Hi, my name is Julia Brown, I am the receptionist at Animal Care Center and I started working here in February 2008. My husband, Keith and I live just outside of Fort Scott with our daughter Lillian, son Alexander, and two dogs Bandit and Flicker. I am a 2002 graduate of Fort Scott High School and a graduate of Fort Scott Community College with an Associates of Science degree. I grew up in Devon and have always had a passion for animals. I can not remember a time when they were not a part of my life. I think the best part of my job is not ever knowing what the day will bring. It is always a new adventure and I am always learning new things and meeting new people. I always tell people I have the best job because I get to hang out with my friends all day every day! When I am not working, I am usually outside with my husband and kids, I especially love to fish when we can find the time. I also like to paint, read, and make things out of pallets. Even if I am not catching any fish, I find it very relaxing to sit on a pond bank and relax.
Hello, my name is Jo Ann Romanzi. I have worked in a veterinary practice for over 20 years. I have been employed by Animal Care Center since January 2009. I grew up on a family farm raising cattle and crop farming. My family also operated a trucking business hauling rock. I am a graduate of Frontenac High School and Fort Scott Community college; I also attended Pittsburg State University. Jim Hadley and I have been together for 29 years. We own and operate a cow/calf operation. We have two dogs--Tif, a working border collie and Ellie, a dachshund that thinks she is a border collie. I enjoy working at ACC and meeting the pets and their owners. I enjoy both large and small they all have a story to tell.
I’m Wendi Jensvold-Pointer. I am fairly new to the ACC team and loving every day here. Working at ACC fulfills a dream I have had most of my life…working with animals. I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with, they have made me feel like part of the family from my very first day. My favorite part of my job is not knowing what the day has in store and of course loving on all the animals. Now a little bit about me. I was born and raised in Arizona. I now live in Mound City, Kansas with my husband and our 3 girls. As for animals we have three huskies, three horses and a herd of cattle. When I’m not at work you will find me at the farm, working in my yard or cheering on one of my daughters at one of their many sporting events.
My name is Amber Sheehy, I am a native “Fort Scottian”. I am the groomer and also one of the kennel assistants here at Animal Care Center. I married Joe Sheehy and have three crazy kiddos; two girls Brooklyn and Madison and one boy Joseph. I graduated from Fort Scott High School and went to work as a pharmacy technician at Vista Pharmacy here in Fort Scott. My kids keep me very busy with sports, showing livestock, and 4-H. We belong to Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and my faith and family are very important to me. I am a BIG family person and love spending quality time having fun and goofing around with my family. When I get the opportunity I love being outdoors and going camping. When I retire would love to travel, enjoy life, and hopefully will be blessed to be a grandma.
Quietly working behind the scenes, Hannah helps us stay squeaky clean, shares lots of love to boarders and hospitalized patents. She also serves a vital role in running errands and an extra set of hands when we are in need of them.
Like most of us at the ACC, she is animal poor; with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 7 goats, and 7 horses and a miniature donkey. In the summer, you will find her mostly on horseback with her "turn and burn" barrel horse Dolly.
I'm Shannon Heckman and I'm an assistant at Animal Care Center. I was born and raised in Fort Scott on my family's small cow/calf operation. After graduating from Fort Scott High School where I was very active in my FFA chapter, FEA and 4-H club, I attended Fort Scott Community College and judged horses. After receiving my general education degree at FSCC, I attended Colby College Veterinary Technician program and graduated in 2014.
I returned back home and was hired back at Animal Care Center. I worked at Animal Care Center for two years prior to leaving to attend Colby College. It was always my hope and dream to come back to the rural community I grew up in and work in a mixed practice clinic. Growing up on a farm, I always have had a love and respect for animals but I wanted to do more. I wanted to be able to medically help them and help their owners.
When I'm not at the clinic work doesn't stop. I'm a mother to two handsome boys, Preston and Jace. They keep me on my toes but I wouldn't want life any other way. In my spare time, haha, I love being with my boys, spending time with family, and working out at the family farm.