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Dr. Megan McKeage
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Dr. McKeage decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 8 years old. To be honest, she was inspired by her “Pet Doctor Barbie”; but she had a deep-rooted love for animals and it took off from there. She grew up just outside of Wichita, Kansas and her family had several pets throughout the years – dogs, cats, ferrets, fish, anole lizards – she loved them all. Her grandfather is a farmer, and she always enjoyed riding through the pasture with him in his pickup truck to check on the cattle. Her aunt is an avid horse enthusiast, and Dr. McKeage loved having the opportunity to go on trail rides at family get-togethers. Since a young age she has dedicated herself to nurturing animals of all shapes and sizes.


During her senior year of high school, Dr. McKeage had a temporary ...

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Julie Croasdale
Office Manager

Julie is a veterinary assistant at Fur Family Animal Hospital.


She grew up in Nebraska with many different types of animals including horses, dogs, cats, and birds. Her love for animals brought her to Kansas where she graduated from Kansas State University in social science and became a certified professional dog trainer.  


She started to work as a veterinary assistant to gain more experience in different areas of animal care. Her role in the clinic is to assist the veterinarian with procedures and appointments as well as fill in for the receptionist when needed. 


She lives in Manhattan with her 3 dogs and 2 cats.  


Her interests include the obvious love for animals, video games, and traveling. She also has multiple dog training certificates and a bachelor's degree in social science from Kansas State University.

Veterinary Assistant

Alex is a veterinary assistant at Fur Family Animal Hospital and is from Hutchinson, Ks. She moved to Manhattan after getting an associate’s degree at her local community college to work towards a Bachelor’s in Wildlife Conservation at K-State. She is also working on the prerequisites for the College of Veterinary Medicine and is planning to also apply to the  Biomedical Graduate program focusing on Anatomy & Physiology.


Working with animals has always been a passion of hers, especially wildlife. She has worked and volunteered at two zoos, and two wildlife rehabilitation centers. Educating the public on the importance of wildlife and their care is a topic very dear to her.


She lives with her husband, 3 dogs, and a bearded dragon. When not at the clinic, or studying for her next exam, you can find her traveling to zoos, hiking with her dogs, working on her garden, and playing Animal Crossing.

Veterinary Assistant

Abby is a certified veterinary assistant from Kansas City. She is currently in a program to gain her degree in Veterinary Nursing at Colby Community College. Abby moved to Manhattan in 2020 with her partner of 7 years, Tom, and their 3 kitties- Ollie, Opal, and Noodle.

Abby was raised on a farm in Missouri until she was 8 and that’s where her love for animals comes from. She loved to take care of the farm animals and showed a special interest in the barn cats.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and cuddling with her kitties!



Born and raised here in Manhattan, I've always had an interest in animals, especially dogs. As my interest in dogs began to grow, so did my interest in veterinary care and dog sports. I currently spend most of my free time training my dogs Willow, Gunner, and Bennett. Bennett competes in dock diving and someday maybe rally! Other interests include cheering on the Wildcats and Chiefs on gameday, and relaxing with my pack on the couch. 

Gabriela Martinez
Registered Veterinary Technician

Registered Veterinary Technician born and raised in Junction City, Ks. She graduated from Brown Mackie College Salina with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2017, and passed her VTNE July 2017. 

Gabriela has known she wanted to make a career in Veterinary Medicine since she was 5 years old when she attempted to “rescue” a baby bird. Gabriela started her career while briefly living in Connecticut working as a Surgery and Anesthesia Technician in a surgical department and also some time as an ER/ICU nurse. During that time, she found a love for Emergency medicine and also found a passion for animal nutrition while working in General Practice, and is working on her Pet Nutrition Coach Certification. 

When not at the clinic, you can find her outside spending time with her daughter and puppy Reina, or inside cuddled with her cat Kai. 

Mitchell McKeage
Practice Manager
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Mitchell McKeage is our part-time practice manager. Originally from Canada, he's been calling Manhattan home since 2010. He attained his Bachelor's of Business Administration in 2011 and MBA in 2013. Mitchell has always had an interest in small business operations and animal welfare. This combined affinity for commerce and pets has culminated in the founding of Fur Family Animal Hospital with his wife Dr. McKeage.


When Mitchell isn't working at Champion Teamwear or Fur Family Animal Hospital he can be found enjoying sporting events with his family, playing some Xbox, or honing his woodworking craftsmanship.

Maverick McKeage
Chief Canine Officer
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Maverick joined the McKeage family in 2011 when Dr. McKeage fell in love with him (one of her junior surgery dogs in KSU's College of Veterinary Medicine). The apartment didn't allow dogs, so he was temporarily put up at a friend's place. Within a month the McKeages had moved to a new residence to call home with their new pup.

While it may look like he's lounging about the Doctor's office at Fur Family Animal Hospital - he's really overseeing the spiritual well-being of the team. Or maybe he is just relaxing...

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