Randall Spare, DVM
Randall Spare is President of AVC. Randall is a graduate of K-State’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He focuses on bovine care, especially cow-calf production. He enjoys being a part of live cattle exportation and providing consultation for a large integrated beef cattle operation in southwest Russia. Through dedication and teamwork, AVC has become the largest veterinary practice in southwest Kansas. Randall and his wife, Michelle, are parents to five children: Anna, Bethany, Mark, Abigail and John.
John Kellenberger, DVM
John Kellenberger has been with AVC since 1996 and a business partner since 2003. He received both his B.S. in Animal Science & Industry and DVM degrees from Kansas State University. He tends to both large and small animals, but the majority of his time is spent with large animals. John's family includes his wife, Angie, daughter Calley, and sons Call and Cord. Family pets include nine dogs, five cats and five horses. John enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and most of all, spending time with his wife and kids.
Kelly Deewall, DVM
Kelly Deewall has been offering her services at AVC since 2002. Kelly is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned both her B.S. in Animal Science and DVM degrees. She tends to both large and small animal patients. Dr. Deewall designs diagnostic and treatment plans for small animals, performs elective and emergency surgeries, and fields clients' questions. Kelly focuses on small animal orthopedic cases, pain management and rehabilitation. Kelly and her husband, Nathan, are parents to one daughter, Neva. They're owners of two Great Danes, two cats and two chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, dog rescue, art, reading and helping family with their Herefords.
Libby Farney, DVM
Libby Farney is a spring 2020 graduate of K-State's School of Veterinary Medicine and soon after graduation, joined the AVC team. She considered several different medical careers before a serendipitous job in equine veterinary research helped her make a final decision to pursue vet school. Prior to AVC, Libby gained hands-on experience as a small animal veterinary assistant, plus worked at KSU's vet school and with mentors to gain large animal experience. Today, she spends her time treating large animals at AVC, gaining valuable mentorship and practical experience, all while becoming a part of the Ashland community. At home, Libby cares for five dogs and three horses and enjoys gardening, reading and biking.
Ashley Fischer, DVM
A southwest Kansas native, Ashley Fischer recognized the importance of beginning her practice career in an environment that could provide lots of hands-on experience. In the spring of 2020, she graduated K-State's School of Veterinary Medicine and went to work with the AVC team. With aspirations for a career in large animal medicine while still in high school, Ashley has experience in cow-calf production and understands the importance of building relationships with clients. She owns Sage, a border collie-cross dog, and enjoys ranching in her spare time.
Nick Brown, Vet Technician
As a vet technician, Nick Brown assists the veterinarians on a daily basis. He also treats animals that require an overnight stay and handles the general maintenance of the AVC facilities. Nick joined the AVC team in February 2020 and has extensive experience handling and caring for feedlot cattle. He's an Ashland High School alum and enjoys spending time with his kids, Pate and Jace.
Debbie Filson, Receptionist
Debbie Filson is the first face AVC clients see upon entering the center. She attended Dodge City Community College and joined the AVC team in early 2017. She and husband Corey are parents to two kids, Jeremy and Justin, and enjoy being grandparents. They are caretakers to a dog named Keely and two cats, Lyle and Momma Cat. Debbie's hobbies include reading, yard work, golf and watching great nieces and nephews play sports.
Debby Fox, Office Manager
Debby Fox has been employed with AVC since 1997. She attended Fort Hays State University. Debby is the owner of a Catahoula named Ellie. She enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her family. Debby and her husband, Bill, have three kids, Benjamin, Giles and Lezah.
Rhiannon Hazen, Accountant
Rhiannon Hazen handles the accounting responsibilities at the center. She's been assisting AVC clients since 2011. Rhiannon earned a Bachelors of Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. She and husband Bryce enjoy spending time with their daughters, Camdyn and Kendry, and son, McCrae, and attending University of Oklahoma football games.
Hailey Weber, Vet Technician
Joining the AVC team in April 2020, Hailey assists small animal veterinarians in all tasks, including during surgery and when vaccinating animals. In her role as a veterinary technician, she also provides education and support to clients. Hailey obtained a veterinary nursing degree at Colby Community College and worked previously at another veterinary clinic. Pets include a cat, Belize, and two dogs, Daisy and Max. She'd like to start her own cow herd someday!
Brett Westrup, Vet Technician
Brett Westrup joined the AVC team in September 2015 and is a large animal vet technician. He cares for large animal patients and assists the veterinarians with large animal projects. He is a graduate of Sterling College and has experience in large animal care. His hobbies include hunting, golfing, coaching junior high football, working on the ranch with his dad, and spending time with his kids riding horses, riding bikes and going for walks. Brett follows KU basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs and is a huge Kansas City Royals fan. He also finds time to officiate high school football games. He and his wife, Jaymi, are parents to four girls, Bretlynn, Brystol, Bryton and Bracey.