Our Staff at Thomas Veterinary Clinic
Kylee J. Thomas, DVM
Dr. Kylee Thomas graduated from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and returned home to work at Thomas Veterinary Clinic. In 2006, she purchased the clinic and has worked hard to maintain Thomas Veterinary Clinic’s reputation while incorporating new ideas and techniques. Through her abilities and compassion, Dr. Thomas makes sure you and your pet receive quality care.
Tom B. Lopp, DVM
Dr. Tom Lopp graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He joined the Thomas Veterinary Clinic team in 1994. He brought with him an interest and considerable knowledge in small animal and equine surgery. This interest has led to our ability to offer multiple surgical services not otherwise available in the area. Dr. Lopp always ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care possible.
John L. Thomas, DVM
Dr. John Thomas graduated from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. Following graduation, he entered private practice and worked as a mixed animal veterinarian. Working long hard hours, he started Thomas Veterinary Clinic in 1978. Well known for his work with horses, his love of all animal species, and his dedication to their health, Dr. Thomas is now retired.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Your pet deserves the best care! That is why we have a registered veterinary technician to assist in the care of your pet. A RVT is your pet’s “nurse”. Whether she is drawing blood from your pet, placing an IV catheter, monitoring anesthesia, or assisting in surgery, our RVT offers your pet exceptional care. Our RVT is up to date on major developments in veterinary medicine through continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, regional and national meetings as well as regular staff meetings. We feel very fortunate to have a RVT in our practice.
Christy E. Payne
Christy graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Horse Science Technology in 1995. A few years later, she returned to Kirkwood and completed the veterinary technician program in 1999. Following graduation, she joined the Thomas Vet team. Christy works primarily with our equine patients and shows a great deal of skill and patience with them. She also has a special interest in anesthesia.
Amber D. Hanna
Amber joined the Thomas Vet team in August 2004. She works assisting the veterinarians and techinicians with both the small and large animals. She has a special interest in horses and has completed training in equine massage therapy. She is always willing to go the extra mile and lend a helping hand wherever needed around the clinic.
Sabrina started at TVC in September 2011. She is our receptionist and will assist you in many ways. She does much more than make appointments and answer phones. She can offer you advice on pet food, treats, retail items, and dental care. She will be glad to assist you in any way she can whether in person or on the telephone.
Our kennel attendants perform a wide variety of tasks to make sure your pet is comfortable during his or her stay while boarding or hospitalized. The kennel attendants are always busy cleaning, feeding, and caring for our patients.
Four Legged Staff
Archie was born at Thomas Veterinary Clinic in 1991 and has been a permanent resident since his birth. He is pretty much the ruler of the clinic. In his spare time he enjoys basking in the sun and greeting clients at the front counter. He is more than happy to provide lap time and love to anyone who is interested.
Willy joined the group in October of 2005, when he came in for treatment following a dogfight and liked it so much he never left. He is the playful one of the bunch and can often be found chasing toys up and down the hall. He also likes to challenge Archie for the position of official clinic greeter.