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Meet Our Team

Dr. Debbie Leach

DVM

Dr. Debbie opened My Zoo on the north side of Columbia in 2006.

A life-long animal lover (with dogs, cats, horses and livestock on her extended family's farm), she has wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood.

Her dreams materialized in 1998 when she got her degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine here in Columbia and in 2006 she opened My Zoo Animal Hospital.

Dr. Debbie's philosophy is that her vet clinic should be a happy, friendly and, pleasant place for pets and their owners. Prices are kept reasonable even though she invests in the latest veterinary and medical technology.

Dr. Debbie was featured in the following article in the Columbia Business Times: https://comomag.com/2006/10/07/animal-lover-realizes-lifelong-dream-opens-animal-hospital/

Special Interests: Avian, Reptile, Small Exotics

Dr. Travis Arndt

DVM

Dr. Arndt originally grew up in Southern Minnesota. While attending the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, he met and fell in love with his future wife who was from the St. Charles, Missouri area. After they got married, they decided to make the move south from Minnesota.

Dr. Arndt completed his veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 1997, Dr. Arndt spent 2 years working as a swine consultant. Due to knee problems and professional ethical conflicts (between his clients and his patients), he decided to attend the University of Missouri, where he received additional training and experience in small animal medicine. Since the fall of 1999, he has practiced as a small animal veterinarian.

Dr. Arndt is actively involved in learning more about veterinary pain management and rehabilitation and applying those principles within the practice. He belongs to the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management and is certified in veterinary acupuncture. As he watched his own dogs (Raven and Bailey) grow older, Dr. Arndt became more and more interested in this aspect of practice and realized that there was so much more that he could do to improve their comfort and quality of life.

Dr. Arndt desires to help each of his patients live each day to the fullest of their potential and enjoy the time that they have with their families.

Dr. Arndt and his wife Lisa have four amazing children. They are active in sports, and music. Currently, they reside with two rescue dogs and slew of rescue cats and a bunny.

Dr. Arndt spends his free time enjoying the company of Lisa and their children, and, of course, their pets. They support their children in their athletic endeavors and musical careers. In addition, they enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, camping, swimming or just relaxing next to the water.

Vanessa Donovan

RVT / Hospital Manager

Bio coming soon!

Andrew Feger

Tech Assistant

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Claire Winn

Tech Assistant

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Theresa Jones

Receptionist

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Mallory Cahill

Receptionist

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Kellye Curry

Receptionist

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Buttercup

Parrot Extraordinaire

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