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Meet Our Team
Jason Albertson, DVM
Dr Jason Albertson purchased Helten Veterinary Clinic in January of 2016. Jason was born in Newton, Kansas and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He received his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1989 and has practiced in Texas and Idaho before moving to Wichita. His areas of special interest include internal medicine, dentistry and ophthalmology.
Dr. Albertson is a 1990 graduate from KSU College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced both full time at away clinics as well as part time. She is married to her husband, Jason and have four boys. Her own house is full of animals including dogs, cats, fish and the occasional hermit crabs. Whatever time is left in her busy schedule is used for reading, gardening and church activities, which include playing clarinet in the church orchestra.
Dr. Helten received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1970. He and his wife Dorothy have a son, Brian, and a daughter, Michelle. Dr. Helten is active in his church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the West Wichita Optimist Club. He was raised on a farm west of Wichita. He has worked with animals all of his life.
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Janelle joined our team in 2014. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She received her certification in both Arizona and Kansas. When she's not busy taking care of her family (which is rare!), Janelle enjoys playing volleyball, taking photos, scrapbooking and reading.
Meet our new groomer! Brady joined our team at the end of July and is a certified pet groomer with five years experience. He is able to groom all breeds of dogs with standard grooming styles, and is able to handle those pets who may not always like to be groomed. He not only feels comfortable grooming dogs, but also likes to work on cats and a variety of pocket pets. Brady is a native of Wichita, and when not grooming, he enjoys restoring his 1972 GMC pickup truck. Welcome to the team, Brady.
Jordan has always had a love for working with animals. As a young girl, she would often go to work with her mom, who worked in a vet clinic. While getting experience at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita, she attended the Veterinary Technician program at Heritage College. Jordan's desire to gain experience in a general practice veterinary clinic brought her to Helten Veterinary Clinic in March of 2016. She loves being outdoors and spends her free time hiking, camping, or playing with her dog, Diesel.
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Katie is our full time receptionist. She is originally from Wichita, and is a graduate of Northwest High School and studied Business Administration and Marketing at Wichita State University. She has a 15 year old chihuahua named Gizmo, who is still full energy. Katie enjoys long walks with Gizmo, music theater and spending time with friends and family.