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, IT person, HR person, CFO person and Inventory Control person . 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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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 and Anderson County 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.


Laura Boone

Office Manager

joined RBVS Aug 2019

Laura Boone is a real go-getter at RBVS. Laura is a wife, mother and student at ACC, as well as working with us. Laura enjoys fishing with the kids, reading, bbq's with friends and family and working on the farm with her family. 


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.


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.

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Stefanie Anderson

Customer Service Representative

Joined RBVS Oct 2019

Stefanie comes to us from Texas via Garnett, KS.  A graduate of Anderson County High School, she moved to Iola in 2006 to start her family. She is the mom of two handsome boys and several "fur babies". Stefanie loves to bake and decorate cakes. She enjoys meeting new people and animals, making her a perfect fit for a RBVS front desk job.


Nicole Wright

Veterinary Technician

joined RBVS June 2021

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


Diane LaGalle  

Client Service Representative

joined RBVS October 2021

Diane LaGalle has returned to Red Barn Veterinary Service as our dedicated afternoon 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.


Natalie DeGrado

Veterinary Assistant / Customer Service Representitive

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 spending time with friends, family and pets.

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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 enjoys dancing and playing with her dog, Ruby.


Addison VanCleave 

Animal Assistant & Client Service Representative

joined RBVS October 2021

Addison is a Pre-Vet student at Allen Community College. She serves dual roles as an animal assistant and a client service representative at the front desk. Addison spends her free time hanging out with friends, going on walks, and caring for and showing her goats.


Christine Freelove  

Client Service Representative

joined RBVS October 2021

Chris will serve 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.

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Brody Nemecek

Animal Assistant

joined RBVS May 2019

Brody Nemecek is a freshman at Butler Community College. Brody is livestock judging on the collegiate level with the Butler Community College team. He likes to spend time fishing and working on his showpig farm.


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.