Specialists

At Northland Animal Hospital, we offer veterinary specialists that offer exceptional services to treat your pet. 
 

Dr. Stephanie J. Winter, DC, MSW, IVCA, ESMT, CMTDr. Stephanie J. Winter, DC, MSW, IVCA, ESMT, CMT

Chiropractor

Dr. Stephanie Winter is a Doctor of Chiropractic, certified in Animal Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

She obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, GA and graduated from Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in Wellsville, KS. She also has her Mastes from the University of Kansas and Bachelors of Science from the Univeristy of Minnesota. She is Certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and Canine Massage Therapy, as well as a certified Reiki Level I and II Provider.

She frequently take Continuing Education to remain educated in the most current information regarding animal chiropractic. Some of her completed coursework is as follows:

  • ESE1: Equine EcoSomatics 1: CranioSacral Technique and Myofascial Release
  • Equine Foot and Ankle: Biomechanics, Balancing, Radiology, Trimming and Shoeing
  • Complete Extremity Technique Review: Canine Functional Neurology with Forelimb and Hindlimb Injuries
  • CMRT: Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique
  • Practical Rehabilitation Techniques for the Animal Chiropractic Patient
  • Cervical and Thoracolumbar Vertebral Column’s Influence on Biomechanics and Neurology with Clinical Correlates
  • Structural Analysis, Gait Evaluation, and Chiropractic Correction Using Advanced Techniques

Dr. Winter devotes 100% of her practice and expertise to animal chiropractic. Her main goal is to help your animal achieve its optimum level of health and wellness. Animal chiropractic benefits not only the canine athlete, but also the household pet! Patients from both ends of the spectrum seek chiropractic care, from the ageing arthritic pet to the show dog who wants a smoother topline and more fluid movement. Most commonly, people request chiropractic care for their pets to help with neck and back pain, limping, bowel incontinence, seizures, hip dysplasia, and overall health and wellness.

Dr. Winter is a small town farm girl who combines her two passions – animals and chiropractic! She currently resides in Lees Summit with her husband and Golden Retrievers! She loves spending time with the dogs, riding horses, reading, and playing at the pool.


Dr. Andrea DeLukeDr. Andrea DeLuke

Residency-trained veterinarian, with Vet Moves

Dr. Andrea DeLuke is a residency-trained veterinarian in Kansas City. She provides mobile veterinary surgery services to Northland Animal Hospital and other practices throughout the greater Kansas City.

Dr. DeLuke earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2004. She completed her clinical training at the University of Missouri and then pursued a small animal rotating internship at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty Center in Tucson, AZ. Dr. DeLuke continued working as an Emergency Doctor in Tucson for several years, and during this time she discovered her passion for surgery. Dr. DeLuke returned to the Midwest and completed a small animal surgery residency at Mission MedVet in Mission, KS. Prior to joining MOVES in the spring of 2019, she performed countless surgeries to save or improve the lives of animals at referral hospitals in Saint Louis and Kansas City. Dr. DeLuke is trained in soft tissue, orthopedic and neurologic surgery, with special interests in oncologic surgery and cranial cruciate ligament surgery.

Kansas City area veterinarians can contact Dr. DeLuke by phone at 816-606-6569 or use the form below to send her a message.


Anita Keck

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, AE, PE
Registered Veterinary Technician
Owner/Operator

One of Anita's life's passions has been her love for animals. After she obtained a master's degree in education, she decided to pursue a degree in the veterinary field. She was accepted into the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods Community College in 2003 and graduated from that institution in 2005. After graduating from Maple Woods, she worked for eight years as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a tertiary care facility. This experience introduced her to specialty aspects of veterinary medicine and she developed an interest in the subspecialty of cardiology.

In 2016, she was accepted into the Advanced Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She graduated and is now a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. She is compelled to bring this education and experience back to the animal population by creating a mobile pet imaging service.

Her goal is to bring this service to the primary care veterinarians where the client and pet feel most comfortable. Anita has been in business before, owning and operating All Pawsitive Pet Care, a professional pet sitting service. She is looking forward to re-entering the veterinary world and continuing her career as a cardiac sonographer.


Dr. Jodie Hayes, DVM

Abdominal Ultrasounds

Dr. Jodie Hayes received her bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Kansas State University. After graduation, she attended the Maple Woods Community College Veterinary Technology program. She worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician, in a specialty and emergency hospital, for 6 years. Throughout her time as a technician, Dr. Hayes realized that her true calling was in diagnosing, prescribing, and performing various procedures.

Dr. Hayes then attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and graduated in 2013. After graduation, she performed a yearlong rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She then worked as a Senior Emergency Clinician for 7 years. She received training in abdominal ultrasound by multiple specialists and continued to use those skills throughout her career in emergency medicine.

Dr. Hayes’ goal is to provide primary care veterinarians access to diagnostic abdominal ultrasound, in their own hospital, where the clients and pets feel most comfortable. She will have the ability to perform fine needle aspiration, cystocentesis, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, and pericardiocentesis. A board certified radiologist will review Dr. Hayes’ studies and a complete report will be sent to the primary care veterinarian.