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 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. 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. In 2014 she married her husband, James, and they currently have Foxy, and spunky Shiba Inu, and a wild youngster, Bear, a Siberian Husky. In her spare time, she 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. “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 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.


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.




Chelsea joined the Millersburg Veterinary Hospital family in July, 2018.  A St. Louis native, she relocated to Taos, Missouri at age 8, graduated from Blair Oaks High School in 2011, then earned her Certified Nursing Assistant License from Nichols Career Center.While working at an assisted living home in Holts Summit, she continued her education and received her Certified Medical Assistant License.  Caring for others is something Chelsea has always loved to do. She enjoyed caring for her senior patients the five years she worked in the nursing home, but thought caring for animals would be a nice change and something new.

Chelsea has two younger sisters and two younger brothers.  She and her high school sweetheart live in New Bloomfield with her babies: dogs Baxter and Haze.  Chelsea is a great asset to the technical side of Millersburg Veterinary Hospital, and being able to see animals all day brings a smile to her face (and ours too!).



Laura grew up walking to the Forest Park Zoo in St. Louis with her family, and fell in love with all things animal.  In high school she volunteered with Equine Assisted Therapy, and therapeutic horseback riding center for disabled children and adults.  She also worked for an equine veterinarian, furthering her love of horses.  She graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2012, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science and Management from Asbury University in central Kentucky in 2016.  During her time at school she worked with the Budweiser Clydesdales, gave riding lessons, and taught stable management through a local high school.

Marrying Kevin in May of 2016, Laura moved to Hannibal, Missouri where she managed a farm with horse, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and dogs, and worked as a veterinary receptionist/assistant at a local clinic.

Laura and Kevin enjoy traveling the country to visit Major League Baseball Stadiums and National Parks, hiking, hanging out with family and friends, and being with their "guys" - an American Paint Horse, Casper, and a donkey, Cactus Jack. 

Laura joined Millersburg Veterinary Hospital in January 2019, after Kevin took a job with the Columbia Daily Tribune paper and they came to mid-Missouri.  Laura does front desk and technical duties.  She loves serving people and animals.  She enjoys coming to work every day to learn more and continue to help furry family members.

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