Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Matt Hubbel

Matt Hubbel, RVT

Practice Manager

Matt is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined Piper Heritage in the summer of 2015 after graduating from Colby Community College. As practice manager, Matt oversees the day to day functions of Piper Heritage Veterinary Clinic. Matt lives in Kansas City, Kansas with his wife Nakita, their dog, and two cats. When he's not working, Matt can be seen playing trombone in multiple bands in the Kansas City metro.

Client Service Representatives

Our Client Service Representatives are the first faces you see when you walk in the door at Piper Heritage. They assist our clients in just about every aspect of the clinic including scheduling appointments, filling medications, and informing our clients about preventative health care.

Mary Newport

Mary Newport

Mary is one of our Client Service Representatives. Mary worked in the movie business for 21 years and made the jump to the veterinary field over 7 years ago. Mary has a beagle named Watson and cats named Double Shot, Frappicino, Macchiato, Nacho, and Vente’.

Celes Fakeye

Celes Fakeye

Celes has been a part of the Piper team since June of 2017. Celes lives in Piper, Kansas and enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her dog Kiwi and her granddog Scrappy. After a crazy day at work Celes enjoys peace and quiet...especially at the nail salon.

Sam Braswell

Samantha Braswell

Sam started working at Piper Heritage in August 2018, but has been in the veterinary field since 2009. She has four dogs at home: Maddy, Max, Layla, and Lucy. She loves spending time with her husband and her kids. She also enjoys reading and watching movies.


Susan Barth

Susan Barth

Susan joined our team in 2018 after spending many years as a massage therapist and over 30 years in the customer service industry. Born and raised in Kansas, Susan has lived in Basehor since 2007. Susan loves spending time with her family, her children, and her little puppy, Lucy. In her spare time, Susan loves reading, baking, traveling, and being outdoors.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

In order to become a registered veterinary technician two years of formal educational training are required as well as a written exam. Technicians, just like veterinarians, have to complete continuing education every year in order to maintain their license. Our technicians assist the doctors with diagnostics, surgery, dental procedures and anesthesia. They also perform various in-house laboratory testing and provide post-operative nursing care to our patients.

Heather Hlad

Heather Hlad, RVT

Heather is a Registered Veterinary Technician who joined Piper Heritage in February of 2016. She has an associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. Heather lives in Bonner with her husband Kevin and her dog Kodak. When not caring for pets here at the clinic she enjoys playing sand volleyball, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Kaitlin Hill, RVT

Kaitlin joined the Piper Heritage team in May, 2018. She graduated from Brown Mackie College and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2015. She move to Wichita, Kansas for three years before returning to her home town of Kansas City, Kansas. She lives here with her husband, son and black lab, Hudson. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Margo S.

Margo Lang, RVT

Margo joined the Piper Heritage Team in February of 2017. She worked as a Client Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant while pursuing her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology at Maple Woods. Margo completed her degree and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2019. She enjoys phlebotomy, assisting with surgical procedures, and keeping your pet comfortable and happy while in the clinic. At home, Margo has a 9-year-old rescue Shepherd mix named Gretel. She loves playing tennis, baking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her family and husband.

Veterinary Assistants

Mary-Scharn

Mary Scharn

Mary spends most of her time in the treatment and surgery rooms at Piper Heritage. She takes great care of your pets while they are hospitalized and undergoing medical procedures or surgery. Mary assists the doctors in surgery and in the exam rooms. She enjoys spending time outdoors and stays busy with her three horses, mule, and dogs, Sugar and Barley.
Karen-Lleellish-Gonzalez

Karen Lleellish-Gonzalez

Karen joined Piper Heritage in November of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She is working towards attending veterinary school at Kansas State University. She enjoys traveling and baking. She has two dogs named Miles and Savannah and a husband that keep her busy in her spare time.

Alex Argoudelis

Alex Argoudelis

Alex started working with us in May of 2017. Alex grew up in Illinois and attended Kirkwood Community College in Iowa where she became a certified veterinary assistant. She has a kitty named Halo and a chocolate lab named Lexi. In her free time she enjoys Brazilian Jujitsu.

Ally Hembree

Ally Hembree

Ally started working as an animal care attendant at Piper Heritage in November of 2017, and became a veterinary assistant in February of 2018. She enjoys working with all types of animals. She owns a 5 year old German Shepherd named Mystery, and in her free time she likes painting and spending time with family.

Sara Matney-Collins

Sara Matney-Collins