Practicing since 1997
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Maasen graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in small animal medicine in the Kansas City area since that time. She strongly believes in practicing preventive medicine for pets and making sure to involve each pet’s owner in determining the plan that is best for keeping their pet healthy and preserving their quality of life.
She also believes that caring for each pet is a matter of teamwork between the veterinarian, the clinic staff, and the owner.
She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter. Three dogs, a Pudelpointer and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels complete their home. When she is not at work, she is busy with her children's school and extracurricular activities. In the rare event she has spare time, she and her family enjoy many outdoor activities.
In Practice Since 2007
Kansas State University
Dr. Waltsak graduated from Kansas State University and has practiced in the Kansas City area since 2008. She loves developing relationships with pets and their families through good preventative care and communication; she additionally enjoys dentistry and diagnostics. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is the privilege of caring for a pet though all stages of their life.
Dr. Waltsak previously worked at Oxford as a kennel attendant in her high school days, and enjoys the opportunity to return to where her veterinary career began.
When not at work, she's usually spending time with her 2 kids, her husband (also a veterinarian) and their 2 dogs, a Dachsund and a Pudelpointer. They enjoy travel, outdoor activities, and cheering on their favorite football teams.
Kansas State University
Dr. Musil received his DVM from Kansas State University in 1980. He and his wife, Dr. Ilona Musil owned several practices in Arizona and later Overland Park. They merged their practice, Highland Animal Hospital, with Oxford Animal Hospital in 2016.
The Musils have 3 grown children, 1 grandchild, a dog and a cat. Dr. Musil is active in Scouts and Rotary International. In his spare time, he likes to play golf and ski.
Kansas State University
Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Dr. Emily Gaugh (pronounced “Goff”) attended Kansas State University to obtain her DVM and also a Master’s in Public Health, emphasizing infectious disease and zoonosis. Prior to joining the Oxford team, Dr. Gaugh was located in Houston where she worked in a large general practice and 24-hour urgent care facility for 8 years.
Her special interests include managing endocrine diseases, helping cats with chronic GI disease, as well as abdominal ultrasound. She stands by the philosophy that it is always better to ``take a look`` into a problem because when you don't look you are making a guess, and we don't want to make a guess regarding your pet's health.
Dr. Gaugh is very excited to be back in the KC area to be closer to family and out of the southern heat! She and her husband (also a vet) have 2 young children and a ``crazy`` cocker spaniel mix named Annie. In her spare time, Dr. Gaugh loves water aerobics and trying out new restaurants.
Colby Community College
Heather has been at Oxford Animal Hospital since 2007 and earned her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Colby College in 2004. She is glad to be part of the team of caring technicians and staff members and enjoys learning new techniques about animal care. She shares her home with her very active son, who is in boy scouts, basketball and soccer. Her four-legged family includes a chihuahua named Faith. In addition to scrapbooking, camping and movies, Heather is also a Tupperware consultant.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Valerie obtained her MBA through MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2013. Prior to coming to Oxford in 2019, she worked as a veterinary technician, assistant, receptionist, and hospital manager. She also spent time as a director in higher education. Her goal is to help facilitate great customer service for Oxford clients so they are better able to participate in managing their pet’s health. She is passionate about leading the Oxford team towards the future and integrating new technologies and services to improve both the clients and pet’s experiences.
When not at work, Valerie serves on the board of directors of Community Veterinary Outreach, an organization that provides veterinary care and resources to people experiencing homelessness. Her remaining free time is spent with her husband and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy the lake, traveling, and being outdoors.
Kirsten started at Oxford in August of 2019 as a kennel technician and shortly was cross-trained at the front desk. She joined Oxford's team after interning at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Kirsten is currently a Vet Technician Student with a focus in Practice Management online at Penn Foster College. She has one shih tzu named Samurai and a Buckskin horse named Shy. When Kirsten isn't at Oxford, she's either studying, spending time with friends, or writing music. Her favorite part about working at Oxford is the encouragement for growth among her team members. She also loves being able to connect with and help educate clients.
Heidi started as a CSR at Oxford in February 2018 after relocating from Manhattan, KS. She had no pets, but that quickly changed. Since then she's accumulated two orange tabby cats, Newt and JJ, who keep her pretty occupied when she's not at work. Heidi spends her free time reading, baking, herding cats, going to concerts and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite thing about working at Oxford is the relationships she's built with our clients and being educating herself on how to properly care for animals. Plus, what’s better on a bad day then being able to cuddle some cute dogs and cats?
