Dr. Lance Blackburn
Dr. Blackburn is a native of Springfield, MO, attended Hillcrest High School and has lived in Springfield all but 7 years of his life. He worked for 3 years in Henderson, NV at Black Mountain Animal Hospital. He was happy to return to Springfield in 1992 joining this practice formerly called Bennett Pet Hospital. Upon purchasing the practice in 1996, Dr. Blackburn changed the practice name to All Creatures Pet Hospital.
Dr. Blackburn enjoys cycling, hiking, SCUBA diving and outdoor activities in general. He has four children including a daughter, Marissa, and three sons, Brandon, Chase and Jared.
Geriatric Medicine – Diseases of the elderly pet
Education & Advanced Training:
Animal Dental Training Center – Baltimore, MD – Dentistry & Oral Surgery
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Missouri State University – Springfield, MO
Boy Scouts of America
DECA - Distributive Education Clubs of America
Hillcrest High School Football
Wall-E, a 12 year-old Weimaraner rescue, loves playing ball and enjoys water retrieving.
Dr. Janet Rettenmaier
Dr. Rettenmaier was born and raised in Northeast Iowa, then moved to Columbia, Missouri , where she lived for 27 years. Seeking out warmer weather, Dr.Rettenmaier moved south to the Springfield area 3 years ago and began practicing at All Creatures Pet Hospital in October of 2016.
Dr. Rettenmaier's hobbies include assorted equine activities, including: Competitive trail riding, Barrel racing and Eventing. She also enjoys SCUBA diving and traveling. Dr. Rettenmaier's favorite place to travel is the Caribbean, where she revels in lying on the beach. She has two children: A son, Keith, who is a small animal researcher and a daughter, Leigh, who is in medical school at the University of Iowa.
Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Small Animal Surgery
Education and Advanced Training:
Small Animal Surgery Residency-University of Columbia, MO.
University of Columbia, MO.-Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Northern, Iowa
Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture-Member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Dr. Rettenmaier has 4 horses, 5 dogs and 1 cat