• Dr. Brian Frank
    Practice Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Frank and his wife Cheryl have 3 children and 1 dog 'Tia'. They are members of Christ Church of Oronogo, where they are active in the youth ministry. His hobbies include gardening, hunting, dirt bike riding, and spending time with his family.  Dr. Frank is a 1993 graduate of Kansas State University.

  • Dr. William Sorrick
    Practice Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Sorrick has 2 children. He attends the Carterville Christian Church. His hobbies include scuba diving, bicycling, his '56 Ford Pickup, and quiet mornings and evenings with a good book. Dr. Sorrick is a 1982 graduate of Kansas State University

  • Dr. Julia Gaither

    Dr. Gaither grew up on a farm in Maryville, Missouri. Her husband John is a rancher. They have two sons and two cats. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, scrapbooking and cooking. She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Dr. Gaither is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri.

  • Dr. Chaille Bates

    Dr. Bates has 3 Jack Russells, a cocker spaniel and 3 Arabian horses. Her husband Dillon is an Arabian horse trainer. In her free time she enjoys showing horses.  Dr. Bates is a 2009 graduate of Louisiana State University.

  • Dr. Stephen Short

    Dr. Short has 2 daughters, 1 son and 'Henny Penny' his dog. He is a member of the United Methodist Church of Jasper Missouri. His hobbies include riding horses, scuba diving, and flying. Dr. Short is a 1983 graduate of the University of Missouri- Columbia.

  • Michael Bowen
    Practice Manager
    Michael has dogs, birds and tropical fish. He graduated with a MBA from Pitt State in 2011 . Michael's wife Lyndsey is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Midwest Regional Ballet. Michael has experience in various small business management and several years working in veterinary medicine. Education: Pittsburg State University 2011
  • Adam Gardner
    Operations Manager

    Adam has 2 daughters and 1 dog, 'Brodinski'. His wife Leeann is an Executive Assistant/Treasury Analyst at Leggett & Platt.  Adam has been in the animal health industry since 2003 and has been with MPC since 2008. When not at MPC, he enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with family. 

  • Jackie Wilson
    Front Desk Administrator

    Jackie has 1 son, 1 daughter and her cat 'Jolene'. Jackie and her husband Scott enjoy canoeing, cooking, spending time outdoors with family and friends, and storm watching. Jackie has been with MPC since 2003.

  • Casey Ward

    Casey's love and admiration for animals brought her into the animal health industry in 2014.  With a background in small animal and emergency medicine, she graduated from the Crowder College Veterinary Technician program and joined MPC in 2018.  When not at MPC, she enjoys spending time with her growing family.  She is always surrounded by animals, kids and fun art projects.

  • Natalie Doyle

    Natalie graduated from Crowder College Veterinary Technician Program in 2019 and has been with MPC since 2018.  She and her husband, Jade, raise rabbits, chickens and ducks.  In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing and kayaking alongside her family. 

  • Jacqueline Stehm
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jacqueline and her husband, Clayton, have 3 dogs and 3 cats.  When not at MPC, she enjoys attending Renaissance Festivals and  traveling to far off destinations.  Her passion for animals led her to the animal health industry in 2014 and she has been with MPC since 2016.

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