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Meet Our Team

  • Robert Beddoe
    Office Manager

    Robert is a native of Springfield, MO and is Dr. Stacey Beddoe's husband. They met as instant high school sweethearts in their church's youth group and have been a team ever since! After dating while in college, Robert and Dr. Beddoe were married the summer of 2001, during the few weeks of break between Dr. Beddoe's first and second year of veterinary school. Robert has been an active part of Dr. Beddoe's education and experience. He would come into the teaching hospital to help Dr. Beddoe with her treatments while she was in school. He then assisted in emergency calls and surgeries when she began to practice and still does. This experience has given him a breadth of knowledge that has abundantly equipped him to assist you and your pets at the front desk as the head receptionist. When he isn't at the office, he enjoys an active lifestyle that includes biking, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming. He and Dr. Beddoe also stay busy with their two adopted children, Brenden and Michaela.

  • Lisa Lawler
    Technician Supervisor

    Lisa joined the Southwest Animal Hospital family in May 2006. She began as a kennel technician and quickly advanced to a veterinary assistant, now Lisa has an integral role as supervisor to our technicians in our hospital. Lisa trains all technicians and ensures that our veterinarians are fully facilitated during all procedures. She is responsible for ordering and managing pharmaceutical and medical inventory. Some of her responsibilities include preparing the exam rooms, assists the Veterinarians, administering medications, sub-q fluids, take and develops x-rays, and operates the laboratory equipment.

    Lisa has a cat named Sophia and a ferret named Lillian. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Ashley Myers
    Evening Supervisor

    Ashley grew up in Vienna, Missouri and is currently attending Lincoln University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in AG Animal Science. She joined the team in May 2016 as a technician assistant. Ashley quickly learned and advanced in each department from a receptionist to a veterinary technician assisting the doctor during appointments. In June 2017, Ashley was promoted to evening supervisor. During her free time, she enjoys cuddling with her Lab/mix Gossi and spending time with family.

  • Kaylyn Davis
    Technician

    Kaylyn is our evening Veterinary Technician. She came to Southwest Animal Hospital in July of 2009 as a Kennel Technician. Kaylyn was also our Groomer for several years before transferring to her new position. As our evening Technician, Kaylyn is responsible for assisting the doctor, clients, and patients. She runs chemistry panels, reads various tests, and develops x-rays. In her spare time, Kaylyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her pets, and riding four-wheelers.

  • Amanda Uptegrove
    Technician

    Amanda is our full-time veterinary technician. She joined the team in August of 2010 originally as a receptionist. Some of her duties include preparing the exam rooms, assisting the doctors, administering medications and treatments, taking x-rays, and assisting with emergencies. Amanda is a 2005 graduate of Maple Woods Community College, She has over 10 years experience working in Veterinary clinics. Amanda has two cats, Faith and Spooky. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and with her pets.

  • Stephen Sheppard
    Receptionist

    Stephen joined the Southwest Animal Hospital family in December 2012 as a full-time receptionist. Stephen is originally from Pacific Grove, California, having relocated to the Midwest in 2011. Since arriving in Missouri he has enjoyed new opportunites to hunt, fish, and camp with friends and family. Stephen also enjoys cooking and playing guitar. He is candid and conscientious and plays a vital role in welcoming clients to the hospital and ensuring your beloved pets are well taken care of, together with the rest of our staff.

  • Mallory Kavor
    Technician

    Mallory grew up in Henley, Missouri and attended Lincoln University where she earned her B.S. in A.G Animal Science. Before becoming part of the SWAH team, she worked for the YMCA in child care for six years and worked for another local veterinary clinic for a year and a half. She joined SWAH in 2014 and has been working as a technician assisting the doctor from appointments to surgeries. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and visiting new places.

  • Natalie Eickhoff
    Technician

    Natalie is a Jefferson City native. She worked for SWAH in high school from 2006-2009 as a kennel technician and receptionist. She received degrees in Business and Theatre from Missouri State University. After graduating in 2013, she worked in property management in Columbia, MO. Natalie also volunteered with Columbia’s Second Chance as a medical foster. After caring for sick and injured animals and helping them find “fur-ever” homes, Natalie realized her true passion is helping and caring for animals. She is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology and volunteers with People Helping Paws. Natalie rejoined the SWAH team in November 2015 and is excited to be back.

  • Daniel Burkett
    Groomer

    Daniel joined the SWAH team in 2016 as a kennel tech and bather but is now finishing his training to become a groomer as he studies under his mentor Beth. He is always willing to help out wherever needed and enjoys giving special care to all animals that come through our door. Daniel regularly feeds, walks, gives medications, bathes, brushes, and grooms as part of his daily routine. He is a very active, always on the go type of guy. While not at work he is most likely hiking or running with his dogs. He enjoys spending as much time outside with his pups Brock and Ginger as possible. Brock is a Gotti Pitbull and Ginger is his zealous all American mix.

  • Sierra Prenger
    Receptionist

    Sierra joined Southwest Animal Hospital in May of 2017 as our evening receptionist and takes on additional tasks such as assisting with event planning and social media. She is a native of Jefferson City, MO. When she isn't spending time with her family and friends, you can find her fishing, at dirt track races or cuddled up with her pets. She has 2 beagles and 6 cats. She has always had a passion for rescuing animals, especially seniors.

  • Nikki Kresl
    Receptionist

    Nikki joined the SWAH Team as an evening receptionist in June of 2017. She attended college in Sedalia, MO at the State Fair Community College where she earned her Associate's Degree in Agriculture and Artificial Insemination in cattle. She loves being outdoors with her boyfriend and 2 dogs, Moose and Jewel. She also enjoys trail riding with her horses, Gunner and Misty.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Jefferson City Office

Monday:

7:30 am-10:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-10:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-10:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-10:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-10:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

  • "The staff is wonderful and caring and the doctors are fantastic. Everything was explained clearly and the dogs were treated with care."
    Keri Anderson Burk
  • "I love the Southwest Animal Hospital. When our dog was diagnosed with cancer several years ago the staff there did everything in their power to save him but in the end, it was in Gods hands. They were so compassionate and caring. We will never take our other two dogs anywhere else."
    Patti Averion
  • "Caring and loving employees! Clean atmosphere... I would recommend taking your lil creature here!!!! :)"
    Maria Lynn Knigge
  • "SWAH saved our family fur baby, Morrison, with emergency procedures. At 11 pm and took care of him like he was their own. GREAT staff! Don't know what we would have done without your team."
    Heather Ann Sale
  • "Rommel & Monty are my best buddies and for their health & grooming, I trust no one else! These people are the best!"
    Patrick Caldwell