Our team page is currently under construction. Keep an eye out for new pictures of the Santa Fe Pet Clinic team coming next month!
Paula and Ted Steen
Practice Manager, Front Desk Technician
Paula is our Practice Manager and Ted is our Front Desk Tech. They have both been in the corporate world before but decided to follow their hearts to work with animals. They have been part of the SFPC family for many years now. In their spare time, they love watching Anime together and taking extra long walks around Olathe. They don’t have any pets anymore but take care of all the pets here like they were their own. Especially this cute girl, Evie.
Front Desk Tech
Kat is one of our Front Desk Techs. She works Monday through Sat. This is her with her new beautiful daughter Gabriella “Gabby” and Emanuel, her fiancé. More to come on her story later, but please say Hi! to Kat and welcome her when you come in to see us.
Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Nurse In-Training
Sara joined SFPC in 2020 when she moved from her hometown in southern NJ to the KC area. Originally thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian, she attended Purdue University where she received her Bachelors in Biology in 2019. It was in the summers between college when working for a local vet clinic where she found her true passion was nursing. “It’s so gratifying getting to watch an ill patient recover. Celebrating each improvement milestone with the owners is worth every moment of hard work.” She is currently enrolled in Purdue’s Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program and hopes to become a registered veterinary nurse upon graduation. In her free time, Sara enjoys exploring the KC area with her husband, AJ, serving at Christ Community Church KC, playing piano/singing, and reading mystery books.
Beginning in 2001 as a kennel tech, and now working part-time as one of our receptionists and vet assistant. Cassie has worked anywhere from just Saturdays to full-time through college, other jobs, and now is a mother. Cassie is a big lover of animals and people! She got her degree in Elementary Education but has continued to enjoy working here through all of life’s changes over the past 12 years. “I love the fun pets, friendly clients, great co-workers, and learning new things on a regular basis.” In addition to her love of animals, Cassie also loves to hike and backpack. She, along with her family, goes to the Colorado Rockies every year and has crossed the Grand Canyon 3 times! She is married to her amazing husband Ben and they have five children, Lizzy, Timothy, Abby, Daniel, and Joseph as well as her black lab “Watson” and German Shepard mix “Maggie Rose.
Kennel Tech/Vet Assistant
Eliza is one of our Vet Assistants. She is very excited about all the cool science she is learning daily. Eliza says, “I really like seeing different specimens under the microscope, science is cool!”. She has two pets, Cotton and Oreo. Cotton is a cool cat that thinks he’s a dog, and Oreo is a silly black and white Portuguese water dog mix. They both spend a lot of time in her backyard playing. Eliza lives in Kanas City, KS with her pets, her mom, and her fiancé, Conrad. She is currently finishing some classes so she can take her Vet Assistant Certification test later this year.
Kennel Tech/Vet Assistant
Kate joined us over a year ago, and has been a joy ever since. She is one of our main Kennel Tech’s and is now learning to be a Registered Vet Tech. She will be starting Vet Assistant classes in July 2022, and then hopes to move onto Registered Vet Tech sometime in 2023. Kate loves all the animals and making each one’s visit here specialized for them. She takes great care in getting their kennels ready for boarding and keeps very detailed notes for each one of your loved ones so they fell very much at home while they are here with us whether it be a long term boarding stay, or they are just here to get a nail trim. She is originally from Washington, MO. She lives here in Olathe with her Fiancé Jacob and blue tick heeler Marley Mae. We hope to get a new pic of her soon. She started out learning about nursing, and realized “I just want to take care of animals and love and hug on them all day!”
Tori is one of our kennel techs that came to us from one of our clients. Her mom, Offie, came in with one of their cats, asked for an application for her daughter. The rest is history. Tori is also a student at Olathe South, but she has one more year before she graduates. She is interested in either a Registered Vet Tech or a Vet Assistant. We’ll find out soon, but for now we are glad she is here taking care of the pets.
Noah is currently a Senior at Olathe South. He will be graduating soon, and heading off to Colorado for college.