Our Veterinarians

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Taylor Duffy
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Taylor Duffy
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Taylor Duffy is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Illinois College, Jacksonville IL
In her spare time, Dr. Duffy likes to be outdoors kayaking or hiking with her dog. She also enjoys going to the gym and fitness classes.
Dr. Eugene Ervin is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Eugene Ervin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Eugene Ervin
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Eugene Ervin has worked as a veterinarian in a mixed animal practice, at a private veterinary research facility and at a busy small animal practice. He is always prepared to perform needed surgeries, whether it is a simple laceration or a gastric dilation volvulus.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
Dr. Ervin enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. He and his wife have two boys and two girls, not to mention a Great Pyrenees named Bert, a cat named Tiki, three Nubian goats and a flock of chickens, ducks and geese.
Dr. Jacob Kilgore is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is holding a black, tan and white mixed breed dog.
Jacob Kilgore
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jacob Kilgore
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jacob Kilgore loves the unpredictable nature of emergency medicine, with his favorite being trauma cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Truman State University, Kirksville MO
Dr. Kilgore likes to run, play golf and immerse himself in multiple fantasy sports. He has two dogs, soft-coated Wheaten terrier Truman, and beagle mix Bess.
Dr. Laura McKee is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a black, tan and white dog.
Laura McKee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Laura McKee
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Prior to joining us, Dr. McKee worked in a mixed-animal practice and also as an emergency veterinarian for several years.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. McKee spends her time with family and friends, which includes her husband and a menagerie of cats and dogs. She enjoys cooking, gardening and jogging.
Dr. Steve Riley is board certified in veterinary surgery. He is sitting with a yellow lab.
Steve Riley
DVM, DVSc, DACVS
Surgery
Steve Riley
DVM, DVSc, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Steve Riley performs surgeries at BluePearl Pet Hospital in Lee's Summit, MO. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and arthroscopy, with an emphasis on cruciate disease, hip surgery, and developmental diseases of the elbow and shoulder.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Guelph Ontario’s Veterinary College, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Riley can be found spending time with his yellow Labrador retriever, flying aerobatic aircraft, and water-skiing.
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Janaki Swanson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Janaki Swanson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Janaki Swanson finds foreign body surgeries and chocolate toxicities the most gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
In her free time, Dr. Swanson enjoys snowboarding and riding her quarter horse, Ginger. She has a strong love for giant dog breeds, especially for her Newfoundland, Wookie.