Caring and Professional

With our mission to provide the best care possible in a family-friendly environment, our team welcomes you to Millersburg Veterinary Hospital!

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

Susan McCarty, D.V.M.

Veterinarian practicing over 35 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. In 2016 I completed the Small Business Academy course, sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2004 the practice 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.

I love learning and am a long-standing member of the Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practice, which requires a higher level of continuing education than required for licensing.

In December of 2018, I took a Zookeepers' Safari in Kenya.  It was an amazing experience - a chance to see so many incredible animals on their home turf.

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!”

Jessica Stannard, D.V.M.

Dr. Stannard is a recent graduate of The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent most of her life in Columbia and loves the area. She and her husband welcomed their first child in March 2020. Currently, they have two dogs, Foxy and Bear. Dr. Stannard 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."

Office Staff


A native of Columbia, Rebekah comes from an agricultural-based family raising cattle and hogs. Animals have 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 where she participated 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 enjoys outdoor activities, especially camping, fishing, hiking and photography.  Her loyal companion is Serenity, a terrier-mix registered service dog.  Rebekah likes Mizzou sporting events, local rodeos, and just hanging out with her nieces and nephew.

Rebekah joined Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in September 2012. She is accomplished at office and front desk, as well as assisting the doctors. She truly loves working with the animals and meeting new people and their four legged family members.


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. “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.”



Sherry previously worked in Human Resources for a well-known beverage company before joining Millersburg Veterinary Hospital. She and her husband recently downsized their farm from cows, chickens, cats, pygmy goats and horses to just 3 dogs and 2 birds. She is looking forward to doing a lot more traveling. She raised two boys and her youngest son is now a Pharmacist working at a large University Hospital as a mental health specialist and educator. She is one proud mom!

Her favorite pastimes are traveling, camping, crafting, singing and playing with her pups.


Penny has lived everywhere! Born in California and raised in Florida, she decided to settle down in Central Missouri to be closer to family. She has raised 3 kids and has a beautiful granddaughter. She spends much of her spare time with family and taking care of her pets – 2 dogs, a cat, and a rabbit. The newest addition to her clan is a Great Dane named Ruger and he is quickly outgrowing the house!

Penny enjoys working at Millersburg Veterinary Hospital because she loves animals and the clinic is so close to home. In her spare time she plays with her granddaughter and is a Circut crafter – she has created lots of signs and displays to keep the clinic organized.



Jayme has lived in mid-Missouri her whole life. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She lives in Auxvasse with her husband and their three-legged Lab, Laredo. In her free time, she enjoys riding and showing her Quarter Horse, Sam, in local, fun shows and ranch horse shows. She also likes reading, traveling, spending time with her grandma, napping, swimming, and being outdoors when the weather is nice. Recently, she has discovered how much fun riding a jet ski is, and loves spending time on the lake with her husband. Jayme has been a member of her local saddle club for her entire life, and cherishes the time with her horse show family. Jayme has recently become a 4-H leader, teaching younger members of the horse community about horse care and showing. She is caring and compassionate about all animals and likes getting to spend time with them every day. Jayme has always wanted a career caring for animals, so when Jayme joined MVH in August of 2020, she realized that being a vet tech was the perfect fit. She is really glad to be a member of this family-oriented team, because it allows her to be herself while providing care for beloved pets.


Nikki moved to the Millersburg area in 2016 to be closer to family. She and her husband built a little cabin in the woods where she is mostly a stay-at-home mom to her two little girls, Wylie and Mackey.

Nikki and her husband love to be outdoors and have passed that down to their girls by spending most weekends away camping or building bonfires and camping in their backyard.

Nikki has rescued many, many animals over the years including rabbits, birds, and squirrels. She has always had pets and currently has 3 cats, Chewy, Beans, and Rice. Oh yeah, and 4 guineas that are great watchdogs, however, very loud and obnoxious.

Prior to having children, she previously worked as a CNA and a Direct Support Staff providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a child, so she was quite excited to become a part-time Vet Tech and join the Millersburg Veterinary Hospital team.


Olivea is a sophomore at the University of Missouri Columbia studying to get her bachelors in Animal Sciences. Eventually, she wants to further her education and become a veterinarian! Animals have been a huge part of her life, especially growing up. She currently has 2 rescue dogs, a pitbull and a jack russell/beagle mix, and 4 horses, a thoroughbred, mustang, morgan, and quarter horse paint. She started riding horses when she was just 9 years old. She fell in love with the sport and grew up showing in the hunter/jumper ring. Eventually, she started volunteering as a riding lesson instructor at a youth riding facility. 

All of Olivea’s animals currently reside back home, in O'Fallon Missouri, but she looks forward to bringing them with her to Columbia in the future!


Aside from animals, school is a huge part of her life. She spends most of her time studying. Millersburg Veterinary Hospital has been a great source to further her learning about animals as well as giving her opportunities that will help her when applying for veterinary school.



Kendalyn has lived and grown up in Millersburg. She is currently a student at Mizzou, majoring in Health Sciences. She played college softball for two years at Cottey College, before moving back home to go to Mizzou. She has three dogs, Bella, Gunner and Waylen. They spend much of their time outside and playing with their toys, but also love to take naps. In her spare time, Kendalyn is growing a chicken farm. She has always loved animals and loved caring for them. Working at the Millersburg Veterinary office as a technician and a receptionist has become a wonderful new job!



Tori grew up on a farm outside of Shamrock with cattle, horses, and, of course, cats and dogs. Here she learned the value of a hard days work and developed 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.


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