About Us | Our Team

Meet our staff.


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.


Adriana Cruz

Adriana Cruz

Adriana joined our team in 2018.  She graduated from Maple Woods, where she earned her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  Adriana's fur-babies include two Shih-Tzus, Bandit and Chewie, along with an ornery cat named Taz.  In her spare time shw loves to spend time with her family, watch sports and workout.

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.