Roger L Becker, DVM

As a Kansas State University graduate, Dr. Becker has been in the veterinary medicine field for over thirty years. "Practicing veterinary medicine has been more of a rewarding experience than a job," says Dr. Becker; "the opportunity to save so many clients' pets over the years and the close relationships developed with my clients has been wonderful." With a major interest in surgical cases, he still finds all aspects of the practice challenging. Spending time with his grandchildren, tennis, and golf are among his favorite activities.

Matthew D Wingert, DVM

Dr Wingert has been a veterinarian at Independence Animal Hospital since 1995. "The variety of cases every single day, and the opportunity to save someone's pet are the two things about this job that I love the most. It's hard to compete with delivering a litter of puppies or saving the life of a beloved pet." Winner of the 2002 Veterinary Humanitarian Award, Dr. Wingert has developed two intense areas of interest; orthopedics and reproduction. Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and a graduate of K-State University, Dr. Wingert loves playing golf and basketball when he finds the time. Dr. Wingert and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of six wonderful children.

Amy Arel-Waltz, DVM

Dr. Amy Waltz was born and raised in Independence, Missouri.  She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 2003 and went on to attend Truman State University where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in agriculture in 2007.  Dr. Waltz completed her doctorate of veterinary medicine from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.  Shortly after graduation she joined Independence Animal Hospital.  She married her husband, Shelby, in June of 2014.  Shelby and Amy share their home with their three beloved pets; two English bull terriers, Kitty and June.  Shelby and Amy also have a 17 year old orange tabby named Cody.  Dr. Waltz loves developing the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and enjoys caring for our more critical cases.  In her spare time she enjoys baking, going to the gym, and spending time with family.