We are the RBVS staff -
Kathy Monfort, BS Agriculture
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.
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.
Phone and SMS Receptionist
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.
Customer Service Specialist
Joined RBVS October 2023
When she's not greeting customers and assisting the team here at Red Barn, you can find Megan enjoying her free-time with her dog, Atlas, her family and friends. They cheer on the Chiefs together as life-long fans. Megan is a student at Allen Community College and is studying to continue her education in Veterinary Medicine.
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.
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 are Veronnica's special interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animal Assistant, Large and Small
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 with sale barn and in the office as an animal assistant. 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.
Customer Service Representative and Animal Assistant
joined RBVS March 2021
Hallie is a student at Allen Community College. She acts as a customer service representative and animal assistant at RBVS. She participates in extracurricular activities like basketball, volleyball, is a dance instructor and enjoys playing with her dog, Ruby.
Emergency Blood Donor
joined RBVS Sept 2013
Kate is our emergency blood donor greyhound (ret.), 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.
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.