Dr. Brendan Kraus

Dr. Brendan Kraus was born and raised on a farm and ranch east of Marion.  By growing up with exposure to most every animal in this area, he developed a keen interest in the (now rare) field of mixed animal veterinary practice.  After a 3-year stint at Pittsburg State University as a member of the football team, he moved to Kansas State for veterinary school and graduated in 2002.  He founded the practice in 2004 in Florence, KS and built the current facility in 2009.  With a focus on high-level care, value, and customer service, the practice has steadily expanded to a hospital that is known throughout the region. Dr. Kraus continues to enjoy pushing the field of mixed animal practice forward, and looking for new ways to serve the practice’s clientele.  When not at the practice, he enjoys hiking the National Parks, working on projects at home, and going to kid’s sporting events.

Dr. Chris Cox

Dr. Chris Cox, formerly a native of Andover Kansas, graduated from Andover Central High School.  He received his associates degree in General Engineering from Hutchinson Community College while playing baseball for the Blue Dragons.  He then received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Kansas State and was then accepted into the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his DVM degree in May 2015.  Dr. Cox has been with Spur Ridge since 2015, and strives to provide a high-level of care for all companion and livestock animals and is a big proponent of client education.  Dr. Cox has a special interest in surgery of all sorts, regardless of the species he sees.  He and his wife Alicia have a young son named Carson, and will be expecting 2 more on the way in fall of 2022!  In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on home remodel and construction projects.  Dr. Cox and his wife enjoy life in Marion County and have gained some great friends, clients, and patients over the years!

Dr. Colton Hull

Dr. Hull is originally from Stockton, KS and went to Fort Hays State University for his undergraduate degree before attending veterinary school at Kansas State University with his wife, Morgan. Dr. Hull and his wife met in high school and were married in 2019 while both were in veterinary school. He grew up on a farm and has always felt at home in small communities. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, hunting, fishing, and playing music. He joined the Spur Ridge team in 2022 and his interests include small animal general medicine, beef production medicine, equine reproduction, and surgery.

Tina Kraus – Office Manager

Tina was born and raised in a small town in Southeast Kansas. She attended Kansas State University while attaining her teaching degree in Middle School Science. After 7 years of teaching, she was able to stay at home part-time while working at Spur Ridge in the customer relations department and soon became the office manager. She and Brendan have 3 kids. Tina enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Leann Klenda- RVT Nurse

Leann was born and raised in Marion and now she and her family live on a small farm in rural Marion County. Their family has a small cow calf operation together. She really enjoys being able to raise her kids around the agricultural way-of-life.  She also enjoys coaching her kid’s sports teams and staying active.  She has been a Registered Technician at Spur Ridge since 2011.

Breah Ungaro – Nurse

Breah graduated Hutchinson Community College in 2014 with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She started riding horses when she was 6 years old and has been training horses since 2008. Before Spur Ridge, she worked at a small animal clinic as a Vet Assistant/Tech from 2012 till 2017. She was born and raised in McPherson but moved to Durham in 2018 with her husband Cole. They have five horses, one mini horse and four dogs, Annie(Corgi/Heeler), Denali (Border Collie), McCoy(Border Collie/Catahoula) and Josie(Blue Heeler). She devotes a lot of her time to all her animals because they are her kids. Taking care of her herd of horses is a full-time job in itself sometimes. She spends most of her spare time barrel racing at local jackpots and going to rodeos over the summer. Breah also produces barrel racing jackpots year-round with a good friend of hers. On occasion, she will participate in some show events with the Royal Friesians and likes to go on nice relaxing trail rides with friends.

Tina Kraus – Office Manager

Tina was born and raised in a small town in Southeast Kansas. She attended Kansas State University while attaining her teaching degree in Middle School Science. After 7 years of teaching, she was able to stay at home part-time while working at Spur Ridge in the customer relations department and soon became the office manager. She and Brendan have 3 kids. Tina enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Leann Klenda – RVT Nurse

Leann was born and raised in Marion and now she and her family live on a small farm in rural Marion County. Their family has a small cow calf operation together. She really enjoys being able to raise her kids around the agricultural way-of-life.  She also enjoys coaching her kid’s sports teams and staying active.  She has been a Registered Technician at Spur Ridge since 2011.

Bea Holub – Customer Relations

Bea was born and raised in Marion County and attended Butler Community College and received her AAS in Business Administration. She has been with Spur Ridge since 2016 working in various areas of the clinic. She has two amazing and rambunctious sons: Axl and Knox as well as two mastiffs: Buck and Belle. They all make her life busy, yet fun. When she’s not carting her kids from one event to the next she enjoys boating and fishing at the lake, spending time with her family and friends, and clay shooting.

Laura Cady – Customer Relations

Laura moved to Marion with her husband Mitchell and step-daughter Adalynn in March of 2020 and joined the Spur Ridge team that September. As one of our client care members in the front office she is happy to help clients with scheduling, financial questions, and hospital information needs. Though she moved around a lot in her youth, Laura has enjoyed growing up in multiple small towns around Kansas and Nebraska. On the weekends she likes spending time camping, fishing, and kayaking with her family.

