Dr. Nels Lindberg
Dr. Ty Brunswig
Dr. Austin Pauly
Dr. Ashley Hotop
Dr. Quinley Koch
Dr. Matt Wimer
Jill Engleman, Practice Manager
Sara Osborn, Veterinary Technician
Brinna Haltom, Veterinary Technician
Jenna Phelps, Veterinary Technician
Kelsey Rodie, Veterinary Technician
Jan Perez, Groomer
Jolene Johnson, Receptionist
Jozie Jacobs/ Veterinary Technician


Dr. Nels N. Lindberg, DVM

Dr. Nels Lindberg was raised in Lewis, Kansas where he graduated high school before attending Fort Hays State University. After earning his undergraduate degree, he attended Kansas State University where he met his wife, Karen, and then graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Lindbergs moved to Great Bend in 2001 to start his veterinary career before moving to Dodge City in 2003. Two years later, an opportunity to purchase Animal Medical Center brought Nels and his family back to Great Bend in 2005. AMC is a mixed animal practice, and Dr. Nels focuses on feedlot consultation, while still enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine. The practice has a philosophy of being a regional veterinary practice, focused on promoting quality, diversified veterinary medicine, with high quality veterinarians poised to provide a long term sustainable service for the region. Dr. Nels is a partner in Production Animal Consultation, an independent consulting group focused and actively engaged in feedlot consultation, data collection and analysis, animal care and welfare, technologies development, and research for the beef industry. His area of expertise is in the area of Business Management Leadership Development. PAC is a leader in the industry of independent Feedlot Consultation, Cattle Handling, Animal Welfare, and Advanced Technologies. The group of consultants oversees over 1.4 million head of cattle on feed. Dr. Nels has published several articles in peer reviewed publications and is asked to speak all over the country at veterinary conferences and training events. He was sought out by the 2012 graduating class from the K-State School of Veterinary Medicine, the only school at KSU that allows its students to select who will give their commencement address. Dr. Lindberg shares his expertise with numerous organizations, serving on Advisory Boards for the Bayer Animal Health, Norbrook Manufacturing, Novartis Animal Health, and Elanco Animal Health. Outside of his professional service, he is also active at First Christian Church, serving as the Chairman of the Board and sitting on several committees. Dr Nels also serves as a Director for Peoples State Bank, Leonardville State Bank, and Big Mac Bancshares. Nels is an Eagle Scout, he is also a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Nels was honored by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development with the NextGen Leader of the Year award for 2014 (read more). His most recent award was the Veterinarian of the Year from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. The Lindbergs have twin siblings Nash and MacKenzie. Their family pets are toy Aussies named Sam and Blue, and two cats, Winter and Nosey.

Dr. Ty A. Brunswig, DVM

Dr. Ty, an AMC associate veterinarian, was raised in the small, northwest Kansas town of WaKeeney. Growing up, Ty helped his father, also a veterinarian, and his mother at their animal clinic - serving as everything from veterinary technician to janitor. The Brunswigs also had a 150 head cow herd and 450 head backgrounding operation at the family farm outside WaKeeney. It was here that Ty learned the basics of cattle management and medicine. Ty attended Fort Hays State University where he played as Tiger defensive tackle and received a degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture. He received his doctorate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. Ty enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and makes it a point to stay current in all species and specialties; small animal to large animal, medicine to surgery and consultation. Dr. Ty's special interests include bovine reproduction and artificial insemination, small and large animal ultrasound diagnostics including fetal sexing in cattle. Outside of work, Ty is an avid hunter and marksmen, spending lots of time outdoors and custom re-loading his own ammunition. Ty and his wife, Courtney, live in Great Bend with their two daughters, Emery and Sidney. They also have a poodle/bichon mix named Rusty and a yorkie named Reesie.

