Dr. C has worked professionally with animals since 1995 when she started her first job working in an animal clinic. She worked in nearly every function in that veterinary clinic – a kennel attendant, groomer, veterinary receptionist and veterinary assistant, in the same practice, before she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri ~ College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
After graduation, Dr. Chmelicek returned to that same veterinary practice and worked as an Associate Veterinarian. She became a Veterinary Partner in that practice in 2008.
In 2013, she was given the opportunity to branch out on her own and immediately began construction on her own veterinary practice. The vet clinic you see today is a result of custom construction and planning – from paint colors to architecture, top-of-the-line veterinary tools to the in-house diagnostic laboratory and pharmacy – Dr. C designed from the drawing board to best serve her clients. (Take a look around.)
SouthPaw Animal Clinic officially opened in Overland Park, Kansas on March 3, 2014 and has been open to serve their patients and Pet Parents since that date.
Dr. Chmelicek is an avid reader and is always looking to learn something new. She keeps herself busy as the proud mother of three children (Tyler, Gavin, and Emma) and four little critters: Penny (Boxer), Archer (Tuxedo Domestic Shorthair), Highway (Black Domestic Shorthair) and Sniper (Tabby Domestic Medium Hair). (Check out pictures of them in our photo album.)