Our Doctors

Dr. Lauren Mack

Dr. Lauren Mack came to Kansas in 2014 by way of Washington state and was looking for an adventure in cattle country. Although, an east coaster by birth, her heart is in Kansas and she purchased the Plainville location shortly after her arrival. Dr. Mack loves the wide range of species she has the chance to work with, but has a passion for cattle herd work, overall herd health and production. Dr. Mack met her now husband, Josh, shortly after she arrived in Kansas and they welcomed their first child, Thomas, on June 15th, 2020! Josh enjoys his work as a therapist and instructor at Fort Hays State University in the Psychology department. Dr. Mack and Josh purchased the Phillipsburg Crossroads Veterinary Clinic this past January and are looking forward to getting to know all of you better!

Dr. Laura Jackson

We are excited to announce Dr. Laura Jackson has joined The Animal Hospital team! She will primarily be in our Phillipsburg office and caring for all animals, large and small. She comes from the east coast and Suffolk, Virginia area and grew up immersed in 4H raising steers, goats, chickens, rabbits and a
peacock, named Kevin! Dr. Jackson came to veterinary medicine by way of human medicine and was an EMT previously and has a Master’s in Biomedical Science as well. She is very excited to jump into the community, hike with her German Shepard puppy, Dakota, and meet all of you!

Dr. Amanda Balinski

Dr. Amanda Balinski (“Dr. B”) joined The Animal Hospital in June of 2018! She has been a fixture in our Plainville location and has tremendous passion and love for her patients. She works with all patients, large and small, but she is our resident exotics, birds, and all things small and furry master. She also works extensively with our cold therapy laser and with physical therapy to help her patients heal and recover pain free. Dr. B enjoys the quiet life in Zurich, Kansas with her menagerie of creatures. Dr. B raises chickens, cares for her guinea pigs and rabbits, her cat, Gypsy, and dogs Kylee and Marcus!

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