Staff

When choosing a veterinarian for your pet, it is important to pick an experienced vet that will make your pet's health their first priority. For over 20 years, our veterinarians at Rockhill Pet Clinic have been providing the highest quality of veterinary care and pet grooming services to small animals throughout the Kansas City Metro area, including: Liberty, Raytown, Lee's Summit, Overland Park, and Grandview.

Our entire team understands that your pet is a part of your family. They deserve the best care possible to ensure they lead a healthy, happy life. That's why Rockhill Pet Clinic treats every pet as an extended member of our own family, and utilizes the most up to date technology and services available.

Whether you just moved to the area or need a new vet for your beloved pet, make an appointment with us today!

Meet Our Veterinary Staff

Doctors and Administration

Patricia Stewart, DVM
Patricia Stewart

Dr. Patricia Stewart has been a pet lover her entire life. As a child, she constantly read books about dogs and cats, and dreamed of devoting her life to animal care. When her family visited relatives on the farm, Patricia always enjoyed playing with the cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals. She and the farm dog, Jack, spent many hours exploring the woods together and enjoyed a very special relationship.

After graduating from Rockhurst University with a degree in Biology, Patricia proceeded to the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stewart graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, and her dreams became a reality.

After many years of practice, Dr. Stewart remains passionate about providing her patients with the best medical care science has to offer. That commitment is put into practice at Rockhill Pet Clinic through substantial investments in state-of-the-art medical equipment not commonly available at other animal clinics. As a pet lover, Dr. Stewart understands the important place that pets have in our lives. She has devoted her life to providing compassionate care for animals while maintaining a high level of professionalism and medical expertise. She works hard to educate clients and empower them to make meaningful decisions about their pet's care. Dr. Stewart's personal pet is a Havanese named Hank.

Susan Vodraska, DVM CVA
Susan Vodraska

Dr. Susan Vodraska, known affectionately around Rockhill Pet Clinic as "Dr. V.," wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 3 years old, following in the footsteps of her grandfather. She has had many cats and dogs share their lives with her, coming from various backgrounds – newborns, abandoned or surrendered pets, and shelter adoptions. This love for cats and dogs is what drives Dr. Vodraska to pursue excellence, dedicating her life to caring for animals. Dr. Vodraska passionately pursues preventive health care for pets, promoting a long and happy life for her patients.

Born in Manhattan, KS and having grown up in various Midwestern and Western states, Dr. Vodraska received a degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1989. Dr. Vodraska then pursued veterinary studies at Kansas State University, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  Since graduating from KSU, Dr. Vodraska has pursued continuing education in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, including Acupuncture and Tui-Na massage, as well as Laser Therapy. Dr. Vodraska is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

In addition to Dr. Vodraska's veterinary studies, she is also a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1985-2005. Her hobbies include quilt-making, crafting, sewing, reading, and home repair. And spending time with her family of furries at home, of course!

Sarah Wissmann, DVM
Sarah Wissmann

Dr. Sarah Wissmann spent her childhood and high school years in Lenexa, KS. She attended the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology in 2007. During her senior year of college, she fell in love with veterinary medicine. She attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012. Since graduating, Dr. Wissmann has been in small animal practice. Her areas of special interest include dentistry, nutrition and dermatology.

Dr. Wissmann has two wonderful children and a mischievous cat named Boston at home. In her free time she loves to play with her kiddos, read, and travel to the ocean.

Pam Iseminger, Practice Manager
Pam Iseminger

Pam joined the Rockhill Pet Clinic team in May of 2014; however, she has worked in the industry for over a decade. After graduating from KU in 2002, GO JAYHAWKS, Pam moved with her husband and 2 fur kids to Austin, TX.  There she attended Texas State University pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature. While in Texas, Pam worked her way through school working at several veterinary hospitals.  It was during this time that she discovered her love of the industry and her career path. At Rockhill Pet Clinic, she oversees day-to-day operations of the clinic and ensures our patients and clients always receive the highest level of care. As both a veterinary professional and a devoted pet-parent, she is filled with compassion and loves the work she does at Rockhill. Over the years, Pam’s family has grown to include a houseful of 5 fur kids and one beautiful (furless) daughter.  When not at the clinic, Pam enjoys reading, writing and traveling the globe with family and friends.

