Animal Care Clinic

Animal Care Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Shawnee, KS. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Care Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Animal Care Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Shawnee, KS and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Animal Care Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
As veterinary medical professionals we are given the honor of caring for the life of your pet. We strive to offer excellence in medicine and education, offering compassionate care and service. In all we do it is our goal to serve pets, the people that love them and to strengthen the human animal bond.

  • 5576 Hedge Lane Terrace
  • Shawnee,KS 66226
  • Phone: (913) 441-0555
  • Fax: (913) 441-0145
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  • Mon-Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Douglas Broderius


    Dr. Douglas Broderius has come to us from the Grand Canyon State. He is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and spent his childhood not knowing temperatures less then 40F (much more accustomed to 115F).  This Arizona youth graduated from Cortez High School in Phoenix and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tuscon (Go Widcats!).  Temperature and snow played a much bigger factor in Fort Collins, Colorado where the young Dr. Broderius spent the early 1980's attending veterinary school.  Upon graduation from Colorado State University in 1986, he returned to the Phoenix area to practice at Kaibab Animal Hospital for several years.  The young veterinarian got the itch for something new shortly thereafter and found himself traveling cross country in the fall of 1988 to the great unknown of Kansas City.  It is here that Dr. Broderius has spent the last 25 years following many career adventures including the beginning of the Animal Care Clinic in the winter of 1998-99.  That is where you will find him today.

    Kansas is where Dr. Douglas Broderius calls home now.  He is marrried to Diana, his wife of twenty years.  They share their home with six ShihTzus (Harry, Sally, Herbie, Alvin, Clarice, and Mary Lou), their Miniature Dachshund (Joseph), and two cats (Simon and Theodore).  When Dr. Broderius is not taking care of dogs and cats, he enjoys working outdoors in the yard and cycling.  A relaxing vacation for the Broderius' is snuggling in at a Bed and Breakfast, many times with the dogs in tow.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
  • Dr. Maureen Gray


    Dr. Maureen Gray graduated  from Kansas State University in 2004. After graduation, she moved to Connecticut and joined a busy small animal practice. She has been providing small animal veterinary relief services in the greater Kansas City area since the summer of 2005, and has been working part-time with Animal Care Clinic since April of 2009. She currently lives in Olathe with her husband John, sons Carter and Owen, and her Labrador mix, Scout.



    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Dr. Nicole Slater


    Dr. Nicole Slater graduated from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, she moved to Oregon and worked in small animal general practice for five years. With the arrival of her second child, her family moved back to the Kansas City area to be closer to extended family. Dr. Slater joined Animal Care Clinic in March of 2017. She and her husband, Matt, currently reside in western Shawnee. She has enjoyed getting to meet so many clients and pets within her community.

    Outside of work, Dr. Slater is busy keeping up with her children, Jackson and Harper, The family's young black Labrador, Flash, and two cats, Layla and Hank, complete the home. In her spare time, you will find her outdoors playing with the kids or walking the dog around the neighborhood. Dr. Slater is grateful for the opportunity to work part-time with such an amazing staff, and spend much of the week home with her young children.

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2017
  • Jill Ayala

    Office Manager

    Jill has been with Animal Care Clinic since December 2004. She attended Middle Tennessee State University, and has been working in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She is very family oriented and loves spending time with her husband and son. Outside of work, Jill is enthusiastic about Cub Scouts and is the Den Leader for her son and 10 other boys. She also enjoys singing, listening to music, and watching "The Amazing Race.". Jill has one sweetheart of a cat named Penny, and a goofy little terrier mix named Buster.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Deborah Skubal

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Debbie joined the Animal Care Clinic staff in the spring of 2002 after earning her Veterinary Technician degree at Maple Woods Community College. She has a wide variety of interests outside of the clinic, including photography, music, Royals baseball, Chiefs football, and NASCAR. What Debbie values the most outside of her career, is spending time with her family and friends. She has a kitty named Ivy whom she adopted as a young injured kitten. She also enjoys the company of her family's Brittany Spaniels.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Megan Seldomridge

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Megan has been with the clinic since September 2015. She graduated in May 2016 from Maple Woods Community College earning her degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a husband, Brett, and a red head son, Alex, who join her in loving all things nerdy, such as Star Wars, Marvel heros, and video games. She is an avid reader, enjoys a variety of music and movies, and loves spending time with her animals and the patients that come to the clinic. She adopted her German Shepherd mix, Wash, from Maple Woods in the fall of 2015, a decision that her five cats (Murphy, Ghost, Jinx, Rex, and Fire) still do not agree with.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Laverne Habig

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Laverne has worked part-time at Animal Care Clinic since February 2016. She graduated from Maple Woods Community College in May 2007 with her Veterinary Technology degree. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, gardening, and flea marketing. Sharing her home is her husband of 37 years, Jack, 2 cats (Antonio and Colonel Beauregard), and 2 dogs (Bentley and Fritz.) Their dream is to travel around the country together.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 28, 2016
  • Jenny Carlon

    Veterinary Technician
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2017
  • Maggie Higgins

    Veterinary Assistant

    Maggie has worked at Animal Care Clinic since the summer of 2010 and loves being around so many different animals.  At home, she has four cats and one turtle. She is currently attending UMKC. Maggie enjoys baking, painting, and reading, and hopes to someday have a career involving food, art, or animals.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010