Jefferson City Animal Hospitals
Jefferson City Animal Hospitals
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- 1410 Jefferson St.
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Dr. Stacey Beddoe
is originally from Springfield, MO. She graduated from Willard High School and then attended Drury University. While pursuing a BS degree in both Biology and Chemistry, she worked as a veterinary technician at Cottage Veterinary Hospital. She was admitted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of MO-Columbia after only 3 years at Drury. While in Vet School, she participated in the Raptor Rehabilitation program. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. In July of 2007 she became the new owner of Southwest Animal Hospital. She is an active member of American Business Women’s Association and Association of Avian Veterinarians. She attends Cornerstone Baptist Church where she leads youth and is a member of the JOY puppet team. Her 6 pets at home keep her very busy; however, she still finds time for running, swimming, and movies.
Education: Drury University. While pursuing a BS degree in both Biology and Chemistry
Certifications: American Business Women’s Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians
Dr. Hilary Vellios
Dr. Hilary Vellios grew up in Wildwood, MO and graduated from Lafayette high school. While in high school and continuing into college, she worked as a technician at the Nestle Purina Pet Care center in Gray Summit, MO. She attended the University of Missouri and obtained a bacholor degree in Animal Sciences. While earning her degree, she continued work at purina, worked in 2 vet dairy research labs, and worked in the vet school ICU on the Emergency After Hours Clinic Crew. She finished her undergraduate degree in 3 years and then started her masters degree in stress physiology with cattle. One year later she was admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri , Columbia. In July of 2013, she recived her docorate of veterinary medicine and on August 1st of 2013 she became a new vererinary associate at Southwest Animal Hospital. Since starting, she has been getting settled in to Jefferson City. She lives with her well mannered, 9yr old Bouvier named Romy. Her activities, when she finds time, include jewelry making, reading, walking, and regular trips to her boyfriend's house in the country where she gardens, wood works, fishes, hunts, and bakes.
Dr. Justin Suchomel
Dr. Justin Suchomel is a native of Rockford, IL and graduated from Belvidere High School. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Animal Sciences before enrolling in veterinary school at the U of I vet school in Urbana-Champaign. While a vet student, Dr. Suchomel participated in the Wildlife Medical Clinic and was the president of the professional service fraternity, Omega Tau Sigma. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and shortly afterwards joined the veterinary team at Southwest Animal Hospital where he works as the weekday evening/emergency vet. Dr. Suchomel and his wife, a small animal veterinary intern at the University of Missouri’s veterinary teaching hospital, reside in Columbia, MO with their 2 dogs, cat, chinchilla, and 2 rats. In his off time, he enjoys running, golfing, and playing softball.
Christina Castrop is the Office Manager at Southwest Animal Hospital. She came to SWAH in 1998 as a part-time Kennel Attendant. Shortly thereafter, Christina became interested in the Veterinary Technician position. She began to train and took classes with Stratford Career Institute. In 2001, Christina received her Certification for Veterinary Technician. She quickly learned the role and duties of Receptionist and in 2002 she was promoted to Office Manager. As Manager, she is in charge of bookkeeping, managing personnel, and ensuring smooth daily operations at SWAH. Along with her many responsibilities, she still continues to assist as Veterinary Technician and Receptionist.
Christina was born and raised in Jefferson City. She graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1998.She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and a Hill’s Science Diet advocate.
Christina has a cat named Nina and two American Eskimos Prince and Izzy. In her free time, she enjoys working out, watching movies, walking her dogs and spending time with friends and family.
Education: Stratford Career Institute, Jefferson City High School in 1998, Hill’s Science Diet advocate
Robert Beddoe is a native of Springfield, Mo and is Dr. Stacey Beddoe's wonderful husband. They met as instant high school sweethearts in their church's youth group and have been a team ever since! After dating while in college, Robert and Dr. Beddoe were married the summer of 2001, during the few weeks of break between Dr. Beddoe's first and second year of veterinary school. Robert has been an active part of Dr. Beddoe's education and experience. He would come into the teaching hospital to help Dr. Beddoe with her treatments while she was in school. He then assisted in emergency calls and surgeries when she began practice and still does. He also has been an important part of the care that is given to our guests that board with us over the weekend. He enjoys giving them the attention and the exercise that keeps them wanting to come back and stay with us again! This experience has given him a breadth of knowledge that has abundantly equipped him to assist you and your pets at the front desk as head receptionist. When he isn't at the office, he enjoys an active lifestyle that includes biking, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming. He and Dr. Beddoe also stay busy leading their church's youth group and traveling with their puppet team that features him performing magical illusions.