Hope Keyhill, Assistant Manager

Hope joined Rockhill Pet Clinic in August 2017. Originally from Chillicothe, MO, Hope attended Missouri State University in Springfield and graduated with a degree in Management and Human Resources. Hope hires and trains new additions to our team, as well as makes sure the clinic runs smoothly in all areas. When not working, Hope loves spending time with her husband and her two sweet kitties at home: Olivia and Remy.

Client Services

Haley Gilbert, Communications Coordinator
Haley Gilbert

Haley started at Rockhill Pet Clinic in June 2017. Growing up in St. Louis, Haley’s house was always full of animals; she had cats, dogs, birds, fish, and at one point, a hedgehog! Her lifelong passion for animals inspired Haley to study biology and pursue a career in veterinary health. In her position at Rockhill, Haley uses her experience in communications to inform and educate pet parents on the best care for their furry friends. At home, Haley has two rambunctious pups – Josie and Boo – and a cuddly kitty name Clover.

Eric Chapman, Senior Client Services Representative
Eric Chapman

Eric has worked for Rockhill Pet Clinic since 2014. He enjoys the relationships he has built with our pet parents. Getting to know you and your pets is truly a pleasure for him! He continues to develop his knowledge in service and animal health care through professional seminars and individual learning experiences. He is always looking for new ways to make your experience more fulfilling and enjoys hearing from our clients. While here he has helped contribute to many of our most popular services and dedicated himself to being as well-informed as possible about care options for your pet, including pet-insurance. Eric will gladly tell you about his cat, Wesley, as he is quite the proud pet-parent.

Alesha Pisciotta, Exam Room Assistant

Alesha joined the Rockhill Pet Clinic team in June 2018. She attended Truman State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages. After graduating, Alesha spent three years in France and Spain working as an English Language Assistant. In the clinic, she utilizes her language skills interpreting for our Spanish-speaking clients and translating our pet care resources. Currently, Alesha has a kitty of her own named Lucio.

Tyrell Jackson, Client Services Representative
Tyrell Jackson

Ty has been a member of the Rockhill Pet Clinic team since April 2018. He enjoys meeting every single pet that walks through our door (and their owners!) Ty grew up in Idaho and studied creative writing at the University of Idaho, but he’s since lived in Washington, Oregon, and now Missouri. Ty has a diverse employment history including carpenter, horseback riding instructor, office manager, and marketing assistant. Ty has two dogs, Freja and Rosie, and spends his spare time at Crossfit or working on his novel.

Tre Walker, Client Services Representative
Tyrell Jackson

Tre joined the Rockhill team in November 2018. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Public Relations and Communications.  In the past, Tre has worked as a hotel manager, middle school teacher, and an ESPN statistician. At Rockhill, Tre loves meeting and helping clients with their pet care needs. Currently, Tre has a German Shepherd mix at home named Panda. In his free time, Tre enjoys photography, shoe collecting, and traveling (he has been to forty out of fifty states so far!)

Patient Care

Debbie Steakle, Senior Pet Nurse
Debbie Steakle

Debbie has been a favorite among our pets for twenty years! A member of our experienced nursing staff, Debbie takes care of your pets from lobby to treatment room, sending them home after the best care possible. She is also trained as a surgery technician and periodontal procedure assistant. As a part of our administrative staff, Debbie is a wealth of knowledge for questions you may have about getting your pet the right care. Debbie also has a rambunctious crew at home —her two dogs, Jewel and Opal.

Alison Phillips, Senior Pet Nurse
Alison Phillips

Alison has been a star nurse to our patients for a decade plus! Taking care of your pet from start to finish, Alison admits patients, assists in their treatments, manages their care before, during, and after surgery, and releases them to their parents with thorough instructions. You will also be hearing from her on the phone—she is active in communicating with you about your pet’s care beyond the clinic. Alison and her husband have two sons, Wyatt and Lyle, a cat named Tina, and a dog named Benny.

