Green Summit Animal Clinic Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Cindy Church
Cindy Church

Dr. Church grew up in Lee’s Summit and graduated from Lee’s Summit South (the only high school at that time). She continues to live in Lee’s Summit with her family. As a child, pets were always a part of her life; a cat Fuffy, a dog Misty, many fish and hamsters. In undergraduate school she had a pet rat named Pearcy, who the entire family grew to love despite her tail. She also had a family of mice rescued after a nutrition study. She always wanted to become a veterinarian, but received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Human Environmental Science. After a couple of years in the “real world” she realized that her love of animals and the desire to help them was too great to ignore. She returned to school at Rockhurst University to pursue the remaining undergraduate requirements for a degree in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Church graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduation she practiced in the Kansas City area until joining Green Summit Animal Clinic in January of 2005. Dr. Church purchased the practice in February of 2006. “Returning to school was the best decision I ever made,” said Dr. Church. “I knew deep in my soul that this was what I was meant to do and am so glad I decided to pursue this profession.”

Her current pets include her three cats, Twiggy, Sarah, and Sherbert, and many fish. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children in whatever hobbies/activities they are pursuing.

Dr. Christina Nelson
Christina Nelson

Dr. Nelson grew up in Winfield Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago. She always had pets in the house, whether it was a fish, hamster, rabbit, or dog, and even a few exotic pets like a Hedgehog and Coatimundi. She knew from a young age that she wanted to become a Veterinarian, so she began volunteering in high school at a local veterinary clinic. She attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in the fall of 2001, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology, but continued to work in the veterinary field throughout her entire college carreer. When she graduated in 2004, she decided that she liked Missouri so much that she would stay there for veterinary school. In 2009 she graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Mizzou, and joined Green Summit Animal Clinic that following spring.

Dr. Nelson now resides in Lee’s Summit with her husband Ron, her children Chase, and Charlotte, and her two dogs Sampson and Ryno. She loves to watch sports (when she can get her Cubs and Bears on TV here), and enjoys cooking, baking, scrapbooking and reading.


Chelsey Sirna

Dr. Sirna grew up in Lee’s Summit. She went to the University of Missouri and received her Bachelors in Animal Sciences in 2008 and stayed another four years to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduating in 2012. She began working at Green Summit Animal Clinic in the winter of 2004 during breaks and holidays to gain experience in her pursuit of becoming a veterinarian (along with many other jobs). While in school she participated in World Vet Program and went to Costa Rica to help spay and neuter over 200 animals in one week. She joined the Green Summit Animal Clinic Veterinary staff in the spring of 2012.

Dr. Sirna currently resides in Greenwood with her husband, daughter, two dogs: McGraw and Monkey, and two cats: Aurora and MJ. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching her sport teams (Mizzou, the Chiefs, and the Royals-no matter how painful it is to watch sometimes).

Operations Manager

Christy Gaudette

Christy

Christy has been with our clinic since 2005. She is an outstanding individual and her love for animals is evident in her passion for their care and wellbeing. She loves her job and all of the staff, and enjoys being a manager both at work and at home with her 5 children, 2 dogs (Tucker and Niles), 3 cats (Shadow, Lynx and Sticky), and 2 birds (Castaway and Wilson). Outside of work she enjoys reading, spending time with her children, and running.

Veterinary Technician/Assistant Staff

Cassie Van Bebber
Cassie

Cassie began working here in September 2007. She is currently attending Longview Community College in pursuit of a Veterinary Technician degree. She has a sweet little chunky daughter, and a 7 year old pup named Zepplin. She enjoys caring for all of our patients, but takes particular joy in loving on her geriatric friends. Her motto is “the crustier and bumpier, the better.”


Jenna

Jenna joined Green Summit Animal Clinic in 2010. She spent her teen years working on a horse farm, training and developing horses in natural horsemanship before accepting a position as an Equine Veterinary Assistant. While earning her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology at Maple Woods College, she joined the team at Green Summit. Her compassion for animals and commitment for providing quality care is seen daily at the clinic. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time with her handsome husband of two years, her rescued dogs, Foxy and Sadie, and her fabulously trained horse, Kesba.

 


Melanie

Melanie joined the Green Summit team in May 2010 and initially worked up front with the reception staff. Her unique character and skill, and her thirst for knowledge eventually allowed her to work everywhere in the clinic from the front desk, to bathing/grooming, and veterinary assistant work. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling to horse shows with her family to watch her daughter compete with their horse, Dunnit. She also has 2 dogs, Joezee and Fasa, and 4 cats, Gracie, Peach, Rainey, and Twinkie.

Kennel Manager
Kennel Staff

 

 

Chelsea

Chelsea started working at Green Summit in 2006, helping out in the kennels during the holidays and other busy times. She started working full-time for Green Summit after high school graduation, while simultaneously earning an associate’s degree at Longview College. She is currently enrolled at Cleveland College with the ultimate goal of becoming a human and animal chiropractor. In her spare time she enjoys watching anime, reading, and eating anything with ranch dressing!

 

Reception Staff

Kim

Kim has been with the clinic since 2006. She is a certified receptionist and a veterinary advocate. Kim has lived in the Lee’s Summit area since 2003 with her husband of 30+ years, Brett.

She currently has two very spoiled domestic cats, Abby and Mooshu, and two extremely spoiled grand-dogs, Katie Bear and Pippa.

 

Tabitha Henry
Tabitha

Tabitha has been working the front desk at Green Summit since 2007. She has two children, and three dogs at home that keep her pretty busy!

She loves working with all of the amazing clients and our outstanding staff.

 


Serena

Serena has been with Green Summit Animal Clinic since January of 2012. She enjoys working in the veterinary field because of her intense passion for all animals. She is blessed to work with a great staff and finds working as a receptionist a rewarding opportunity to help the clients and their pets.

Serena has been married for 30+ years to her Papa Bear husband and has three great children who are truly her reason for living. She has two rescue dogs, KC and Mason, two rescue cats, Bugger and Tehya, and a very noisy cockatiel named Elvis. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and riding horses.

Groomer

 Sharol has been grooming in the Lee’s Summit area for over 15 years.

 

Security Detail

Birdie-T (Left) & Woody (Right)

Between naps, these handsome boys make sure everything runs smoothly here at Green Summit.

They’re not spoiled at all….

Pet Consultants & Specialists
Dr. Emily McLeod

Here at Green Summit Animal Clinic we recognize there is a growing demand for more options for alternative treatments, and care. We are constantly reviewing new treatments to ensure our clients receive the best care possible. The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (ACVA) was formed in 1989 by a group of Veterinarians and Chiropractors interested in expanding the benefits of Chiropractic care for animals. The AVCA has evolved from an advocacy group to a certifying agency for Chiropractors that have completed the training necessary to treat animals.

Dr. Emily McLeod is one such doctor who treats both humans’ and animals’ Chiropractic needs. Dr. McLeod started practicing as a human Chiropractor on humans in 2000. Soon after her starting practicing, her love of animals took her career down a new path. She enrolled at Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, and in 2004, earned her National Certification in Animal Chiropractic care. She is now on staff at Green Summit Animal Clinic and works closely with several DVMs in the area. Dr. McLeod feels the relationship between chiropractor and veterinarian can be beneficial for the patient.

“I refer several of my chiropractic patients back to their veterinarians for medical issues,” she says. “I consider myself an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands for my veterinarians and often times when I’m performing chiropractic exams or treatments; I observe pathologies or medical issues. It’s nice to be able to work with DVMs to provide the very best care we can for our patients.”

To schedule Chiropractic Evaluation and treatment with Dr. McLeod please contact her at (816) 694-9003. To find out more, you can also go to her website or send her an email.

After your pets initial evaluation with Dr. McLeod she will formulate an individualized treatment plan for your pet.