Meet Our Staff
Dr. Kelly Vader Lightfoot - DVM
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; their Great Danes, O’Malley and Coco; and 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.
Dr. Kathi Alvested - DVM
Dr. Kathi Alvested graduated from The University of Missouri – Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Growing up in Independence, Missouri, she was impelled back to the Kansas City area to practice veterinary medicine and joined Basehor Veterinary Clinic in 2015. Dr. Alvested brings a wealth of knowledge along with her 17 years of experience that includes a special interest in feline medicine. When she is not busy at work, she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family. Of course, we can’t forget about Dr. Alvested taking care of and loving on her two cats at home!
Dr. Nick Jasso - DVM
Dr. Nick Jasso grew up in Emporia, KS. He graduated with his DVM from Kansas State University in 2012. He moved to Delaware where he completed an internship and then worked as an associate for 7 years before moving to Kansas City in the summer of 2019. He met his wife, Amber, in 2020 and they welcomed their baby daughter Alexis in May 2021. In his free time Dr. Jasso enjoys exercising, watching sports, and spending time with his family, and dog, Willie.
April Angelotti - RVT
April joined Basehor Veterinary Clinic in 2019. She resides in Basehor along with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses. She began her career working in veterinary medicine in 1999 as a veterinary assistant and graduated from the Maple Woods Community College Veterinary Technician Program in 2003. April has special interests in surgery, anesthesia, and pain management. Outside of the clinic, April enjoys gardening, canning, cooking, and her children’s youth sports activities.
Megan Pinedo - Client Services Coordinator
Megan was born and raised in Leavenworth, KS where she lives with her daughter and cat. She enjoys hiking, traveling, writing, and painting. From a very young age, Megan always loved animals and working with them. She received her Certification in Veterinary Assisting in 2015 and started working at Basehor Veterinary Clinic in 2016.
Megan Hix - Veterinary Technician
Megan was born and raised in Shawnee Mission, KS, where she still resides with her two daughters and a Boston Terrier, named Roxy, and an English Bulldog, named King Louie. Megan graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Anthem College in 2012 and began working at Basehor Veterinary Clinic shortly thereafter. Megan says that personally getting to know clients and their pets is one of the best things about her job. She cares for every veterinary patient as if it is her own and feels that she has found the best environment to work with animals at Basehor Veterinary Clinic.
Alexis Collette - Veterinary Assistant
Alexis began working at Basehor Vet in 2021. She was born and raised in Abilene,KS. Alexis has three dogs and a cat. She loves being outdoors gardening in the summer.
Melissa Hoagland - Veterinary Assistant
Melissa started with Basehor Veterinary Clinic in 2021. She lives in Basehor with her husband of 15 years, her 2 children, and their 2 crazy labrador retrievers. She enjoys watching her kids play hockey and traveling with them to games, as well as going on camping trips with her family.
Alexis Rymer - Veterinary Assistant
Alexis started with Basehor Veterinary Clinic in 2023. She was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. Alexis originally went to school for fire science and now plans to go back to school to become a veterinary nurse.
Kandi Crumet - Veterinary Receptionist
Kandi started working at Basehor Vet Clinic in 2020. She has 20 years experience as a receptionist. Kandi has four children, including two step-daughters. She loves being involved with her kids’ activities such as racing dirt bikes and wrestling.