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The 10th Street Eyecare Center

2601 10th Street in Great Bend, KS

Dr. Russell McCaulley, Dr. Chad Premer,

Dr. Nicole Miller, Dr. Sarah Stueder



June 29, 2018

Dr. Russell McCaulley Receives Award from Kansas Optometric Association

Dr. Russell McCaulley, founder of the 10th Street Eyecare Center, was recently honored with the Legendary Service Award from the Kansas Optometric Association at their annual conference earlier this summer. The Legendary Service Award is designed to recognize those who have contributed to the advancement of the optometric industry in the state of Kansas.

“It was an honor to be recognized with this award,” Dr. McCaulley said. “There are so many amazing people who have come before me, and I feel humbled to have made this list.”


The 10th Street Eyecare Center is a leader in optometric healthcare, offering everything from routine eye exams and diagnostic testing to retail glasses and contacts and frame repair. The clinic is open six days per week, and office hours are published on their website at For more information or to make an appointment with one of the friendly optometrists, call 620-792-2020.

June 29, 2018


Animal Medical Center Welcomes Two New Veterinarians


Animal Medical Center, located at 622 McKinley in Great Bend, recently congratulated one of its veteri-narians on the purchase of his own mixed animal practice. Dr. Nick Henning and his new wife, Dr. Sa-mantha Henning, recently purchased the veterinary clinic in Nick’s hometown of Ness City, Kansas which will re-open its doors on July 1st.


“We were so sad to see Dr. Nick leave, but he had an amazing opportunity to move home closer to his family farm and pursue a new business opportunity. He was a great part of our team, and a close friend and we wish him all the best,” says Dr. Nels Lindberg, co-owner of Animal Medical Center. “He left big shoes to fill, but our new veterinarians are up to the task.”


Dr. Austin Pauly and Dr. Ashley Hotop joined the AMC family on June 1st and have already hit the ground running. “At AMC, our core values drive everything that we do, and we couldn’t have found any more compassionate and trustworthy veterinarians to join us in serving our customers,” Lindberg says. “Already, our clients have given us great feedback, and we look forward to continuing to develop these bright young people in their new careers.”


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 Bach-elor’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, fish-ing, and grilling in his free time.


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 work-ing in a mixed animal practice. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, play-ing music, and spending time outdoors.


Animal Medical Center offers full-service small and large animal care including vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries, animal chiropractic, ultrasound diagnostics, cold laser therapy, surgical laser, digital x-ray, endoscopy, regenerative medicine (stem cell therapy), all aspects of bovine and equine medicine, surgery, consultation, and much more. Retail products for pet care and nutrition are also available, and they boast a clean open-hospital environment. The Great Bend location at 622 McKinley is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon with a 24-hour emergency service. For more information, visit, call 620-792-1265, or like Animal Medical Center on Facebook.