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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. Paige Beatty 

Dr Beatty grew up in St Charles MO and then attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to get her DVM degree.  She is married to Mike Beatty who is an engineering manager at Liberty Utilities in Jackson.  She has a son Marshal and daughter Cassidy.She enjoys her Yorkie Samantha Grace, her Cockapoo Buddy, and her three Pyrenees Mia, Ella, and Joe.  She also has seven cats, Cody, Cricket, Cody, Jane, Macy Marie, Mindy, Romeo and Roscoe. In her spare time Dr Beatty loves to quilt and read.


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 new terrier mix named Honey and her cat Streak.


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 Associates Degree in     Veterinary Technology. Chantalle has two cats, AKA "The Girls" Gracie and Getsi.


Bree Shearer

Bree was raised in Oak Ridge, Missour. 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.



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New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.

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Office Hours

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