Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff



Jen Hebel

Dr. Jennifer Hebel, DVM, PhD, CCRT

Dr. Hebel received her PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2003 and DVM in 2005 at Colorado State University. She has over 15 years combined experience training and treating working dogs. She was a handler and trainer with Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado and a Captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Hebel is a certified rehabilitation therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and has completed the Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic Course. She has also studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and acupuncture at the Chi Institute. Dr. Hebel enjoys doing sports medicine for performance dogs and has a special interest in myofascial release techniques for muscle injuries.  In her free time, Jen enjoys yoga (and Doga – yoga with your dog), gardening, and reading historical fiction.


Grant Hebel

Dr. Grant Hebel, DVM, CVA

Dr. Grant Hebel received his DVM in 1995 at Kansas State University. In addition to clinical veterinary practice, he has served as a Major in the US Army Veterinary Corps with deployment to the Middle East in 2003. Dr. Hebel is a graduate of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and of the Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, receiving certification in both veterinary acupuncture and animal chiropractic. He enjoys treating all types of animals including small exotics. Grant is an Ironman triathlete and often spends his free time training for upcoming events.  



Dr. Michelle Eckermann, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Michele Eckermann, a native of Winfield, KS, graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1994 with a BS in Biology before attending Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1998 and moved to Harlan, IA with her husband, Jason. Dr. Michele was a partner at Harlan Veterinary Associates and practiced mixed animal medicine for 7 years. The practice then converted to a small animal exclusive clinic where her special interests included dentistry, soft tissue surgery and preventive medicine. In 2013, Dr. Michele sold her practice to pursue a certification in canine rehabilitation therapy from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Michele joined Five Elements as the rehabilitation therapist in the summer of 2015 and was certified in 2016 in Animal Chiropractic through Options for Animals. She and Jason have 2 active children and 2 spoiled dogs.



Dr. Terri Jack, DVM

Terri Jack received her DVM from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  She has completed her training with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture. Her special interests include exotic small mammals, greyhounds, preventative medicine and food therapy. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets, exercising or watching girls soccer.


Kim Buethe, LVT

Kim joined Five Elements in 2016 and has over 10 years experience as a Licensed Vet Tech. Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, their dog, Miles, and a Sphinx cat, Martini. Kim is an avid yogi and loves being in nature. 


Tracey Fichtl

Tracey Fichtl, LVT

Tracey came to Five Elements in 2012 and has over 10 years experience as a veterinary technician, the majority of them working with Jen and Grant in rehabilitation, chiropractic and acupuncture. Tracey enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her husband, 2 sons and Shih Tzu, “Tater”.


Emily Moser

Emily Moser, LVT

Emily joined Five Elements in 2015 and has over 6 years experience as a vet tech. Emily has 1 daughter, a dog and a cat and she enjoys singing spoofing, laughing, nature and mind expansion.


Chelsey Randall

Chelsey Randall, Veterinary Assistant

Chelsey joined the Five Elements team in 2014; she enjoys helping animals and wouldn’t have it any other way. She earned her veterinary technician degree at Vatterott College and has over 10 years experience working in Veterinary Clinics. Chelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, son, Rat Terrier, and Jack Russell Terrier.



Laura Young, Receptionist

Laura joined the Five Elements team in 2016. She loves animals of all sizes and ages. She has a wide variety of experience with animals including rabbits, horses and goats. Currently she has 3 cats, a pitbull/ridgeback mix and the newest addition, an 8-month-old red merle Aussie. Laura enjoys gardening and training the new puppy.