Dr. Kelly Vader Lightfoot was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and initially practiced in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri. She took over the Basehor Veterinary Clinic in July, 2009, when Dr. Ringel retired. Dr. Lightfoot lives in Piper, Kansas with her husband, Brad; their daughters, Georgia and Ella; and their Great Danes, Annie and O’Malley; their Havanese, Luke. Since Brad is allergic to cats, Dr. Lightfoot’s cat, CeCe resides at and supervises operations at the clinic. In her spare time, Dr. Lightfoot enjoys playing golf, playing piano, going to the lake, and spending time with family and friends.