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We are the RBVS staff -


Kathy Monfort, BS Agriculture

Business Manager

joined RBVS when it was just a twinkle in Doc's eye

Kathy Monfort serves as Red Barn Veterinary Service LLC business manager. She is also known as "Mrs. Darrell Monfort" ;>) Kathy is a 1973 graduate of Kansas State University College of Agriculture. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since her college graduation. She does keep trying to retire...unsucessfully.

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Laura Boone

Office Manager

joined RBVS Aug 2019

Laura Boone is a real go-getter at RBVS. When she is not keeping busy at the clinic, Laura enjoys fishing with her kids, reading and spending time at the lake.

Without Laura major parts of the office operations would crash and burn. Loud wailing would ensue.


Diane LaGalle  

Client Service Representative

joined RBVS October 2021

Diane LaGalle has returned to Red Barn Veterinary Service as our dedicated phone receptionist. Diane spent 8 years with RBVS prior to 2013, so she comes back to us with a wealth of experience about how the office runs and what client needs encompass. Diane and her husband, Leon, have 4 adult children and are involved with producing and showing a select herd of club calf prospects. In her spare time, Diane is devoted to her church and garden.


Kristen Ulery

Customer Service Specialist

Joined RBVS August 2022

Kristen greets clients and pets with courtesy and kindness. She is detail oriented and we are lucky to have her work with us at RBVS.


Christine Freelove  

Client Service Representative

joined RBVS October 2021

Chris serves as the Client Service Rep (front desk) on Saturdays at RBVS. Chris’ educational background includes an Associates in Animal Science veterinary Technology (1987) and many years’ experience in veterinary medicine in clinical settings, both full and part time. Chris enjoys family time with her two adult children and one grandbaby. She loves taking care of her pets – 1 dog, 3 cats, 6 parrots and 1 gecko. Any remaining spare time is spent doing crafts, reading, sewing and gardening.


Veronnica Cumplido

Registered Veterinary Technician

joined RBVS Sept 2009

Veronnica Cumplido is a strong addition to the Red Barn Veterinary Service staff. Veronnica's degree and certification in Veterinary Technology allows her to assist the veterinarians,  as needed, and perform basic exams and dental procedures under the doctors supervision. Veronnica is also our laboratory specialist. Travel, trail riding, horses and Dobermans, especially Fancy, are Veronnica's special interests.


Nicole Haney

Registered Veterinary Technician

joined RBVS June 2021

Nicole is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Spring, 2021. Nicole’s favorite pastimes are painting, reading, coloring,  playing RPGs including Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, baking, and writing.

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Natalie DeGrado

Veterinary Technician

joined RBVS May 2018

Natalie graduated Iola High School May 2019. She served as a student intern at RBVS through her senior year and then joined the RBVS staff as school has allowed. Natalie attends both Allen Community College and Kansas State University, as Covid-19 allows. Natalie enjoys studying canine behavior, training her dogs. and spending time with friends and family.


McKenna Esfeld

Veterinary Technician & Client Care Specialist

joined RBVS August 2022

McKenna Esfeld joined RBVS and has found a "work home". McKenna is one of the ladies you will see assisting with your pets care in the treatment and exam room areas. She hopes to further her education with a veterinary technician degree in the future. McKenna's favorite pastimes include running, horseback riding, fishing and walking her dog.


Tiffany Hooper

Veterinary Technician & Client Care Specialist

joined RBVS Sept 2022

Tiffany came to Iola with a wide variety of experiences within the Veterinary Medicine Industry. 

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Amanda Taylor

Large Animal Manager and Specialist

joined RBVS Dec 2008

Amanda Taylor is the Large Animal Secretary, Large Animal inventory specialist, on-site IT person and Dr. Monfort's office professional, as well as assisting Dr. Monfort at the Eureka Livestock Sale every week. As Amanda's degree from Michigan State University (2006) in Beef Management would indicate, she loves animals, especially cattle, and can frequently be found checking on her "babies" in the pasture, farming, and of course, she is not often with out her trusty sidekick, Molly the Labrador.


Leon LaGalle

Large Animal Assistant

joined RBVS Sept 2017 

Leon LaGalle brings a lifetime of practical experience in cattle, horses, dairy, sheep, and hogs to the RBVS large animal barn. Many in Allen County will remember Leon and his wife, Diane, and their very successful children cleaning up blue ribbons at the county fair. Leon and Diane now market fine show cattle from their farm in northern Allen county.


Ross Gilbert

Large Animal Assistant

joined RBVS December 2022

Ross Gilbert is a man of many talents and we are glad that he has brought them to RBVS. Ross is a K-State grad with a BS in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science & Industry - Production option. He will be helping at the sale barns with cattle movement, processing and computerized record keeping. Ross enjoys spending time outside, attending cattle shows, watching movies, hanging with family and friends, trying new places to eat and playing with his corgi, Bella.

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Hallie McDermeit

Kennel Tech

joined RBVS March 2021

Hallie is a student at Iola High School. She acts as a kennel tech and animal assistant at RBVS. She participates in extracurricular activities like basketball, volleyball, is a dance instructor and enjoys playing with her dog, Ruby.


Kate Monfort

Emergency Blood Donor

joined RBVS Sept 2013

Kate is our emergency blood donor greyhound, and she has saved many canine lives over the years. She loves running fast, milk bones and chasing off coyotes. She's always happy when she gets to go to work and collect all of the pets from her friends at RBVS.


Keira Monfort

Animal Assistant

joined RBVS Sept 2016

Sometimes, when we say animal assistant, we mean it! Kiera is the local Irish wolfhound lass who mostly likes to lounge and play with her stuffies. She enjoys meeting new people, rawhide chewies, and is more of a lover than a fighter, but she does provide lots of enthusiasm for Kate's adventures. She also likes gardening and being a faithful bestest girl ever. 

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