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!
Katie Gabbert is the new Practice Manager at Three Trails Animal Hospital! Katie holds her AAS in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University and her BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from the University of Minnesota. Katie began working in the veterinary field in 1997, driven by her desire to help animals and improve their quality of life. With over 20 years in the veterinary field, Katie loves getting to work with a diverse group of people who care about what they do and share Katie’s passion of animal care.
Originally from Golden Valley, Minnesota, Katie moved to Blue Springs, Missouri two years ago with her husband and three sons. Katie and her family have a 4-year-old terrier mix named Riley, a rescued cat named Jack, and a kitten named Baby Kitty! Katie is a Reiki Master and QHHT hypnosis practitioner and enjoys spending her free time with her family in nature. She loves to create art and is currently interested in painting and ceramics.
Amby has been an employee at Three Trails since 1994 and a Registered Veterinary Technician since 1995. She is a graduate of MCC-Maple Woods and has her hands full with her brindle Mastiff, Otis, Terrier Mix, Keeper, and Mastiff Mix puppy, Ramsey.
Megan has been at Three Trails since 2005 and a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2007. She is a graduate of MCC-Maple Woods and has filled her home with rescue dogs! Frank is a Mastiff and Daisy is a scruffy Shih-Tzu mix.
Mariah is one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians at TTAH. She grew up on a farm in St. Joseph, Mo where she spent most of her time horseback riding. She graduated from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program in the spring of 2020. She has three Australian Shepherds: Scout, Aya, and Kota. In her spare time she enjoys running with her dogs, painting, and being with friends and family.
Johanna has been an employee at Three Trails since 2004. She likes to spend her time at home with her two and four-legged kids. She shares her home with two Lab mixes, Sophie and Cash, a Bulldog mix, Josie, and two furry cat friends, Remington and Munchie.
Lindsey has been an employee at Three Trails since 2012. She currently works in both our boarding area and exam rooms. She has a German Shepherd, Rhea, a Chow mix, Luna, and is the proud new owner of a horse!
Brittany joined the Three Trails team in 2018 and shares her home with her young children, a German Shepherd, Leo, and a Lab mix, Cash. Outside of the hospital she enjoys rollerskating and outdoor activities.
Ann has been at Three Trails since 2009. She graduated with an online veterinary assistance degree from ABC and works in both our boarding area and in our exam rooms. She shares her home with two Labrador Retrievers, Mona and Missy, a Lab puppy, Chip, and a Mastiff mix, Takoda.
Kayla has been at Three Trails since 2011. She works in our boarding area as well as our exam rooms. She has a furry family at home that includes a rescued Chihuahua, Howie, a Pitbull, Pig, a Lab mix, Chevy, and their feline sidekicks, Auto and Bubbles. She also enjoys owning horses.
Tristen has been with us at Three Trails since 2017 and is currently working towards her college degree. She shares her home with a Chow Chow, Petra, and two grey cats, Smoke and Mr. Grumbles. She enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time with her friends.
Sam is a former employee who rejoined the Trails team in 2021 and works the exam rooms as a veterinary assistant. She has a German Shepherd names Cyrus and a Husky mix named Kody.
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Melanie is a former groomer at Three Trails who rejoined the team in 2018. Her husband and stepdaughter (originally from Haiti) and her little girl keep her busy! Her dog, Cora, even made the return trip from Haiti with her as a puppy.
Jennifer joined the Three Trails team in 2019 and has over 20 years of grooming experience, including experience with show dogs. She currently resides in Independence with her daughter.
Located on West 23rd St S between S Crysler Ave and S McCoy St. Just .4 miles from Crysler Stadium.