Belton Exotic Care Center

Meet Our Team

We're so pleased to introduce you to the veterinarians of Belton Animal Clinic & Exotic Care Center! All the veterinarians on our team share a collective commitment to your exotic pet's wellness and best health.

Teresa Bradley Bays


Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM, CVA, DABVP (ECM), CVMMP graduated from KSU School of Veterinary Medicine and is an ABVP Diplomate in Exotic Companion Mammals, as well as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (Animal Chiropractic). She is owner of Belton Animal Clinic and Exotic Care Center near Kansas City, Missouri.

She has authored numerous articles on exotic animal medicine, several chapters for Veterinary Clinics of North America/Exotic Animal Practice, and is an international speaker. She is senior editor/coauthor of Exotic Pet Behavior – Birds, Reptiles and Small Mammals, and author of the behavior chapters in Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents, and Mader’s Reptile Medicine and Surgery. She is Past President of the ARAV and the Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practitioners, founder of the Pajamas for Foster Kids Program, recipient of the Outstanding Community Partner Award with Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association and the Kindest Kansas Citian Award. She is a Veterinarian for HELP Humane and has been involved in KC-CAN that is helping to stop the domestic violence cycle by educating people about the link between animal abuse and domestic violence as well as FRCCC helping homeless children.

Mother to four, two-legged and two, four-legged critters, she is helping to spread the word about Cystic Fibrosis in honor of her youngest daughter.

Madeline Anderson


Dr. Madeline Anderson earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 2017. She also attended KSU for her bachelor's degree in Animal Science.  She was admitted into the Early Admissions Program for Pre-Veterinary Scholars in 2010, allowing her to go to veterinary school after only three years of undergraduate study.

Her professional interests include exotic animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Anderson is especially passionate about treating reptiles and amphibians, and enjoys educating first-time exotic pet owners on how to optimally care for their new pet. Dr. Anderson is currently working to expand her skills by becoming board certified in Reptile and Amphibian Practice, as well as Exotic Companion Mammal Practice. She is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, and American Veterinary Medical Association.

In her free time, Dr. Anderson likes to play board games and try new restaurants with family and friends. At home, Dr. Anderson has a standard ball python named Hobart, or Hobo for short. He is her first pet and now a happy and healthy 7-year old. She credits Hobo for being the start of her love for exotic animals and collection of reptiles. Additionally, she shares her home and her heart with her three-legged dog, Finn, and has two crested Geckos named Starbuck and Ianto.

Kendall Cowell


Dr. Kendell Cowell is an Associate Veterinarian at Belton Animal Clinic and Exotic Care Center. She attended Southeast Missouri State University for her undergrad and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in 2020. She is certified in Small Animal Acupuncture from the Chi Institute, and her areas of professional interest include avian, wildlife, behavioral, and holistic medicine.
Growing up near wildlife, Dr. Cowell said she was inspired to become a veterinarian after learning more about animals and how to improve their lives. She says the best part of being a veterinarian is getting to know families and the pets that are a part of them. Her role allows her to educate and help pet parents get to know their fur-babies so they can live their best lives!
Having grown up in a small town outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, she currently resides in Raymore, Missouri with her fiancé, Scott, and several unique fun cats. When Dr. Cowell is not practicing high-quality veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with her family.

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Located off of I-49 via Arnold Ave. Directly between LifeQuest Church and Odens BBQ.

Phone: 816-331-3120

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