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Meet Our Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. Wanda Pipkin

Dr Pipkin grew up in St Louis County attending Ritenour High School.  She taught school for several years at Meadow Heights and Parkview State School before attending Vet School.  She got her B.S. in education at SEMO and then later attended the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary School.

She has a Tennessee Walking Horse named Abraham, a German Shepherd named Decker, a Golden mix named Bennie and Zeke a Boston Terrier.  She also has two cats named Bubba and Olivia.  Dr Pipkin has one sister Charlotte who lives in Springfield MO with her husband Wiliferd Lair.  Dr Pipkin enjoys teaching and doing bible studies and helping the international students at SEMO University.

Dr. Shelly Daume

Dr Daume grew up and attended high school in Jackson, MO.  She attained her B.S. in Animal Science and her DVM from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She lives in north Cape County with her husband Stephen.  They have two grown children, Danielle and Joshua.  They also have two corgis named Dave and Buster, and two Quarter Horses and cattle.  Dr Daume attends Cape County Cowboy Church.  She loves reading and scrapbooking and taking pictures of her kids and dogs.


Dr. Karen Fieser

Dr Fieser is married to Randy Flowers and lives near Millersville. Dr Fieser graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with her DVM.  She is working for the Government in food inspection, but enjoys helping out at Deer Ridge on the weekends.
She has a terrier mix named Honey and her cat Streak.



Our Office Manager

Tonya Myers

Tonya became our office manager in 2015. She grew up in Daisy, MO and attended Oak Ridge R-6. She currently resides in Oak Ridge with her husband Brian where they raise beef cattle. They have 3 children Dustin (wife Ashley), Kali (husband Jake), and Brynn. They also have one grandson, Gavin.  They have two Australian Shepherds Valorie and Ellie Mae. Tonya attends First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge.




Our Technicians

Terri Degenhardt

Terri grew up in Perryville, MO. She currently resides in Cape Girardeau. Terri has been employed with Deer Ridge Animal Hospital since 1985. She has three dogs Brody, Jackson, and Stark and four cats Charlotte, Chuck, Dennis, and Flo.



Chantalle Pelletier

Chantalle joined the Deer Ridge staff in 2015 when she moved to the area from Maine. She holds an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. Chantalle has two cats, AKA "The Girls" Gracie and Getsi.



Bree Shearer

Bree was raised in Oak Ridge, Missouri. She is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Bree has been employed with Deer Ridge for 14 years. She currently resides in Cape Girardeau with her husband and 2 sons. Bree and her family enjoy their furry friends Grizz, Pria, and Snitch.



Brooke Stephens

Brooke has been employed with Deer Ridge for 15 years. She 
lives in Jackson. Brooke enjoys spending time with her precious
dog Josie.


Taylor Stewart

Taylor began working at Deer Ridge in 2009. She grew up in Jackson and currently resides in Cape with her husband Jesse and son Jonah. In addition to working at Deer Ridge, Taylor is working on her nursing degree at Southeast College of Nursing. She enjoys trout fishing and fosters animals for local rescues. In addition to her human family, Taylor has 3 dogs Alli, Trooper, and Sully, 3 cats, 3 horses and 19 chickens. 

Exclusive Offer

New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 573-243-3200 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

   *Not valid with any other special offers - including Humane Society specials.

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 8 8 8 8 8-12 Closed
5 6 5 5 5 Closed Closed

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