About the Lake Pet Hospital Team

Kathy Vetter-Bisges

Kathy Vetter-Bisges

Veterinarian

I am Kathy Vetter-Bisges, DVM and the owner of Lake Pet Hospital. I am originally from St. Louis and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy. I attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and received a BS in Animal Science, as well as my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

I have a daughter, Sarah, and a son, John. My companion, Phil Berger, and I love to spend our free time hunting and fishing. We travel to Canada every Fall to waterfowl hunt, enjoy hunting turkeys and doves, and we fish as often as time will allow.

My hunting companion is Rooster, a yellow Labrador Retriever and a Pit Bull/Lab coach potato named Molly.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the Eldon Chamber of Commerce (past president), the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Miller County Mizzou Alumni Association, National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Eldon Lions Club. I was also the recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award.

Caroline Ward

Caroline Ward

Veterinarian

I am Caroline Ward, DVM and I graduated from the University of Missouri Veterinary College with Dr. Kathy. I have practiced relief work at many clinics in and around the Jefferson City area and worked at 2 shelters before coming to Lake Pet Hospital in 2003.

I married my husband Duane in 2010 and together we have 6 children. My three children have all graduated from college.

We have 3 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 1 cat. My hobbies are reading, spending time with my children, gardening, hiking, camping and singing with Jefferson City Cantorum.

Kellien Kuschel

Kellien Kuschel

Veterinarian

I am Kellien Kuschel, DVM and started practicing at Lake Pet Hospital in May 2015. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. I am originally from St. Louis. I attended Iowa State University for my undergraduate studies, where I received my BS in Animal Science and had the privilege of running track and cross country for the women’s teams. I am married to Kyle Kuschel.

I have 3 dogs, Riley, Ayla and Sully and a horse named Sunny. I enjoy being outdoors, playing any and all kinds of sports, running (especially on trails), dancing, singing, and spending time with my family and friends. (and dogs) I also enjoy going to and being involved in church, as well as becoming involved in community service. My particular interest is in helping animals and children.

I am currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and I serve on the Animal Welfare and Scope of the Practice committees.

Kristen Clenney

Kristen Clenney

Veterinarian

​I am Kristen Clenney, D.V.M. and graduated in 2014 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, I practiced in the Springfield, MO area for four years. In 2018, I returned home to my family farm in Tuscumbia, MO. I am excited to be back home in Miller County!

My husband, John, and I have one son, Jeb. We enjoy all things outdoors. After work, you can find us busy on our farm where we raise commercial beef cattle with my parents. In addition to our cows, we have 2 Labs and 3 cats.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Lauren Prenger

Lauren Prenger

Veterinarian

​I am Lauren Prenger, DVM. I attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City for my undergrad where I majored in animal sciences. I then attended University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014. I worked in Jefferson City for 5 years before coming to LPH. I was born and raised in California MO.

I currently live in Wardsville MO with my husband, Jeff, on his family farm. We have 2 sons, Wade and Waylon. Our farm has a few beef cattle and we do crop farming. We love the outdoors and get outside anytime the weather allows it. Our 2 boys keep us very busy and active. We have 2 cats and 1 dog currently.

I enjoy taking care of our small pocket pets as well. I am an active member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Melanie McHenry

Melanie McHenry

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Alyssa Danner

Alyssa Danner

Head Surgical Technician

Since 2009
1 Dog (Winston – Heinz 57) and 1 Cat (CJ)
Loves swimming and hiking.

Naraka Burnsides

Naraka Burnsides

Receptionist

Since 1998
4 Dogs (Tres-Labx; Shyann – Husky; Baby-Labx; Sophie – Pit Bullx)
Likes scrapbooking and yard sales

Jeanie Busch

Jeanie Busch

Receptionist

Since 2002
2 Dogs (Dawson-French Bulldog, Ben-Aussie Mix)
1 Cat (Aria)
Enjoys cooking, hunting, and spending time with friends.

Shelly Neth

Shelly Neth

Animal Care Technician

Since 2002
3 Dogs (Marshmellow – Lab Mix, Giggles – Dachshund Mix & Dusty – Westie Mix))
Enjoys tractor pulls, being outdoors and gardening.

Jennifer Dummermuth

Jennifer Dummermuth

Animal Health Technician

Since 2006
4 Dogs (Duke-Boston Terrier, Gracie-Shepherd Mix, Penny-Tri-Pod Lab Mix, Josie-RedNose Pit Bull)
2 Cats (Radar, Simon)
3 Horses (Beau, Annie, and Dandy
Loves riding horses, listening to music, spending time with family, movies, and arrowhead hunting.

