Dr. Luke Fry
Long before graduating from Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Fry dedicated his life to the care of animals. Instinctively drawn to animals and their care, “doctor luke” worked as a very young boy for a former president of the Doberman Pinscher club of America. Then, in his teen years, he helped manage a pet boarding business in Goddard Kansas , which was owned by the Dold family. He has also been blessed by the training from 3 generations of veterinarians in Wichita ( all with the last name Bouge), who helped guide his veterinary training. Upon moving to the Kansas City area, Dr. Fry has been blessed with a wonderful veterinary staff in the same location since 1981. He finds each day a joy to provide quality medical and surgical care for the beloved pets of his clients.
Out of his studies of ethnobotany and from the peace he finds in gardening, came the views to see a patient as needing a lifetime of care and not as a pet that needs “patching up”. He has been a member of the AVMA and Kansas Veterinary Association for nearly 35 years. He also has memberships in Veterinary Holistic Association, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, and Association of American Feline Practitioner.
I started working for Dr. Fry at Quivira Road Animal Clinic in 2001. I do a little bit of everything such as: being a receptionist, a surgical assistant, to a groomer when needed, and also in the exam room. I also became the Hospital Administrator. I have had the opportunity to meet some really great animals and their families. I have had the best 12 years working at Quivira Road Animal Clinic. I was raised in western Shawnee on a farm until I was 11 then moved into town. I went to Shawnee Mission North High School and I now live in Merriam. I have always wanted to work with a veterinarian since I was little.
I am married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years with 2 kids. We have a dog named max and 4 cats, Scout, Tara, Ginger and Rhia. I love working with animals and I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends.
I have worked at Quivira Road Animal Clinic since getting my vet tech degree and license in 1993. A late bloomer, when I first heard about this profession at the age of 32, I knew it was perfect for me. I love my work and all the patients I have worked with, from dogs and cats, to monkeys and iguanas. I can’t imagine doing anything else. And- so there is no confusion- I’m a 1978 KU alumnus. Rock Chalk, JAYHAWKS!.
I grew up in Kansas where a Collie was a chief part of our family, among what other animals mom would bring in, comparing our home to Noah’s Ark. After majoring in education and fine arts at Wichita State, I continued to study business administration in Arizona, where my husband of over 30 years and I raised our 4 children. I was a 4-H leader for over 5 years as our family had the pleasure of participating in 4-H, training our golden retrievers and studying “back yard bunnies” as well as sharing our home with turtles, cockatiels, a collie and two cats.
After moving back to Kansas to be near family, I agreed to help out “for a few weeks” to assist with the transition of the then “new “computer system in 2003, thus became my career in the animal field. I enjoy getting to know the pets of Quivira Road Animal Clinic and their people. In addition, three of my children have also shared their compassion for animals while working at the clinic. Today, not only am I a proud grandma to a grandson and granddaughter, I also have to grand dogs. Our furry family in residence is Dexter, a tuxedo kitty, whose predecessor (Toby) was with us 21 years! Dexter, like those before him, is there by my side as I quilt, sew and scrapbook. Not only do we share our home, but also our hobbies and hearts.
I love being able to help people and animals. There is never a dull moment here and one day is never the same as the next. I started working here in 2006 right after graduating from a Christian College with a Christian Education Degree. I took a short sabbatical in 2010 right after I got married but have since returned. I have one furry family member at home, Gretta, a 100lb American bulldog, who loved to visit everyone at Quivira Road Animal Clinic.
Working with animals is something I’ve always loved. I’ve worked with animals since the age of 16. I began grooming in early 2010 after attending a grooming academy in St. Louis, Missouri. There I was trained in hand scissors and breed haircuts. I hope to further my knowledge and education with animals.
The best part of working at the clinic for 7 years is to make each patient look their best for their families at the end of the day. Working at Quivira Road Animal Clinic as a groomer, I became a specialist in Havanese, Scotty Terriers, Westies Terriers and more. No matter how small or large the breed is, It is always fun to get to know them and their owners.
I graduated from Kansas State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, conservation and biodiversity. I have completed an internship at Operation Wildlife (where I still volunteer), two seasonal positions with KDWPT and volunteer in a Masters Naturalist Program. I started working at Quivira Road Animal Clinic when I was 16 as kennel help and have worked my way to becoming a vet assistant and groomer. I have dedicated my life to the care of wildlife and domestic animals.
American Veterianry Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Association
- Member Avian Medical Assoc
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7856 Quivira Rd
Shawnee, KS 66216