Dr. Megan Berlin
Dr. Megan Berlin is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri, where she received her doctorate of veterinary medicine. After graduation, Dr. Berlin practiced in Wisconsin for a year at a dairy practice. Since then, she has moved closer to her home just east of Springfield, where she still enjoys helping on the family farm. Dr. Berlin is happily married to her husband Will, a website designer. They share their home with a Dachshund, JD, and two mischievous cats, Evie and Esther. In Dr. Berlin’s spare time she enjoys biking, running, and cooking with her husband. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with everyone at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Nicole Scott
Dr Nicole Scott. She brings with her 20 years of prior small animal and mixed animal experience. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia in 1997. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), Southwest Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and past vice president and delegate of the Northeast Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Academy of Veterinarians for further Continuing Education, USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accredited, and served a prior two year term on the Executive Committee to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Scott is originally from the Raytown, Missouri area but is relocating currently from Palmyra, Missouri, where she has practiced the last five years, to Springfield, Missouri. She is not foreign to the area though, as she has 8 prior years of practice in the southern Missouri area. Her family consists of her 14 year old daughter, Samantha, and a crew of felines, canines, and an overly talkative African Grey Parrot. Dr. Scott is excited to join the Spring Valley team, and would love to discuss and help you with any of your animals needs.
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!
Dr. Samantha Sellers
Dr. Samantha Sellers is from Caruthersville, Missouri (Southeast MO). She attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for her undergraduate studies and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Beginning her 1st semester at MSU, Dr. Sellers took a particular interest in exotic medicine and volunteered at Dickerson Park Zoo until she graduated in 2013. Dr. Sellers attended the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2017. Although, she loved exotic animal medicine, Dr. Sellers ultimately decided to pursue a career in companion animal medicine and became a general practitioner working with cats and dogs! Dr. Sellers particularly enjoys working with felines and proudly accepts that she is a “crazy cat lady”.
Dr. Sellers is married to a wonderful man, Dillon, and they have an absolutely gorgeous little boy named Felix. Other family members include her three cats: Kevin, Bernard, and Baloo, as well as her Shih Tzu mix, Oliver. Dr. Sellers LOVES blue kitties (the fluffier, the better!) and beagles are her absolute favorite dog breed.
Jeana Varney is a 2012 graduate of Drury University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Administration. Originally from Massachusetts, Jeana has lived in Southwest Missouri for 17 years. For the past five years, she has worked in the prolific arts scene in Springfield as the Marketing Manager at the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. When the position of Office Manager at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital was recommended to her, she jumped at the chance to work in a field of her other love and passion, animals! Jeana is excited to join the team at Spring Valley and can’t wait to make a difference for their clients and fur babies. When she is not working, Jeana enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring everything Springfield
has to offer!
Hi! My name is C.C. I am five years old and I think I am the owner/operator of SVVH. I was trained by my predecessor, Otis, to test greyhounds. I make sure whether or not they are “cat safe” to determine if they are able to live in homes with cats and other small animals. My day consists of testing the greyhounds and monitoring the hallways of Spring Valley. The doctors and staff are my family. They take great care of me and I know they will take excellent care of your pets!
Hi! My name is Ninja and I am the newest member of the Spring Valley family. I was rescued by Dr. Betzen after I was really sick. The doctors and staff nursed me back to health and now I am as feisty as ever! As you can see by my photo, I am very mischievous. I love to watch all the patients when they come to visit us. If you are ever in an exam room and hear a kitty talking in the background, it is probably me trying to peek under the door. Or, it might be my sister, CC, who likes to scold me when I bother her too much!
Dr. Rebecca Skinner
Dr. Rebecca Skinner graduated from Michigan State University in 2007. Although born in Michigan, Dr. Skinner lived several years in the Joplin area as a child and comes back to the beautiful state of Missouri to be closer to family and for the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Betzen and the awesome crew at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital. She is married to Kirk Skinner, who is Spring Valley’s Operations manager, and has two children, Eliza and Troy. She also has two Labrador retrievers, named Riley and Jemma, and is allowed to share the home of her cat Marlowe. The family enjoys trying new things, water sports, music, and family time. They can’t wait to explore the city of Springfield and beyond!