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Dr. Bailey O'Brien

Countryside Pet Clinic 0199 - Dr. Bailey O'Brien

Dr. Bailey O'Brien

Hi! My name is Dr. Bailey and I am a born-and-raised Wichita native. I graduated from Maize High School in 2012, and then made the trek to Manhattan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, followed by my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Even before graduating in 2019, I knew I wanted to come back close to home to help serve my community by taking care of their beloved four-legged family members.

I was lucky enough to meet my husband, Cody, during our first year of undergrad at K-State, and we got married during my second year of vet school. We have two ornery doggos at home - a German Short-Haired Pointer named Tasso, and a Labrador mix named Zahara. We also welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family in June 2021. Becoming a mother has been the absolute highlight of my entire life, and I cannot wait to share with her my love of animals and the outdoors.

We love to travel and visit family any chance we get. We spend most weekends either at Fall River Lake, where we have cabins that allow us to enjoy the outdoors year-round, or in southeast Kansas where my husband’s family still farms and manages livestock.

My other hobbies include reading, card games, and watching Nebraska Huskers football.

Being a veterinarian has been my dream since I was in kindergarten, and over the years, I have grown to understand the difficulty families go through of knowing when and how to prepare for the passing of their family member. After doing an externship during veterinary school with an in-home hospice and euthanasia practice, I felt that my true passion and calling is assisting pets and their families through end-of-life care decisions, to help make their last moments with us as calm, dignified, and as peaceful as possible, surrounded by their favorite humans.

My other interests include dermatology (as a life-long eczema sufferer, I commiserate with my allergy patients!), preventative medicine, and dentistry.

Countryside has become my home away from home, and I hope I can help make our clients and patients feel the same way.

"It came to m​e that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and as loving as they are." – Anonymous