Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Michael Stenstrom
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Michael Stenstrom, Medical Director of VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital, has cared for pets here as a general practitioner since 1994. A native of White City, Kansas, he became a veterinarian due to his love of animals growing up on his family’s farm. Dr. Stenstrom values the relationship that the veterinarians and staff at VCA Cherokee have with the clients and pets who come in each day and he loves working with the pets.

Dr. Stenstrom completed his undergraduate education at Kansas State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1991. He continued his veterinary educatio...
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Connie Williams
Veterinary Assistant

Connie, a graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri - Kansas City, grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently lives in Piper, Kansas. Her background was originally in marketing, but after working with animal health and pet nutrition companies for over ten years, she felt too distant from the actual pets she was helping and wanted to make a more direct impact on those pets. She excitedly made the move to the veterinary field in 2016 so she could experience the fuzzy faces, wiggly butts, and slobbery kisses firsthand. She became Fear Free Certified in 2023 and is currently in school t...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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