Dr. Jennifer Bruner

Veterinarian and Practice Owner

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. Kimberly Kessler

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly Kessler Veterinarian 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.

Kim Watkins

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kim graduated in 1982 from the veterinary technology program at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Mo. She joined the staff in 1998. She and her husband have 1 child. In her free time, Kim raises and shows Weimaraners.

Kendall O’Herron

Veterinary Assistant

Kendall has been with us since 1999. She is a 2001 graduate of Lansing High School. Kendall assists in surgery, helps with clients and their pets, and handles the care of hospitalized and boarding pets. Kendall has two Boston Terriers.

Amanda Laursen

Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

Amanda joined the staff in 2002. She is a 2002 graduate of Leavenworth High School. Amanda manages the front desk and assists the doctors in surgery and in the exam rooms. Amanda has a dachshund named Sumo.


Romeo was trapped and brought to us as a feral cat to be neutered and vaccinated. He ended up staying forever. He took quite a while to warm up to us, but now his nickname is McLovin because he can’t get enough attention. He rarely goes up front because he still gets quite skittish, but if you go back in the treatment area don’t be surprised to find an orange kitty molesting your legs.