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Doctors & Staff

Dr. Jay Schweizer, DVM

Earning magna cum laude honors, Dr. Schweizer received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1992. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. He loves his dog Zeke and his cat Mr. Whiskers. The proud husband of Ronee and father of three sons – Jacob, Luke, and Timothy – Dr. Schweizer enjoys fishing, boating, swimming, and biking.

Dr. Charity Vuagniaux, DVM, CVA

Dr. Vuagniaux graduated from the University of Missouri with her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2004. Her professional interests are internal medicine and surgery, and she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vuagniaux received training in medical acupuncture for dogs, cats, and exotic companion animals in April 2015. She and her husband Corey love spending time with their many pets – a Boxer named Apollo, a Golden Retriever named Chase, a cat named Jasmine, a horse named Ginger, and a miniature donkey named Zip. When she isn’t surrounded by animals, Dr. Vuagniaux serves as president of the Dynamic Connections ABWA chapter and a member of Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kevin Harsha, DVM

Dr. Harsha received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1997. Today he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association,and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He is the proud husband to Kristi and father to Rebecca and Zach, with whom he cares for and an English Bull Dog named Brick. In his spare time, Dr. Harsha loves camping, fishing, reading, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Melanie Ray, DVM

Dr. Ray grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her professional interests include surgery and dentistry. She cares for a cat named Khaleesi and a horse named Cotton, and in her free time enjoys jet skiing, horseback riding, and cheering on her Kansas City sports teams.

Dr. Amanda Bailey, DVM

Dr. Amanda Bailey was born and raised in Columbia, MO, and she was admitted into the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Her current association involvements include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bailey met her husband during her undergraduate studies and has been happily married since 2012. During her spare time, Dr. Bailey enjoys riding her bike, playing the violin, and spending quality time with her family

Maureen Rettig, Practice Manager

Maureen is always surrounded by animals – she lives with a Labrador named Gideon, a Bichon named Cassie Mae, a Border Collie named Hotchner, two cats, Zari and Cailin, two African Gray Parrots, Scarlett and Rett, and two Macaws, Button and Ollie. When she’s not at Crysler, Maureen and her husband Dan love spending as much time as possible with their seven grandchildren.