Dr. Martin D. Gilmore
Dr. Gilmore is a native of Prairie Village. After practicing for eight years at Mill Creek Animal Hospital, he purchased the Hospital from Dr. Mears in 2009. Dr. Gilmore received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Immunopathology from Kansas State University. He is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
“I have come to realize that I most cherish being able to empower pet owners to be better stewards of their furry family members,” he says, “and contributing to that special bond between person and pet.”
Following completion of an internship at a large specialty and referral center in Chicago, he returned home to Kansas City. Dr. Gilmore has particular interest in all aspects of feline and internal medicine, as well as dentistry, oral surgery, ultrasound, and preventative health care. In his spare time Dr. Gilmore works in his wood shop and is a US Soccer Association Certified soccer coach. His wife, Mendy, is an executive VP and corporate recruiter for Price Waterhouse Coopers and they have five children, Jack, Grayson, Ryann, Molly and Lucas.
Dr. Ryan P. Church
Dr. Church is a native of Nebraska, but growing up in an Air Force family he has lived in nearly every part of the world. Dr. Church completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prior to earning his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, geriatric care and general veterinary medicine.
“Building relationships with people and their pets is the best part of my job,” he says. “Being able to care for a pet from the time they’re young through their entire life to see that bond between them and their family grow and develop, and to be a part of that is such a wonderful thing to experience.”
At home, Dr. Church has a “rambunctious” cat, Ellie, and a fun spirited Corgie, Minnie. In his free time, he enjoys going to sporting events (especially Sporting Kansas City soccer), going to live theater shows, visiting museums, and spending time with his wife, Jody, and two daughters, Natalie and Megan. He is also an active member of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Gardner, Kansas.
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Dr. Rebecca Schumacher
Dr. Schumacher is a Kansas City native, but considers both Des Moines and Kansas City home. She is a proud Cyclone and received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University before graduating as a Tiger from University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine.
While veterinary medicine is a large and diverse field, Dr. Schumacher finds medicine, behavior, and clinical pathology the most intriguing- particularly if it involves cats.
However, the most fulfilling part of the day is getting to know and build relationships with clients and pets, becoming a partner in their care. Dr. Schumacher is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Schumacher, her husband, and beautiful daughter have 4 pets – Layla, an overly smart Border Collie mix, Lieutenanta goofy Standard Poodle, Pepper a bossy Main Coon that runs the house, and Merlin a Bengal who can’t decide if he’s a cat or dog. Dr. Schumacher enjoys spending her free time riding horses, hiking and running with Lieutenant, playing violin, exploring and experiencing Kansas City, and cheering on the Kansas City sports teams. (Go Royals!).
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Dr. John Neeck
Dr. Neeck was born and raised in Wisconsin, but has been a Kansas resident now for almost a decade. He completed both his undergraduate studies and his veterinary program at Kansas State University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Neeck loves all aspects of veterinary medicine and appreciates the wide range of services a veterinarian practices, but especially enjoys surgery, preventative medicine, and building lifelong relationships with his clients and their furry families.
In his spare time, Dr. Neeck enjoys traveling, hiking, and watersports, and is an active member of his local Catholic parish. He is a fan of The Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals, but is still fiercely loyal to the Green Bay Packers. He, his wife and awesome son, have 2 dogs: an energetic morkie named Delilah, and (the newest addition to their family), a scruffy but adorable border collie mix named Beasley.
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Dr. Gibbs was born and raised in Prairie Village and is a former Shawnee Mission East Lancer. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology from Kansas University. Dr. Gibbs then earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 2002. He is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Gibbs completed a rotating small animal internship at Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty before entering private practice. He has recently spent the last several years in a small animal practice in Chicago, but is excited to have returned home to Kansas City and joined the Mill Creek staff. His professional interests include endocrinology, particularly feline diabetes , dentistry, and senior patient care. However the most rewarding aspect of his career is building strong lifelong relationships with clients and their pets.
Dr Gibbs’ family includes his wife, Courtney, their two children, Olivia and Camden, and 5 pets. Their furry companions include 2 feline scamps that rule the roost, Beatrice and Bowie, a miniature Aussie named Truman, and 2 guinea pigs, Rocky and Max. When he’s not spending time with his family, Dr. Gibbs enjoys cheering on the local Kansas City sports teams and his beloved Jayhawks, camping, and practicing the culinary art of barbecue.
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Dr. Brekke was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. There he developed an interest in cattle after working with the college’s beef cattle herd, as well as small animal veterinary medicine after working as an assistant for a local veterinarian. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. During vet school, he discovered and developed his passion for small animal surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Brekke completed a rotating small animal internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, North Carolina. He then matched to a small animal surgery internship at Louisiana State University where he remained until joining the Mill Creek team.
Dr. Brekke lives with his wife, Emily, who is an Ob/Gyn resident physician at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They have a “derpy”, fun loving golden retriever named Odin and a lop-eared rabbit named Loki. In his free time Dr. Brekke enjoys cooking, smoking meat, hiking, camping, enjoying the great outdoors, and cheering on Alabama football. Roll tide!
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