Dr. Quinley Koch, DVM, MAg, IVCA

Dr. Quinley Koch, DVM, MAg, IVCA provides chiropractic and acupuncture services to our clients here at AMC. Quinley lives in Valley Center, and travels to clinics all over the region providing expert level care to large and small animals alike. She visits AMC on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, and we are proud to have her expertise on our team. Quinley grew up in the Wichita area before attending Fort Hays State University to earn a degree in animal science. While she was there, she was a member of their rodeo team for four years. She then attended Texas A&M and earned a Masters of Agriculture in Animal Science, studying equine nutrition and equine exercise physiology. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and then did a year-long internship at the Interstate Equine in Oklahoma. After a year of practicing in New Mexico, she moved back to Kansas to start her company, Elite Equine Veterinary Services. She is IVCA certified in animal chiropractic and will soon take her international exam to become IVAS certified in animal acupuncture. In addition to consulting for dozens of clinics and horse shows around the Midwest, she also teaches a distance-learning program course for Colby Community College in their Vet Tech program. Quinley's work with horse therapy has been published in theAmerican Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) magazine and other equine publications. In her spare time, Quinley enjoys running barrels, working out, and jeeping with her husband Lance.

Jill Engleman, Practice Manager

Jill is the Practice Manager for AMC since 1995. Jill handles product sales, inventory management, and the day to day running of AMC. She grew up in LaCrosse, Ks. and moved to Great Bend after graduating from high school. She currently resides on her 160 acre farm and small commercial cow-calf operation southwest of Great Bend. Jill has a son, Brett, who graduated from Kansas State University and is Operations Manager for Housing and Dinning at KSU. Jill enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and working on her place. Jill's pets included one dog (Cooper) and two cats (Yogie and the famous Bubba).

Jolene Johnson, Receptionist

Jolene is the receptionist and the welcoming face of AMC. Jolene can help you schedule an appointment, check in patients, visit with you about our small animal products, and she can help you speak to a doctor. Jolene is a lifelong Great Bend area resident. She lives on the family farm and has three grown children. Daughter Adassa & husband Josh with son Will who live in Manhattan, Son Eric & wife Holly with daughter Sheridan & son Clayton who live in Great Bend, and Son Evan who lives in Salina. Jolene enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and following K-State sports. Her pet is Tiki the 5 pound long hair Chihuahua..

Sara Osborn, Veterinary Technician

Sara is one of the animal care givers at AMC but is also runs our in-house BVD lab. Sara joined the staff of AMC in the fall of 2008. She enjoys working with horses and small animals as well. Sara is originally from Abbyville, Kansas and is a graduate from Hutchinson Community College. Sara loves gardening and showing her mare Regan. She also enjoys spending time with her other two horses Allie and Addie and her dogs Skip, Dakota and Eddie.

Brinna Haltom, Veterinary Technician

Brinna graduated from LaCrosse High School in 2013 and attended Hutchinson Community College for one semester. She is still undecided about what she plans to do with her education, but in the meantime we love having her at AMC! She works as a Vet Tech for large animal (bovine). She enjoys spending most of her free time with her son, Grayson, and her family. She has a wild German Shorthair named Bailey.

Kelsey Rodie, Veterinary Technician

Kelsey is a 22-year-old Great Bend native. She has one cat and two dogs. Kelsey started at AMC as kennel help in 2014 and has since moved up into her current role. She handles many aspects of the business from collaborating with suppliers to caring for animals.

Dr. Austin Pauly, DVM

Dr. Austin Pauly, a native of Conway Springs, Kansas grew up in a large family on a 120-cow dairy farm, where he first learned how to work hard and find a passion for working with animals. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science from Kansas State University, before earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from his alma mater. He enjoys diagnostic care as well as surgical care, and enjoys working in an agricultural based community. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Great Bend and he enjoys hunting, fishing, and grilling in his free time. They have a German wire-haired pointer named Dixie.

Dr. Ashley Hotop, DVM

Dr. Ashley Hotop grew up in Perryville, Missouri before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Ashley became a veterinarian because of a passion for helping both animals and people, and enjoys the variety that comes with working in a mixed animal practice. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, playing music, and spending time outdoors. Ashley has a dog named Hazel.

Jenna Phelps, Veterinary Technician

Jenna joined the team in November 2019. She grew up in a small farm outside of Hoisington, Ks. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2018, recieving a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her passion for animals started on the farm, helping her dad with their cattle. Jenna has two red heelers named Rozie and Rocky. She also has a cat named Pipe. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, gardening/planting, and being with her dogs.

Jozie Jacobs/ Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Great Bend, Ks. I have one dog, Arlo and one pet
steer named Patrone. Started working at AMC in 2017 as kennel help and
has moved up to my current position in 2021.