Deerfield Veterinary Hospital's History

Providing veterinary services for pets across Southwest Missouri
including Springfield, Republic, Nixa, Ozark, and Rogersville, for decades.


From our first day back in 1992, our animal hospital's team has grown from a two-person veterinary clinic with just a receptionist and a groomer to a full-service pet hospital providing the greater Springfield, Missouri area with veterinary services including medical and surgical care, required vaccinations, pet boarding and spa services.

Our founders include the beloved Dr. Caldwell and Dr. Roche. Dr. Caldwell is a native of Springfield, Missouri, and attended Glendale High School. Dr. Roche was born and raised in St. Louis but now calls Springfield, MO home. Both veterinarians graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO in 1991. They moved to Springfield in 1992 to build this animal hospital. Along with the growth of our veterinary clinic's facilities, our pet health team has expanded since 1992 to a current veterinary staff of twelve. The veterinarians and staff of Deerfield Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing you the highest quality of pet health care available.


Our facility is a full-service pet hospital. Our team of veterinarians and veterinary staff provide medical and surgical care as well as boarding and bathing services for your cat and dog. We have on-site lab diagnostics and blood testing, allowing pre-surgical and senior screenings to take place within our pet hospital. We provide both X-ray and ultrasound, including the latest and safest anesthetics available for your pet during surgery.