Our Story


The mission of TLC Pet Nursing Hotel is to deliver compassionate respite care to pets with special needs with warm, loving, and individualized attention. Pet parents are confident knowing TLC’s highly trained Tender Loving Caregivers are devoted to imparting the same love and care the pet receives at home 24 hours a day.
Leslie Fleuranges


Leslie Fleuranges

Leslie is a doting pet parent dedicated to supporting other doting pet parents. She’s knows the unique challenges that arise when animal companions are sick, recovering, or elderly.

A former marketing, innovation, and product development leader for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, she has a deep base of knowledge about the animal health industry. She’s thrilled to bring this first of its kind service to Kansas.

Leslie is a dog mom to her beloved Lhasa Apso, Mimi. They love taking long walks and driving around with all the windows down. Though Mimi is small, her courage is not; she has complete confidence in her deer and turkey chasing abilities.

Mimi’s best trait is her capacity for giving and receiving love. Those qualities are at the heart of everything TLC does for pets and their parents. 


Dr. Katherine Mountain

Vet on call

Dr. Katherine Mountain graduated from Kansas State University Veterinary School in 2004. After graduation she worked in a mixed animal clinic in Great Bend, Kan. for one year before starting her mobile veterinary service. Dr Mountain continued to work in the Barton County area for nine more years as a mobile veterinarian. After moving to Silver Lake in 2014, she continued her mobile veterinary practice. Mountain Veterinary Services continues to provide veterinary care for the greater Topeka area. On the side, Dr Mountain has worked in two different emergency clinics over the span of seven years. She has also taught high school biology. Dr. Mountain is married with three children, two dogs, and one cat.

Maegan Neece

TLC Vet Tech

Kelly Perry

TLC Vet Tech

Angela Kesler

TLC Vet Tech

Kimberly Mitchell

Reservation Specialist

Amy Hayse

Reiki Practitioner

Ciji Locust

Suite Assistant

Indra Purins

Suite Assistant

Samantha Smith


Fate Miller

Pet Massage Therapist

Bereavement Counselors

Phelicia Glass, Certified Pet Grief Counselor

Phelica Glass, certified pet grief counselor

Bereavement Counselor

Phelica Glass, LSCSW, certified pet grief counselor

Phelica is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with a successful psychotherapy
practice in Topeka, Kan. She’s a graduate of Washburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences. She graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Masters in Clinical Social Work and Certification of Gerontology. Through further education she attained a certification in Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling from the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. Phelica also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Grief.

Rev. Delmar White, Midland Care, Bereavement Counselor

Rev. Delmar White, Midland Care

Bereavement Counselor

Reverend White is the pastor of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and has served in pastoral ministry for more than 37 years. He is the chaplain at Midland Care in Topeka, Kan, where he formerly served as a grief and loss specialist. He also serves as the chaplain for the Topeka Police Department. He is the board chair of the Entrepreneurial Minority Business Development. His education includes a Bachelor of Theology from Western Baptist Bible College; Master of Religious Studies from Western Baptist Bible College. He is a Master of Divinity candidate at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He’s also completed a certification in Grief and Loss.


Advisory Board

Edward Joyce

Finance & Operations

Vickie O'Grain

Veterinarian Technician Past President NAVTA

Antonia pennisi

HR specialist
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Geoff Tolsdorf

Marketing & Strategy

Susan Jones, DVM

Veterinarian Consultant

Kasha Stoll

Public Relations & Communication