Our Missionis to offer comprehensive oral and dental care for your companions on a referral basis, promote dental education, and to provide outstanding client service.
As experts in the field of veterinary dentistry and oral-maxillofacial surgery, our board-certified doctors are committed to providing you with the most advanced treatments and highest level of comfort for your pet. There are only 120 boarded veterinary dentists in the United States, two of which practice at Companion Animal Dentistry.
DR. SCOTT MACGEE
BS, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Scott MacGee is a Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist and co-owner of Companion Animal Dentistry. Dr. MacGee received his DVM from Kansas State University in 1997 and achieved board certification in dentistry in 2013. He has helped teach local and national continuing education classes to veterinarians. Dr. MacGee has spoken on multiple occasions at national meetings including the Veterinary Dental Forum, Central Veterinary Conference, and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine meeting. Dr. MacGee is a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. One of his proudest moments was receiving the Debra Smith editor’s award for publishing the most outstanding manuscript in 2013. He has served on a number of committees in the Dental College, including the Training Support Committee, Journal of Veterinary Dentistry Management Committee, Exam Committee, Residency Program Administrative Committee, and the Review and Assessment Committee. He has enjoyed being the residency director at Companion Animal Dentistry. He is passionate about mentoring and training residents at the practice. One of Dr. MacGee’s favorite aspects of practice is endodontics and prosthodontics. Making pets healthier and pain-free is what brings a smile to Dr. MacGee. He spends his free time reading, running, visiting National Parks (31 to date), being with his family, taking his dog, Juneau, for long walks, and trying to become a better photographer.
DR. Susan E. crowder
BS, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Susan Crowder is a board certified veterinary dentist and co-owner of Companion Animal Dentistry. Dr. Crowder started her first 10 years in general practice after graduating from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Crowder currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Veterinary Dental College, and served 5 years on the Board Examination Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterinary Dental Forum and is the current Secretary of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the publisher of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas and Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Crowder received the President’s Award in 2019 from the Veterinary Dental Foundation. She has published numerous veterinary dental articles, participated in clinical research, and is a national speaker on veterinary dentistry presenting at the Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, the Academy of General Dentistry, Yankee Dental Congress, and at the national, state, and local level veterinary associations. Dr. Crowder enjoys mentoring senior veterinary students and teaching the rewards of good oral health for all furry patients. She shares her love of dentistry with her husband, Dr. Ric Crowder, who is a family dentist and owner of Crowder Family Dentistry and her daughter Kayla who attends UMKC dental school. When not in the office, Dr. Crowder enjoys snow skiing, water sports, traveling, mountain trail exploring with her kids, and scrapbooking. Dr. Crowder over the years has shared her home with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits, ferrets, and horses and loves the variety of all God’s creatures.
Dr. Kristin Linder
Dr. Kristin Linder graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She received her DVM from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship with Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty. When not at work, Dr. Linder enjoys spending time with her husband, Alan, her dog, Bandit, and her little monster (cat), Finn.
Kayla graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. Kayla joined Companion Animal Dentistry in 2015. Prior to joining our team, Kayla worked in general practice and volunteered at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society. Kayla enjoys long weekends at the lake, fishing, and spending time outdoors with her Labrador, Drake.
Client Care Coordinator
Jennie has been with the company since the summer of 2020. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences from University of Missouri Kansas City and earned her Master in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Disaster Emergency Management at Park University in 2018.
Jennie has always had a passion to work with children. When she joined the team at Companion Animal Dentistry, she quickly learned the children she was looking for were furry friends. In her spare time, Jennie and her husband, Paul, share a photography business. She also enjoys Dungeons and Dragons and spoiling her pets- Ruby, the miniature pinscher, and her two tortoises, Marlowe and Tortemort.
Client Care Coordinator
Adrien graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science. Prior to joining our team, Adrien worked at Hill’s Pet Nutrition conducting research for the feline colony. When not at work, Adrien enjoys spending time with her husband and her Bernadoodle, Sully.
Mersadees graduated in 2019 from Penn Foster College with honors in Veterinary Technology. Prior to joining the team at Companion Animal Dentistry, she spent five years at a multi-specialty hospital working with the emergency and surgery departments. Her love for veterinary medicine is driven by her passion for providing patients with the highest quality care. She thrives to make a positive difference in the lives of both animals and their owners. Outside of work she spends her time spoiling her perfect pup Lyla, doing yoga and working on fun crochet projects.
Catherine joined our team in 2020 when she moved to Kansas from Minnesota, where she worked as a practice manager and technician. She comes to us with 13 years of experience working as a technician focused on anesthesia, surgery, and dentistry in regular practice.
Catherine graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in psychology and later went back to school in Virginia to earn her degree in Veterinary Technology after learning her passion for veterinary medicine.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband, Grant and their cat, Phinn, and dog, Maya.
Catherine is FearFree certified and believes that going to the vet can be a positive experience for every pet
Kelly joined the Companion Animal Dentistry team in May of 2021. She has worked in the veterinary field since graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in December 2004.
Kelly started her veterinary career working in general practice and prior to moving to Kansas, she worked at the University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center helping educate future veterinarians. She was voted Technician of the Year by the 2008 graduating class.
A Registered Veterinary Technician in both Kansas and Missouri, Kelly is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys hiking, traveling with her husband, and spending time with their four dogs.
Tallan joined the Companion Animal Dentistry team in October of 2021. He grew up near Kansas City and lived in New Mexico briefly. He obtained a degree in Veterinary Technology from Central New Mexico Community College in 2014. He is the happy owner of Flutter, a hound mix and Onyx, a Doberman. His favorite part of the job is helping improve the quality of life for pets (and their owners!). Tallan enjoys spending his free time volunteering at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, Kansas. He loves teaching people about our natural world and helping provide veterinary care to animals that call the sanctuary home.
Valery graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has 3 years of veterinary assistant experience, as well as 2 years as a clinical research analyst. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s RVT program. Valery enjoys spending time with her 2 Chow Chows, Bruno and Theo, as well as reading a good book.
Assistant to the Regional Manager
Lyla is a Catahoula mix who enjoys coming to work every day. Although she does not get a paycheck, she earns love and pets from clients who walk through the door. In the mornings, Lyla does a walkthrough of the clinic and ensures that each cage is comfy enough for our patients for the day. In the afternoons, she assists our client care coordinators in inspecting any packages for yummy treats and takes her daily naps at the front desk under a pile of blankets. Lyla’s favorite activities include walks, destroying toys, and being spoiled.
Residents who have Trained at Companion Animal Dentistry:
Dr. Christopher Sauvé
Dr. Christopher Sauvé graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Canada in 2012. After several years in both emergency and general practice in Canada, he decided to pursue advanced training in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery to allow him to dedicate his career to the prevention and treatment of oral diseases in our pets. He is a member of the Foundation of Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Medical Association.