About Us

Wamego Veterinary Clinic has been a prominent veterinary service in the community since 1968. We are a family owned practice that strives to care for each patient like they are our own. Dr Jon Pachta started working at Wamego Vet Clinic when he and his family moved to Wamego in 1994. Dr. Pachta bought the practice from Dr. Bill Brethour in 2003. Over the years, Dr. Pachta has enjoyed being owner and offering quality medicine to the people of Wamego and the surrounding areas. In 2019, Dr. Elyse (Pachta) Rottinghaus officially joined the team as a veterinarian. 

The Doctors

Jon Pachta, DVM

Dr. Jon Pachta grew up on a farm outside of Belleville, KS. His passion for veterinary medicine started as a child when we would help care for the many animals on his family's farm. He went to Kansas State University and graduated with his DVM in 1987. After graduation he practiced in Nebraska and then in Belleville, KS before moving to Wamego in 1994. He bought Wamego Veterinary Clinic in 2003 and has been the owner ever since. He lives in Wamego with his wife, Renee. Together they have four children: Elyse (Damian) live in Wamego, Ryan (Anna) live in Kansas City, Aaron is a student at KSU, and Emily is in high school. In his free time, Dr. Pachta enjoys spending time with his family and his pets at home. He has a love for farming and exploring the great outdoors. He is pictured with the clinic's oldest greeter, Cassie. 

Elyse Rottinghaus, DVM

Dr. Elyse (Pachta) Rottinghaus grew up in Wamego, KS. Her career at Wamego Vet Clinic started in 2003 working Saturdays and helping out in the summer. She may not have enjoyed scooping poop, but this is where she developed a love for veterinary medicine. After high school graduation, she completed her undergraduate studies at Newman University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. She then went to veterinary school at K-State and graduated in 2017. After graduation, Dr. Rottinghaus practiced in McPherson, KS until she moved to Wamego in 2019 with her husband, Damian. They have one daughter: Isla, two cats: Catniss and Gale, and one dog: Cherokee. In her free time, she enjoys watching and/or playing a variety of sports with Damian, going on family bike rides, and being a novice gardener. She also loves to travel with her family. Dr. Rottinghaus is pictured here with her fluffy guy, Gale. 

The Staff

Raelynn Miller has been with Wamego Vet Clinic for 7 years. She is a jack of all trades and enjoys interacting with clients and playing with their furry friends. Raelynn was born in Maryland and grew up all around the United States. She went to the University of Missouri and graduated with an associates degree in accounting and a minor in art. She has one daughter, Karlee, and lives in Belvue with her significant other, Alan. Raelynn stays busy with her two cats: Boo and Bella Donna, and her two dogs: Jade and Tess. In her free time, she enjoys working on various art projects and spending time in her gardens. 

Stacie (Westgate) Flippin, RVT, started shadowing at Wamego Vet Clinic in 2015 and came on staff as a full time RVT in 2017. She was born and raised in Wamego, KS. After graduating from WHS, she went to Colby Community College and received her associate of applied science in veterinary technology. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Cody, and their dog, Callie. In her free time, Stacie enjoys volunteering with Land of Paws Animal Shelter, catching up on her Netflix addiction, and discovering new hiking trails with Cody and Callie. 

Brandi Hanifan, Veterinary Assistant, started working at Wamego Vet Clinic in 2019. She was born in Elizabeth, Colorado and obtained a degree in Animal Science and Production from K-State. After working in the agriculture community for a couple years, Brandi realized her passion was veterinary medicine so she went back to school to become a certified veterinary assistant from Pima Medical Institute. She now lives in Manhattan with her dog, Tuff, and her cat, Luna. When she's not working, Brandi enjoys fishing and exploring the wilderness. 

Emily Pachta is the youngest daughter of Dr. Pachta. She has worked at Wamego Vet Clinic almost every Saturday since 2016. She attends high school at Wamego High. Emily is very involved with the WHS theatre department. When she isn't taking care of cats and dogs, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and working on various art projects. Much to her dad and older sister's dismay, she is not interested in veterinary medicine as a career. Instead, Emily plans to attend college after graduating high school and focusing on a career in the human medical field. 

Ashley Brown offers her grooming services several days a week at Wamego Vet Clinic. She was born and raised in Plainville, KS and has been grooming dogs for over 10 years. Ashley lives in Wamego with her chihuahua Draco and a herd of adorable dachshunds: Budda, Dante, Ms. Lulu Bell, Bella, Moses, Homer, and Smokey. When she's not making your dogs look adorable, Ashley enjoys going to the gym, horseback riding, and being around family and friends. 


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16805 U.S. 24, Wamego, KS