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Reed Harrison D.V.M (Owner)
Reed is a 1979 graduate of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and opened the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic in 1982. Immediately after graduation Dr. Reed, along with his wife Peggy and daughter Shanna, moved to Seattle, Washington where he accepted a job as associate veterinarian at West Seattle Animal Hospital. Dr Reed was mentored that first year by Dr Eugene Eastly, a great veterinarian and one of whom Dr Reed credits much of his early learning to. In August of 1980, Dr Reed accepted a position at Colorado State University's National Cancer Institute as a research fellow. Oncology has always been a strong interest to Dr Reed, and he completed one year of radiation research while at Colorado State. Dr Reed, Peggy, and Shanna moved back to the Wichita area to be closer to family in 1981, where Dr Reed accepted a position as the second ever veterinarian at what is now the Wichita Emergency Veterinary Clinic. In December of 1981, he left the Emergency clinic to start the planning and building process on what would become the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic. In March of 1982, before the remodeling was complete, Dr Reed saw his first patient, a guinea pig, owned by Mrs Cathy Cole, who is still a client to this day. Dr Reed's passion for veterinary medicine is what has helped make the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic a success. He still absolutely enjoys coming to work everyday, maintaining that "if you like what you do, its not work". His main areas of interest in veterinary medicine are oncology, bovine reproduction, and orthopedic surgery, but in truth, he really does enjoy it all! Outside of the clinic, Dr Reed enjoys skiing, hiking, rafting, and fly fishing, particularly in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Jessica Harrison D.V.M (Associate)
Jessica is a 2003 graduate of Andover Central High school, and was born and raised in the area. She is the daughter of Dr. Reed Harrison (owner of the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic), and has spent her fair share of time in and around the clinic, cultivating a love of people, pets, and veterinary medicine. She also has a love for horses, and spent most of her childhood years showing American Saddlebreds. In 2003 Jessica rode for Team USA in South Africa at the Saddleseat World Cup Invitational, and also won several World and National Titles here in the United States. In 2007 she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State University, and met Dr. Brian Hodes, who is now her husband. Both Jessica and Brian attended Kansas State Universityâ€™s College of Veterinary Medicine together, and graduated in May of 2011. While in veterinary school, Jessica focused her efforts on equine medicine and surgery, and studied as much equine coursework as she could. In the fall of her senior year, she was selected as Kansas State Universityâ€™s veterinary student representative to work alongside the veterinarians in charge of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. She was also an extern at several major equine referral practices, including Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY (emphasis in lameness and podiatry), and Glenwood Veterinary Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO (emphasis in field service and emergencies).
Jessica is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, with emphasis in equine and small animal medicine and surgery, equine lameness and reproduction, and emergency/critical care. She has a variety of animal family members, including her 3 horses, 2 dogs, and her 3 cats. Jessica enjoys riding her horses when she gets spare time, as well as hanging out at the family vacation spot in Crested Butte, CO.
Brian J. Hodes, D.V.M. (Associate)
Dr. Hodes graduated from Kansas State University in 2011 and earned his D.V.M. from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. While in veterinary school, he completed externships in large animal medicine and surgery in Oklahoma and Kansas and small animal medicine and surgery in New Jersey. Brian specializes in large animal/ruminant (cattle, alpaca/llama, goats, sheep) and small animal medicine and surgery. He was recently selected to be the veterinarian in charge at the MOPACA and Futurity Alpaca shows held in Kansas City. Brian is also certified ABBI veterinarian, and enjoys working on bucking stock. He is also BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) and Pullorum Certified.
Dr. Hodes volunteers his time helping with the Butler County and Cowley County 4H fairs. He is also on the board of the Butler County Early College Health Science Academy out of Rose Hill High School and Butler Community College.
As a child, Dr. Hodes grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey. He often accompanied his father (also a veterinarian) on house calls and farm calls. Beyond the world of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hodes enjoys fishing, hunting, riding his horse, running with his dog, vacationing in Colorado and attending K-State sporting events. Go Cats!
Natalie McTaggart R.V.T (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Jessica Howard (Veterinary Technician)
Kellsey Swaney (Kennel Manager/Groomer)
Madelyn Oliver (Receptionist)
Stephanie Herren (Receptionist/Groomer)
Steph started at the RHVC in May of 2006 as a Kennel tech. Her responsibilities included caring for animals (watering, feeding, and cleaning the runs), including the boarders as well as the surgery patients. Shortly after starting she became very interested in grooming. She has been to multiple continuing education conferences all over the state to improve her grooming skills. Currently she is a groomer and receptionist. She was born and raised in Kingman KS on a dairy farm. She currently lives in Rose Hill with her 4 boys and 1 daughter, who all attend Rose Hill schools. Stephanie is now a proud grandma after the birth of her first grandchild, Braden James Watkins, on January 24th, 2014. Congratulations Stephanie!
Kinzley Cornwell (Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant)
Becca Tracy (Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant)