Drs. Aaron & Amy Schaffer
Drs. Aaron and Amy Schaffer graduated from the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. They moved to Morrill, KS where they established Apogee Animal Health, Inc., a mobile veterinary practice that focuses on food animal service work.
Aaron grew up one of twelve children on a 100-cow dairy farm in central Illinois. He attended Parkland College and the University of Illinois prior to starting vet school at K-State where he met his wife, Amy. While in vet school, he also attained an M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences under Dr. Dan Thomson. His research focused on the effects of BRD in dairy calves on long-term production as dairy cows.
Aaron is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, and American Veterinary Medical Association. In his free time, Aaron enjoys being with his family, gardening, woodworking, and raising chickens.
Amy hails from central Kansas and attended K-State for all of her undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition to her DVM, Amy also has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and is a member of the U.S. Animal Health Association and its Committee on Animal Emergency Management. At this point in life, veterinary medicine has been replaced by her primary duties as wife and mother to their growing family. In her "spare time," she enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, and crafting.
Together, they enjoy meeting others in the area communities and helping those around them.
Dr. Laura (Kohake) Meier
Dr. Laura grew up on a 180 cow dairy farm south of Seneca, KS. She attended Kansas State University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. During her time at K-State she worked at the Large Animal Research Center and for Dr. Hans Coetzee where she assisted with pain management research in cattle.
Upon graduating with her DVM in 2015, she moved to Southwest Kansas to work as an associate in a two doctor, mixed animal practice. Wanting to get closer to home and family, she moved to Washington, KS in October of 2016. Here she met her husband, Micah,
on an evening emergency farm call turned C-Section. After marriage, they worked together on his family’s 800 cow robotic dairy near Palmer, KS.
In 2020 Dr. Laura decided that she wasn’t quite done with research yet and decided to go back to K-State where she worked as a microbiologist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Her role there was to help veterinarians and clients make wise antibiotic selections by determining which bacteria were the causative agents of diseases and which antibiotics these bacteria were susceptible to. It was at this time that she and Micah moved back to Seneca to start and raise their family. They adopted a French Bulldog puppy named Calvin in 2020, and then, welcomed Casen into their family in July, 2021.
Laura’s primary passion is dairy cattle, but she loves working with all animals. Over the years she has been blessed with the experiences of working with small family dairies, large 4000-cow commercial dairies, robotic dairies, automatic calf-feeders, and everything in-between. During her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, playing fetch with Calvin, painting crafts, and helping her family on the farm. She is excited to get to know and work with the clients of Apogee Animal Health, Inc.!