Sullivan Veterinary Hospital

Sullivan Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility.  We are located in Sullivan, MO, and are proud to treat our local clients, as well as the surrounding area including but not limited to St. Clair, Bourbon, Cuba, Owensville, and the greater St. Louis area.   The professional and courteous staff at the veterinary hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, emergency care,  and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Our veterinary hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to all of our clients.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Sullivan Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • Sullivan Veterinary Hospital
  • 777 N Service Rd E
  • Sullivan,MO 63080
  • Phone: (573) 468-6774
  • Phone: (573) 468-7940 (grooming)
  • Fax: (573) 860-6774
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  • Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • For after hours emergency care, please call our pager service at (636)239-0876
  • John McDonald, DVM

     Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. McDonald graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  He returned home to Sullivan immediately after graduation to the great relief of Drs. Cuneio and Franklin.  This two doctor practice had outgrown the abilities of two men.  While Dr. McDonald enjoys mixed practice here, he has worked hard to grow the large animal side of the business. In 1998, he bought into the practice, becoming a 1/3 owner of Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  At home, Dr McDonald and his boys enjoy raising Angus/Simmental cattle.  He also partners in a cow/calf operation with Dr. Cuneio.  Dr. McDonald and his wife enjoy traveling and relaxing with friends at a good winery.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Education:
    DVM University of Missouri
  • Justin Bouse, DVM

     Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Bouse graduated from the University of  Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  He went to Virginia beach to practice for 2 years, before coming back to Missouri to be an associate veterinarian at a clinic in Washington.  From there, he practiced in Pacific for 3 years, then traveled back to his hometown here in Sullivan where he's been for the last 6 years.  Three years ago he bought into this practice, where he now partners with Dr. Cuneio and Dr. McDonald.   Dr. Bouse enjoys surgery, and performs many advanced orthopedic procedures.  He is an avid bow hunter and enjoys spending time in the woods, when he isn't busy with his family and twins.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    DVM University of Missouri
  • John Cuneio, DVM

    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Cuneio graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1970.  He served in the United States Army for two years as an equine veterinarian.  Upon his return from the service, he found himself  in Pensacola, FL, where he opened a practice and stayed for five years.  In 1977, Dr. Cuneio purchased this business from vet school classmate Dr. Gerald Flottmann.  He decided the hometown was a good place to be, and settled in for the long haul.  He has been a driving force at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital ever since.  Dr. Cuneio enjoys the challenges of surgery, particularly orthopedics.  At home, he has a cow/calf operation, and also backgrounds calves.  Dr. Cuneio and his wife also immensely enjoy traveling.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1970
    Education:
    BS in Animal Science/DVM University of Missouri
  • Kathleen Stuart, DVM

           Veterinarian

    Dr Stuart graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  She traveled to a rural clinic in southwestern Pennsylvania  where she worked for a year.  Upon returning to Missouri, she practiced in Florissant for 8 years before coming back to her home town in 2006 to work full time at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Stuart sees predominantly dogs and cats, but also the occasional exotic animal.  She enjoys internal medicine and spends a lot of time researching a multitude of topics.  Dr. Stuart stays busy at home with her husband and two children.  She loves the ocean, and  whenever she has the chance, she likes to travel to the beach.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Education:
    DVM University of Missouri
  • Lando Koch, DVM

         Veterinarian

    Dr Koch graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  Prior to that, he received a Bachelors degree in Animal Science at MU, with a minor in Poultry Science from the  University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Koch competed on Missouri's livestock judging team in 2008.  He began working at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital upon graduation, filling in a much needed position on the large animal side.  Along with cattle, horses, cats and dogs, Dr. Koch also sees goats, pigs, alpacas, sheep, and poultry.  Following his interest in cattle, Dr. Koch offers a heifer development program at home in his spare time.  He has a pair of border collies that he enjoys working with, and also likes to spend time horseback riding with his wife.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    BS Animal Science/DVM University of Missouri
  • Luke Wells, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr Wells graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016.  He began working here at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital almost immediately after.  Dr Wells works with both large and small animals, but has a particular interest in cattle.  He will be offering ultrasound, AI, and embryo transfer services in addition to general veterinary services.  Dr Wells looks forward to helping grow the practice here in his home town.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 20, 2016
  • Kerri Carey, RVT

         Technician

    Kerri was the first technician to be hired at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  After a brief time working at a clinic in St. Louis, she came to Sullivan and has been happily working here ever since. Kerri's favorite aspects of clinic life usually involves large animals, working outside with horses and cattle. Kerri has two fantastic, almost grown children, an 19 year old daughter, and a 21 year old son.  In her spare time, she loves horse-back riding with friends, camping, kayaking, and anything else the outdoors has to offer.  Her pets include Marli (red heeler), Jenny (horse), and Kate (mule).

