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About the Lake Pet Hospital Team
veterinarian at lake of the ozarks

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, a Pit Bull/Lab mix named Molly 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, Humane Society 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. I was also the recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award.

Caroline Ward

I am Caroline Ward, DVM and I graduated from the University of Missouri Veterinary College with Dr. 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 three children have all graduated from college.

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

Rachel Radlund

I am Rachel Radlund. I am originally from Nebraska and graduated from Kansas State in 2005. I grew up helping my grandpa who was a large animal veterinarian and love spending time with my family & friends. I have 2 dogs, a cockatiel and a horse. I am very excited to be a part of the Lake Pet Hospital family.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Kellien Kuschel

I am Kellien Kuschel, 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 am married to Kyle Kuschel.

I have 3 dogs, Riley, Ayla and Sully and a horse named Sunny. 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.

Elizabeth Martin

I am Elizabeth Martin, DVM, and I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. I am originally from Columbus Ohio. I went to the University of Findlay in Ohio and received a bachelors degree in Animal Science with a minor in Spanish.

We have 5 cats, Smokey, Fluffy, Cali, Chestnut, and Boom Boom. When we have a big enough yard we would love to get a dog as well. I love running, biking, racing, and really doing anything outdoors. I also like cooking and baking.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.


Heather Abbott
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.

Holly Danner

Since 2008
1 Dog (Neko - Shep/Malamute) and
4 Cats (Lucetta, Sparta, Merino, Jenny)
Loves NASCAR, beading, hiking, gardening, yard sales, DIY, and grilling.
Beth Johnson
Pet Stylist

Since 2012
Enjoys being with friends and family, the outdoors, and cooking
Katie Denman
Registered Veterinary Technician

Since 2011
2 Dogs (Yadi - Weimweaner; Shinny - Pit Bull) and 2 Cats (Linus & Tiger)
Enjoys nature and family.
Jeanie Busch

Since 2002
2 Dogs ( Lexi & Diamond - Jack Russells; Haas - Labx) and 1 Cat (Aria)
Enjoys cooking, hunting, and spending time with friends.
Morgan Sloan
Animal Care Technician

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
Head Surgical Technician
Since 2009
1 Dog (Winston - Heinz 57) and 1 Cat (CJ)
Loves swimming and hiking.
Naraka Burnsides

Since 1998
4 Dogs (Tres-Labx; Shyann - Husky; Baby-Labx; Sophie - Pit Bullx)
Likes scrapbooking and yard sales.
Samantha Groves
Since 2014
4 Dogs (Max - Shihtzu; Tiny Dog - Chihuahua; Hot Red - Chihuahua; Grimm - Dachshund)
3 Cats (Dragon - Tortie; Pepper - Bengal; Kora Belle - Snow White)
Enjoys gardening, crafts, car derbies with my family and keeping up with her two growing children.
Jennifer Dummermuth
Animal Health Technician
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
Animal Care Technician

Since 2002
1 Dog (Eddie - Dachshund)
Enjoys spending time with grandkids, gardening, painting, and yard work.
Halie Hall

Since 2012
1 Dog (Rugger - Husky)
2 Cats Nora - Siamese Mix; Nemo - Persian)
Enjoys being outdoors and playing volleyball.
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.
Emily Voss
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
5 dogs (Cricket & Sophie - Shar Pei Mixes; Bridny - Pit Bull Mix, Boscoe & Skipper - Border Collies; Corkey - Rat Terrier)
Enjoys working on the farm, hunting and hanging out with family and friends.
Rebeka Hackler
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
3 Dogs (Joe - Pug; Raggz - Yorkie Poo; Ava - Border Collie/Lab mix); 1 Cat (Truman - Persians); 1 Bird (Gertie - Umbrella Cockatoo)
Enjoys traveling and hiking.
Darianne Bell
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
Destiny Gladback
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
Nikki Robertson
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
3 Cats (Traylee, Ellie and Cookie)
2 Dogs (Maudie - Blue Heeler and Scruffy - Pomeranian Mix)
3 Quarter Horses (Bella, Tovah and Cheyanne)
Enjoys trail riding and going for walks.
Melody Lepper
Animal Care Technician

Since 2016
Lives on a farm. Enjoys spending time with granddaughter and travelling, camping and kayaking.
Brianna Carman
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
3 Dogs (Bella and Ginger - German Shepherd sisters, and Josie - Great Pyranees)
1 Cat (Biscuits)
Cassandra (Cassidy) Rogers
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
1 Dog (Nymeria - Beagle/Dachshund mix)
Taylor Conn
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
2 Dogs (Justyce- German Shepherd and Charlie- Chihuahua/Dachshund mix)

Taylor Kidwell
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015

Bonnie Stewart
Pet Stylist

Since 2018
Worked at Petco for 3 years. Was Grooming Salon Manager for 2 years. Owned her own salon, Ruff Cutz Salon, located in Lake Ozark, for 10 years.

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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