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Meet Our Vets
Drs Simon, Spiller, Hauptman, and Menze
The goal of our veterinarians is to enhance the human - animal bond by improving the lives of people and their pets through better health. Each of our veterinarians has completed an undergraduate degree at a four year college followed by another four years of veterinary medical school for the degree of "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine". In addition, two sets of National Board Exams and one State Board Exam was passed.
Our doctors are highly motivated in continuing their education in order to keep on the cutting edge of the latest techniques and treatments. This emphasis on continued learning is critical, as they are your pet's dermatologist, cardiologist, surgeon, pediatrician, anesthesiologist, and sometimes even psychologist.
KATE SPILLER, DVM - Dr. Spiller grew up in Emporia, KS. In 1991, she began studies at Kansas State University where she received a BS in Animal Science and then attended the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Spiller worked in Kansas City, MO for 8 years at a small animal clinic and also an emergency hospital before joining Pet Haven Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but especially enjoys soft tissue surgery, feline pediatrics, and feline medicine. She and her husband own several dogs and cats, and one very sweet goat.
ABBY HAUPTMAN, DVM -Dr. Hauptman was born and raised in eastern Iowa. In the early 1990's she and her family moved to Goddard, Kansas. Her lifelong passion for companion animals lead her to Manhattan, Kansas (KSU), where she attended college with aspirations of becoming a veterinarian. There she obtained her Bachelor of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2007. Her interests are in companion animal medicine with an emphasis on preventative care. She currently resides in Goddard, Kansas with her husband and their three children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, flying with her husband, traveling to tropical destinations when there is snow on the ground at home!
ERIN MENZE, DVM - Dr. Menze was born in San Diego and lived there until she was thirteen, then moved to Owasso, Oklahoma. She worked in a veterinary clinic through high school and college, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University (go Pokes!), graduating in 2004. She enjoys reading, fishing, travelling, and spending time with her husband Andrew. Together they have three dogs and two cats.
JENNIFER SIMON, DVM - Dr. Simon was raised in the rural town of Tonganoxie, KS, just outside of Kansas City. Spending summers on her family farm encouraged her interest in veterinary medicine. She pursued pre-veterinary medicine at Kansas State University. Upon graduation with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences, Dr. Simon was accepted to veterinary school at Kansas State University, and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduation, Dr. Simon worked in Topeka and Augusta, KS. Dr. Simon joined Pet Haven Veterinary Clinic in May 2016. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their toddler sons, and their cat.