Our Staff

The Deerfield staff features caring people who love working with your pets. We are an AAHA accredited hospital with doctors who specialize in canine and feline preventive health maintenance and surgical needs. We are also pet owners who understand and celebrate the incredible bond between you and your pets.
  • Dr. Laura Hilton D.V.M Doctor

    Dr. Laura Hilton D.V.M

    Dr. Hilton was born and raised in House Springs, MO. She has recently moved here to Springfield. University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine DVM, Veterinary Medicine 2007-2011

  • Dr. Amanda McGinty Doctor

    Dr. Amanda McGinty

    Dr. Amanda and her husband have a beautiful daughter who, so far, shares a love of animals as well. They enjoy hiking, floating, playing in the rivers and creeks, and going to the park. They have 2 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats, one of which is hairless (sphinx).

  • Dr. Denise Roche Doctor

    Dr. Denise Roche

    Raised in St. Louis, Dr. Roche now calls Springfield, MO home. She received her degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO in 1991.

  • Dr. Ned Caldwell Doctor

    Dr. Ned Caldwell

    A veterinarian from Springfield, MO, he attended Glendale High School before earning a degree at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO in 1991.

  • Amanda Wake

    Amanda Wake

    In her past time she likes to take her dog on walks, to lakes to swim, and to the creek to play fetch. They play together at their house in Sparta where they keep her in line and always on the go.

  • Julie Hays-Broene

    Julie Hays-Broene

    Julie was raised on a dairy farm and developed a common-sense wisdom for helping animals. She now uses this knowledge to manage every aspect of our practice.

  • Melissa McHaffie

    Melissa McHaffie

    Melissa graduated in 2004 from Murray State University in Kentucky as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

  • Vanessa Baker

    Vanessa Baker

    Vanessa has worked in veterinary medicine as a receptionist, veterinary assistant, and office manager.

  • Levi Starkey

    Levi Starkey

    Levi came to us with over 7 years of experience as a Veterinary Assistant, both in wellness and emergency veterinary care.

  • Andrew Allen

    Andrew Allen

    He then started his career as a veterinary assistant and has been helping animals ever since. He received a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and worked with lions and tigers for 3 years. Andrew and his wild pug came to us in May 2015.