Jay Sanders – Farrier

Jay grew up in Oklahoma where he graduated from Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School, and has now lived in Kansas for the last 32 years. Jay served in the United States Army and is a retired Vietnam Veteran. As a full-time certified Farrier of 31 years, he runs his own horse shoeing business working with people from all over Kansas. Jay’s work consists of trimming, hot and cold shoeing, therapeutic placement, and more.

Sarah Fenske – Nurse

Sarah Fenske joined the Spur Ridge team in August of 2022 as a small animal nurse. Sarah attended the University of Kansas to obtain her Bachelors degree in Nursing. Sarah has been a Registered Nurse since 2004, working in both the Operating room & Intensive care for 13 years. A native of Herington, KS, She and her husband, Jerry, moved heir family to Hillsboro in 2017 where Sarah has had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom to their 4 children – Makenna, Kolton, Wesley & Beau. With her experience in nursing, Sarah has made a smooth transition into animal nursing, as there are many parallels. In her free-time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports, spending time with family & friends, reading, biking, and walking her dogs, Josie & Daisy. An animal lover at heart, Sarah is excited to provide nursing care to the animals & clients at Spur Ridge.

Cindy Countryman – Boarding Manager & Groomer

Cindy is a Certified Grooming Professional and Lodge Manager at Spur Ridge. She has over a decade of experience and looks forward to meeting every client that visits the office as well as their pets. She has a degree in Graphic Design and a love for photography. She loves the challenges of working with animals and how each day is a new experience. Cindy and her family moved to Marion in May of 2021, and they have fallen in love with Marion and its residents.

Madeline Ten Eyck – Grooming  Assistant

Madeline Ten Eyck is a dog groomer and veterinary assistant here at Spur Ridge Vet Hospital. She is originally from a small town in Northern California called Penn Valley. She is a United States Air Force veteran who served six years, with her last deployment being in Kuwait. She now lives in Peabody, Kansas. Due to her previous military status, Maddy lived in a variety of places, one of the best being England. Maddy has ridden horses since she was eight years old, and currently has two very sassy mares named Fancy and Remy, as well as two dogs named Moseby and Finley. She currently has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and her Bachelor’s in General Studies of English Language and Literature. Her education never stops, as she is still currently in school for veterinary nursing at WSU Tech. In her free time, she loves to read, write poetry, and ride her horses.

Sarah Fenske – Nurse

Sarah Fenske joined the Spur Ridge team in August of 2022 as a small animal nurse. Sarah attended the University of Kansas to obtain her Bachelors degree in Nursing. Sarah has been a Registered Nurse since 2004, working in both the Operating room & Intensive care for 13 years. A native of Herington, KS, She and her husband, Jerry, moved heir family to Hillsboro in 2017 where Sarah has had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom to their 4 children – Makenna, Kolton, Wesley & Beau. With her experience in nursing, Sarah has made a smooth transition into animal nursing, as there are many parallels. In her free-time, she enjoys watching her kids play sports, spending time with family & friends, reading, biking, and walking her dogs, Josie & Daisy. An animal lover at heart, Sarah is excited to provide nursing care to the animals & clients at Spur Ridge.

Madeline Ten Eyck – Grooming Assistant

Madeline Ten Eyck is a dog groomer and veterinary assistant here at Spur Ridge Vet Hospital. She is originally from a small town in Northern California called Penn Valley. She is a United States Air Force veteran who served six years, with her last deployment being in Kuwait. She now lives in Peabody, Kansas. Due to her previous military status, Maddy lived in a variety of places, one of the best being England. Maddy has ridden horses since she was eight years old, and currently has two very sassy mares named Fancy and Remy, as well as two dogs named Moseby and Finley. She currently has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and her Bachelor’s in General Studies of English Language and Literature. Her education never stops, as she is still currently in school for veterinary nursing at WSU Tech. In her free time, she loves to read, write poetry, and ride her horses.

Cindy Countryman – Boarding Manager & Groomer

Cindy is a Certified Grooming Professional and Lodge Manager at Spur Ridge. She has over a decade of experience and looks forward to meeting every client that visits the office as well as their pets. She has a degree in Graphic Design and a love for photography. She loves the challenges of working with animals and how each day is a new experience. Cindy and her family moved to Marion in May of 2021, and they have fallen in love with Marion and its residents.

Abbi Koehn – Nurse

Abbi was born in Newton, Kansas and moved to Washington state for her high school years. She found her way back to Kansas on a soccer scholarship and got a Bachelors Degree in Marketing at Central Christian College. In January of 2021, she decided to switch career paths and has been working in vet-med ever since. She is currently pursuing a degree in veterinary technology.  Abbi’s free time is mostly consumed by her two labs Gunner and Moose, who tend to be very high energy dogs that enjoy road trips and trips to the lake.

Jenny Fuqua – RVT Nurse

Jenny started her path to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician by growing up with animals as pets and raising them for 4-H projects. She volunteered at local animal shelters before earning her AAS in Veterinary Technology and BAAS in Applied Arts and Sciences with a minor in Animal Science. She has experience in small animal general practice, small animal emergency medicine, and zoo medicine. She particularly enjoys learning and understanding the “why” and “how” of everything.