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Our Mission

is to offer comprehensive oral and dental care for your companions on a referral basis, promote dental education, and to provide outstanding client service.

Our Team

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.

Scott E. MacGee


Dr. Scott MacGee is a board-certified veterinary dentist. Dr. MacGee has authored numerous published articles about veterinary dentistry.  Dr. MacGee is an award winning veterinarian and received the Debra B. Smith Editor’s Award for the most outstanding manuscript publication in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry in 2013 and the Presidential Medal for Stewardship in 2022.  He has lectured at the National Veterinary Dental Forum, ACVIM, and the CVC in Kansas City.  Dr. MacGee graduated from Kansas State University in 1997. He has practiced in the Kansas City area since 1999. Dr. MacGee has been a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society since 2002. He has taught dental wet-labs locally and at the CVC. Dr. MacGee currently a committee member of the Exam Committee and the Residency Program Administrative Committee. Dr. MacGee served as chair for the Training Support Committee, RPAC, and Review and Assessment Committees for the American Veterinary Dental College.   Dr. MacGee is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He spent his first year of practice in beautiful Juneau, Alaska working on many native wildlife and many different types of animals. He is married and has 3 wonderful children, Carson, Makenna and Carleigh. When Dr. MacGee is not performing root canal therapy or oral surgeries, he enjoys bird watching, photography, reading books and spending time with his family.

Susan E. Crowder


Dr. Susan Crowder is also an active member of the community, teaching Sunday school, volunteering at the elementary schools.  She has over 10 years’ experience in veterinary practice including practice management prior to specializing in dentistry.  Dr. Crowder serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Dental College, the specialty organization recognized by the AVMA.  Dr. Crowder also serves on the Executive Board of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.  In 2022, Dr. Crowder received the Peter Emily Service Award from the American Veterinary Dental College for her years as an officer and website designer for the college.  She graduated from Kansas State in 1998. Dr. Crowder has practiced in the Kansas City area since 2002. She has published veterinary dental articles, participated in clinical research, authored several dental articles, and is an international speaker on veterinary dentistry presenting at the Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, the Academy of General Dentistry national meeting, Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, and at local veterinary associations. Dr. Crowder is a Midmark Academy in-clinic trainer. She served as President, President-elect, and Treasurer of the American Veterinary Dental Society during a critical merger of the Society, Academy, and Foundation and has been a member since 2002. Dr. Crowder served as a board examiner for the American Veterinary Dental College from 2012-2017 and fulfilled the role of head archivist.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. She shares her love of dentistry with her husband, Dr. Ric Crowder, who is a family dentist and owner of Crowder Family Dentistry. They have 3 children, Kayla, Brennan, and Madeline. Dr. Crowder enjoys snow skiing, scrap-booking, and watching her kids’ sports teams.  She spent her first years of practice in Wichita, Kansas before moving to Kansas City.

Kristin Linder

DVM, Practice Limited to Dentistry (Associate)

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. Dr. Linder began her relationship with Companion Animal Dentistry (CAD) as a client with her beloved dog, Bandit. She then completed an externship at CAD during vet school. Following a rotating internship at Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty, Dr. Linder returned to CAD where she completed her dental and oral surgery residency in June 2022 and is thrilled to continue on as an associate. When not at work, Dr. Linder enjoys spending time with her husband, Alan, her dog, Piper, and her little monster (cat), Finn.

Alice Goodman


Dr. Goodman was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She worked in general practice for six years prior to starting her dentistry residency in New York at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island.  She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2021. Prior to joining Companion Animal Dentistry, Dr. Goodman was a veterinary dentist at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the oldest and largest veterinary clinics in the world.

Dr. Goodman is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  In 2021, she was awarded the Mark and Debra Smith Journal of Veterinary Dentistry Editor’s Award for Outstanding Manuscript by a Resident.

She shares her home with her husband (Andrew), a boarded veterinary surgeon, two cats (Tiki and Mango) and two dogs (Finn and Nigel).  In her free time, Dr. Goodman enjoys creating artwork, staying active, and spending time with friends and family.

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2009 

The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, Residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 2015-2018


Operations Manager
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.

Jennie, MHA

Office Manager

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), Dobby (the shepsky), and her tortoise, Marlowe.


Mersadees, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Mersadees came to Companion Animal Dentistry in 2019.  Prior to becoming a part of our team, she worked at a multi-specialty hospital with the ER and surgery departments.  She is a graduate of Penn Foster College and obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology.  Her passion for veterinary medicine is driven by the invaluable experience of making a positive difference in the lives of both animals and their owners.  Mersadees aim for patients is to alleviate pain, reduce clinic anxiety, and provide gold standard patient care.  She plans to pursue a VTS in anesthesia and analgesia to further improve the anesthetic and analgesic experience for patients, as well as veterinary professionals.  At home, she loves snuggling her two girls- Lyla, a Catahoula pit mix, and Penelope Jean, a Persian kitty.


Kelly, RVT

Veterinary Technician

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, RVT

Veterinary Technician

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.

Jennifer, VT

Veterinary Technician

Jennifer graduated from Penn Foster with honors in Veterinary Technology in August 2022.  Prior to working at Companion Animal Dentistry, Jennifer worked for 11 years in General Practice where she developed a special interest in animal dentistry.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, reading, baking, and spoiling her two dogs Dunkin, the Australian shepherd and KC, the yorkie.

Tiffani, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Tiffani graduated from Murray State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Prior to joining CAD in October of 2022, she spent 3 years working for a general practice/emergency clinic in Wisconsin. There she gained a passion for anesthesia and dental care. She looks forward to helping make a difference with each patient and client she encounters. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and spending time with her family and Siberian Husky, Nora.

Sue, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Sue joined the Companion Animal Dentistry team in November 2022. She graduated in 2015 from the Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program with honors and an applied science degree. Prior to working in the veterinary industry as a Registered Veterinary Technician, she was in the corporate world, until she decided to follow her passion to work with animals. Sue is a candidate in the Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) program in Dentistry and will finish this program in 2023. She loves all animals, and lives with several cats, who rule the home, and a chinchilla. She also has a retired dressage horse, and has been riding since she was a child. She loves hiking, reading and spending time in the mountains.

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.