Dr. McAllister grew up here in Johnson County. He initially attended Johnson County Community College, then went to Kansas State University to complete degrees in Biology, Physics, and Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation he returned to the Kansas City area where he practiced in Brookside, then in the Waldo area.
In 1993 Dr. McAllister came to Parkway Animal Hospital, and soon afterwards he and his family moved to Lenexa.
Besides enjoying time with family and pets, Dr. McAllister enjoys photography, playing on the guitar, being a car buff, and is actively involved with his church and his children's school.
After 25 years at Parkway Animal Hospital he continues to be excited about new discoveries that can make life better for our canine and feline family members.
Dr. Kalmar graduated from the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a native Kansan and grew up in Overland Park. She has practiced in Colorado and Manhattan, KS before returning to the Kansas City area in 1997.
She loves working with dogs and cats and their families. Her main goal is to help pets lead a long, happy, and healthy life. She herself has a large family of Irish Setters, which she enjoys showing, and also several cats.
When not working, she enjoys gardening and reading. Through her dog showing, she has been fortunate to meet people from all over the world and has traveled extensively in the US and has visited Australia twice.
Dr. Thomas studied at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she developed special interests in dentistry, nutrition and kidney disease. She also volunteered at Native American Reservations to provide veterinary care for underserved populations and advocated for animal welfare to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Her passion for animal behavior led her to become a Fear Free Certified Professional, learning skills to decrease the stress of veterinary visits for pets and make medicine more enjoyable for the whole family. After practicing in Brookside for five years, she's back home in Johnson County.
“My favorite part of veterinary medicine is seeing the relationship between a pet and owner. It’s a privilege to witness that friendship. I love sharing my knowledge with owners so that we are able to prolong their companionship."
Dr. Thomas is a mentor for K-State's Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) student group. She enjoys dressage, eating Indian food, and snuggling with her dachshund and greyhound.