Meet Our Team
Dr. Bruner is a native of the Kansas City area. She attended The Pembroke Hill School and The University of Kansas graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1991. She pursued her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and graduated in 1997. After graduating, she worked at Animal Medical Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina and then spent 6 years as an associate veterinarian at Picture Hills Pet Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Wanting to pursue her dream of practice ownership, she moved her family to Lansing to take over Lansing Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Bruner serves on the board of the Leavenworth County Humane Society and is a member of the AVMA, KCVMA and KVMA. Dr. Bruner has 2 human, 3 canine, and 4 feline children. In her free time she enjoys rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks and traveling.
Dr. Kessler is a native of Olathe, KS, where she attended Olathe East High School. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Physical Science in 1999. She pursued her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Ross University and graduated in 2003. After graduating, Dr. Kessler worked as a full-time associate until starting a family. When Dr. Kessler is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and scrapbooking.
Pictured with Patton and Liberty.
Dr. Taylor Zumbusch
Dr. Zumbusch is originally from Tucson, Arizona but has tumbleweeded around quite a bit. She studied ants (yep, those little guys that ruin picnics) during undergrad in Minnesota and the tropics, then went to vet school in Colorado. She married military, so the ongoing traveling and moving continues. Unfortunately, she will only be here for a year, however, she looks forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
RVT & Hospital Manager
Ashley is a Registered Veterinary Technician, graduating from Brown Mackie College in 2015. She joined the team February 2022 with over 7 years of veterinary experience. Born and raised in Lansing, she graduated from Lansing High School in 2010. She stays busy with her husband, 2 boys, 3 dogs and 2 cats!
Pictured with her soul dog, Nike.
Assistant Manager & Clinic Fan Girl
Amy is a native of the Kansas City area, attending high school in Weston, Mo. She graduated college at University of Central Missouri in 1995. She enjoys volunteering for veterans and animals, traveling with friends, and meeting all dogs. She joined Lansing Veterinary Hospital in 2016.
Pictured with Maya and Roscoe.
Lauren began working at Lansing Veterinary Hospital in January 2022 as a Customer Service Representative. She is originally from Missouri and has lived in Leavenworth since 2010. She has a love for all animals.
Pictured with her dog Jonesy
Tech & CSR
Stephanie has been a Veterinary Technician for 2.5 years. She previously worked as a CNA for 1.5 years. It is a dream of hers to eventually become a veterinarian. She is a mother to 2 girls, a Golden Retriever (Kaycie), and a kitten (Happy). She enjoys her free time with her daughters and pets.
Pictured with Happy (kitten) and Kaycie.
Jersey is originally from Duluth, Georgia. Veterinary medicine is new territory. Previously, she worked in the nursing field for approximately 4 years as a CNA/CMA. She stays busy with her dog Tank (who is the biggest Mama’s boy you’ll ever meet), her bonus niece & nephew and Godchildren.
Pictured with dog Tank.
Katie is local to the area, graduating from Leavenworth HS in 2016. Her three kids, husband, and dog (Beast) keep her busy. She aspired to become a veterinarian as a child and is excited to be part of the team. Katie started at the clinic in August 2022.
Pictured with her dog, Beast.
Tito was found as a stray in Lansing. At the time, the shelter had no open cages so we made room for him with us. He was with us for 2 weeks and we all fell in love with him. Dr. Bruner made the command decision that we needed another office cat so she opened the cage door and that was that. He and Romeo had a few spats at first but now they are BFFs. Believe it or not, Tito was at his ideal body weight when he was found. Even though he’s on a strict diet, he finds ways to over indulge. He tries to steal food from cages, he opens bags of food from the lobby, he thinks he is starving all the time. You will usually find him up front greeting people or laying on the xerox machine. It’s exhausting begging for food all the time.
Sabrina came to us a few years ago to visit and never left. She’s become a wonderful co-worker and friend to Tito. She can often be found up front looking for love or dishing out sass. Otherwise, she’s snoozing in her bed in the back.