IHAC has a team of four veterinarians with varied backgrounds of interests and experience. They work as a team and often collaborate on cases to ensure your pets get the best case management and most favorable outcome possible.
Dr. Sarah Hicks-Neisius
Dr. Neisius spent most of her childhood growing up in Wichita, KS. She attended Kansas State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the KSU College of Veterinary medicine in 2005. After graduation she was employed at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita. She joined the Indian Hills Animal Clinic team in July of 2006. In January of 2013, she purchased the practice and became the sole owner of both clinic locations. Dr. Neisius’ professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry and internal medicine. She is a member of the Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, The American Heartworm Society, The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and The American Association of Feline Practitioners. In 2012, Dr. Neisius was nominated and is now serving on the board of directors for the Kansas Humane Society- being the chairman of the board for the 2016 year. Dr. Neisius is always happy to give back to the Wichita community by volunteering as the Veterinarian on Duty at Woofstock and organizing Wichita’s annual Dog-N-Jog fundraiser event! When not at work, you’ll catch Dr. Neisius and her German Shepherd, Laddie, supporting the Friends University Baseball team, coached by her husband, Adam, or trying to cook “like the fancy chefs on tv!”
Dr. Jenna Hill
Dr. Hill was born and raised in Wichita, KS. Her passion for veterinary medicine blossomed when she was in elementary school and followed her throughout college. She went to Newman University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2009 and then proceeded to attend Kansas State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Jenna’s professional interests include internal medicine, exotic animals and preventative medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Jenna is married to Andy, a math teacher and basketball coach at Northwest High School, and has two playful dogs-Bailey, a Labrador Retriever, and Doug, a Beagle mix. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Karen Beetch
Dr. Beetch was raised in SE Kansas in the small rural town of Oswego. She grew up on an 80 acre farm participating in the family farm obligations and helping out in the summers with the family owned Korinek Brothers Sawmill. She grew her appreciation for animals and animal health by dedicating 10+ years to her local 4-H chapter. She raised and showed horses, sheep and rabbits through the Labette county fair. After her 1st grade decision to become a Veterinarian and her high school FFA teacher encouraging her to achieve her goals, she started her veterinary medicine dream by attending Pittsburg State University to start her undergraduate studies. She attended PSU for 2 years and then transferred to Kansas State University where she attended and graduated from the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1996.
Dr. Beetch recently changed career pathways when she left a mixed animal practice after 13 years of service to join Indian Hills Animal Clinic in August of 2016 (Some may still remember her as Dr. Thompson). She is excited to concentrate her efforts on small animal medicine with interests in: soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, exotic animal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine and preventative medicine. She truly appreciates the human-animal bond and enjoys helping people with their 4 legged fur babies!
Dr. Beetch resides in Newton with her husband Kevin. They have a very active family with 3 grown children and 2 still at home. In her free time you will find her attending their children’s sports and music events. When she can find some free time she likes to volunteer for local charities, spend time on nature walks, bike riding, photography and crafts.