Meet our team of dedicated veterinary professionals and clinic assistants.
Dr. Don Sunday
Dr. Don Sunday is originally from Dallastown, PA. He received his associates degree from Black Hawk East and then went on to receive both his Bachelor's and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2012. Dr. Don has been at Heartland Vet for six years now, taking ownership in 2015 with Dr. Amy. Dr. Don's favorite tasks at the clinic are performing surgery and embryo transfers. Dr. Don spends his free time hunting, raising cattle and traveling.
Dr. Paige Bloom
Dr. Paige Bloom (Thompson) is originally from Omaha, NE. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University and then went on to earn her D.V.M. from Ross University. Dr. Paige has been serving as our relief vet for over two years now. She enjoys working with both companion and large animals, with laceration repairs being her favorite task. Dr. Paige finds that providing services and treatments that make the patients' lives better, most rewarding. Dr. Paige, along with her husband Andy, have two children, Tayley and Hudson. In her free time, she can be found spending quality time with her children and going on daily runs with her kids and dogs
Sirena Mick, mother of three beautiful daughters and four lovely fur babies, comes to us with years of experience handling small animals. Sirena's hands-on training in caring for small animals at the local animal shelter has given her a great deal of insight in animal handling and her compassion for animals knows no boundaries. Sirena is currently in school working towards earning her veterinarian technician license!
Dr. Amy Sunday
A 2012 Graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Amy returns to northeast Kansas to provide veterinary services to her hometown area. Dr. Sunday's practice also focuses on herd health and medical and surgical companion animal cases. Dr. Amy takes great pride in being a Cat Friendly certified veterinarian. She enjoys exercising, reading, traveling and spending time with her kids and pets at home.
Kim was born and raised near Holton, and stayed close to home. She earned her associates of general studies through Highland Community College. All of Kim's free time is spent with her 3 kids, running to and from activities and spending time with family and friends!
Mercedes Hennis just recently joined our team and brings 6 years worth of vet tech skills and experiences with her! Mercedes is originally from Holton and graduated from Royal Valley in 2012. When she's not working, she loves spending time with her dogs, Eevee, Gypsy and June, as well as her cat, Layla. Mercedes' favorite part of being a vet tech is getting to help with surgeries and performing dentals!
Talon Hutchens just recently joined our team and with him, comes 15 years worth of vet tech skills and experiences! Talon resides in north Topeka with his wife, Dana, two horses, three cats and two dogs. Talon graduated from Emporia State University in 1998 as well as Flint Hills Technical College with a degree in graphic design. He also attended the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in 2017 where he became certified to obtain both soft tissue and echocardiographic images. Talon enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities.
Hello everybody! My name is Merlin, and I am the newest member of the Heartland team. I may be the friendliest kitty here and absolutely love ALL of the attention! I enjoy spending my days wandering around finding anyone who will pet me, including clients who are here for appointments. Be careful, I'm sneaky and will dart outside if you don't watch me closely!
Kelsey is originally from Valentine, NE and graduated from Holton High in 2009. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University in 2013. Over the last ten years she has focused on large animal working in all sectors at Cargill Cattle Feeders in the Texas panhandle and then on to cow/calf production in northern Nebraska and South Dakota. She also has some experience with swine production. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys taking photos of nature, playing with her dogs, Sadie and Willow, as well as some light leatherwork.
Although Sidney's title is Kennel Tech, she does far more than just that. She can assist with phone calls, getting clients checked in and out of their appointments and assisting the veterinarians during exams! Sidney loves anything involved with large animal and especially enjoys getting to tag along on farm calls. She has four pets at home, Bullet, Cinch, Dori and Rex.
2006 - 2022
Hi guys! My name is Zelda. I'm the smallest member of the HVHC team. Sadly, something happened to my mom before I was even weaned, so I had to learn to survive on my own until Dr. Amy took me in! You will probably see me out and about playing with my brother Merlin!
Hi everyone!! My name is Gandolf and I'm the new resident barn cat! Don't let my size intimidate you as I'm one of the friendliest cats here and will gladly accept any and all pets that you have to offer!