Lisa Lawler is our full-time lead exam technician. She has been with SWAH since May 2006. Lisa is responsible for several things, but the most important is ensuring the Veterinarians are fully facilitated during all procedures. Some of her responsibilities include preparing the exam rooms, assists the Veterinarians, administering medications, sub-q fluids, take and develops x-rays, and operates the laboratory equipment.
Lisa has 3 cats Jack, PJ, and Sophia. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Jim Rooney is our Lead Surgical Technician. Jim moved from San Diego, California where he was and Animal Control Officer for 10 years. He has been with Southwest Animal Hospital over 19 years.
Jim is responsible for assisting the doctor during surgery. He monitors the patient before, during and after every procedure. Jim assists with diagnostic exams, lab tests, and discharging routine surgical procedures while educating clients on post-op care.
Jim has been married to his wife Cathy for 34 years. They have a son Chris, daughter Lisa, and 3 grandchildren: C.J., Michael, and Jasmine.
Outside of work, Jim enjoys fishing, gardening, and doing minor repairs and remodeling around his house.
Amanda Martin is our full-time receptionist. She joined the team in August of 2010. Amanda is one of the friendly voices you will hear when you call our office. She is responsible for helping client's with questions, scheduling appointments and routing calls. Amanda is a 2005 graduate from Maple Woods Community College, with a Associate's in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology. She has over 10 years experience working in Veterinary clinics. Her love for animals started when she was young, finding homes for any little stray she found. Amanda has a Jack Russell Terrier named Izzy and three cats, Noel, Little Man, and Faith. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Education: Maple Woods Community College, with a Associate's in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology
Kaylyn Campbell is our Kennel Technician. She came to Southwest Animal Hospital in July of 2009. Kaylyn is in charge of caring for the pets staying with us in our hospital. She takes them for walks and gives each pet special one-on-one attention. She is also responsible for maintaining a clean hospital environment.
In her spare time, Kaylyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her pets, and riding four wheelers.
Stephen Sheppard is our newest team member. He joined the Southwest Animal Hospital family in December 2012 as a full-time receptionist. Stephen is originally from Pacific Glove, California, having relocated to the Midwest in 2011. Since arriving in Missouri he has enjoyed new opportunities to hunt, fish, and camp with friends and family. Stephen also enjoys cooking and playing guitar. He is candid and conscientious, and plays a vital role in welcoming clients to the hospital and ensuring your beloved pets are well taken care of, together with the rest of our staff.
Billie graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2012. She has worked in a animal clinic since she was 16 years old. In her spare time she loves to read books, watch movies, and go horseback riding. Her favorite part about working with animals is how things can change in just 1 second.
Courtney grew up in a small town south of Jefferson City, one of those “blink and you might miss it towns” by the name of Eldon. She graduated Eldon High School in 2007, and attended Cosmetology school after that, if you couldn’t tell by her ever changing hair and jewelry apparel. She then moved to Jeff when her boyfriend and the father of her children started working in the Missouri Correctional Centers. She has two beautiful children which whom she spends mostly all of her time with. When she is not busy braiding her little girls’ hair or chasing her crawling little boy around, she enjoys yoga, hula hooping, and a good movie. She also has a side business; named “Divine Moments Photography” she loves taking photographs of people, nature and animals too. You will usually find Courtney behind the front desk; her charismatic smile and “bubbly” personality will greet and get you started for your appointment.
Austin Castrop is our Kennel Technician. He came to Southwest Animal Hospital in September of 2013 as a volunteer and quickly became a valuable team member. Some of his duties include caring for the pets staying with us in our boarding facility. He takes them for walks and gives each pet special one-on-one attention. He is also responsible for maintaining a clean hospital environment. Austin spent a lot of time here as a kid. His mom is the manager at SWAH. On the weekends or days off from school he would come in and help around the old hospital and snack from the candy jar. Austin has a dog named Chip, and a cat named Isis. In his free time he enjoys playing baseball, working out and spending time with family and friends.
Anna Rennick started working here at SWAH in July 2013 as our Boarding Manager. She came to us with 15 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. Anna’s life revolves around animals, when she is not working here she volunteers for a local animal rescue and when not doing that she tends to her four legged babies at home. In her down time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends, family, and her “babies”.
