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Best Vets 2016

When it comes to giving pets medical attention, you want the best. Our readers have nominated the most caring and qualified vets and animal hospitals in 417-land, and we’ve gathered them here to help in your search for the perfect veterinarian for you.

Edited by Claire Porter

Jul 2016

Fido and Fluffy (and feathered friends, too!) have pitter-pattered, purred and pawed their ways into your hearts and homes. When it comes to giving pets medical attention, you want the best. Our readers have nominated the most caring and qualified vets and animal hospitals in 417-land, and we’ve gathered them here to help in your search for the perfect veterinarian for you.

Methodology: This list of Best Vets in 417-land was voted on by readers of 417 Magazine. Each year, we ask our readers to vote for the best things in 417-land, vets included, in our Best of 417 Readers’ Poll. We compiled all of the veterinarians and animal hospitals that received votes into the list you see here. This list is not a reflection of the personal opinions of staffers at 417 Magazine, but rather is based on experiences and opinions of the magazine’s readership, which represents all corners of southwest Missouri. The list represents all of the veterinarians and animal hospitals that received reader votes for Best Veterinarian. Entries are in alphabetical order and are not ranked by vote.

All Creatures Animal Clinic, Ltd.

Mark Hale, DVM
1661 E. Mt. Gilead Rd., Bolivar
417-777-2765

All Creatures Pet Hospital

Lance Blackburn, DVM
902 W. Kearney St., Springfield
417-865-5367

Allphin Veterinary Clinic

Owen Allphin, DVM
10669 Highway 76, Branson West
417-272-8000

Angel Animal Hospital

Jane Flathers, DVM
1332 W. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-866-2923

Animal Care Center

Philip Brown, DVM
Jim Jones, DVM
2424 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110, Springfield
417-883-7600

Animal Care Clinic

Alison Barulich, DVM
215 S. Second St., Branson
417-334-7696

Animal Clinic of Monett

Carol Dahlstrom, DVM
Ted Dahlstrom, DVM
687 N. Highway 37, Monett
417-235-4088

Animal Clinic of the Ozarks

Frankie Bowers, DVM
1800 Selmore Rd., Ozark
417-581-3344

Animal Health Center

Michael Reid, DVM
5341 N. State Highway H, Springfield
417-833-3122

Ash Grove Veterinary Clinic

John Mozier, Jr., DVM
706 W. Industrial Dr., Ash Grove
417-751-2242

Aurora Animal Clinic

Paul Bader, DVM
1510 E. Church St., Aurora
417-678-3112

Best Friends Animal Hospital

Charles J. Germeroth, DVM
Sean Hufham, DVM
903 W. South St., Ozark
417-581-3647

Bolivar Pet Hospital

Shawn McCracken, DVM
1511 E. Broadway St., Bolivar
417-777-3932

Bradford Park Veterinary Hospital

Ritt Enderson, DVM
Paige Heywood, DVM
Roger Sifferman, DVM
Melissa Wiest, DVM
Rita Wittu, DVM
1255 E. Independence St., Springfield
417-886-0777

Branson Veterinary Hospital

Jeffrey O’Dell, DVM
29 N. Wintergreen Rd., Branson
417-337-9777

Carlson Pet Hospital

Liisa Carlson, DVM
311 W. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-831-2666

Central Pet Care

Melanie Grundy, DVM
224 W. Central Ave., Carthage
417-358-1300
 

Christian County Veterinary Service

Darren Loula, DVM
8748 State Highway 14 W., Clever
417-743-2287
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Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital

Paul Robertson, DVM
604 McCroskey St., Nixa
417-725-2273

Cottage Veterinary Hospital

Michael Pfander, DVM
1750 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
417-869-1103

Country Club Vet Hospital

Dalyn Wilson, DVM
1959 E. Bennett St., Springfield
417-881-2263

Country Hills Animal Hospital

Paul Nelson, DVM
745 N. 20th St., Ozark
417-581-3000

Dake Veterinary Clinic

Chuck Dake, DVM
5909 Lawrence 1140, Miller
417-452-3301

Deerfield Veterinary Hospital

Denise Roche, DVM
2850 S. Ingram Mill Rd., Springfield
417-889-2727

Divine Vet Clinic

Michael Divine, DVM
5515 N. Farmer Branch Rd., Ozark
417-581-6210

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Southwest Missouri, Inc.

