Dr. Kelly Hoyt grew up in Overland Park on a farm helping care for horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and cattle. Following high school she received a RN degree from JCCC and practiced as an operating room nurse for 10 year before returning to school to pursue her true love which is veterinary medicine. After graduating from the University of Missouri- College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Hoyt began practicing in mixed animal practices caring for mainly horses, dogs, and cats.

Dr. Hoyt opened Heritage Animal Hospital in 2015 to continue to provide state-of- the-art medical care while treating clients and their pets like family. She is passionate about working with clients to educate them on how their pets can live long, healthy lives.

Dr. Hoyt lives in Overland Park with her husband Marshall, their two daughters, 3 dogs, and too many cats. She enjoys reading, riding horses, and traveling.


Dr. Lindsey Crawford discovered a love of veterinary medicine through family experiences caring for dairy and beef cattle while growing up in Minnesota. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

Dr. Crawford has worked in mixed animal private practice and as an instructor training veterinary technician students. Her professional interests include surgery, anesthesia, and veterinary dentistry.

Dr. Crawford lives in Gardner, Kansas with her husband, their two small children, and two cats.


Elyse Noland brings 7 years of veterinary experience into her role at Heritage Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician. You will meet her during an appointment at the clinic or perhaps with Dr. Hoyt on a farm call. Elyse also teaches dog obedience classes, keeps bee hives, does gardening and stays busy with family activities. Her home is also filled with cats and dogs, many of whom were rescued. Elyse is also available to speak to youth groups about animal health, well being and dog training.


Sue Ford wears many hats in the clinic with the role of Office Manager being the largest. She will often be the one you speak to on the phone when making an appointment. Sue has worked for 10 years in veterinary practices prior to joining Heritage Animal Hospital. Sue and her husband raise show pigs and stay busy with their grandchildren who show the pigs.


Leslie Owen works part time at the front desk and also brings nearly a decade of veterinary practice work to Heritage Animal Hospital. She is owned by some special chihuahuas and cats. Her spare time is filled with horse activities and with her growing family.

We look forward to meeting you and your pets and exceeding your expectation of veterinary care.