The Doctors

  Libby Robertson, DVM

Dr. Libby Robertson has owned Martin City Animal Hospital since April of 2008. Prior to buying the clinic, Dr. Robertson was a relief veterinarian serving the Kansas City area for 2 ½ years. She worked for over 15 different clinics including Smithville Animal Hospital, Platte Woods Animal Hospital and Lakewood Animal Health Center. Dr. Robertson started her career in 2004 as a mixed animal veterinarian for Lee’s Summit Animal Hospital and as a small animal practitioner at Animal Medical Center in Waldo.

Dr. Robertson graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and did her pre-veterinary studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in Biology with a minor in chemistry. Prior to pursuing her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian, Dr. Robertson worked in advertising with Barkley & Evergreen Advertising (now Barkley) and as an event planner for the Kansas City Zoo.

Dr. Robertson is a member of the AVMA, MVMA and the KCVMA. She was selected as an AVMA Young Leader in 2008 and as a participant in the Veterinary Leadership Experience in 2014. 

Dr. Robertson has two beautiful daughters, Alexandra and Isabella. The Robertson household also is home to Duke, her lab / malamute mix from Wayside Waifs, whom you are likely to see at the clinic. 

Jaime Elley, DVM

Dr. Elley joins Martin City Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian. She has as strong interest in internal medicine and ophthalmology as well as surgery and preventative care. Dr. Elley practiced most recently at Heritage Veterinary Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Elley received her degree in 2003 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She is married and has three gorgeous children, a dog and a cat. She will be working part-time at MCAH and would love to meet you and your pets!

Technicians / Veterinary Assistants

Rivka Taylor, Veterinary Assitant

Our fabulous full-time veterinary assistant Rivka discovered her passion for veterinary medicine after working as a kennel attendant at a nearby clinic in 2008. She was swiftly promoted to veterinary assistant and has thrived in her position ever since.  Rivka joined our team in July 2011, and she happily and capably assists Dr. Robertson in all medical and surgical procedures.

When she’s not too busy taking care of her 3 dogs (and whatever foster pet has found its way into her home), Rivka is an avid swimmer.  Also an outdoor enthusiast, backpacking in the wilderness with her husband is the ideal getaway!

Cecilia Cruz, Veterinary Assitant

CC is our newest team member and joins us with over 10 years of veterinary assistant experience. She has four cats at home that keep her on her toes. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, CC finds the seasons of the midwest refreshing (and at times, frustrating!) 


Customer Care Specialists

Kim Deruseau

Mary joined MCAH with a wealth of experience in customer service. She and her husband have owned a business in Colorado but they moved back to Kansas City to be closer to family. Mary has one daughter and the whole family love being outdoors and experiencing Kansas City.


Chris Kramer

Chris joined MCAH in hopes of snuggling all the cute puppies and kittens that come to see us! Chris's background is in event management (she has met some pretty cool rock stars over the years) and she loves helping our clients and their pets. Chris and her dog Theo are involved in a number of animal charities in town including Rock n' Paws. 


Kennel Care Team

Margie Shifman

Margie joined our kennel crew in February 2013 and brought 7 years of kennel experience with her.  She has been a volunteer with Team Habitat at the Kansas City Zoo since 2006.  When she’s not at work, or caring for her own furry, feathered, scaled and tailed kids, you might find her and her husband at one of the local car shows with her rat rod “Lowla”.  Margie is also a lover of tropical islands where she can swim with dolphins and standup paddleboard. 

Penny Mansfield

Penny joined MCAH in the spring of 2014 and will be fulfilling many duties including kennel, veterinary assistant and receptionist. Penny is married and has a young son who keeps her on her toes! Penny has two dogs and two cats and loves taking care of the animals at MCAH. She would like to eventually to go back to school to become a registered technician.


Courtney has recently joined MCAH as a kennel attendant. She aspires to be a veterinarian and is looking forward to taking care of your pets. Courtney is very involved in her high school band and loves to travel with her family!


Keygan is a graduate student in electrical engineering attending UMKC. He is an animal lover and has three dogs of his own! You will see him wearing crazy cat shirts in the clinic to keep us all laughing. Keygan was a wrestler in college and hopes to work in emerging technologies after he finishes his masters degree.