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. Kelsey Madden will be joining our clinic starting June 3! She grew up in Olathe training and showing horses on local hunter jumper and national breed show circuits. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Equine Studies. She continued her studies at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated from veterinary school in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her rescue Collie, Zelda, her two guinea pigs, Alice and Gilly, and her American Quarter Horse, Chance.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Madden as she begins her journey with us at Heritage!


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.