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Welcome To Heartland Animal Hospital and Play & Stay

About Our Veterinary Hospital
The reason we open our doors every day is to deliver the finest possible medical treatment along with the compassionate attention your pet deserves. Since our beginning in 2000, we have been striving to serve the community with a state-of-the-art veterinary facility providing wellness and diagnostic care, as well as a safe, fun, boarding and daycare environment.

Let Heartland Play & Stay be your pet’s home away from home! We want all of our guests stay to be as stress free and fun as possible. Please check out our additional services available for our overnight guests below.

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Gary Breault

DVM with Cowboy

Dr. Gary graduated from Kansas State University in 1997. He practiced small animal medicine in Lawrence, Kansas before coming to Wichita and buying Heartland Animal Hospital in 2000. Dr. Gary has two girls, Ava and Sydney, with his wife, Julie. Dr. Gary started scuba diving a few years ago and now finds it one of the most enjoyable leisurely pursuits. He also looks forward to football season so he can start playing fantasy football again. In his spare time if he isn’t scuba diving or watching football he enjoys the outdoors with his 2 girls every chance he can get.

William (Dr. Bill) Breault

DVM with Ellie and Ozzy

Dr. Bill graduated from Kansas State University in 1996 and has been practicing primarily small animal medicine since. He married his high school sweetheart, Jami, in 1990. They have two daughters, Madison, who is 14 and Emily, who is 11. Both kids are very active in sports which keeps them very busy. When they aren’t at sporting events they are very active in the community through their church. In their free time they enjoy attending KSU football games. He has 2 cats named Luke and Gizmo, a horse named Loco and a Goldendoodle named Charlie.

Dr. Bill has become very active in cancer therapy for pets in the last few years. He has had several chemotherapy patients and has been able to provide some of our patients many additional years of remission through his oncology expertise.

Judy Parsons


After graduating from University of Missouri in 2015, Dr. Parsons practiced small animal general and emergency services in Hutchinson, KS. She joined Heartland Animal Hospital in 2016.

Ashley H, Since 2002

Client Care Director

Ashley was born and raised in Wichita and has a Pomeranian named Idgee and a Beagle named Swiffer. She manages client care and many of Heartland’s social media platforms.

Ashley Woods, since 2018

Client Care Associate

Ashley has a golden retriever named Peyton and a dachshund named Denver, and is one of our friendly and knowledgeable client care associates skilled with scheduling, answering phone calls and emails and handling client concerns and needs.

Anna Atherton

RVT & Practice Manager

Anna is one of our veterinary technicians who got her start at Heartland as a kennel attendant in 2006. She expressed an interest in becoming a veterinary assistant and began training shortly after. In 2009, she left to pursue her RVT degree & graduated in 2011 from Colby Community College. We were happy to have her return to Heartland to continue her career. Anna was born and raised in Wichita, KS and is active in the Harvey County 4-H group where she teaches kids how to train and show their own dogs. She has a cat named Roo, a Golden Retriever named Tanner and a Westie named Carly.

Valerie, Since 2016

Veterinary Assistant

Valerie was born and raised in Wichita. Her and her husband are pet parents to 1 cat named ” 21 “. She had originally planned on going into a career as a medical assistant. During school, she decided to change her path and find a career to support her love of animals. She hopes to get her RVT degree some day and continue her work with small animals. When not at work, her and her husband are both very active in hot air ballooning! She also enjoys painting, photography and reading.

Kristen, Since 2016

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kristin is from Lansing, KS. She graduated and got her degree from Lincoln Memorial University as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her and her husband have 1 dog, Riley, and 2 cats, Zoey and Nala. They also has a baby boy named Hayden! When she is not at work, she enjoys watching movies, hanging out with family, running and playing games.

Tara, Since 2010

Veterinary Assistant

Tara is our Jersey girl who, lucky for us, moved to Kansas 15 years ago and is now one of our veterinary assistants. She graduated from WSU in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of General Studies with majors in chemistry, biology and women’s studies. She keeps herself busy with her husband, 5 children, and 11 grandchildren! She owns 5 cats named Ferdinand, Mini Bit., Little Bit, Inde and Orange. Her 3 dogs, Madam Tui, Socks and Zailey.

Juli, Since 2018

Lisa, Since 2018

Jennifer, Since 2018




Fawn, Since 2020

Laurynn, Since 2020

Mercy, Since 2020

Ashley, Since 2017


The Play & Stay Parrot

Peanut is a Yellow-Collared Mini-Macaw. He was born in 2000. He loves almonds, nuts and very few people. He has a few staff members who he allows to hold him, but his favorite past time is hanging with Dr Gary. When he is not at Dr Gary’s house, he can be found hanging out in his parrot mansion in the Play & Stay lobby!

Taylor, Since 2017

Pet Care Attendant

Taylor is from Wichita area. She is currently home schooled and will graduate this May. She plans to continue a career with animals after that. She is allergic to cats, however, she is a fur mom to 5 dogs- Coco, Layla, Jerome, Buffalo and Gabby. Taylor has also practiced ballet for 5 years. She loves to draw and any outdoor activity, especially one that one of dogs can share with her!

What Our Clients Are Saying


Loryn U.

Absolutely wonderful place! The staff truly care and give ALL the love to your dog

Leilah B.

This has been my veterinary clinic for many years and the staff and doctors have always treated my pets with kindness and care.. they have always been professional. The facility is always neat and clean. Check in was quick and easy. All of my questions were answered so that I could understand.

Brandon S.

Pete wasn’t too sure about his first day at daycare. He was a rescue so he has some separation anxiety. He tried to stand his ground and refused to walk inside so they had to carry him in. Now he starts whining excitedly when we pull into the parking lot each week and drags whoever comes to get him inside. He loves it here and we love how tired and worn out he is afterwards.

Lindsey S.

Thanks to Val for helping us shave our cat! She really cares and took the time with our pet who has such a difficult time with grooming to avoid sedation! She must be an animal whisperer is all I have to say. Highly recommended and affordable!
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