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Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Health Center of Sikeston! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Our Veterinarians

Stephen A. Williams, DVM

Owner/ Veterinarian

Dr. Stephen Williams graduated from Sikeston High School in 1982. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where received his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After working a couple of years in Columbia he decided to come back home and open his own practice in Sikeston. He open the Animal Health Center in April of 1994. Dr. Williams is always striving to provide state of the art medical care for animals. He has a passion for orthopedic surgery and has doctors from St. Louis, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas who refer their patients for ACL repair and other bone surgeries.

For established clients after hours emergency 573-380-4600

Dr. Shane Voshage


Dr. Shane Voshage joined the Animal Health Center in January 2018 as an associate Veterinarian and is a native of the Cape Girardeau area. Dr. Vosage attended the university of Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2013 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Following graduation, he worked at a veterinary clinic in Jackson. He enjoys farming, hunting, and cheering on the Mizzou Tigers in football. He has a rambunctious pointer/lab mix named Cooper and a foster cat named Charles.

Dr. Christina Schere


Our Veterinary Technicians

Karen Schnurbush

Registered Vet. Tech

Karen graduated from Jefferson College in 1994 as a Registered Vet Tech. She came to work at The Animal Health Center in 1996. In 2003 she left to work at a hospital in Jackson Mo but in 2005 she returned with much joy. She lives with her husband, and a whole lot of other critter like dogs, cats, chickens, horses and goats.

Our Staff Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Lori Zimmerman

Staff Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Lori came to AHC in 2001. She not only does tech work, but she is also the staff manager. Her many years as a nurse has made her a valuable part of this practice. She lives in Sikeston with her husband and son.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Laura Brown

Vet Assistant

Laura started working here her senior year of high school as a kennel tech. She is currently taking collage classes for Animal Science as well as learning the ropes on being a vet tech assistant. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we hope that she will chose to stay with us for a long time.

Jessica Utley

Vet Assistant

Kaylin Hedge

Vet Assistant

Our Front Desk Staff

Heather Payne


Heather joined our clinic in 1996 shortly after she married her husband Ron. She is the first person you see when you enter the clinic. She is one of our receptionist but she is also our Social Media person. She has two children.

Hailee Sindle


Amy Dill

Amy Dill


Connie Morris


Otivist Fennell


Linda Hartzog


Our Kennel Technicians

Kaitlyn Fisher

Kennel Technician

Our Business Manager

Janet Guethle

Business Manager


Staff therapy dog

The dog is Beaumont. He is the staff therapy dog

In Memoriam

Gerry Paylor

We lost our beloved Gerry on May 8th 2019 after a battle with Aplastic Anemia. She left behind her beloved husband Bill, son Richard and her corgi girls Penny and Darby. She is deeply missed.

Hannah Reynolds

Hannah started working at Animal Health Center when she was in high school. After graduation she worked at our Dexter location. And during school breaks she would always show up ready to help wherever we needed her. We were thrilled when she met the love of her life and we very much hoped that when she finished school that she would be part of our family forever. But on February 7th 2019 she was gone and she left a hole in the life of everyone who knew her. To know Hannah was to love her. She always had a smile to share and she loved animals so much that they were drawn to her. Our hearts are forever broken and she will forever be missed. 💔