Earning magna cum laude honors, Dr. Schweizer received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1992. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. He loves his dog Zeke and his cat Mr. Whiskers. The proud husband of Ronee and father of three sons – Jacob, Luke, and Timothy – Dr. Schweizer enjoys fishing, boating, swimming, and biking.
Dr. Harsha received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1997. Today he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association,and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He is the proud husband to Kristi and father to Rebecca and Zach, with whom he cares for and an English Bull Dog named Brick. In his spare time, Dr. Harsha loves camping, fishing, reading, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Dana Dacus Wells is a veterinarian at Crysler Animal Hospital and has practiced veterinary medicine for over 20 years. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1998, and her areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and pain management. Dr. Dacus has cared for animals her entire life, which led her to begin working in the veterinary industry in 1989. She has worked in private practice, owned her own practice for eight years, and has also worked in small animal medicine for five years. She says the best part of working in the veterinary field is improving a pet’s quality of life; whether through education, preventative medicine, or surgery. Dr. Dacus has also previously worked at Crysler Animal Hospital from 2017-2018.
Originally from Crystal City, MO, Dr. Dacus currently resides in the Kansas City area with her husband, Danny, and children, Nathanial and Grace. She currently shares a home with Izzy, a lab mix, “grandpup” Cooper, a Labradoodle, and eight cats: Ruger, Charlie, Daisy, Poppy, Mavis, Chester, Mama Kitty, and Moo Kitty. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Dacus enjoys reading, baking, hiking, kayaking, and camping in the mountains. A fun fact about Dr. Dacus is that she started in college as a music major, and now enjoys singing in the car!
Maureen is always surrounded by animals – she lives with a Labrador named Gideon, a Bichon named Cassie Mae, a Border Collie named Hotchner, two cats, Zari and Cailin, two African Gray Parrots, Scarlett and Rett, and two Macaws, Button and Ollie. When she’s not at Crysler, Maureen and her husband Dan love spending as much time as possible with their seven grandchildren.
Diana Auffert is a registered veterinary technician at AniMed Animal Hospital. She graduated with a Bachelors of Biology from Missouri Western State College in 1994, and earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science at Maple Woods Community College in 2001. Diana has been working within the veterinary industry since 1998, and her areas of professional interest include emergency care and CPR. Diana loves watching a pet go home healthy after a trip to the vet!
Originally from Northwest Missouri, she currently resides in Liberty, MO with her husband, and two dogs, Rocky and Bear. She loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, walking her dogs, swimming, reading, painting, and target shooting. A fun fact about Diana was that she was born in Ankara, Turkey!
Valerie Hoffman is a registered veterinary technician at AniMed Animal Hospital. She attended Missouri Western State College from 1983-1985, and earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science at Maple Woods Community College in 2003. She began working in the veterinary industry in 1999, and her areas of interest include pain management, physical therapy, and behavior. Valerie says the best part of working in the veterinary field is being able to play an active role in the healing of sick or injured animals, and keeping pets healthy.
Originally from Plattsburg, MO, Valerie has called Independence, MO home for the last 28 years with her husband, two sons, and four grandchildren. When she finds free time, Valerie loves walking her English Springer Spaniel, Penny, fishing, golfing, swimming, and gardening.
Sarah Biegh is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Crysler Animal Hospital. As a passionate animal lover, she graduated from Maple Woods Community College of Veterinary Technology and Applied Sciences in 2008. Her areas of professional interest include specializing in anesthesia and acupuncture.
Although Sarah always dreamed of becoming a zoo veterinarian, she found a job at Crysler Animal Hospital after graduation and fell in love with helping the patients of Crysler. She now considers working at Crysler Animal Hospital her dream job and truly enjoys being a part of improving pets’ health by helping them get the treatment they deserve.
Sarah currently lives in Kansas City with her husband Nathan and Abbie, a 13 year old Border Collie mix. Sarah loves being active in her free time and enjoys working out, hiking, biking, watching movies and attending concerts.
Located on the corner of S Crysler Ave and US-40. Just over a mile from the US-40 and US-70 interchange.