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Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet our team!

We have a highly motivated and knowledgeable team of veterinarians and staff committed to providing our clients with high quality and full service veterinary care. We have over 90 years of combined experience.

Get to know our team!

Jeffrey
Jeffrey P. O’Dell, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. O’Dell is a 2000 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri and has enjoyed being with the Branson Veterinary Hospital since graduation. Prior to veterinary school, in 1987 Dr. O’Dell received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology at Southwest Missouri State University. Following graduation, he was hired by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and worked as a biologist at Duck Creek Waterfowl Management Area in Puxico, MO. After one and half years with the MDC he returned to SMSU, where he received a master of Science in Wildlife Ecology in 1991. Dr. O’Dell was then hired by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission as a Wildlife Biologist in the Everglades Ecosystem for the next 5 years. It was in Florida where Dr. O’Dell realized his love for the medical diagnosis and treatment of animals, and decided to return to Missouri for his studies at the University of Missouri. Dr. O’Dell has been married to his wife, Angie, for 24 years and they have two wonderful children.

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Henry R. Ewert, DVM
Veterinarian

Raised in Abilene, Kansas. Attended Kansas State University (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 1969). Established Grandview Plaza Animal Clinic in Grandview, Missouri in 1972. Sold Practice and moved to Branson, Missouri in 2009. Started employment with Branson Veterinary Hospital in January 2010. Member of the AVMA. Lifetime member of the MVMA and KCVMA. Dr. Henrey Ewert is USDA Small Animal-Accredited. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Harriet, his children, and grandchildren as well as golfing in his downtime.

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Michael J. Opsomer, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Opsomer decided in the sixth grade that he wanted to be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He spent his high school and college years obtaining as much experience as possible in order to achieve entrance into a College of Veterinary Medicine. This included a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois, he worked on a Master’s degree in dairy Reproductive Endocrinology and Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and culminating in a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His first five years of practice were spent in mixed animal medicine with an emphasis on dairy. After that, he has spent the last 23 years in strictly small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Opsomer enjoys meeting new people and especially new patients.

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Julie L. King, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. King grew up in Southwest Missouri and is the 6th generation in her family to be raised in Taney County. She attended Missouri State University, graduating in 2007 with a B.S. in Animal Science. Julie then attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2013. Outside of practicing veterinary medicine Julie enjoys hiking, biking, horseback riding, reading, and is a food enthusiast, always trying new foods and restaurants in the SW Missouri area.

Alicia
Alicia

Alicia has worked at BVH since late 2016. Though this was her first job in the field, animals have always been her passion. She takes pride in providing your pet care and comfort during their visit with us and enjoys helping educate you on everything from proper daily care to surgical aftercare. Each case provides a new chance to further her knowledge in veterinary medicine. When she is not at the clinic, she uses her free time to travel, scuba dive, or just spend a quiet day at home curled up with a book and a cat

Cierra
Cierra

Veterinary Assistant

Cierra is one of our veterinary assistants here at Branson Veterinary Hospital and has been in the practice for 8 years. Prior to working here, she worked as a telemetry technician for a hospital. She enjoys assisting in surgery, reading heart rhythms, and communicating with clients. Cierra prides herself in being an advocate for pets and their people. When not at work, she spends her time with family, cooking, or watching a comedy.

Dianne
Dianne
Veterinary Assistant

Dianne is one of our veterinary assistants here at Branson Veterinary Hospital and has been in the practice for about 7 years. She attended Illinois State University for her Bachelors, National Louis University for her Masters in management, and Harper College for her veterinary assistant certification. Dianne prides herself in attention to detail, giving your pet the same care I give my own pet, sharing knowledge with clients, and service orientation. In her free time, she enjoys boating, wakeboarding, skiing, any sport, RV’ing, and hiking.

Heather
Heather

Senior Veterinary Assistant

Heather is our senior veterinary assistant here at Branson Veterinary Hospital and has been in the practice for about 22 years. She prides herself in her ability to provide complete care for our patients. She educates clients as well as treats patients’ medical conditions as if they were her own. She also owns Fur Tamers, a grooming salon, next door to the veterinary facility. This also allows her to care for their grooming needs as well. In her free time, she attends various sporting events and practices with her very active teenagers.

Kayla H
Kayla H.
Bio coming soon!
Kayla
Kayla
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Megan
Megan
Hospital Manager, RVT

Megan is our Hospital Manager here at Branson Veterinary Hospital. She has been in the practice for about 18 years and 4 years as a manager. Megan studied Veterinary Technology at National American University. She prides herself in client communication, sharing knowledge with new employees, and caring for patients as if they were her own. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, family get-togethers, enjoying God’s nature, and traveling.

Riah
Riah

Bio coming soon!

Roxie
Roxi

Veterinary Assistant

Roxi is one of our veterinary assistants here at Branson Vet Hospital and has been in the practice for about a year. She prides herself in being the voice of our fur friends. In her free time, Roxi spends time with her family and as much time on the water as possible. She is a mom of 3, Nana to 1 and a fur mom to 5!

Taylor
Taylor

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor is one of our veterinary assistants here at Branson Veterinary Hospital and has been in the practice for about 1 year. Although, she previously worked with animals for over 2 years. Taylor prides herself in teamwork, her orange glasses, skills in phlebotomy, and client communication/rapport. In her free time, she plays with her cats, dog, and children, reading, and learning new things.

Vicky
Vicky

Since working in the animal shelter and boarding facilities since 13 years old, Vicky was very enthusiastic when the kennel position opened three years ago. It has been incredibly rewarding for her to watch new families become frequent visitors growing up and growing old. She is thankful for the opportunity to be a familiar face for those who have reached their final journey. Vicky spent 2 years traveling the US enjoying many of our national parks as she believes that the outdoors are a great way to recenter yourself. Aside from being a huge coffee enthusiast, She has a great passion and appreciation for the beauty in the macabre. You can always find me in an antique shop or flea market looking for a new addition to her oddity collection.

Vicky
Lainie
Bio coming soon!