Serving Lake of the Ozarks

835 Hwy 42, Osage Beach, MO

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:00

Sat 8:00 - Noon

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We have been locally owned and operated since 1986. Call us now:


Fax 573-348-9087

They now have a hobby farm with a couple miniature donkeys, a miniature horse, 2 Zebu cows, 1 goat, a turkey, a few chickens and ducks. Of course, cats and dogs fill the house. The new clinic in 2010 was a dream come true and they wanted it to be a place that was warm, welcoming and comfortable for the clients and pets.

Meet Dr. Heather Brettschneider

Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick has been at Lake of the Ozarks since graduating in 1986. He is originally from Iowa and went to Iowa State University. The Lake was a familiar area because his grandmother had a little resort in the 60's, where he spent some time. His wife, Lori works at the clinic and they have been married since 2002.

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Meet our skilled doctors

Dr. Heather Brettschneider is from the Jefferson City area and started working in vet clinics while in high school. In 2006, she graduated from Mizzou and joined Osage Animal Hospital full time. She is married to Dave and they have 2 sons and 1 daughter. They have 3 dogs. She would have more pets but the house is full....maybe someday she'll get that Zebra she always wanted.

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Meet Dr. Rhodes

Dr. Rhodes moved to Lake Ozark in 2005 from Iowa where she had practiced for 20 years. She works part-time on Tues and Weds. She is married to Bruce and they have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. They also have 2 dogs and a cat.

Dr.. Rhodes retired in Dec 2018 but she sometimes stops in to lend a hand.