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    BS in Agriculture/Area Animal Health Technology, Murray State University
  • Kelly Fancher, RVT

                Technician

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    elly is another long-time employee at the veterinary hospital.  She started working here while she was in college and became a full-time technician as soon as she graduated.  Her favorite duty at the clinic is surgery tech. Kelly spends A LOT of time in the surgery room.  She's also a whiz at the appointment book.  Trying to schedule 5 doctors in and out of surgery and making time where there is none is often a challenge.  At home Kelly is a busy mom and wife. When she can spare the time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time at the river.   Kelly has 2 heeler mixes, Pete and Banjo, and 2 barn cats, Paul and Ginger.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology, Jefferson College
  • Amanda Walters, RVT

                   Technician

    Amanda was the third tech hired here at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  She graduated from Jefferson College in 2009 and began working here immediately afterwards.  Amanda is known throughout the clinic as the nutrition specialist and the neonatal nurse. If you have any questions about what kind of food your pet needs to be eating, Amanda is who you will be directed to. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.  If there are any spare moments beyond that, Amanda likes to deer hunt, fish, and camp.  Her pets include a 13-year old chinchilla, 6 dogs, and 2 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology, Jefferson College
  • Ashley Clayton

        Technician

    Ashley is the newest technician at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital, but what an asset she is!  Always willing to help, and always wearing a smile.  Her favorite duties at SVH involve helping Dr. Koch with his large animal work.  Whether it be cattle, horses, piglets, or goats Ashley is always lending a hand.  The outdoors beckon to her at home as well as at work.  Ashley and her husband Ryan enjoy camping, fishing, hunting and horseback riding.  Her pets include 2 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology, Jefferson College
  • Karen Cain

     Office Manager

    Karen did most of her growing up here at the Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  She was hired by Dr. Cuneio, and has had almost every job description available here besides doctor.  In 1984 she entered the veterinary world as a kennel worker/vet assistant/receptionist.  By 1992 she had worked her way up to office manager.  Karen has been married for 37 years, and has a 36-year old son and 3 grandchildren she is very involved with.  In her spare time, she has become a certified dog trainer, and holds numerous classes here at the clinic.  Her favorite hobby is bowling.  Karen has 3 dogs and 2 cats. Pictured with her to the left is Goddah (german shepherd), and Taz (catahoula).
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
  • Megan Emmi

      Bookkeeper

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    egan came to us here at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital 4 years ago from Pacific Animal Hospital.   She filled a void left by the previous bookkeeper that had been here for 30+ years.  Megan's attention to detail and meticulousness has become a huge asset.  You will frequently see her behind the front desk helping the receptionists, and also hear her on the other end of your phone when you call the office.  Megan is a "get it done" kind of person, and we would truly be lost without her.  At home, Megan has two dogs and a cat to take care of along with being the mother of twins. 


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Katie Blaskie

    Vet Assistant 

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    atie has been at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital since 2006.  She began working in the kennel while she was still in high school.  Katie's love for animals is keeping her in the field.  She has received a college degree, and will be starting at Jefferson College next fall, joining their vet tech program. At home, Katie has 2 dogs and a horse.  She enjoys float trips, grilling, yoga, running, and fishing.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    Associate degree/ECC, Bachelors degree/Mo S&T
  • Susan Rector

    Receptionist

    Susan is one of the smiling faces you see when you walk into the clinic.  She is a part-time employee, but everybody knows her, as she has been here longer than any of our other receptionists. Susan's compassion for people as well as pets makes her a very valuable employee.  Her passion at home is her flowers and garden.  Spring planting is her favorite time of year.  Susan's husband, her two sons, and her grandchildren fill what's left of her time.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Margaret Puhse

    Receptionist

    Margaret began working at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital part time almost 20 years ago.  Her organizational skills are an asset to the clinic.   She is the person that takes care of the hundreds of coupons and rebates.    At home, Margaret has one daughter, and is involved with the design side of her husband's metal art business.  She is also a very active member in her church.  Margaret has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 horse.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Heather Vanover

    Receptionist

    Heather was hired at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital in 2007 as a receptionist.  Her smiling face and friendly personality makes her a favorite behind the front desk, while her ability to focus and to multi-task makes her a valuable employee to the clinic.  When she's off work, Heather likes to spend time with her husband and children.  She also enjoys her pets, which includes 1 dog, 4 cats, and 2 birds. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Biology/Minor in Chemistry California State University San Bernardino
  • Debbie Huskey

    Receptionist

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    ebbie started working at Sullivan Veterinary hospital in 2008.  Her ability to adapt her mindset to the task at hand makes her an asset to the front desk crew. She works full time here and tends to be a "go to" person.  At home, Debbie is involved with her family's cattle operation, and has raised her kids to enjoy the same.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Lisa Wideman

    Receptionist

    Lisa is the most recent employee hired here at Sullivan Veterinary Hospital.  Being such a fast paced clinic, with as many clients and patients that come through the door, it's not an easy place to learn the ropes.  She was a fast study, and quickly became another efficient receptionist.  When Lisa is off work, she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs in the outdoors.



    Years in Practice:
    Sep 15, 2015