A Team You Can Believe In

We’ve built an exceptionally dedicated and skilled team that sets Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital apart. The principles that guide us from day to day are simple: teamwork, collaboration, and a commitment to the health and well-being of each pet that comes through our doors. Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital couldn’t exist, let alone function at such a high level, without each and every one of these people.


Dr. Sabra Amend
OWNER, DR. SABRA AMEND has been a part of the Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital family since 2006, first as a pre-vet volunteer and then as a veterinary assistant until she started veterinary school. After earning her DVM, she returned to Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian. In January of 2023, Dr. Amend became the proud owner of Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital. She is honored to lead the team where her veterinary dream started and continue to provide her patients compassionate and trustworthy veterinary care. Dr. Amend es bilingüe y habla español.
  • Bachelors in Spanish, The University of Kansas, 2009
  • DVM, Kansas State University, 2016
Focus & Interests
  • Small Animal Oncology
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Geriatric Pets
Dr. Kristi Rowland
After DR. KRISTI ROWLAND completed a small animal internship and three years in emergency medicine, she opened Free State Veterinary Hospital in 1997. It merged with Marks Veterinary Hospital in 2002 to form Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital, and she became the sole owner from 2013 to 2022. She loves to help and encourage pre-vet students and is honored to have mentored Dr. Amend and Dr. Gleeson. She is delighted to pass Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital’s ownership to Dr. Amend and feels grateful to be a caring part of our client families for over twenty years.
  • Bachelors in Agriculture, Kansas State University, 1991
  • DVM, Kansas State University, 1993
Focus & Interests
  • Senior Care, Aging and Wellness
  • Internal Medicine
  • Feline Medicine
Dr. Megan Gleeson
DR. MEGAN GLEESON spent her first 25 years in Lawrence, Kansas. While attending the University of Kansas, she was also a Division I rower and volunteered at Operation Wildlife. Later, she worked in the kennel staff at Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital. In 2011, she moved to Colorado to earn her veterinary medicine degree. And, in 2021, Dr. Gleeson moved back to the Lawrence community she always loved. She’s thrilled to be back in her old stomping grounds at Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital. In her free time, Dr. Gleeson enjoys listening to comedy podcasts, KU basketball, bonfires, and board games.
  • Bachelors in Journalism, University of Kansas, 2010
  • DVM, Colorado State University, 2017
Focus & Interests
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Client Education
Dr. Who? Dr. You?

WE ARE SEEKING an associate veterinarian or recent graduate to join our TEAM! We are a four-doctor, small-animal veterinary hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.

Our practice is built on trust, integrity, and compassion. Care is what we do, and caring is who we are. We strive for clear and open communication, work/life balance, and the highest standard of medical care. Teamwork is critical for our continued success, and we are looking for a doctor who shares the same passion and dedication to these values.

The associate veterinarian salary is based on pro/sal with an earning potential of >/= $120,000 annually along with excellent benefits and PTO. If you are interested, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nursing Staff

Our fantastic nursing staff make up the bulk of our team here at Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital. The work they do is invaluable. They assist our doctors with patient care, diagnostics, laboratory tests, radiography, ultrasonography, anesthesia monitoring, dental cleaning, after hours nursing care, surgery, and so much more.
Registered Vet Tech
Registered Vet Tech
Vet Tech
Vet Tech
Vet Tech
Vet Tech
Vet Tech
Vet Assistant
Vet Assistant
Vet Assistant
Vet Assistant
Vet Assistant
Pre-vet assistant
Pre-vet Assistant
Pre-vet Assistant
Pre-vet Assistant
Pre-vet Assistant
Pre-vet Assistant

Customer Service

If you've called us on the phone, you've talked to them. If you've visited us, you've been greeted by them. They are our front line. From scheduling to billing to clearly conveying information between you and our doctors, they keep our efforts focused and coordinated.
Remote Communications Specialist

Business Management

You may not recognize them, because they’re hard at work behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, quietly keeping the practice running smoothly.
Practice Manager
IT Systems Specialist
The Boss