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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.
Evelyn joined our team in March of 2016 as a part time receptionist. We are thankful for the 9 years of experience and knowledge she brought with her. She enjoys live theater, concerts, working in her yard and garden, reading, crocheting, working out, and caring for her 2 cats.
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 senior chihuahua named Gizmo, who is still full of energy. Katie enjoys long walks with Gizmo, music theater, and spending time with friends and family.
Crystal, Veterinary Technican
Crystal received her Veterinary Technology degree from Bel-Rea Institute in Denver, Colorado. She has spent the past few years being a work at home mom with her two boys. She moved back to Kansas after being gone for 20 years to be closer to family. We are excited to have her at Helten Veterinary Clinic as part of our team. One of the favorite parts of her job is giving snuggles to our patients.
Robin, Veterinary Technician
Robin attended Wright Career College in Wichita, KS and graduated with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015. She enjoys doing outdoor activities with her son who keeps her quite busy. If there is ever a quiet moment at home, she will be found reading science fiction books. She loves veterinary dentistry, cytology, phlebotomy, and all areas of the veterinary world.
Catherine, Kennel Assistant
Catherine is a High School student that joined our team in 2017. She has a love for working with both animals and children. She does a great job caring for our patients, cleaning. and assisting wherever help is needed. She enjoys doing gymnastics and coaching other students. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve God through the children's ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church and to care for all the pets that come to Helten Veterinary Clinic.
Edith, Kennel Assistant
Edith comes to us with 1-1/2 years of kennel experience. She is also experienced with horses and is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. She graduated from WSU with a BA in psychology, and has a special interest in dog behavior. When she's not cleaning, loving all the pet's, or helping improve our clinic, she enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren and her dog, Angel. Her hobbies include reading, walking her dog, and making jewelry.
Melinda, Veterinary Assistant
Melinda is currently attending Wichita Area Technical College and will graduate in May 2018 with her Veterinary Technician degree. She adores pets of all kinds and loves being able to meet and help them. Her favorite area of veterinary medicine is parasitology and looking at anything under a microscope. In the small amount of leisure time that she has, she loves playing blocks with her daughter, reading a good book, and just spending time with her family.