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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, 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 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.

Terri Petifurd

I am Teri Petifud, 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.

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
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
2 Dogs (Boss - Basset Hound, Jack - Labx)
Enjoys being with friends and family, the outdoors, and cooking
Katie Denman
Registered Veterinary Technician

Since 2011
2 Dogs (Yadi - Weimweaner; Freese - C. Spaniel) and 2 Cats (Linus & Tiger)
Enjoys nature and family.
Jeanie Busch

Since 2002
4 Dogs ( Lexi & Diamond - Jack Russells; Aspen - Corgi/Yorki; Haas - Labx)
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.
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.
Naraka Burnsides

Since 1998
4 Dogs (Tres-Labx; Shyam - Husky; Baby-Labx; Sophie - Pit Bullx)
Likes scrapbooking and yard sales.
Alyssa Danner
Head Surgical Technician
Since 2009
1 Dog (Winston - Heinz 57) and 1 Cat (CJ)
Loves swimming and hiking.
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.
Samantha Groves
Since 2014
3 Dogs (Maximus Prime - Shihtzu; Mia - Dachshund; Hot Red - Chihuahua)
2 Cats (Dragon - Torte; Pepper - Bengal)
Enjoys gardening, crafts, car derbies with my family and keeping up with her two growing children.
Halie Hall

Since 2012
1 Dog (Rugger - Husky)
2 Cats (Turbo & Pepper)
Enjoying spending time with family, friends, and playing volleyball.
Valerie Dummermuth
Animal Care Technician

Since 2002
1 Dog (Eddie - Dachshund)
Enjoys spending time with grandkids, gardening, painting, and yard work.
Rachel Leffert
Animal Care Technician
Since 2015
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
2 Dogs (Joe - Pug; Raggz - Yorkie Poo); 1 Cat (Truman - Persians); 1 Bird (Gertie - Umbrella Cockatoo)
Enjoys traveling an hiking.
Darianne Bell
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
Destiny Gladback
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
Bethany Eilers
Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
Brianna Carman
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.
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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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