Dr. Dan & Kim Hefley
Dr. Hefley is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in Wellington, KS for 27 years. Doc’s wife, Kim, is a local elementary school counselor and our clinic office manager, and they are blessed with three children.
- Kerby, an Oklahoma State graduate lives and works in Broken Arrow, Ok. He and his lovely wife Kristen are employed at Zeeco as engineers. They enjoy lots of exercise and travel with our Grand Dog, Gabby.
- Troyce, a Wichita State University graduate is working in Atlanta, GA for Georgia Pacific as a Brand Manager. He has a red Doberman, Rory, our first Grand Dog.
- Shanlyn – see below as she is a part time employee
The entire family enjoys attending sporting events together when possible. Dr. Hefley is very supportive of 4H & FFA projects and enjoys teaching about animals.
Dr. Dan and Kim have 2 Yorkies (Jacie & Boone), 1 Sheltie (Bitsy), 1 Manx Cat (Smeagol or Gollum depending on his mood) who now resides at the animal clinic and 2 Belgian Malinois, (Reya & Ava). Reya & Jacie are our beloved rescue pets and a client gifted Ava to us. We find it hard to say no to really great pets.
Shanlyn is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. She is currently attending Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate in 2020. She has worked at the clinic her entire life and dad is hopeful she will return to Wellington to give him a break when she graduates. Shanlyn has a best buddy, our 3rd Grand Dog, Fury, a Rhodesian Ridgeback whose undying energy forces her to exercise instead of studying all the time.
Animal Care Technicians
Kathy and her husband, Ernie, celebrated 57 years of marriage in June 2017. They have one daughter and son-in-law and a grown granddaughter. At this time, kitties Ebony, Kink, Missy & Tiger are in residence. She was first employed by Arrowhead in 2005 following retirement from owning and directing Sunshine Preschool for 32 years. Kathy speaks “Cat” and finds similarities between working with children and animals. She states that “Animals are just kids with fur”.
Macy currently attends Penn Fosters online program for Veterinary Technicians and will graduate in 2018. She is one of our more experienced workers. Macy loves our patients and has a passion for helping animals and learning about veterinary medicine. She gets plenty of practice at home with her “miracle” Yorkie, Chance, who survived a bout of parvovirus as a fully vaccinated puppy and was thankful the vaccine company paid for the treatment. Macy also has a 95lb white Labrador named Thor.
Jami is a graduate of Cowley County Community College and Southwestern College with a degree in Education. After almost 20 years in education, she was ready for a change. Jami came to work for us in the spring of 2017. She and her husband Kevin have three kids and three dogs Coco (Yorkie), Jack (Boxer/Lab mix) and CeCe (Labrador). They also have a rabbit named Winter.
Amanda is a college graduate with a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Science. She loves animals on both land and sea! She and her boyfriend, Richard, have one dog (Apollo), and 3 cats (Persephone, Luna & Henry).
Jen is one of our newest additions to our staff, and has been getting lots of compliments on her grooming duties. In addition to her part time work at the clinic, Jen works for TFI Family Services and works with foster/adoptive parents as a social worker. Jen keeps very busy not only with her 2 jobs but her 3 children, Michael, Madison, & Oliver. Jen also shares their lives with Zach, a 7-year-old German Shepherd.
Addy is is our well-appreciated holiday staff relief. Addy attends Ottawa University majoring in Biology and is considering pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine or some medical field. Her calmness is very soothing to the animals, and she is passionate about learning everything about veterinary medicine. Addy is getting lots of experience from her own animals Sophia a Bassett Hound. Emma, a Beagle, Tank her energetic companion & Louie her cat, and of course Noble, her horse.