Animal Medical Center, located at 622 McKinley in Great Bend, recently congratulated one of its veterinarians on the purchase of his own mixed animal practice. Dr. Nick Henning and his new wife, Dr. Samantha Henning, recently purchased the veterinary clinic in Nick’s hometown of Ness City, which reopened its doors on July 1.
“We were so sad to see Dr. Nick leave, but he had an amazing opportunity to move home closer to his family farm and pursue a new business opportunity,” said Dr. Nels Lindberg, co-owner of Animal Medical Center. “He was a great part of our team, and a close friend and we wish him all the best. He left big shoes to fill, but our new veterinarians are up to the task.”
Dr. Austin Pauly and Dr. Ashley Hotop joined the AMC family on June 1.
“At AMC, our core values drive everything that we do, and we couldn’t have found any more compassionate and trustworthy veterinarians to join us in serving our customers,” Lindberg said. “Already, our clients have given us great feedback, and we look forward to continuing to develop these bright young people in their new careers.”
Dr. Pauly, a native of Conway Springs, grew up in a large family on a 120-cow dairy farm, where he first learned how to work hard and find a passion for working with animals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in life science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. He enjoys diagnostic care as well as surgical care, and enjoys working in an agricultural based community. He and his wife Jessica live in Great Bend and he enjoys hunting, fishing and grilling in his free time.
Dr. Hotop grew up in Perryville, Mo., had holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. She became a veterinarian because of a passion for helping both animals and people, and enjoys the variety that comes with working in a mixed animal practice. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, playing music and spending time outdoors.