2004. Paula’s favorite part of her job is doing lab work on animals and assisting the doctors with surgeries. She loves animals and currently has two dogs- Freckles, who is a mixed breed, and Kahula, who is a German shepherd.

She also owns a rabbit and two bearded dragons. In Paula’s spare time, she volunteers at Lakeside Nature Center as well as her local foodbank. She also loves gardening and studying nature.

Samantha’s Story

Samantha is our technicians assistant. She started working in our kennels in January of 2014 and was promoted to technicians assistant in November of 2016 She is a very sweet person who provides comfort and compassion to the animals staying with us. Samantha is an avid Kansas City Royals fan, and tries to never miss a game!

She has one dog named Boone who is a poodle mix, and she loves cuddling with him on rainy days. In her spare time she loves doodling, watching horror movies, and playing pool.

Nikki’s Story

Nikki started at PWAH in 2009 and has worked in all areas of the building, but currently she is our Kennel Manager. Nikki loves directly working with the animals and is always willing to help someone out. Her favorite part of the job is helping animals and gaining more experience throughout the years.

Nikki has two dogs- Tamba, who a Doberman mix, and CC, who is a Pomeranian. She also has a cat named Nina and a fish named Alfred. When she’s not at work she loves reading, having bonfires at home, and crafting. Nikki is a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and KU Jayhawks all of which she tries to never miss a game!

KateLynn’s Story

Katelynn is our Practice manager and is married to her high school sweetheart- Dr. Tyler Armstrong. Together they have 2 dogs- Bucca, who a labrador retriever mix, and Alfred, who is a Yorkshire terrier. They also have 2 cats named June, and Kiki.

She is the youngest of 5 girls in her family, and grew up in Platte City, Missouri. When she’s not at work, she’s usually doing something outdoors. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her animals and family. Before she began working here, she was a nanny to triplets in Columbia, Missouri and enjoys visiting them as often as possible.

In October of 2016 her and Dr. Tyler Armstrong became the proud parents of a beautiful little girl named Mara Lynn. Mara will be coming to the clinic every day with her parents so we look forward to you all meeting the next generation of Armstrong.

Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm