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Our Staff

Ann Brown, DVM

Ann Brown, DVM

Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Education: Kansas State University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dr. Brown graduated from Kansas State University with her DVM in 2004. Always a Wildcat, she received her BS in Biology from Kansas State University in 2000. This is also where she met her husband, Joe. Originally from Overland Park, she actually worked at Hawthorne Animal Hospital in high school working her way up from kennel staff. Dr. Brown purchased Hawthorne Animal Hospital in June of 2008 from Drs. Susan Brundrett and Rob Davis. Ann and Joe have an adorable daughter Samantha. They have 1 rescued dog Vinnie and a rescued cat Savannah that lives at the clinic.

Nick Bauer, DVM

Nick Bauer, DVM

Veterinarian
Education: Kansas State University

​​​​​​​​​​​​Dr. Nicholas Bauer is a 2015 graduate of Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. Like Dr. Brown, he grew up in the Kansas City area and has worked at Hawthorne as kennel staff/ veterinary assistant during high school and on holiday breaks while in college for a total of 8 years. When not treating his 4-legged patients, Dr. Bauer enjoys jogging with his own dog, an adopted German Shepherd mix named Echo. Other interests include reading and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the AVMA, AAHA, KCVMA, and KVMA organizations.

Amanda Berck, DVM

Amanda Berck, DVM

Veterinarian
Education: Kansas State University, University of Nebraska

​​​​​​​Dr. Berck graduated from Kansas State University with her DVM in 1998. Originally a Cornhusker, she grew up in Elm Creek, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Veterinary Science BS. It was there that she met her husband, Dave. They now have 3 beautiful girls, Emersyn, Aubryn, and Ashlyn. Their busy family has 4 adopted cats: Whiskers, Chase, Cheese Puff and a Ragdoll Teensy Merlin. The Berck family is very excited about their newest addition, a border collie mix named Maisy! The Bercks also have 3 American Paint horses named Blitz, Boo & Bandit.

Amy

Amy

Practice Manager/Technician
Education: Kansas State University

Amy graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science-Production Management in 1998. Her love of animals brought her to work at Hawthorne Animal Hospital in 2000. Amy’s interest and big heart led her to 2 Golden Retrievers Luna & Salvy, and she takes care of two rescue cats named Ty and Asha. In her free time, Amy enjoys horses, spending time at the lake and helping with her children’s 4-H projects.

Martha

Martha

Office Manager/Technician
Education: University of Kansas

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Martha graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages, but her other passion “animals” became her career path when she started working at Hawthorne Animal Hospital in 1992. We must admit that Martha knows the ropes, even if she is a Jayhawk! Martha and her husband Matt enjoy competing in race walking events and walking the trails. They also organize NADAQ dog agility trials in the Kansas City area.

Diana

Diana

Technician
Education: Kansas State University

We are lucky to have Diana here. She has been working in Veterinary medicine for 16+ years. She brings patience and compassion to the clinic and we enjoy having her! Diana spends her spare time with her husband and loves seeing her children and granddaughter.

Shelby

Shelby

Groomer

​​​​​​​Shelby has been grooming for 12 years. She grew up in a family that bred and showed dogs, so she’s been working with animals since she was a small child. She was a qualified junior handler and is extremely good at grooming all breeds of dogs! Shelby has 4 children and she enjoys spending all her spare time with them touring soccer fields. Shelby has 1 rescue dog named Harper and 4 rescue cats Midnight, Twilight, Nala & Dusty.

Julie

Julie

Technician

In mid-2015 after 13 years with us, Julie started another adventure, but we are thrilled to say that she still helps us out on a part-time basis. Julie has 2 adopted black labs Cagney & Lacy, a Chihuahua named Sampson, and Oz the cat. Julie always has a great story to tell—whether it’s about her pets’ adventures or the latest about her kids.