Our mission is to provide the most beneficial combination of therapies for each individual pet and family in a friendly, home-like, environmentally responsible setting. We will meet our patient’s needs with respect and compassion. We will provide our clients with information and support, empowering them in their choices for their pet family members.
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Dr. Sheila Dodson DVM, CVA
Dr. Sheila Dodson received her DVM from Kansas State University in 1999, and after a couple years practicing in Montana, she moved to the Kansas City area and has been here ever since. Dr. Sheila has a strong commitment to helping animals in the community. In 2007, she received the KVMA Distinguished Service Award, in part for her efforts in starting the Kansas State Animal Response Team (KSSART). She has also served on numerous boards, including Animal Haven, No More Homeless Pets, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (of which she was President in 2009-2010). In 2011, she became the owner of Mariposa Veterinary Center and updated the name to Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center. Her vision for animals and their people at Mariposa is to provide the best in integrated medicine, emphasizing preventative wellness care. Her approach to anesthesia is unconventional, as she uses acupuncture to provide pain relief and reduce the amount of gas anesthesia needed, which reduces the need for injectable drugs. She enjoys seeing patients/owners seeking a second opinion and has a special fondness for helping owners struggling with inappropriate elimination issues with their cat.
Dr. J.C. Burcham DVM
Dr. Erin Runnels DVM, CVA
Dr. Ricki Brozman DVM, CVA
Dr. Ricki Brozman has been studying and making extensive use of Chinese herbs in veterinary practice since 1997, and she has been a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist since 1999. A Kansas City native, she attended and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brozman enhances her skills by undertaking numerous educational and practical courses in additional subjects such as craniosacral therapy, homotoxicology, and advanced applications for Chinese herbs. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Some of the diseases she commonly treats include cancer, allergies, a wide range of arthritic problems, sinus infections, geriatric diseases, seizures, back and neck disc disease, autoimmune disease, kidney disease and liver disease.
Dr. Rebecca Lu DVM, CVA