Kirsten, or ``Kay``, started at Oxford Animal Hospital in October of 2019. She loves animals. Her very first job was as a dog walker in her Olathe neighborhood. She later worked as a kennel tech at a local animal clinic, and has done pet sitting and caring for animals for a long time. She has had a variety of pets: including her current mini-schnauzer mix, Ringo; two Shetland Sheepdogs, Kjelsey, and Brittany; a gecko named Spot; and a rabbit named Fluffy. Kirsten loves working with people regarding their pet’s care and well-being. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and Royal's baseball. She strives to continuously learn about animal health.
Maple Woods Community College
Jan Hueben joined the Oxford Animal Hospital team in March 2014. She earned her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Maple Woods Community College in May 1992. She enjoys working with a dedicated and caring team that works together with owners to nurture the human/pet bond and to practice preventive medicine tailored to each pet’s lifestyle. When she is not at work, she enjoys nature hikes, photography, reading, flower gardening and visiting museums of any type. Jan shares her home with two cats, Boris and Melvin, who were part of a feral litter she rescued at about 4 weeks of age.
Cayley joined the Oxford staff in April 2017. She is currently attending Colby Community College to earn her degree in Veterinary Nursing. She enjoys working in anesthetic procedures, educating clients on wellness and preventative care, and bonding with patients.
Her fur kids include Roxie, a Retriever mix, and Tipsy, a cross-eyed, three-legged Siamese cat. Outside of work, Cayley enjoys mountain recreation, traveling, concerts, and horticulture.
Raegan has been with Oxford Animal Hospital since May 2019. She graduated from Crowder College and obtained her RVT in 2017. Raegan has worked with animals of all shapes and sizes from cattle to ball pythons to rats and has previously worked in emergency / specialty medicine. Her furry family includes two dogs: Izzy an Australian Shepherd and Jade an English Mastiff / Lab / Great Dane mix, two cats: Big Mike and Malaa and her rescue box turtle, Speedbump, who she rehabilitated.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, working on new art projects and reading. Her special interests at work include Quality of Life and End of Life Care and Diagnostic Imaging (radiology and ultrasound).
Mary became a part of the Oxford Animal Hospital team in 2016. Always having a love for animals and a passion for helping them, she started with volunteering at Wayside Waifs and also at a clinic in Kansas Cirt, then obtaining a job as a Veterinary Assistant. She completed the Veterinary Technician program at Maple Woods community college while also graduating with an applied science degree in 2001.
Allee joined Oxford Animal Hospital in June of 2019, shortly after she graduated from Purdue University for studying animal behavior. She has been training animals since 2012 and has worked with a variety of animals which includes dogs, horses, cats, and even elephants. She has a passion for behavior and is always using her skill set to help benefit the animals in her life and at the hospital. Allee and her husband have two dogs that run their home, a German shepherd mix and a pitbull mix named Nutella “Nella” and Pizza. When not at work or running dog training classes, Allee and her family enjoy being outside doing things like hiking, running, and gardening.
Brandy lives with her significant other and their two cats. They have an old man with black fur who is our little vulture (he loves food!), and a sweet 2 year old girl who is obsessed with her favorite string (even though she has so many other toys). Brandy came to Oxford to learn and get more involved with veterinary medicine. However, her place as a kennel technician is where she shines. She gives all the love she can to the dogs since she has none of her own! Brandy feels a great responsibility to take care of these kids so they can feel comfortable and loved while away from home!
Sam joined Oxford Animal Hospital in August of 2019. When away from work, Sam likes to use her free time painting and spending time with her cat, Freya. Sam hopes to get more involved with helping and caring for animals and eventually become a Vet Tech. Her goal is to provide the best care possible for your pets and hopefully become a positive, smiling, and loving face for them when they are away from home.
Mya joined Oxford in August 2020. She is currently pursuing a veterinary technician degree at Metropolitan Community College. She has a puggle named Spike, a Siamese cat named Lucky, and two budgies named Jello and Molly. In her free time she enjoys riding horses and hanging out with her birds.
Employee of the Month, January 2018
Interests: Canine hair coloring
Michelle has been a part of the Oxford Animal Hospital team for many years. Michelle loves working with the clients and pets that come into the hospital each day. When Michelle is not at Oxford, she is usually home taking care of her menagerie of animals: two dogs (Chloe and Armani); two cats (Naughty and Shadow); two horses (Shimmer and Earl); and one bird (Mango). She lives on the Missouri side, with her husband and son, on five acres of land and loves to be outside doing anything. Michelle recently added a new Golden Retriever puppy, Oakley, to her household.
If you are feeling adventurous, ask Michelle to add some color to your pet’s hair or nails. She has turned a standard poodle into a horse, a zombie and a dragon.