Dr. Liisa D. Carlson

Liisa D. Carlson, D.V.M., received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. In 1988, Dr. Carlson returned to Springfield to join her father, Dr. Delbert Carlson, at the Carlson Veterinary Wellness Center. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southwestern Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the Emergency Clinics of Southwest Missouri.

Dr. Carlson is also the author/co-author of the top selling book series: The Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook and the Cat owners Home Veterinary Handbook which is available at the office or at Amazon.com.


Dr. Kelsey Keisker


A lifelong Missouri resident, Dr. Keisker has always loved Missouri for its views and people. She attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 2018 with her doctorate of veterinary medicine. During her studies, she participated in many clubs including Shelter Medicine Club, Veterinary Business Management Association, and acted as the class Treasurer for the 4 years of veterinary school. Originally from Jefferson City, Dr. Keisker has been a part of the veterinary community since high school. Her main interests include population control, geriatric care, and internal medicine. She looks forward to working with the community of Springfield! Dr. Keisker’s personal pets includes a 16-year-old cat, Libby, and newly adopted 1 year old mixed breed dog, Rhea. Outside of work she enjoys kayaking, painting, fishing, and spending time with her significant other Patrick. She is looking forward to working with the great crew at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital!