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
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.
Sarah Biegh, Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah Biegh is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Crysler Animal Hospital. As a passionate animal lover, she graduated from Maple Woods Community College of Veterinary Technology and Applied Sciences in 2008. Her areas of professional interest include specializing in anesthesia and acupuncture.
Although Sarah always dreamed of becoming a zoo veterinarian, she found a job at Crysler Animal Hospital after graduation and fell in love with helping the patients of Crysler. She now considers working at Crysler Animal Hospital her dream job and truly enjoys being a part of improving pets’ health by helping them get the treatment they deserve.
Sarah currently lives in Kansas City with her husband Nathan and Abbie, a 13 year old Border Collie mix. Sarah loves being active in her free time and enjoys working out, hiking, biking, watching movies and attending concerts.