Welcome to our hospital. A short introduction of the authors and our workplace seems appropriate for our first post, so here we go folks!
Dr. Denise Caldwell and Dr. Ned Caldwell, her husband and business partner, established Deerfield Veterinary Hospital in 1992. Dr. Ned is a native of Springfield and attended Glendale High School. Dr. Denise was born and raised in St. Louis, but now calls Springfield home. They both met at, and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr’s Denise and Ned met associate veterinarian Dr. Craig Bendickson at a continuing education meeting in Branson and he joined them at Deerfield in 2003. The three doctor team has accumulated nearly 70 years of veterinary practice experience.
Technology and veterinary medicine have dramatically changed over the last 20 years and we continue to transform and innovate. The hospital is fully networked with wireless patient monitoring systems, diagnostic laboratory and digital x-ray. At www.deerfieldvet.com clients can email their doctor, schedule appointments and access their pet’s medical records. Hospital pharmacy showcases Southwest Missouri’s most competitively priced prescription medications. In 2009 the hospital team achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We believe you will find our team committed to providing you the highest quality of care for both you and your pet.
Drs. Ned and Denise divide their time between their profession, volunteer efforts in our community, with Rotary and the Junior League and their family. They are parents of two wonderful elementary school aged daughters, two Siamese cats, a French Bulldog,13 chickens and a peacock named Steve.
We hope to inform and with a little luck, entertain. So please join us, we welcome your comments, and thanks for spending your time getting to know us.
Drs. Ned & Denise