Meet the Spring Valley Veterinary Team in Springfield, MO

Whichever facility you choose—our East animal hospital location, our West location, or Happy Tails—you can expect nothing less than outstanding service and personalized treatment for your pet. And that’s all thanks to our skilled, hard-working team. At Spring Valley and Happy Tails, our team members work together to create a culture of compassion and appreciation for the bond shared between pets and their humans. Take a moment to meet these wonderful people before scheduling your first appointment or calling (417) 887-0898 (East) (417) 831-2666 (West).

Our Team of Experts in Springfield, MO

Dr. Rebecca Skinner

Dr. Rebecca Skinner has a passion for teams and pets!  She knew before applying to veterinary school that owning multiple practices was her dream and had both of her children, Eliza (16) and Troy (14), while in the veterinary program to facilitate that goal.  People thought she was crazy.

From Grand Rapids, Michigan she was one of 8 owners in a two-location, mixed animal, 15 doctor practice where her love of medicine and management was fostered.  She tried buying the operation but people thought she was crazy.

Moving closer to family and warmer temps, she found the perfect landing spot for her endeavor and along with the help of her husband Kirk, in a very short period obtained Spring Valley East (June 2016) and West (October 2018), and a little different business than what she was familiar with, Happy Tails Doggie Daycare and boarding (March, 2017).  Living and loving her dream…people still think she’s crazy.

Dr. Skinner, DVM
Dr. Berlin, DVM

Dr. Megan Berlin

Dr. Berlin graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital East in 2016. Dr. Berlin is a member of the AVMA and AABP. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, and working on her farm with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Nicole Scott

Dr. Nicole Scott is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri. She has been practicing for 22 years and has both small and large animal experience. She is proud to call Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital her family for the last two years and loves the staff and her clients. Dr. Scott strives to develop connections with her clients and their fur babies not only on a business level but on a personal level as well. She is willing to help you with any of your needs or concerns for your animals.

Dr. Scott has a 16-year-old daughter, Samantha, who is very active in scholastics and sports, and of whom she is very proud. Her mother and father also reside in Nixa, MO, and family time is a very important part of her life.  

Dr. Scott is a member of AVMA, MVMA, SWVMA, and MVMA Academy for Continuing Education, and is USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accredited.

Dr. Scott, DVM

Dr. Swick - Chiropractor

Dr. Swick got her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Missouri State University before attending Chiropractic College at Parker University. She took additional courses in animal chiropractic at Parker University and is certified in animal chiropractic through the AVCA.

Dr. Swick runs her own chiropractic practice in Lebanon and is excited to offer animal chiropractic care at Spring Valley.

In her free time, Dr. Swick likes to work with her horses and lounge around the house with her husband and their dogs.


Amy Cochran is a lifelong native to the Springfield area. Amy has always had an interest in working with animals and started to make her dreams a reality by learning about all the areas of a veterinary hospital. Amy started her career as a kennel assistant, learned veterinary assisting, reception, and jumped into the management side of the veterinary world about ten years ago.  

Amy spends her free time with her family, pets, and rides her horses as much as possible 


Call our East or West locations to schedule your next consultation visit with one of our experts today.