Anita Keck is a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer with certifications in Adult Echocardiography and Pediatric Echocardiography. She received her training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition, Anita is a Registered Veterinary Technician and the Founder of Mobile Pet Imaging.
One of Anita’s life’s passions has been her love for animals. After she obtained a master’s degree in education, she decided to pursue a degree in the veterinary field. She was accepted into the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods Community College in 2003 and graduated from that institution in 2005. After graduating from Maple Woods, she worked for eight years as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a tertiary care facility. This experience introduced her to specialty aspects of veterinary medicine and she developed an interest in the subspecialty of cardiology.
Her goal is to bring this service to the primary care veterinarians where the client and pet feel most comfortable. Anita has been in business before, owning and operating All Pawsitive Pet Care, a professional pet sitting service.
Shelby Hurd, RDCS
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
Shelby Hurd is a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer with an additional certification as a Registered Vascular Sonographer.
Shelby graduated from Kansas University in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She was then accepted into the Advanced Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In school, Shelby specialized in adult cardiac sonography and vascular sonography. Shelby has used her skills in both specialties, working at the University of Kansas Hospital upon graduation, and now at North Kansas City hospital. Shelby trained in Veterinary Cardiac Sonography with Anita and has enjoyed transferring her knowledge and skills to helping animals.
Eva Oxford, PhD, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Eva Oxford graduated from Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science in biology before moving to Upstate New York in 2002. There, she earned a PhD from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2007, studying inherited arrhythmias in the boxer (dog). She attended Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008-2012, followed by a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, before returning to Cornell to complete a residency in cardiology in 2017.
Dr. Oxford is a Board-Certified veterinary cardiologist, with a passion for client education and support during the management of cardiac disease in their pets. She currently owns a mobile cardiology practice in Ithaca, NY. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Oxford has been active in the research of inherited cardiovascular diseases of the dog for many years. She has led research projects funded through the NIH, American Heart Association, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She was an adjunct assistant professor in Molecular Medicine at Cornell from 2017-2020, where she studied the embryologic origins of sinus node dysfunction and atrial fibrillation in a mouse model. Currently, she lives outside of Ithaca, NY with her family and ever-growing collection of rescued pets.
Jodie Hayes, DVM
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Jodie Hayes received her bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University. After graduation, she attended the Maple Woods Community College Veterinary Technology program. She worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician, in a specialty and emergency hospital, for 6 years. Throughout her time as a technician, Dr. Hayes realized that her true calling was in diagnosing, prescribing, and performing various procedures.
Dr. Hayes then attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and graduated in 2013. After graduation, she performed a yearlong rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She then worked as a Senior Emergency Clinician for 7 years. She received training in abdominal ultrasound by multiple specialists and continued to use those skills throughout her career in emergency medicine.
Dr. Hayes’ goal is to provide primary care veterinarians access to diagnostic abdominal ultrasound, in their own hospital, where the clients and pets feel most comfortable. She is able to perform fine needle aspiration, cystocentesis, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, and pericardiocentesis. A board certified radiologist will review Dr. Hayes’ studies and a complete report will be sent to the primary care veterinarian.
Andrew Hanzlicek, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Dr. Hanzlicek is a veterinary internal medicine specialist with more than 14 years of professional experience in private practice, academia. Dr. Hanzlicek lectures in the pre-clinical curriculum at multiple veterinary colleges and has provides continuing veterinary education around the world- primarily discussing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal disease.
Dr. Hanzlicek’s research interests are in the areas of infectious disease, hematology, and whole blood coagulation. Working in a small referral hospital for over 10 years, he has clinical experience in all areas of small animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, cardiology, radiology, and critical care.
Dr. Hanzlicek earned a BS in Agriculture Sciences, MS in Biomedical Sciences, and DVM degree from Kansas State University. He completed post-graduate clinical training at Texas A&M University and Kansas State University.
Kevin Christiansen, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Christiansen was with the Midwest Veterinary Consultants, Kansas City, where he served as Kansas City’s only Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Christiansen continues to offer veterinary cardiology continuing education services as he still has a passion to help educate practitioners in veterinary cardiology. He also continues to offer veterinary cardiology consultation services. He received his Diplomate status from the ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology in July 2007. His residency training comes from the University of Pennsylvania (2003-2005) and achieved his DVM credentials from Kansas State University in 1999. His undergraduate studies come from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska. He is currently licensed in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.