Our Veterinarians and Staff
All of our veterinarians and veterinary staff are caring people who love working with your pets. We are an AAHA accredited pet hospital with veterinarians who specialize in canine and feline preventive health maintenance and veterinary surgery. We are also pet parents who understand and celebrate the incredible bond between you and your beloved family members.
Serving Missouri pet owners from Springfield, Republic, Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville and neighboring communities.
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.
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. Sara graduated from veterinary school in 2014 from the University of Missouri. As a young child, she had always wanted to be a veterinarian,
Dr. Meagan graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She was a small animal general practitioner in Texas for 4 years prior to moving to Springfield.
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 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 graduated in 2004 from Murray State University in Kentucky as a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Courtney started with Deerfield in May of 2021. She worked in retail management for 10 years prior to switching career paths to animal care.
Shelbi became a Deerfield team member in April of 2018. She came to us from the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Shelbi is compassionate about veterinary medicine.
Jordan joined the Deerfield staff in 2018, you may have seen her at the front desk and she is our lead customer service representative. Jordan grew up in Suffolk, Virginia where her passion for animals started with horses at 6 years old.
Victoria became part of the Deerfield team in 2019. She has been working in veterinary medicine for over 6 years, to say that she loves it is an understatement. Victoria has moved around the country a lot with her family growing up, but Southwest Missouri is her forever home.
Maddie started at Deerfield in 2020 to start her passion working with animals. She came to us after working in human medicine.
Rachel has been working in dog daycares for almost 6 years. She has always had a passion for working with animals. Rachel became part of the Deerfield team in the fall of 2020.
Brianna started with Deerfield in the Summer of 2020, starting in our kennel and is now training to be a veterinary technician. She has always had a love and passion for animals and enjoys helping with our patients.