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About the Lake Pet Hospital Team
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Kathy Vetter-Bisges

I am Kathy Vetter-Bisges, DVM and the owner of Lake Pet Hospital. I am originally from St. Louis and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy. I attended the University of Missouri - Columbia and received a BS in Animal Science, as well as my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

I have a daughter, Sarah, and a son, John. My companion, Phil Berger, and I love to spend our free time hunting and fishing. We travel to Canada every Fall to waterfowl hunt, enjoy hunting turkeys and doves, and we fish as often as time will allow.

I have a Chihuahua named Tulip, my yellow Labrador Retriever hunting companion Rooster, and a menagerie of cats that live in my hospital and serve as the official customer service agents.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the Eldon Chamber of Commerce (past president), the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Miller County Mizzou Alumni Association, National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Eldon Lions Club.

Caroline Ward

I am Caroline Ward, DVM and I graduated from the university of Missouri Veterinary College with Kathy. I have practiced relief work at many clinics in and around the Jefferson City area and worked at 2 shelters before coming to Lake Pet Hospital in 2003.

I married my husband Duane in 2010 and together we have 6 children. My two oldest children have graduated from college and the youngest is still attending classes.

We have 3 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 1 cat. My hobbies are reading, spedning time with my children, gardening, hiking, camping and singing with Jefferson City Cantorum.

Terri Swift

I am Teri Swift, D.V.M. and I have been working at Lake Pet Hospital since May of 2013, right after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary College. I am originally from Lathrop, Missouri, and went to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph for undergraduate studies in Biology and History.

I have 2 dogs, Gracie and Havaleh. I enjoy being outdoors and crafting in my spare time. I am currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Eldon Fire Auxillary.

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Kellien Oettle

I am Kellien Oettle, DVM and started practicing at Lake Pet Hospital in May 2015. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. I am originally from ST. Louis. I attended Iowa State University for my undergraduate studies, where I received my BS in Animal Science and had the privilege of running track and cross country for the women’s teams.

I have 2 dogs. Ryli is a Labrador mix and Charliy is a Border Collie. I enjoy being outdoors, playing any and all kinds of sports, running (especially on trails), dancing, singing, and spending time with my family and friends. (and dogs) I also enjoy going to and being involved in church, as well as becoming involved in community service. My particular interest is in helping animals and children.

I am currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and I serve on the Animal Welfare and Scope of the Practice committees.


Heather Abbott, Technician
Since 2001
2 Dogs (Lola - Pug & Baxter - Labx)
4 Cats (Skyy, Squirt, Tabitha, Dixie)
3 Horses (Foxy, Mariah, Red)
Loves spending time with family, friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

Kailene Twombley
Since 2010
2 Cats (Tagus, Ryker)
Enjoys painting, the outdoors, and swimming.
Beth Johnson
Pet Stylist

Since 2012
2 Dogs (Boss - Basset Hound, Jack - Labx)
Enjoys being with friends and family, the outdoors, and cooking
Holly Danner, Techinician
Since 2008
1 Dog (Neko - Shep/Malamute) and
4 Cats (Lucetta, Sparta, Merino, Jenny)
Loves NASCAR, beading, hiking, gardening, yard sales, DIY, and grilling.
Jeanie Busch

Since 2002
4 Dogs ( Lexi & Diamond - Jack Russells; Aspen - Corgi/Yorki; Haas - Labx)
Enjoys cooking, hunting, and spending time with friends.
Katie Denman, Techinician
Since 2011
2 Dogs (Yadi - Weimweaner; Freese - C. Spaniel) and 2 Cats (Linus & Tiger)
Enjoys nature and family.
Gayla Truitt
Pet Stylist
Since 2002
2 Dogs (Addie & Grace - Yorkie) and
1 Cat (Botye)
Enjoys car shows, target shooting, spending time with family and reading.
Morgan Sloan
Since 2014
4 Dogs (Lilia - Pug; Roady & Violet - French Bulldogs; and Bronco) and
2 Horses (Izzy & Meg)
Enjoys the outdoors, hunting, showing horses, camping, and spending time with family.
Alyssa Danner
Since 2009
1 Dog (Winston - Heinz 57) and 1 Cat (CJ)
Loves swimming and hiking.
Naraka Mulcahy

Since 1998
3 Dogs (Tres-Labx; Shyam - Husky; Baby-Labx)
Likes scrapbooking and yard sales.
Samantha Graves
Since 2014
3 Dogs (Maximus Prime - Shihtzu; Mia - Daschund; Hot Red - Chihuahua)
Enjoys softball, swimming, her kids, and gardening.
Jennifer Dummermuth
Since 2006
3 Dogs (Tyler - Lab; Gracie - Shepard; Josie - Pit Rednose); 2 Cats (Blaze & Radar) and
2 Horses (Beau & Scout)
Loves riding horses, listening to music, spending time with family, movies, and arrowhead hunting.
Valerie Dummermuth
Since 2002
1 Dog (Eddie - Dachschund)
Enjoys spending time with grandkids, gardening, painting, and yard work.
Halie Hall

Since 2012
1 Dog (Rugger - Husky)
2 Cats (Turbo & Pepper)
Enjoying spending time with family, friends, and playing volleyball.
Sarah Wood

Since 2011
1 Dog (Lincoln - Blue Heeler); 5 Cats (Freeway, Chomper, Freeze, Squirt, & Ace)
Enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, being outsides, and watching great movies.
Briana Archer
Animal Care Staff

Since 2013
1 Dog (Bruce - Border Collie)
1 Cat (Sugar Glider)
Enjoys singing, dancing, and photography.
Adrianne Barry
Animal Care Staff

Since 2012
4 Cats (Tabitha, Skyy, Squirt, Dixie)
Enjoys Band, Jazz Band, Hanging with friends and family, and listening to music.
Rachel Seek
Animal Care Staff
Since 2012
3 Dogs (Colt - Golden/Lab; Sheeba - Beagle/Basset; Oakley - Shitzu Mix)
2 Cats (Niplet & Moonshine)
Enjoys Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, Dance, Color Guard, and Drama Club.
Claire Saimons
Since 2013
2 Dogs (Boo - Beagle; Molly - Basset Hound); 4 Cats & 4 Kittens; 1 Chinchilla (Howies); and 5 Bunnies (Bugs, Caroline,Daisy, Louise, Lilly)
Enjoys movies, traveling, FFA, and photography.
Experience, Excellence, and Service Make Lake Pet Hospital the Right Veterinary Care for You and Your Pet


7:45 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday
7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Kathleen M. Vetter-Bisges, D.V.M.

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