Angela Scudiero, Pet Nurse
Angela Scudiero

Angela has been a part of the Rockhill Pet Clinic team since September 2015. Angela began working with the clinic because of her lifelong passion for animals and their well-being. While growing up in the Kansas City area, Angela has always been surrounded by an array of pets, including dogs, horses, chickens, and lizards. Since she was four, she has been either riding horses or working for many local training stables, including her time with Saddlebred Trainer, Sug Utz. Her job here at the clinic gives Angela the ability to engage with owners who are passionate about the care for their pets. Angela has six pets at home: Bronson, a pit bull mix, three cats – Oswin, Bebop, and Rocksteady – and Reptar and Talyn, a pair of Leopard geckos.

Nikki Reardon RVT, Pet Nurse
Nikki Reardon

Nikki was a full time staff member for two years; then, in 2017, Nikki started a full time job as a Pharmacovigulance RVT at Ceva. (Side note: Ceva is the company that manufactures pet products Feliway and Adaptil, both carried and used by the clinic.) Nikki was born and raised in Raytown, and she grew up around many animals including dogs, cats, and even horses. This inspired her to attend Maple Woods University and obtain a Veterinary Technician degree. Nikki has always had a love and fascination for animals and their care, and she enjoys giving back to the community. She currently has two cats, Ebenezer and Jordan.

Elizabeth Ayala, Pet Nurse
Elizabeth Ayala

Elizabeth joined the Rockhill Pet Clinic team in November 2018. Originally from Los Angeles, this is the first time she has lived away from her home state of California. Elizabeth worked for 3 years as a veterinary technician in California and is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. So far, Elizabeth has found Kansas City to be wonderful and has loved meeting all of our clients and their four-legged family members! When not spending time with her husband and her Bernese mountain dog, Dolly, she loves hiking new trails or staying at home playing video games.

Hannah Bridges RVT, Treatment Room Nurse

Hannah started as an animal caretaker and treatment room assistant in June 2017. Hannah is currently studying Veterinary Technology at Maple Woods Community College, and she started at Rockhill to gain hands-on experience in a veterinary clinic. Hannah is a self-professed “cat-rovert,” and loves to relax at home with her cat, Mia.

Elena Bullard, Treatment Room Assistant

Elena joined our team in August 2018. Originally from Springfield, MO, she studied Wildlife Biology at Missouri State University. An avid animal lover, her past jobs include working at a horse barn and a wild animal safari. In her free time, she enjoys camping, canoeing, reading, and spending time with her Rottweiler named Bane.

Adriana Moyera, Treatment Room Assistant

Adriana joined Rockhill Pet Clinic in November 2018. Originally from Michigan, Adriana in the past worked at doggie daycares and has since started her career working in a veterinary clinic to further her passion for taking care of animals. At home, she has a sweet Akita mix named Stella that she loves spending time with. Adriana is also a singer and songwriter and performs at shows around the Kansas City area.

Kelsey Harlan, Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey joined the Rockhill team in June 2018 as an animal caretaker, and she is quickly training to assist with vaccines, blood draws, and other technical duties. Kelsey studied Political Science at Drury University and graduated in May 2015. Since then, she has honed her interpersonal skills as a waitress. Ultimately, she would like to enter social work and continue to create music and art in her free time. Kelsey hails from Springfield, Missouri and has one cat at home named Gus.

Shyan Tracy, Veterinary Assistant

Shyan began working at Rockhill in November 2018 and loves caring for your furry friends while they stay at our clinic. Shyan currently attends Metropolitan Community College and studies pre-professional health with plans on pursuing a career in dental hygiene. In her free time, Shyan enjoys painting, photography, and spending time with her pets at home. She currently has two cats, Luna and Newton, and two dogs, Malan and Zoe.

Grooming

Lexus Brown, Groomer

Lexus returned to Rockhill in June 2018 after working with us in 2016; she could not stay away! As a groomer, Lexus has done everything from basic trims to lion cuts, and she loves pampering our guests. Eventually, Lexus hopes to open her own salon and vet practice. Lexus does not have any pets of her own, but she has a daughter at home named Winter. In their spare time, they often go to the zoo to see the African animals.