Years in practice: 21
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 for a number of years. 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 school and her children’s 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 working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, her husband (also a veterinarian), and their two rescue dogs, a lab mix and a Pudelpointer. Dr. Waltsak is a devoted K-State and Green Bay Packers football fan.
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.
Lynn has been with Oxford Animal Hospital since August 2003. Her love for animals began at a very early age, when the neighborhood strays just followed her home. Later, she began showing and breeding Saint Bernards and that love lasted for more than 10 years. She still misses the show ring!
Lynn made a dramatic change from her beloved Saint Bernards when she fell in love with a little 7 lb Chihuahua named JeeJee. She loved that little one so much that she added another chihuahua, Mickey, who is a whopping 3.2 lbs! This is quite a difference from her heaviest dog, who was 210 lbs. Her newest addition is a Golden Retriever named Trinity.
She is proud to work at an innovative, high-tech hospital. Most of all, she enjoys being part of the caring, compassionate staff, which is incomparable to any other hospital she’s seen in the 20-plus years she has worked in the animal care field.
Outside of Oxford, Lynn enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, working in her yard, planting flower gardens and is always making new spots for those “have-to-have” flowers.
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?
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 Technology. She enjoys educating clients on preventative care and bonding with patients. In her free time, you can usually find Cayley at the dog park with her two dogs, Oy, a Golden Retriever, and Roxie, a senior Golden mix, or at the gym playing recreational sports.
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.
Allee recently graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science after studying Animal Science there for 4 years. She have lived all over the country from California to Indiana to Missouri. Allee love to be outside--hiking, running, biking, anything that will get me out and keep her out. She has a 3 year old German Shepherd mix named Nella, a princess and the light of Allee's life. Their favorite thing to do together is to go to the dog park and play Frisbee.
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!
Tessa joined Oxford in 2018 and she loves animals of all kinds. She has a cat named Ember and a dog (Corgi/Pug) named Merlin. She like going on adventures of any kind mostly in the mountains and photography/videography. Tessa is working on a degree in field biology and hopes to work on animal conservation. Her favorite place in the world is Tel Aviv Israel.