Laura McCann, DVM
400 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield
417-890-1600

Fair Grove Veterinary Service

Ellen Ratcliff, DVM
Michael Stafford, DVM
5348 E. State Highway CC, Fair Grove
417-759-7803

Fanning Family Pet Care

Chris Fanning, DVM
Ashley Friggle, DVM
200 E. Highway 174, Republic
417-732-5551

Galloway Village Veterinary

Vicki Black, DVM
Jaime Kurucz, DVM
Meda McClure, DVM
Bethany Rust, DVM
4126 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield
417-866-6681
 

Gentle Care Animal Hospital

Kelly Whitchurch, DVM
125 W. Aldersgate Dr., Nixa
417-725-2386

Grant Avenue Pet Hospital

Thomas Rouse, DVM
1037 S. Grant Ave., Springfield
417-869-1581

Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic

Christina Robinson, DVM
Kerry Wantuck, DVM
330D W. Plainview Rd., Springfield
417-886-7070

Hessman Home Veterinary Service

Bill Hessman, DVM
417-866-8366
Editor’s Note: Hessman Home Veterinary Service does not have an address listed because Dr. Hessman’s practice is mobile.

Hometown Veterinary Hospital

Kara Amstutz, DVM
2215-A W. Republic Rd., Springfield
417-883-7297

James River Animal Hospital

Lois Davis, DVM
Doug Hardy, DVM
1870 N. Deffer Dr., Nixa
417-725-1997

Kirbyville Veterinary Clinic

Will Cone, DVM
4525 E. State Highway 76, Kirbyville
417-336-3344

Marshfield Veterinary Clinic

Scott Espy, DVM
Emily Johnson, DVM
380 McNabb Rd., Marshfield
417-468-2533

Millwood Animal Hospital and Equine Clinic

Rick Smith, DVM
3209 E. Evans Rd., Springfield
417-881-1251

Nixa Animal Hospital

Molly Ramsey, DVM
700 W. Mt. Vernon St., Nixa
417-725-8700

Northside Animal Clinic

Scott Boschen, DVM
2345 W. Kearney St., Springfield
417-862-6855

Ozark Veterinary Clinic

Rebecca Ketchem, DVM
1802 State Highway 14 E., Ozark
417-581-2414

The Pampurred Cat

Stan Duncan, DVM
1663 N. State Highway CC, Nixa
417-724-2287

Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital

Randy Garoutte, DVM
Beverly Sherman, DVM
Patricia Ziegler, DVM
700 W. Republic Rd., Springfield
417-881-5327

Phillips Equine Clinic, PC

Sarah Phillips, DVM
4390 E. Shelby Rd., Fair Grove
417-759-1785

Republic Animal Hospital

Melanie Fergason, DVM
574 E. Harrison St., Republic
417-732-6800

Route 66 Pet Clinic

Becky Osterfund, DVM
2228 W. College St., Springfield
417-865-2228

Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic

Ryan Bader, DVM
819 N. Main St., Nixa
417-725-2332

Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital

Ted Betzen, DVM
1700 S. Enterprise Ave., Springfield
417-887-0898

Springfield Veterinary Center

Cynthia Wiseman, DVM
330 E. Battlefield, Springfield
417-887-8030

Strafford Veterinary Clinic

Kenneth Mallard, DVM
David Sikes, DVM
601 W. Evergreen St., Strafford
417-736-3131

Sunshine Animal Hospital

Jane Francka, DVM
3235A E. Sunshine St., Springfield
417-889-0090

Tender Heart Animal Clinic

Melissa Risan, DVM
330 Redbud St., Rogersville
417-753-3344

Texas County Veterinary Clinic

Steven Root, DVM
8102 Highway 63, Houston
417-967-3857

Town & Country Small Animal Hospital

Melissa Smith, DVM
5704 W. Farm Rd. 94, Springfield
417-742-4732

Willard Veterinary Hospital

Brett Bacon, DVM
304 Proctor Rd., Willard
417-742-2839

Wilson’s Creek Animal Hospital

David Weddle, DVM
3025 W. Republic Rd., Ste. 116, Springfield
417-890-7387