Here at Allcare Animal Hospital, we are extremely proud of our dedicated team. Our employees are loyal, experienced animal lovers who are well-trained in their positions. We will do anything possible to make our patients and their owners comfortable and happy while working with us. We believe our patients deserve the very best veterinary care, which we strive to provide for them. Our employees treat each patient like their own pet, giving them plenty of love and attention.
Click the link below to meet the staff members that make up our team. If you would like to speak to someone, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (913) 268-5011.
Verona Chaffin, DVM (owner)
Dr. Chaffin graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She has worked with large animals and small animals throughout the years. She opened Allcare Animal Hospital in 1991, and has been practicing small animal medicine there ever since. At home, she has 3 horses (Jet, Nelson, and Pye), 3 cats (Dr. Bombay, Godiva, and Blaze), and a flock of guinea hens. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horses, flying as a private pilot, and embroidering.
Leisa Snyder, DVM
Dr. Snyder graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She began working at Allcare Animal Hospital in 2000, and has been with us ever since. At home, she has 1 cat (Vader). In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and two sons, and traveling with family.
Michelle Gast, DVM
Michelle graduated from Kansas State university in 2002. Became an Allcare veterinarian right after graduation.
Jerome Berkowitz, DVM
Dr. Berkowitz graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He has worked with large animals and small animals. He opened his own veterinary clinic and ran it from 1981-2003. He then began working with us as a relief veterinarian in 2014, and has been doing so ever since. At home, he has 2 dogs (Zavy and ZZ Top). In his free time, he enjoys playing slide guitar (among many other instruments), woodworking, and traveling.
Carrie has been a veterinary technician since 2000. She started working at Allcare Animal Hospital back in 2003, and has been with us ever since. At home, she has 3 dogs (Oona, Purdy, and Winchester) and 3 cats (Winkie, Jack, and Bill Snyder). In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her dogs, and traveling with her husband and two sons.
Christie started working at Allcare Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2006. At home, she has 2 cats (Izzy and Savannah). In her free time, she enjoys traveling with family, and reading.
April has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2008, where she started at a mixed animal practice. She began working at Allcare Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2017. At home, she has 2 dogs (Han Solo and Rey). In her free time, she enjoys going to the dog park with her dogs (where they love to swim), painting with watercolors, and spending time with her and her husband’s families.
Heather has been working in the veterinary medicine field since 2012. She began working at Allcare Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 2016. At home, she has 8 dogs (Chevy, Cow Cow, Gizmo, Chubbett, Nugget, Cooper, Gatlin, and Jax), and 1 cat (Sweetheart). In her free time, she enjoys gardening, roller skating, and spending time with her family.