Our Veterinarians

KS Vets

The Southside Pet Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Olathe and Southpark areas. At Southside Pet Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. Rodney J. Schieffer

Dr. Schieffer, a graduate of Kansas State School of Veterinary Medicine, came to Olathe in l974 to start his own animal clinic, Colonial Animal Hospital. In 1979, he purchased a second practice, combined it with Colonial, and established Southside Pet Hospital. Dr. Schieffer truly enjoys meeting the pets and their owners as he discusses current veterinary treatment and wellness options. He actively pursues new treatment information through continuing education opportunities and applies appropriate treatment strategies to his medical practices. Dr. Schieffer is out of the office on Fridays.

He lives in Olathe with his dogs (Golda and Bill) and cat (Abby). He spends time working in his yard, traveling AND watching his grandchildren's activities.

Dr. David C. Gray

Dr. Gray, a graduate of Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has been a partner/owner of Southside Pet Hospital, Inc. since 1984. Dr. Gray's trademark is providing personal attention to his many clients and patients, making great effort to keep clients informed of their pets' health status. He strives to offer quality veterinary medicine and diagnostics, incorporating current treatment and pharmaceutical trends in his practice. Dr. Gray is out of the office on Wednesdays.

He and his wife, Kate, live in Olathe with their two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth and pet dog (Freckles). David enjoys sports (especially KSU football) and talk radio. Emily is now a graduate student and Elizabeth is looking at colleges for fall, 2009.

Sarah L. Baldridge, DVM

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Baldridge joined our staff as an associate veterinarian June, 2010. As a recent graduate of KSU, she brings a knowledgeable and compassionate approach to pet medicine. She has great passions for internal medicine, surgery and employing current diagnostics and therapy to her cases.

She completed her MA in Pharmacology, focusing on pain management, in December 2010.

Dr. Baldridge lives with her husband (also a veterinarian) in Paola. They are enjoying country living with their menagerie of pets: Milo and Espn the cats, Charlotte and Jane Deere the heifers, 13 chickens, and 2 ducks. In her free time, Dr. Baldridge enjoys playing the fiddle, ceramics, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Dr. Lisa Najarian

Our newest addition to the Southside veterinary team is Lisa Najarian, who recently graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Kansas City native and completed her undergraduate degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University here in Olathe.

She is not only passionate about providing the best care possible for her patients, but is also committed to educating pet owners about their pets health. Her special interests include preventive medicine, geriatrics, animal behavior, as well as physical therapy. She is also currently learning Spanish in order to better serve her clients and their pets.

She lives in Olathe with her cat Griswald and two German Shepherds Roxy and Jemilah. In her free time, Dr. Najarian enjoys traveling, baking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.