David Senter, DVM, DACVD
Michelle LeRoy, DVM, DACVD

Board Certified Dermatologist | Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology

 
  • Allergies
  • Skin Infections
  • Ear Infections
  • Diseases of the Feet &
    Foot Pads
  • Parasites
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Immune-mediated (autoimmune) Disorders
  • Hereditary/Congenital Conditions
  • Keratinization Disorders
  • Skin Cancer
  • Idiopathic Disorders
 
 
 

Meet the Doctors & Staff

Dr. David Senter received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Iowa State University. During his training at Iowa State he was elected to the Society of Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship in medicine, surgery, and dermatology at Newark Animal Hospital, a multi-specialty referral clinic in Northern Delaware. Afterward, he completed a two-year residency in dermatology at Cornell University with the world-renowned veterinary dermatologists, Dr. Danny Scott and Dr. Bill Miller. He has taught thousands of veterinary students and veterinarians about the specialty of veterinary dermatology. Dr. Senter has authored multiple articles in both national and international journals and textbooks, delivered over 100 scientific lectures, and conducted a variety of research projects related to veterinary dermatology. He has served on the education committee of the ACVD and he has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine since 2003 where he teaches veterinary medical students. He is the past editor of equine dermatology for CD-Equis, a worldwide, interactive, continuing education CD.

Dr. Senter is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, and is one of only about 250 board certified dermatologists in the United States. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He moved to the Kansas City area in January 2003 after practicing in Denver at the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado.

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Senter specializes in allergies and all diseases of the skin, ears, and nails, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, and many skin cancers. He has had extensive training in dermatopathology, and interprets most of his own biopsies. Although, the majority of his patients are dogs, cats, and horses, Dr. Senter is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases of all domestic animals. On occasion he does consult with zoo veterinarians at the St Louis Zoo and other regional zoos.

Personal
Dr. Senter's interest in allergy and dermatology runs in the family, as his father is a physician specializing in allergies. A native Texan, he grew up in a suburb of Dallas, but spent much of his time on the family cattle ranch in central Texas. Dr. Senter has a dog, 2 horses, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets in the house that his children have "collected". Dr. Senter is an avid outdoorsman and he enjoys fishing, dog training, working on the farm, and anything else that gets him outdoors. He is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland Park. 

Dr. Michelle LeRoy received her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in French from Kansas State University. She continued her education with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was elected to the national veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta. Upon completion of her degree, she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Mission, KS and then worked for a short time in general practice. She then completed a three year residency under the mentorship of Dr. Senter and under the rigorous guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, both at VADC and the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Leroy is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. LeRoy is a native of Kansas City and attended Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She is excited to remain in the Kansas City area and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog and cats. In her free time she enjoys traveling, the performing arts, cooking, and photography.

Erin Vanderhoff, LVT has worked with Dr. Senter since 2003, although she joined the team at VADC in January 2012. She graduated from Maple Woods in 2001 with an associate's degree in veterinary technology. She is also a soldier in the US Army where she is trained as a veterinary technician. Erin's pet family includes 2 adorable terriers and 2 frisky felines.

 

 

Beth Courter is a Missouri State University graduate where she received a Bachelor of Science in both Animal Science and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She has been working in small animal private practice for the last ten years. She brings with her both technical and management experience. Beth enjoys the many different aspects of veterinary medicine including client communication and animal behavior. She also has an affinity for cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her growing family and her three feline babies (Gabriel, Alex, and Anastasia).

Julie Cross joined our team in 2018. She has been in the Veterinary field for over 15 years, working in both general practice and specialty medicine. Julie feels lucky to have found a career she is passionate about. She enjoys building relationships with both clients and their pets. She shares her home with her dog, Nina, and three cats, Louis, Miles and Ozzy. In her time away from work she spends time with her family, reading, live music and traveling.

Jessica Shulz, LVT Jess began her career in veterinary general practice in the Kansas City area in 2001, which led her to obtain her Associates of Applied Animal Science at the Bel-Rea Institue of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado in 2005. Jess has experience in multiple small animal specialty practices and returned to the Kansas City area in 2011. She joined VADC in 2018 and is very grateful to be able to continue expanding her knowledge base in specialty veterinary medicine, while building relationships with clients and their pets. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her family that includes 3 dogs (Maxwell, Axel and Layla).