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Gary D. Oehmke

Gary OehmkeGary was born and raised in the small town of Linn, Kansas. Gary attended K State from 1972 – 1978 (2 years of undergrad and then 4 years of vet school). After graduation Gary worked in Kansas City for 3 months and then started El Paso Animal Clinic in December 1978.

Gary married his wife Debbie in May 1977. They have two daughters, Jessie and Jenny, and three grandchildren. Their oldest daughter lives in Saudi Arabia with her husband and daughter, the other lives in Manhattan, KS with her husband and two boys. Gary's youngest daughter, Jenny, is a veterinarian as well as his brother-in-law and brother, so it's a vet family. Gary's hobbies include riding bikes, running, traveling, and says he is "a lousy golfer but enjoys playing".


  • Graduated in 1978 from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA
  • Member of Rotary Club in Derby, Derby Chamber of Commerce and St Andrews Episcopal Church

Gary's Animal Family:

  • Maggie - Mini Schnauzer
  • Lucy - Mini Schnauzer
  • Lizzie- Cat

Jeff J. Herod

Jeff HerodJeff grew up in Garden City, Kansas, and went directly to Kansas State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Science he went to KSU College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1988. He started working at El Paso Animal Clinic with Dr. Oehmke directly out of college and later became a partner in the practice. Jeff married his wife Becki in 2003 and they have three daughters - Elliot, Emersyn & Edisyn and one son - Carter. Jeff spent many years raising, breeding, and competing German Shorthaired Pointers but now spends most of his time raising kids.


  • Graduated in 1988 from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA

Jeff's Animal Family:

  • Coconut - Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie Mix)
  • Princess Cinderella - Cat 
  • Prince Charming - Cat 
  • Autumn - Elliot's Dwarf Hamster
  • Checkers - Emersyn's Mini Rex Rabbit
  • Peppermint & Rocky - Quarterhorses

Erica L. McKinney

Erica McKinneyErica grew up in Derby and graduated from Derby H.S. in 1994. She worked at El Paso Animal Clinic during college as a technician. After receiving her Veterinarian degree in 2002, she worked as a veterinarian in Las Vegas and Memphis, TN before moving back to Kansas in 2006. She has worked as a veterinarian at El Paso Animal Clinic since October, 2006.


  • Went to KSU for both undergrad & veterinary school
  • Graduated from KSU Vet School in 2002
  • Member of AVMA, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas VMA

Erica's Animal Family:

  • JJ - Doberman
  • Shep - Border Collie
  • Cats - Paco, Mabel, Stella, Tito, & Fern

Lynn Mork

Lynn began working for El Paso Animal Clinic as a full time veterinarian in July, 2014.  She comes to us with a wealth of great experience.  She spent 14 years working at the Veterinary & Emergency Specialty Hospital of Wichita where she worked as an Emergency Veterinarian.  Prior to that she worked 4 years for Bayer Pharmaceuticals in clinical trials and bovine virology labs.  Her areas of interest include Geriatric Medicine, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency and Critical Care.

She has been married to her husband Jeff since 1997 and has four children, Alex, Emily, Christopher, and Mikenna.  Her hobbies include watching kids sporting events, helping kids in 4-H, service projects in the community, attending church at Calvary UMC, reading, and home design/crafts.


  • Graduated in 1998 from Kansas State University with BS in Animal Sciences
  • Graduated in 2000 from Kansas State University with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Past President & Vice President of the Wichita Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA)
  • Member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Member of Christian Veterinary Mission - short term mission eligible
  • Kansas Veterinary Medical Association delegate from the Wichita district
  • Member of Kansas Animal Response Team (KART) and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART)

Lynn's Animal Family

  • Maple - Sheltie
  • Nestle - Sheltie
  • Lucy - Sheltie
  • Marshmallow - Collie

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