Meet Our Veterinary Team In Jefferson City

  • 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
    Technician/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

    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

    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.

  • Nikki Kresl

    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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Temporary Office Hours

Jefferson City Office


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm



  • "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