Caring and Professional

Everyone at Millersburg Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing outstanding care for your pet in a comfortable, friendly environment.

drmccartyDr. Susan McCarty, D.V.M.

Veterinarian practicing over 30 years.
My staff and I are dedicated to providing the best care possible for your pet in a family-friendly environment.

I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and came to Millersburg in 1984, practicing out of my home. I also completed the Small Business Academy 2016 course, sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2004 the practice was moved to the newly remodeled historic school house located just north of Millersburg on Route J. Some of my clients attended school here, and can even point to where their desks used to be.

Millersburg Veterinary Hospital is a full service facility, offering wellness programs, diagnostics, surgery, radiology, dental care, hospitalization and referrals. I welcome your inquiries and invite you to stop in and say “Hi!”

drmccartyDr. Jessica Stannard, D.V.M.

Jessica is a new graduate of The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent most of her life in Columbia and loves the area. In 2014 she married her husband, James, and they currently have one dog, Foxy, a spunky Shiba Inu. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching a good movie.

As a veterinarian, I am passionate about providing the best care to each individual pet. The bond we have with our pets is such a unique experience and I am committed to helping you provide your pets with the best life they can have.


Connecticut born and raised, Allison came to Mizzou at 17 and graduated with a degree in Art History. She moved to Millersburg a few years later, married, and started a family. Allison has three children: Maddie, Eli, and Finn, and enjoys staying home with them while working at Millersburg Veterinary Hospital on Wednesday nights. “Spending time with our clients and their beloved animals helps to restore my sanity after being with only children all day.” Allison’s family shares their home with six animals: Jack their loyal lab mix, Forrest the adopted bird who whistles “The Andy Griffith Show Song”, Belle a grumpy calico, two inherited kitties, Simba and Callie, and their newest addition, Sweetie, an outside cat who Allison’s husband hoped would kill moles and mice, but spends most of her time napping in her heated cat house. ” I have no time for hobbies, but enjoy traveling when the children are out of school.”


A native of Columbia, Rebekah comes from an agricultural-based family raising cattle and hogs. Animals have always been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Rebekah was very active in the Harg Hustlers 4-H Club and the Columbia FFA Chapter participating in raising and showing cattle, pigs, and horses. She graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 1998 and then attended Northwest Missouri State University and Moberly Area Community College, studying Animal Science.

Rebekah is active in her community providing in-home pet sitting and farm sitting services. She also enjoys doing anything outdoors, especially fishing, camping, hiking and outdoor photography with her loyal companion, Serenity, a terrier mix registered service dog. She can also be found enjoying any Mizzou sporting events, local rodeos, or just hanging out with her nieces and nephew.

Rebekah joined Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in September 2012. She performs many office and secretarial duties as well as assists in many veterinary procedures including patient restraint, patient monitoring, and client education, among other duties. She truly loves working with the animals and meeting new people and their four legged family members.


Christine grew up in the country with horses, cats, and dogs. She moved to the area in 2005 with her husband and son. She always desired a career with animals. She graduated from Wright City High School, then attended Lindenwood University where she acquired her Bachelor of Science in Biology-Animal Sciences.

Christine has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She currently has Straight Egyptian Arabian horses, Angus cross cattle, her Labrador Retriever, and a variety of chickens and cats at her Ranch. Most of her time is spent caring for her animals and maintaining the Ranch. When she has a spare moment, she enjoys wine on the deck.

Christine joined Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She primarily assists with all aspects of the veterinary and surgical procedures. She has a passion for working with animals and caring for clients’ furry family members.


Tori grew up on a farm outside of Shamrock with cattle, horses, and, of course, cats and dogs. This is where she learned the value of a hard days work and started a passion for animals.

Currently, she and her husband live in the country with three dogs: Apollo the German Shepherd, Zoey a Labrador Retriever mix, and Holly a Golden Retriever mix. They are their 4-legged kids and they enjoy tossing tennis balls, ropes, or just hanging out on the couch with them.


Ann is originally from Indiana, where she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Technology in 1987. She moved to Columbia, MO in 1992 to work at the University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital as an equine technician, specializing in anesthesia. She moved near Millersburg in 1998 and has taken her cats to Dr. McCarty for care since then. Ann and her husband, Ricky, have 3 house cats, 2 barn cats, a horse and a donkey. Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, her parents, and horseback riding with friends. Ann started working at Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in April of 2016. She is a receptionist and also assists with patient care when needed. She enjoys getting to know the patients and the owners at MVH.


Makenze grew up in a small town in southern Missouri caring for cattle, cats, and dogs. Growing up on the farm bestowed both a passion for agriculture and healing animals she would never out grow. She moved to Columbia in the Fall of 2015 to attend Mizzou and graduated in December of 2017 with her Bachelors of Science in animal science.

Makenze hopes to continue her education by one day earning her DVM and in the future own and operate her own veterinary clinic in her home town. She is a proud cat mom of “Goober” and loves spending her spare time with Goober on her lap and a book in her hand.