MEET DR. McLEOD
Animals have always been part of Dr. McLeod's life. She's rescued too many strays to count, has always cared for furry friends, and has a heart to help those who can't always help themselves. Now she has the joy of helping restore health to your best friends.
A graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2000, Dr. McLeod earned both the Clinic Service and Clinic Excellence awards while completing her clinicals. She opened a family wellness center in 2001 and joyfully served hundreds of people each week with chiropractic care. In 2004 Dr. McLeod returned to school to earn her National Certification in Equine and Small Animal Chiropractic Care through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
In 2013, Dr. McLeod left her 2-legged practice to pursue a full time animal practice. She can be found working on small animals at Green Summit Animal Clinic in Lee's Summit, MO at Excelsior Springs Animal Clinic in Excelsior Springs, MO and at Mission Road Animal Clinic in Prairie Village, KS. She sees horses at Strain Equine Services in Bonner Springs, KS and Holt Animal Clinic in Holt, MO. Dr. McLeod is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Dr. McLeod also teaches animal chiropractic to veterinarians and chiropractors at Parker University in Dallas, TX.
She is available to help your best friends by appointment only.
Dr. McLeod serves overseas regularly. To learn more about her ministry, click here.
MEET DR. PETTID
Dr. Stella Pettid’s lifelong animal enthusiasm began with family pets at home and quickly transitioned to include the competitive arena. After spending a year showing in the dog conformation ring, she had the opportunity to begin riding horses in lessons and eventually with ownership. There she quickly found her passion in equine performance, striving to learn anything and everything pertaining to horses. She showed at open shows with any horse she could borrow or lease until finally finding her dream horse - an Andalusian mare. Together they gathered multiple regional and national championships. Dr. Stella has also received regional and national honors in a variety of divisions like western, hunter, show hack, and showmanship in the Arabian community.
While being in the equine performance world, Dr. Stella has worn hats of all types, from professional groom to lesson instructor to assistant trainer. All of these roles continued to bring her into contact with some of the most amazing providers for animal care. After years of watching the benefit of bodywork, specifically chiropractic, in conjunction with excellent vet care, Dr. Stella decided she had to take her care of animals to the next level. Knowing she wanted to serve animals with chiropractic she enrolled at Cleveland University to begin her journey in becoming a certified animal chiropractor.
Dr. Stella graduated from Cleveland University with her Doctorate of Chiropractic, then obtained certification in animal chiropractic by the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association). Dr. Stella is thrilled and honored to be joining forces with Dr. Emily McLeod of All Creatures Chiropractic, Inc to bring this amazing form of wellness care to your furry and hooved friends. Licensed in both KS and MO, she can be found working on small animals at Green Summit Animal Clinic in Lee's Summit, MO and horses at Strain Equine Services in Bonner Springs, KS.
MEET LINDA POWERS
Linda Powers shares her life with 3 humans, her husband, Eric, their daughter, Eleanor, and their daughter-in-law, Lily, two German Shepherds, Hazel and Ohana, Phil the Cat, and many equine friends, like her late horse, Cosmo. She enjoys traveling, music, cooking, reading, all things outdoors, and spending as much time with her family as she can.
Now retired, Linda began a long and rewarding teaching career in 1992 in the Shawnee Mission School District. She is the former owner, director and lead teacher of Community School #1, a one room schoolhouse located in midtown Kansas City. Linda holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas where she served as a child advocate in a domestic abuse shelter. She additionally has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University. While working toward her Master’s of Literacy at Rockhurst University, Linda tutored struggling readers in the University’s Community Center.
Linda is thrilled to be navigating the puzzle of Dr. McLeod's and Dr. Pettid's schedules in order to provide the best care for your best friends.
MEET MELISSA GEFFERT
If you’ve been into Mission Road Animal Clinic, you’ve likely seen Melissa as she is the practice manager! She’s been with the practice since current ownership took over in 2005 but has worked in the veterinary industry for 25 years.
When not running a busy practice or helping you get your best friend scheduled for chiropractic care, she runs a busy household which she shares with her husband Adam and two teenaged daughters, Hannah and Sydney. Melissa loves to cook, is an avid baker, takes as many walks with her two dogs Walter (mini Aussie) and Scarlett (standard poodle) as she can, and sings in a rock band, "My Oh My"… you know, in her free time ;)