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5914 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202

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Meet the Emergency Veterinary Team at Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center


David A. Allen, Veterinary Specialist

David A. Allen, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, PhD, DACVS | Surgery

Dr. Dave Allen graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Allen then spent 6 years at The Ohio State University completing a three-year small animal surgical residency, and his PhD. Dr. Allen has lectured inter-nationally, nationally, regionally and locally. He has authored many manuscripts in the areas of cardiovascular physiology and small animal surgery. Dr. Allen founded VCA Mission in 1993.

Dr. Allen was born and raised in south-central Kansas. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.



Laura Grigsby, Associate Veterinarian

Laura Grigsby, Associate Veterinarian

DVM Internal Medicine

Dr Grigsby received her Bachelor of Animal Science degree in 1998, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University in 2002. Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Mission in small animal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and ophthomology. She then joined the VCA Mission team as a staff emergency doctor for several years before she transitioned to residency. She completed her residency in small animal medicine in 2010 at VCA Mission. During her residency she also completed an oncology rotation at the University of Missouri-Columbia and radiology/pathology rotation at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She successfully completed her examinations and is in the process of becoming board certified in small animal internal medicine. Dr Grigsby has a special interest in endocrinology, gastroenterology, and oncology. She has lectured locally and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical and Kansas Veterinary Medical Associations. When away from her patients she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, cooking, gardening, and attending Sporting Kansas City matches.



Alicia Bangert, Veterinary Specialist

Alicia Bangert, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVIM | Internal Medicine

Dr. Bangert received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Kansas State University. She then practiced as a general small animal practitioner in busy small animal hospitals for five years before returning to Oklahoma State University to complete her residency in small animal internal medicine. She enjoys spending time with her two Scottish Terriers and a Maine Coon cat, as well as woodworking, baking, bicycling, gardening, and reading.



Eric R. Wilson, Veterinary Specialist

Eric R. Wilson, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVS | Surgery

Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Kansas State University. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. Afterwards, he completed a three-year residency in surgery at Auburn University. Dr. Wilson has practiced surgery at VCA Mission in Kansas City since 1995. Dr. Wilson has lectured nationally, regionally, and locally and authored or co-authored multiple articles in both national and international journals.

Dr. Wilson is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, KCVMA, and the Society of Phi Zeta veterinary honor society.

Dr. Wilson specializes in providing tertiary surgical care for predominantly canine and feline patients. He has extensive experience in neurologic, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery including total joint replacement, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), and arthroscopy. His special interests include canine cruciate ligament injuries, sports medicine, and reconstruction following oncologic surgery.



Kurt Hazenfield, Veterinary Specialist

Kurt Hazenfield, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVS | Surgery

Dr. Kurt Hazenfield completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2010. Following graduation from veterinary school, he pursued a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland, CO. Dr. Hazenfield then returned to Colorado State University and completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Sciences and Surgery in 2014. During his residency training, Dr. Hazenfield discovered his interest and honed his skills in minimally invasive surgery, soft tissue reconstructive surgery, and orthopedics.

Dr. Hazenfield has published research on novel radiographic techniques for orthopedic procedure planning, suture knot biomechanics, and abdominal organ hemodynamics during laparoscopy.

In his free time, Dr. Hazenfield enjoys fly fishing, hunting, woodworking, and spending time with his wife, dogs, and chickens.



Robin E. Wall, Veterinary Specialist

Robin E. Wall, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVECC | Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Wall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Honors from the University of Nebraska, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Ohio State University. Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a referral hospital in West Los Angeles. Her 3-year residency in small animal emergency and critical care medicine was undertaken at Tufts University, wherein she studied with some of the pioneers in veterinary critical care.

Following her residency, Dr. Wall successfully tackled the 3-day specialization exam, achieving board certification from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She briefly worked as a consultant for Cardiopet before starting her tenure at VCA Mission in 1994.

Dr. Wall has lectured nationally and internationally on topics as diverse as acute congestive heart failure, toxicities, fluid therapy, and respiratory disorders. Dr. Wall has authored numerous articles, case reports, book chapters, has contributed to clinical research, and has been a publication reviewer for a number of veterinary journals. She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, local and national veterinary medical chapters, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.



Thomas Mick, Associate Veterinarian

Thomas Mick, Associate Veterinarian

DVM | Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Thomas Mick is a 1995 graduate of Kansas State University. He is originally from Holton, Kansas. He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, Ethan and Owen. Dr. Mick has been employed as an ER doctor at VCA Mission since August of 1995.

Away from work, he enjoys genealogy research, reading history, running marathons, and hiking in Colorado.



Mellissa Allen, Associate Veterinarian

Mellissa Allen, Associate Veterinarian

DVM | Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Mellissa Allen is a 1992 College of Veterinary Medicine graduate from The Ohio State University. She is a native of Canton, Ohio, and moved to Kansas City in 1993. Dr. Allen has experience in both general practice and emergency medicine.

She enjoys spending time with family, the lake, watching her kids participate in sports, exercising, the family pets and volunteering.



Brady Boyle, Staff Veterinarian

Brady Boyle, Staff Veterinarian

DVM | Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Brady Boyle received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2012. Dr. Boyle grew up in central Iowa and is an avid Cyclone fan. He spent two years in mixed animal practice outside the city working on anything from 3 pound Yorkshire Terriers to 3000 pound bulls with the main focus on preventative health care. At VCA Mission seeing a wide array of emergency patients, he enjoys when the team can return patients back to good health or achieve a positive outcome for the patient and owner.