Meet the Friendly Professionals Caring for Your Pets


Our caring and professional staff treat your pets like our own. With over 44 years of experience in the veterinary field, we are determined to provide you and your pet with excellent service!

Our Clinic Cat


Our Highly Qualified Clinic Cat

Tillie is our new clinic cat. She has big paws to fill. Our previous clinic cats Jingles and Tigerbelle brought joy to our clinic for years. Tillie is a Maine Coon cat and knows how to come and sit on command.

Soon she will master the “high five”. Tillie loves to greet pets and people and loves kids, especially those who will play with her at the bead table in our waiting room. Tillie brings much joy and mischief to our

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Our Doctors

If your pet needs a veterinarian, the doctors at Westport Animal Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, will provide compassionate, personalized care tailored to their unique needs.

Dr. Anderson


Debra Anderson is a lifelong resident of Topeka. She attended Most Pure Heart grade school and Hayden High School. She is a 1979 graduate of Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

She has been married to her husband, Bill for 46 years and has five children and 6 grandchildren. She currently has three dogs, Champ, a 9 year old Golden Retriever, Ranger, an 11 year old Borderdoodle, and Scruffy, a 3 year old Terrier mix, and two cats, Tiffany and Tex who make sure that the household operates to their standards.

Dr. Anderson founded Westport Animal Clinic in 1981 and has been practicing for 44 years. She enjoys client interactions and helping pets live as long as possible. She enjoys the many multi-generational relationships with families and their pets that have grown through the years.

In her free time she enjoys fiber arts, bicycling, swimming, and traveling.

Dr. Howe


Dr. Jenny Howe has been with Westport Animal Clinic since 2010. Since graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, she has practiced in Texas and Nebraska before returning home to the Topeka area.

She and her husband, Nathan, have two grown kids, Autumn and
Dane, who are all avid K-State, KC Royals, and Chiefs fans. They share their home with six cats and a pup, all rescues of one kind or another.

When not at work, Dr. Howe volunteers her time with the Wabaunsee County Fair Board, the Friendly Farmers 4-H Club, various school and church activities, and spending time with her grandson, Neil. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, volleyball, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

She loves the challenge and satisfaction of surgery and dental procedures, in addition to working with families to find the best prevention and treatment options for their furry friends.

Dr. Voegeli


Dr. Michelle Voegeli graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2021. She is from the Topeka area, having graduated from Hayden High School and is excited to be back home.

She shares her home with her rescue cat, Piper. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

She is excited to be joining the Westport Animal Clinic family and looks forward to helping you care for your furry friends!

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Our Staff

Our staff is highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of veterinary medicine. We are committed to providing pets high-quality care.


Practice Manager

Kylie has been a veterinary assistant for 3 years now at Westport Animal Clinic. She grew up mostly in the Harveyville area and graduated from Mission Valley High School. She is very patient with the pets and wants the best care for them. She loves all types of pets and animals as she grew up on a farm and had many animals from little rabbits to big, gentle water buffalo. In her free time, she loves to be outside and go on walks with her two dogs…as long as it’s not too cold outside!

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Veterinary Assistant

Lori developed her love for animals while growing up on a farm in central Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State with a degree in agriculture. She has been with Westport Animal Clinic for over 30 years now and loves all the cats and dogs she helps care for. With her free time, she gardens, takes walks with her dog, and cares for her eight cats.

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Veterinary Assistant

Carla has a love for animals and has worked as a vet assistant for many years. She is from Topeka and she grew up with cats, dogs, and horses. She enjoys nature, horseback riding, following draft horse rescues, and flower gardening. She is always looking to expand her garden with bee and butterfly friendly plants. Carla has been to Alaska and loved it! It’s beauty is just amazing!

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Veterinary Assistant

Kathryn has been a vet assistant at Westport Animal Clinic for 10 years and in that time has enjoyed getting to know all the pets and their owners. She studied Animal Science at Kansas State University and is passionate about animal care. Kathryn has had pets her whole life and currently has 2 cats and 2 dogs of her own. She is married and has a son. Kathryn is a fan of all sports, especially football, her favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs! Her son was even born on the day of the 2020 Super Bowl just in time to see the whole game, what a day! When she is not watching football or a Kansas State game of any kind, she is spending her spare time with family. Kathryn loves to play with her son and dogs outside as much as she can and participating in family fun of all kinds.

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Veterinary Assistant

Northeast Kansas is the only place Crystal has ever called home. As a child, the opportunities to learn love and respect for animals came to her through her parent’s farm. Convinced the farm held every opportunity a person could wish for, she tried to convince her dad to buy an elephant that had been offered up in the want ads. Her pitch was, “We put up the hay, so she won’t cost us anything to keep her.” You can see why she never got to brag about owning a pachyderm. Dr. Katzer and Crystal married 36 years ago. She worked in his dental practice in some capacity or another for 31 years. They raised two children, who are also physicians. Neither child chose dentistry, but the desire to take care of others, innate. She delights in an entertaining nickname, a good laugh, and irony in a well told story. Art,(Washburn University, BFA) Music, (singing to her pets) and Gardening (never ending) keep her mind and body both motivated and moving. Her passions are taking care of my family, friends and animals. Favorite movie: Big Fish; Favorite book: Whisper from the Woods; Favorite thing: Laughing with someone. After selling the practice in 2017, she stayed on until spring of 2020. She has found it is too early to fully retire. So, the opportunity to work at Westport Animal Clinic seems to be a good fit, with a chance to learn and make new friends, furry and otherwise.

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Veterinary Assistant

DeAnna has been with us at Westport Animal Clinic since late August of 2022. She is currently still a student in high school and has a great passion for loving and taking care of animals. After high school, she plans on continuing her education at Kansas State University to study Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Dee, herself has 2 adorable puppies and her own small herd of goats that she loves dearly. You can catch DeAnna here at the clinic in the afternoon or you may see her at the Shawnee County Fair in July where she shows livestock through 4-H as well.

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