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Meet Our Vets
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 we are your pet's dermatologist, cardiologist, surgeon, pediatrician, anesthesiologist, internist, and sometimes even psychologist.
JIM SMITH, DVM - Dr. Smith was raised in Haysville, Kansas, a suburb of Wichita. He is a graduate of Campus High School and continued his education at Kansas State University. Dr. Smith earned a BS in biology and achieved his veterinary degree in 1994. His career began in Wichita, eventually coming to Pet Haven Veterinary Clinic in 1996. In 2003, Dr. Smith became the owner/operator of Pet Haven Veterinary Clinic and has been enjoying the challenges of overseeing a busy veterinary clinic.
He currently travels and works between Florida and Wichita while spending time with his children and grandson, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 horses.
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, Ethan, their children: Caleb, Luke, and Avery, and their their labrador retriever. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, flying with her husband, traveling to tropical destinations and last but not least, playing endless tennis ball with her dog.
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 owns several dogs and cats and a very sweet goat.
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 went to Veterinary School at Oklahoma State University (go Pokes!), graduating in 2004. She enjoys reading, fishing, travelling, and spending time with her husband Andrew. They have four dogs and one cat.
JENNIFER SIMON, DVM - Dr. Simon was raised in the rural town of Tonganoxie, KS, just outside of Kansas City. Spending summers on her family's 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. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their busy toddler son, and their one cat.