OUR TEAM:

MICHELLE BURNHAM

Receptionist

Michelle started working at All Creatures in August 2008 after first being a client. She is a natural at multitasking and does a little bit of everything including receptionist, kennel care, technician and bathing the animals. She and her husband, Joe, together have 8 children: Joey, Sara, Whitney, Amber, Deborah, Kelseylee, Kendra, and Daniel. Michelle is also a very proud grandmother of 3 grandchildren! Michelle's hobbies include: sewing, painting, decorating, and home renovations.

PETS BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback mix
  • 1 Tortoiseshell kitty
  • 2 Orange tabby cats
  • 4 Beagles

ANDREA BRECKNER

Receptionist

Andrea began working at All Creatures during the Summer of 2011 as a receptionist. She has a 5-year-old son, Kameron, who loves superheroes and Scooby Doo!

PETS BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1 - 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, named "Boo"
  • 1 Cat - Thomas





SARAH BERMUDEZ

Surgery Technician

Sarah started at All Creatures in March of 2007. She loves training horses, gardening and crafts. Sarah has a 2 ½-year-old baby girl named Mikayla.

PETS BY THE NUMBERS

  • 3 Pit Bull Terriers - Dozer, Tank, and Cowboy




KAYLA BARNHART

Veterinary Technician

Kayla worked at All Creatures for 2 years back in 2004 and then returned in January 2009. Kayla graduated from Strafford High School in 1989 and attended St. John's radiology school for a year. Kayla is married to her husband, John, and they have a daughter named Alexandria. She also has a stepson named Isaac. Kayla's hobbies include camping and outdoors, fishing, gardening and spending time in her greenhouse.

PETS BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1 Cat – Precious
  • 2 Dogs – Opie and Blackberry – Blackberry loves to steal their socks!

PATI RAINES

Veterinary Technician

Pati's native town is Harrison, Arkansas. She has lived in Missouri since April 2012 and began working at All Creatures that same month. During her spare time, Pati can be found baking and shopping. She has 3 daughters with interests of their own. Tori, age 11, plays the oboe. Lauren, age 8, simply loves to make people laugh. And Kellie, age 6, loves to cuddle and watch princess movies.

PETS BY THE NUMBER

  • 1 Dog – a Chow-Chow named "Bear Paw"
  • 3 Cats – Tigger, Carley and Georgie

SARAH JONES

Kennel Supervisor

Sarah started at All Creatures in Spring 2011 and before that worked as the Kennel Manager at Petland. She has always had a passion for loving and taking care of animals. Sarah now enjoys mothering our hospitalized patients and spoiling all the boarding guests! Her spare time hobbies include exercise, healthy eating and lots of crafts. In fact, she can be found with a booth at craft fairs where she sells her crocheted pieces and hemp jewelry. After growing up in Marshfield she now resides in Springfield with her husband, Brandon. Together they have 3 children, Cale, Jacob and Kaytie who has given Sarah 3 beautiful grandchildren.

PETS BY THE NUMBER

  • 1 Cockatiel
  • 2 Rats
  • 2 Conure Parrots
  • 3 Cats – Ivory, Rosie and Itty Bitty
  • 3 Dogs
    • Betty, Labrador & Great Dane mix, and best friends with Sarah's sons.
    • Missy, a recue dog.
    • Ella, a Chihuahua, and Sarah's baby (pictured together).

NICOLE FORIR

Human Resources & Accounts Manager

Nicole joined All Creatures in 2009 and mainly manages everything for us that are behind the scenes. She is able to implement new ideas for our team and works closely with our clients to help with all their needs as well. Nicole loves being outside, hiking, floating and camping.

PET FACTS

  • Nicole has a 9-year-old Labrador named Cail who even in his old age still gives her a high five when he wants a treat!

Meatball

Our Clinical Cat

Meatball is our clinic cat that came to live at All Creatures by accident. Meatball was dropped off at the clinic by his previous owners for euthanasia because of "health issues" and "aggression." When we opened the cardboard box that he came in, out popped a sweet but sassy orange head attached to a very overweight body! In addition to weighing in at over 23 pounds Meatball suffered from flea allergies and mild dental disease. We decided that those were not good enough reasons to put him to sleep and obtained permission from the previous owners to fix him up and find him a home.

Years later, Meatball is still with us! He is flea-free thanks to Revolution and a healthy 14 pounds thanks to Hill's Prescription Diet R/D. Meatball stayed with us long enough that everyone got attached to him and we just couldn't bear to part with him. Today Meatball's main duties include making sure he gets fed on time, ensuring that he receives his daily allotment of petting, and cheering up anyone who is having a bad day. When he is not fulfilling the above duties he managed to find time to save the life of a young kitten who needed a blood transfusion.

JuJu

Our Clinic Parrot

Juju is a very beautiful and intelligent African Gray Parrot. She is friendly and amusing and loves attention. She has an impressive vocabulary and has been known to put sentences together including, " I can't help it! ", and " I'm going to Walmart! ". We also depend on JuJu's special behavior patterns to distinguish what she wants. JuJu is a fan of country music...especially Toby Keith.

Phone: 417-865-5367
Fax: 417-865-8012
Address:
902 West Kearney
Springfield, MO 65803
Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Sunday
For emergencies, call:
Emergency Veterinary Clinic of SW Missouri 417-890-1600

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