Departments

Companion Animal

Picture of cat Dr. Roberta Grange (OSU '96), Dr. Jon Gose (KSU '03), Dr. Scott Schwarting (KSU '01), and Dr. Becky Rankin (KSU '10) work full time to meet the needs of your pets. Dr. Grange has special interests in small animal reproduction, physical rehabilitation, feline medicine, and geriatrics. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Gose has special interests in companion animal medicine and surgery and is certified in veterinary chiropractics. Dr. Scott Schwarting has special interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.  In addition to standard orthopedics, Dr. Schwarting takes referrals for ACL repairs, FHO, and TPLO surgeries.  Dr. Rankin has special interests in preventative health care and serving your pets medical and surgical needs.  Our small animal technicians are dedicated to the advancement their knowledge and skills through frequent continuing education meetings and seminars. The AAH doctors, along with our experienced and caring staff, provide a variety of special services aimed at keeping your pets happy and healthy.

Greyhounds

Abilene, Kansas is the proud home of the National Greyhound Association and the Greyhound Hall of Fame. Drs. Grange, Gose, Schwarting, and Rankin focus on the special needs and care of the racing and breeding greyhound. Dr. Schwarting has specialized training and experience in orthopedic surgery for the repair of racing injuries and fractures. Dr. Grange provide specialized techniques in canine reproduction that improve the breeding success in Greyhounds as well as other dogs. Skill in transcervical and surgical insemination, hormonal diagnostics and semen freezing greatly improve the success rate in canine reproduction. The AAH technicians, doctors and staff well trained and experienced in radiographic technique and bandage care for the racing dogs.

Large Animal

Picture of foal in field Dr. Michael Whitehair (KSU '74), Dr. Becky Rankin (KSU '10) and Dr. Jon Gose (KSU '03) provide diagnostic, surgical and treatment services for our bovine and equine clients. Dr. Whitehair comes from a cattle background, giving him an understanding of the industry as a whole. Dr. Whitehair is a past president of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, is active in the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and is a Member of the House Advisory Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Whitehair is also a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. These associations help keep him in touch with the latest technologies associated with stocker/feeders, beef cow/calf and dairy industries. Dr. Rankin is an Abilene native.  She brings the latest technologies in large animal medicine and surgery including fetal sexing and extensive work in artificial insemination. She has a variety of interests in all food animal and equine species. Dr. Gose has primary interest in equine medicine, soft tissue surgery and equine reproduction. Assisted reproductive technologies such as frozen semen and embryo transfer, along with ultrasound diagnostic imaging techniques, provide advanced technical cabilities to offer equine clients. Dr. Gose is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners as well as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Swine

Picture of piglets nursing their mother Drs. Steve Henry, Diplomate ABVP (KSU '72), Lisa Tokach, Diplomate ABVP (U of MN '90), and Megan Potter (Purdue '07) are specialists in swine production medicine and regularly serve clients throughout North America. In addition, they serve as consultants to pork producers in Central America, South America and Asia. Their expertise is in diagnostic medicine, disease prevention, pathogen elimination and maximizing the productivity of swine herds. All three veterinarians are active in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), as well as the local and national veterinary medical associations. They are frequent speakers and presenters at veterinary and producer conferences. Dr. Henry is past president of AASV and recipient of the Swine Practitioner of the Year, KPPC Industry Service, A.D. Leman Science in Practice and the Howard Dunne Memorial awards. Drs. Henry and Tokach are Dipomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Swine Health Management and are considered experts in the field of swine management. Dr. Tokach serves on the AASV Board of Directors, is also a past president of AASV and is also a recipient of the KPPC Industry Service and A.D. Leman Science in Practice awards.  In addition to her veterinary degree, Dr. Potter has completed a PhD (KSU '10) from the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology.  Her specialty areas are records analysis and field research.