Rael has been in the veterinary field since 2013 and joined the Stanley Veterinary staff as a Practice Manager in November of 2019. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. His free time is spent reading, playing card games, and watching sports with his cat, Rolo.
Shelley has worked at Stanley Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary technician since August of 2011 and has worked in the veterinary field for almost 8 years. Shelley played basketball at Emporia State (from 1988 – 1991) and graduated with a B.S. in Education from CMSU in 1995. She enjoys working with all animals (especially the puppies)! She shares her home with four dogs: Bentley, Lexus, Sasha, and Pierre. In her spare time, Shelley likes to cheer for her daughter, who plays on the K-State Women’s Basketball team. She also likes to read, cook, and travel.
Shonda Burger began working at Stanley Veterinary Clinic in November 2011. She graduated from Colby Community College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in May of 1990. Assisting in the operating room and using her tech skills are her passion in the hospital. In their spare time, Shonda and her husband Deron, enjoy watching their children, TJ and Kailey play sports, as well as going to the lake. They have a Shiba Inu named Roxy and three cats, Bruno, Lenny, and Cookie. She enjoys giving the best care to your pets, and simply loves what she does in the veterinary field.
Jill joined the Stanley Veterinary team in August of 2014. She earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015. She is the former president of the BMC Vet Tech Club, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and a member of NAVTA. She shares her home with her two dogs, Lulu and Daisy, both Chihuahua Mixes.
Kyle has been in the veterinary field since 2007. His favorite pastimes include gardening, cooking, baking, and outdoor activities.
Danielle started working at Stanley Veterinary Clinic in August 2014. She has been working with animals for most of her life and cannot imagine doing anything else. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, and caring for all of her pets that include dogs, cats, a horse, a goat, and turtles.
Venise began working at Stanley Veterinary Clinic in September of 2012. She received an associate’s degree in Massage Therapy from Heritage Community College in 2008 and later received an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College in 2012. Outside of work, she volunteers at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory and Education Center in Louisburg, KS. She shares her home with 3 cats (Cami, Henry, and Marko) and 1 dog, Elli.
Melanie moved to the United States from Switzerland in 2005. She started working with animals in 2012 and joined Stanley Veterinary Clinic in August of 2017. Besides going to the gym she likes to spend time with her two dogs, Clifford.
Michelle has been with Stanley Vet Clinic since July 2016. She has over 6 years of customer service experience, working from collections to assistant manager of Dairy Queen. In her spare time, she manufactures and shoots fireworks with Wald and Company. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Heaven as well as her three dogs and cat.
Kelle started working at Stanley Veterinary Clinic in October 2016. She has 13 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine. She has been married for 20 plus years and has two twin boys that just graduated from Pitt State University.
In her spare time, she enjoys riding motorcycles, going to jazzercise and spending time with friends and family. She has 2 four-legged animals at home, one is a beagle named Addi and the other is Autumn a siamese.
Melinda has been with Stanley Veterinary Clini since 2012. She enjoys assisting our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Holt as well as our primary care doctors. In her spare time, she enjoys trail rides with her horses and spending time with her two dogs, goats, and cats.
Valerie began working at Stanley Veterinary Clinic in June of 2018. She has been in the veterinary field since 2009 when she moved to the KC area from San Diego, CA. She received her Associate’s degree in veterinary technology in 2014 from Brown Mackie. While home she is joined by her husband Travis, two daughters Roselyn and Raegan, along with two dogs, a Siberian husky named Ghost and a Newfoundland named Sable. She enjoys spending time with her family and crafting in her free time.
Melody joined our team in July of 2018. Growing up in Indiana, Melody graduated from Purdue and then moved to the KC area in 1988 where she received her Master’s of Arts in Audiology. She then realized her true passion was to work with animals, so in 1995 she began working as a vet tech. Her family includes her son Brandon, 4 dogs and 1 cat. Although Melody has a love for all furry creatures, she has a special place in her heart for Dachshunds. She also enjoys bowling, playing the trumpet and violin, and digging into forensic science.