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Reed Harrison D.V.M (Owner)
Dr. Reed (Doc) has been practicing veterinary medicine for almost 40 years. He is a 1979 graduate of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. When he opened the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic (RHVC) in 1982, he became the city's first and longest-running permanent veterinarian.
Previously, Dr. Reed worked at the Wichita Emergency Veterinary Clinic. The experience proved to be invaluable as he is now one of the few veterinarians in the area who sees emergency/trauma patients.
Early in his career, Dr. Reed was a National Cancer Institute Research fellow at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins where he completed one year of cancer research. In addition to oncology, he has extensive experience with digestive medicine, veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, artificial insemination (cows, dogs, cats), and bovine reproduction.
Dr. Reed's passion for animals big and small is the reason he's had such longevity in the Rose Hill community. In March of 1982, Dr. Reed saw his first patient, a guinea pig, owned by Mrs. Cathy Cole, who is still a client to this day. Although he spends his days surrounded by furry creatures, he also enjoys spending time with pet parents saying, "To serve animals and people that have animals you have to be a people person."
Dr. Patricia Schroeder (Associate Veterinarian)
Dr. Schroeder is a Kansas State University graduate where she earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Working with Dr. Reed as an associate veterinarian, Dr. Schroeder splits her time evenly between the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic, the Wichita Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, and her own private practice in Council Grove, Kansas.
At Dr. Schroeder's private clinic, All Around Veterinary Service (AAVS), she focuses in small animals and those with ruminant digestive systems (four chambers). These include but are not limited to - sheep, goats, and alpaca.
In middle school, Dr. Schroeder knew she wanted to work with animals and take care of them, it was her calling. Although she bustles across Kansas each week to treat animals at three different locations, she says she wouldn't have it any other way. She particularly likes working with Dr. Reed and the staff at Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic. She appreciates Dr. Reed's direct approach and the fact that he keeps up with the latest technology including a high tech surgical suite.
Stephanie Herren (Vet Tech and Groomer)
Stephanie assists Dr. Reed with physical examinations and surgical procedures. She is also a certified pet groomer who carefully and lovingly performs routine services like bathing, haircuts, anal gland expression, nail clipping, etc. She has worked alongside Dr. Reed since 2006.
Growing up on a dairy farm, Stephanie's earliest memories include being in the pasture and working cattle alongside her parents. Her on-the-job training started before she was even a teenager helping the veterinarians who visited the farm. Stephanie assisted the doctors and calmed the ailing animal, just as she does today.
Stephanie is married with five children and three grandchildren. She lives in Andale, Kansas which is almost an hour commute to Rose Hill, but she says it's worth it because the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic feels like her second home. She enjoys the family atmosphere of the staff and clients. In this tight-knit community, she looks forward to catching up with the lives of her pet parents and working with her furry clients, some of whom she's been taking care of for almost a decade.
Brandi Lazar (Vet Tech and Kennel Technician)
Brandi assists Dr. Reed with physical examinations, vaccinations, and a variety of surgical procedures. She is also responsible for keeping the kennel area clean and looking after the animals taking up temporary residence there.
In middle school and high school, Brandi thought about becoming a veterinarian because of her love of animals and desire to care for them. Although her life took a different path, she is grateful to have the opportunity to work at RHVC where she calms animals during examinations and comforts them in the kennel during recovery. Brandi appreciates Dr. Reed's approach to treatment. He's dogged about finding a diagnosis while adamant about not running unnecessary tests.
When she's not working at RHVC, Brandi helps run the family business - Coffee With Friends. She also stays very busy with five children and a menagerie of pets including a dog, three lizards, two cats, four fish, one bird, and a hermit crab. Brandi has certainly passed her love of animals on to her children. Her daughter is currently enrolled in the pre-veterinary science program at Newman University. Now that her children are older, Brandi is entertaining the idea of pursuing a degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Mary Morrow (Front Desk/Receptionist)
Mary is the bubbly voice who answers the phone at RHVC and the warm personality who greets our guests at the door. She is attentive to the animals she lovingly calls, "fur babies," and always has a smile for the clients in tow. Mary schedules appointments, handles payments, and oversees the maintenance of patient medical records. Mary previously worked for a veterinary clinic in her home state of Arkansas.
Originally from Fayetteville, Mary grew up on a 110-acre farm with her father and six older siblings. She was raised around horses and cattle so her bond with animals started at a young age. In 2011, Mary moved to Wichita and a few years later, a chance meeting with Dr. Reed's wife led to her employment at RHVC where she says she fell in love with the people and their, "forever friends."
Mary works closely with Dr. Reed and the staff at RHVC. She admires Doc's sense of humor, even-tempered demeanor, and his dedication to the Rose Hill community. She is proud to work for a clinic that skillfully handles emergency appointments and a staff who will do their best to work in a sick patient, even if it's a full schedule. Mary currently lives with her boyfriend and two rescue cats.