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.


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.


Laura is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up walking to Forest Park to go to the zoo with her family and fell in love with all things animals. In high school she volunteered with Equine Assisted Therapy, a therapeutic horseback riding center for disabled children and adults and worked for an equine veterinarian furthering her love of horses. She graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2012 and then left for Asbury University in central Kentucky to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science and Equine Management where she graduated in 2016. During her time at school she worked with the Budweiser Clydesdales and taught riding lessons to students as well as stable management through a local high school.

She and her husband, Kevin, got married in May of 2016 and then moved to Hannibal, MO where she managed a farm with horses, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and dogs and worked as a veterinary receptionist/veterinary assistant at a local clinic.

They own and American paint horse, Casper, and a donkey, Cactus Jack. Kevin and Laura enjoy traveling the country to visit Major League Baseball Stadiums and National Parks, hiking, hanging out with family & friends, and being with their “guys”.

Laura joined Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in January of 2019 after her husband accepted a job at the Columbia Daily Tribune and they relocated to the area. She is a receptionist and technician. Laura loves serving both people and animals. She enjoys coming to work every day to learn more and continue to help furry family members in need.


Chelsea has been part of the clinic’s family since July of 2018. Chelsea grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, then moved to Taos, Missouri, when she was 8 years old. She graduated from Blair Oaks High School in 2011 and earned her Certified Nursing Assistant License from Nichols Career Center. After graduating she worked at an assisted living home in Holts Summit, Missouri, where she then received her Certified Medical Assistant License to pass medications. Chelsea loved caring for the elderly during her 5 years working at the nursing home. Caring for others is something Chelsea has always loved to do, which is why she thought caring for animals would be a nice change and something new.
Chelsea has two younger sisters and two younger brothers. She has two dogs named Baxter and Haze, who are her babies. She also has a boyfriend named Justin, who she has been with since high school! She and Justin currently live in New Bloomfield, Missouri.

Chelsea is a wonderful technician at Millersburg Veterinary Hospital. Being able to see animals all day brings a smile to her face.