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!

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 2019), 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. Sellers, DVM

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 attended the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sellers particularly enjoys working with cats 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. 

Dr. Donna Cook

Dr. Cook grew up in a small town in Oklahoma named Pond Creek. She was the first woman ever elected to an office in the local FFA chapter. She showed livestock and was elected Oklahoma Shorthorn Lassie Queen in 1977 and attended the Kansas City Royal Livestock Show as Oklahoma representative. She enjoyed all sports in high school and went on to play college basketball on a scholarship at NEO A&M Junior College in Miami, OK.

Dr. Cook then traveled to Stillwater, OK to attend Oklahoma State University. While in undergraduate she worked at the Oklahoma State University Dairy driving cows for milking and taking care of bottle calves. She then went to work at Lab Animal Resources at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine caring for animals involved in research projects.

Dr. Cook started her veterinary career in Conway, AR working at a mixed animal practice and after 3 years she moved to Leslie, AR and started her own mixed animal practice called Valley Veterinary Services. She owned and operated this practice until 2008 when a devastating flood took her building.

Dr. Cook then began working for other Veterinarians in the area on a relief basis and found a full-time position in Mountain Home, AR at Animal Health Center, an AAHA accredited hospital where she worked for 4 years. She then began relief work again and most recently worked at Allied Animal Emergency in Jonesboro, AR. Dr. Cook is licensed to practice in 4 states.

Dr. Cook is married, and she and her husband operate a small cattle farm in Ava, MO as well as managing rental properties. She has a passion for gardening, sewing and cooking as well as playing with her two dogs, Jax and Gypsy (both from rescue organizations) and BP the cat.
Dr. Cook genuinely believes she has come "home" to Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital. She looks forward to many years of loving and compassionate care of the animal patients and their owners.she; will have the pleasure to meet.

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Amy

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.

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