Holly Danner

Holly Danner

Technician

Since 2008
1 Dog (Neko – Shep/Malamute) and
4 Cats (Lucetta, Sparta, Merino, Jenny)
Loves NASCAR, beading, hiking, gardening, yard sales, DIY, and grilling.

Katie Denman

Katie Denman

Registered Veterinary Technician

Since 2011
2 Dogs (Yadi – Weimweaner; Shinny – Pit Bull) and 2 Cats (Linus & Tiger)
Enjoys nature and family.

Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

Pet Stylist

Since 2012
Enjoys being with friends and family, the outdoors, and cooking

Halie Hees

Halie Hees

Receptionist

Since 2012
1 Dog (Rugger – Husky)
2 Cats Nora – Siamese Mix; Nemo – Persian)
Enjoys being outdoors and playing volleyball.

Adrianne Barry

Adrianne Barry

Animal Care Staff

Since 2012
1 Dog (Harry – French Bulldog)
3 Cats (Skyy, Squirt & Dixie)
Enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting and listening to music.

Kailene Johnson

Kailene Johnson

Animal Care Technician

Since 2010
1 Dog (Temperance – Red Heeler Mix)
2 Cats (Tagus & Rex)

Samantha Groves

Samantha Groves

Receptionist

Since 2014
5 Dogs (Max – Shihtzu, Tiny Dog – Chihuahua, Hot Red – Chihuahua, Grim – Dachshund, Molly Polly – Dachshund)
3 Cats (Dragon , Kora & Cincer)
Enjoys doing tie-dye, demolition derbies with my family and gardening.

Morgan Sloan

Morgan Sloan

Animal Care Technician

Since 2014
4 Dogs (Lilia – Pug; Roady & Violet – French Bulldogs; and Bronco) and
2 Horses (Izzy & Meg)
Enjoys the outdoors, hunting, showing horses, camping, and spending time with family.

Rebeka Hackler

Rebeka Hackler

Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
3 Dogs (Lil Joe – Pug, Raggz – Yorkie Poo, Douglas – Border Collie)
2 Cats (Budder Bear & Truman)
Enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends and family by the river or the lake.

Emily Voss

Emily Voss

Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
9 Dogs (Cricket, Sophie, Jo Jo, Tilly, Opal, Scooter, Maddie, Brindy, and Corkey)
Enjoys working on her farm, crafting and hanging out with family and friends.

Taylor Conn

Taylor Conn

Animal Care Technician

Since 2015
3 Dogs (Stella – Catahoula, Gizmo – Chihuahua & Justyce – German Shepherd)
1 Cat ( Choji)
2 Fish ( Ezra – Betta, Bugal – Guppy)

Melody Lepper

Melody Lepper

Pet Stylist

Since 2016
2 Dogs (Ace-Red Heeler and Ryder-Heeler Mix)
Lives on a farm. Enjoys spending time with granddaughter and travelling, camping and kayaking.

Courtney Personious

Courtney Personious

Receptionist

Since 2019
1 Dog (Miya – Lab/Pit)
1 Cat (Katniss)
Enjoys rescue work, running, the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Cori Ferguson

Cori Ferguson

Animal Care Technician

Since 2019
2 Cats (Alex & Alvin)
Enjoys spending time with her cats, doing puzzles, throwing darts and axes, and occasionally spending some alone time watching TV shows.

Valerie Dummermuth

Valerie Dummermuth

Animal Care Technician

1 Dog (Tulip – Chihuahua)
Enjoys spending time with grandkids, gardening, painting, and yard work.

Cali Thompson

Cali Thompson

Animal Care Technician

Since 2018
2 Cats (Lila & Smokey)
3 Dogs (Koda – Red Husky, Patches – Blue Heeler & Zoe – Black Lab)
3 Horses (Washe – Paint, Warrior – Paint & Lily – Appaloosa)
Enjoys riding horses, swimming, fishing & shooting.

Destiny Rhoads

Destiny Rhoads

Animal Care Technician

Since 2019
2 Dogs (Maverick – Mastiff/Lab & Myla – Husky)
1 Chinchilla (Samantha)
Enjoys softball, running, hiking and playing with her pets and nieces and nephews.

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Animal Care Technician

Since 2020
1 Cat (Bentley)
Loves spending time with her husband, Jonathan and her two daughters, Raylee and Brylee.  In her free time she likes to go to the gym, read and color.

Brenna Lane

Brenna Lane

Animal Care Technician

Since 2020

McKenzie Campbell

McKenzie Campbell

Receptionist

Since 2020
3 Dogs (Roscoe – Pit Bull mix and Rambo – German Shepherd mix and Roxie – Miniature Australian Shepherd)
2 Cats (Rascal and Wanda)
Enjoys anything outdoors and traveling.