Dana Carroll is our groomer and joined the SWAH team in August of 2013. She grew up in Jefferson City and is a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. On Dana’s free time she enjoys playing her ukulele, hula hooping, cooking, spending time with friends, family. Dana has two dogs Bennie and Stella.
Jordan Allen is one of our Grooming/Boarding Receptionists. She started as a Kennel Attendant and recently transitioned into a Receptionist and Veterinary Technician Assistant. Jordan attends Blair Oaks High School and will graduate May of 2014. She plans on attending the University of Missouri in the Fall of 2014. There, she will study pre-veterinary medicine to pursue her passion for someday becoming a Veterinarian. Jordan started work at Southwest Animal Hospital in May of 2013, and has job shadowed Dr. Beddoe for almost two years. She has loved animal since she was a child, and she values working with them. Jordan’s other interest include playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends. She has one dog and two cats.
Jenny Lawler is a student of Helias Catholic High School and loves being a kennel technician. She joined the SWAH family in the fall of 2013 and enjoys experiencing the diverse personalities in all the animals. She is responsible for feeding the animals breakfast and dinner and also walking and playing with the dogs three times a day. Along with keeping them fed and walked she cleans up their environment if they have made any messes by changing bedding often and making sure they are warm, happy and healthy while staying with us.
Jenny has three pets: a cat named Jack, a dog named Duke, and a rabbit named Penny.
In Jenny's free time she likes to read, be with her family and friends, and play with her animals.
Southwest Animal Hospital offers several surgical options from routine spays and neuters to more complex surgeries like luxated patella restablization and foreign body removal. Each pet is given individual attention and anesthetic monitoring. We monitor pulse oximetry (percent oxygen in the bloodstream) and have a technician on hand during every procedure.
Southwest Animal Hospital has provided laser surgery for over 10 years. This technique replaces the traditional scalpel and provides significant advantages to patients during a variety of surgical procedures.
The benefits of this technology include:
* Less Pain
* Less Bleeding
* Less Swelling
* Quicker recovery Time
The Companion Animal Class IV Therapy Laser delivers a high energy light that restores blood flow and attracts cells responsible for healing and restoration to the area being treated. This laser is a safe, noninvasive option to significantly decrease pain and discomfort.
Proper dental care is vital for the good health of your pet. This includes both veterinary and at home care. Dental problems contribute to periodontal disease, bad breath, infected gums, and tooth loss, not to mention pain and discomfort.
Preventative care is an essential part of your pet’s life. It helps the doctor detect and prevent or minimize disease or injury, improve your pet’s quality of life, and help your pet enjoy a healthy life for as long as possible.
When a pet is ill it is often challenging to determine the underlying cause. Therefore, our veterinarians rely on diagnostic testing to properly identify problems and treat patients.
Our extensive laboratory services provide diagnostic information that is critical to the sick or injured pet. With our in-house blood analyzers, we are able to get laboratory test results in as little as 20 minutes. Having test results this quickly allows us to begin your pet’s treatment almost immediately.
Southwest Animal Hospital offers radiology services. X-rays are an essential tool that provides valuable information about a pet’s internal organs and bone structure. This helps the doctor diagnose and treat problems quickly. X-rays are processed and evaluated in-house for immediate results.
Southwest Animal Hospital emphasizes many areas of internal medicine:
With the aging of our pets, we can manage many age related diseases that may arise.
Some pets that have developed allergies can be managed with symptomatic treatment while others with more severe allergies may require further testing and other control measures.
Should your pet require intensive care, we can provide internal care, fluid therapy, and disease management.
At Southwest Animal Hospital we offer a full line of Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diet foods.
Whether it is regular age appropriate food or a prescription diet, we have you covered. We keep the most common diets in stock, and receive shipments every week. Rest assured, if you need something we don’t have, we can get it in within a week.
Our groomer, Dana, offers a full line of grooming services.
* Specific Breed Cuts
* Furminator Treatments
* Complete Brush Out
* Oatmeal bath
* Scented Shampoos
* Toenail Trims
Ear & Eye cleaning
Should you need to board your pet for a period of time, we offer a boarding facility.
Our kennel is located indoors to maintain climate control. Each pet is walked twice a day and given daily attention to ensure their well-being.
Unless your pet is on a special diet from home, we feed nutritious Hill’s Science Diet brand food to all staying with us. We can also provide Hill’s prescription diet if needed during your pet’s stay.
For your pet’s protection and others in the hospital, we require that all pets are current on vaccinations.
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