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Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center

Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center

13900 Santa Fe Trail Dr. | Lenexa, KS 66215

Call 913-213-3833
Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser therapy
  • Birds & Exotics
  • Nutritional Consultations
  • Behavioral Consultations
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center is the result of many years of planning and a commitment to bring integrated veterinary medicine to families in an warm and inviting facility.

Our mission is to provide the most beneficial combination of therapies for each individual pet and family in a friendly, home-like, environmentally responsible setting. We will meet our patient’s needs with respect and compassion. We will provide our clients with information and support, empowering them in their choices for their pet family members.

The building was constructed using straw bale design with passive solar and natural lighting throughout the facility. Full-spectrum compact fluorescent lighting is employed for energy conservation as well as for the well-being of the pets and people in the building. Our digital radiography system eliminates the need for processing chemicals and silver recycling. Non-toxic paint and surfaces were used whenever possible to prevent off-gassing and “sick-building syndrome”. Recycling bins are incorporated for paper, plastic, and glass and the medical records are paperless. The landscaping uses native plants and rain gardens for water conservation and to attract local birds and butterflies

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Dr. Sheila Dodson DVM
Dr. Sheila Dodson DVM

Dr. Sheila Dodson received her DVM from Kansas State University in 1999, and after a couple years practicing in Montana, she moved to the Kansas City area and has been here ever since. Dr. Sheila has a strong commitment to helping animals in the community. In 2007, she started the Kansas State Animal Response Team and won an award for doing so. She has also served on numerous boards, including Animal Haven, No More Homeless Pets, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (of which she was President in 2009-2010). In 2011, she became the owner of Mariposa Veterinary Center and updated the name to Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center. Her vision for animals and their people at Mariposa is to provide the best in integrated medicine, emphasizing preventative wellness care. She enjoys seeing patients/owners seeking a second opinion and has a special fondness for helping owners struggling with inappropriate elimination issues with their cat.

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Dr. Cathy King DVM, CVA
Dr. Cathy King DVM, CVA

Dr. Cathy King comes to us from Lawrence, where she founded Kaw Valley Natural Pet Care in 2004. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and began a career working with pet animals. Although she practiced conventional veterinary medicine in her “early years,” Dr. King felt dissatisfied with the lack of holistic medicine, which she had found very helpful on a personal level. In 2000, she began studying at the Chi Institute with Dr. Shen Xie, Director of Holistic Services at the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. In 2001, she was certified in small animal acupuncture and then completed certification in Chinese herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine Food therapy and Tui-Na (Chinese massage). She has studied Bioenergy Therapy with Mietek Wirkus since 1997 and is participating in master’s certification training. She is also currently participating in a certification program for essential oil therapy for pets. “I enjoy focusing on providing natural therapies that either stand alone or complement allopathic medicine. An important consideration is that when a pet is well, a natural plan that is based on the pet’s constitution and living circumstances can help that pet stay healthy and avoid disease.”

Dr. King is in the office Wednesday-Friday.

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Dr. J.C. Burcham DVM
Dr. J.C. Burcham DVM

Born and raised in Ames, IA, Dr. J.C. Burcham received her B.S. from the University of Minnesota and her DVM from Iowa State University. Birds and animal behavior have always fascinated her, and she enjoys focusing her attention on these fields in veterinary medicine. She was very fortunate to practice in a progressive small animal practice for 8 years prior to joining Mariposa, which allowed her to hone her skills with all types of exotic pets and foster an open mindset towards alternative therapies.

With a strong sense of commitment to community service, Dr. JC has enjoyed volunteering for No More Homeless Pets KC, the Olathe Noon Rotary Club, and served six years on the board of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (President in 2011). She also founded the Johnson County Animal Response Team (JoCART) and served as president 2010-2012. She is currently a member of the Lenexa Rotary Club and an advisory board member for JoCART.

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Dr. Erin Runnels DVM
Dr. Erin Runnels DVM

Dr. Erin Runnels joined Mariposa in Nov. 2013. An Overland Park native, she received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2011. She spent her first two years of practice in New Jersey at an integrative practice, gaining experience with conventional and alternative medicine. Her passion for alternative medicine began at a young age. During high school and veterinary school, she shadowed holistic veterinarians (including our own Dr. King!), and she started a chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association at K-State.

In addition to Western medicine, Dr. Runnels has interests in herbal medicine and homeopathy and is attending the Chi Institute in the spring of 2014 to complete training in veterinary acupuncture. She shares her home with her partner Lexie, schnauzer mixes Ollie and Andie and cat Zoey. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping and playing guitar.

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Dr. Ricki Brozman DVM, CVA
Dr. Ricki Brozman DVM, CVA

After practicing conventional veterinary medicine (both large and small animals) for 11 years, Dr. Brozman began to focus her professional efforts in the field of holistic animal care by using Chinese medical principles, herbs, supplements, chiropractic care and homeopathic remedies to treat animal injuries and diseases. Dr. Brozman has been studying and making extensive use of Chinese herbs in her veterinary practice since 1997, and she has been a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist since 1999. Dr. Brozman enhances her skills by undertaking numerous educational and practical courses in additional subjects such as craniosacral therapy, homotoxicology, and advanced applications for Chinese herbs. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

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