About Us | Our Team

Meet our staff.

Veterinarians

Blake Dickerson, DVM

Blake  Dickerson

Dr. Dickerson currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Erin, and four dogs, Kaya, Moose, Miley and Gonzo. He graduated from Kansas State in Manhattan, KS. Dr. Dickerson is passionate in leading efforts to eliminate breed-specific legislation that bans dogs simply because of their breed. He believes that there is a good fit for every breed with the right family, and it’s important to make an informed decision. Dr. Dickerson enjoys working with all cats and dogs and is highly regarded for his extensive experience with pet dentistry and oral surgical care.

Trent Eddy, DVM

Trent  Eddy

Dr. Eddy currently resides in Prairie Village with his wife, Beth, son, Truman, and beloved pets, Roberta Sue and Riley. He graduated from Kansas State in Manhattan, KS. Growing up in a family with a strong work ethic, Dr. Eddy has poured his life into caring for stressed cats and dogs. He quickly explains, “Though it would be much easier to just hold an animal down and ‘get the job done,’ I believe that pausing – and really taking into account the amount of stress an animal might be experiencing – can turn the veterinary experience into something positive for pets and their owners.” He is recognized as an outstanding soft tissue surgeon and proudly takes the time needed to acclimate all pets at the clinic.

Technicians

Candace Dietrich, RVT

Candace  Dietrich

Candace joined the Ironhorse Veterinary Care team in October 2015.  She attended Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas where she attained her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2006.  She recently graduated with a BA in Veterinary Technology Management from Kansas State University in 2015.  She has a very versed background working in general practice, where she met Dr. Eddy in 2006, then moved on to emergency medicine at a 24 hour Specialty Hospital, spent time at Great Plains SPCA, and has even worked with exotics.  When not at work, Candace and her husband, Aaron, enjoy spending time together by cheering on the Denver Broncos.  They also enjoy caring for their pets, which include a miniature dachshund named Dapper Dan, a black lab named Frances, and their two cats, Hefner and Manny.  Candace also has a degree in Baking and Pastry, so in her spare time she enjoys baking yummy treats and decorating cakes.

Assistants

Laura Mure

Laura Mure

Laura joined the Ironhorse Veterinary Care team in July 2016.  She has previously worked with Dr. Eddy and Dr. Dickerson at Great Plains SPCA.  She has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years.  When Laura is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and furry friends.

Client Service Specialists

Denise Tavakolinia

Denise Tavakolinia

Denise joined Ironhorse Veterinary Care in July of 2016.  She has previously worked with Dr. Eddy and Dr. Dickerson at Great Plains SPCA.  She started in the veterinary field in 2004.  She has been a lifelong animal lover and currently has seven cats: Uma Thurman, Neiko, Thomas and Puck in addition to three cats named after her favorite Royals players: Gordon B. Royal, Salvy, and Paulo.  Denise continues to foster and volunteer at local animal welfare organizations.  She is married with three children.  She loves music and is a "rocker mom" to a drummer and guitarist.  Her passions are animal welfare, reading, travel, yoga, and sports. 

Kendra Miller

Kendra  Miller

Kendra joined the Ironhorse Veterinary Care team in October 2015.  She has a degree in Medical Assisting, but started working in the veterinary industry 8 years ago.  In 2009 Kendra worked with Dr. Eddy at a veterinary clinic in Olathe, and continued to work with him and Dr. Dickerson at Great Plains SPCA until 2012.  When not working part time with her friends at Ironhorse Veterinary Care, she stays busy as a professional Birth Photographer, and volunteers her time with The Tiny Footprints Project.  Kendra also enjoys fostering animals in need through local shelter organizations.