Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital!


We are a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Springfield, Missouri. The professional and courteous staff at Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical 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. Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Springfield and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies:
  • 417-890-1600
  • Beverly Sherman, DVM

    Dr Sherman graduated from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Boise, Idaho before moving to Springfield in 1989. Dr. Sherman had wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was little and feels blessed to be in such a rewarding profession. She enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine but has a special interest in small animal dentistry. She is a member of the AVMA, MVMA and the Veterinary Dental Society. She is married to a great husband and father, Paul, and has four wonderful children. She has 3 dogs and two cats. Her hobbies include hiking, camping and canoeing and she enjoys working with Girl Scouts and coaching soccer.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 01, 1988
  • Patricia Ziegler, DVM

    Dr. Ziegler grew up in Madison, Kansas—a small rural town in the heart of the Flint Hills. She attended college at Kansas State University and received her degree in veterinary medicine in 1989. After practicing in Illinois for 2 ½ years, she moved to Springfield in 1992 and joined the staff of Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian.

    Dr. Ziegler attends continuing education meetings throughout the year to stay current in the field. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and the Southwest Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Ziegler's other interests include competitive shooting, photography, hiking, reading and crafts.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Randy Garoutte, DVM

    Dr. Garoutte earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University in 1996 and graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

    Originally from Miami, Oklahoma, Dr. Garoutte has spent much of his life involved with veterinary medicine. He began working in a veterinary practice at the age of thirteen and soon realized that there would be no greater career than to spend his days working with animals to help them live long and healthy lives.

    After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Garoutte worked at a small and large animal practice in Anderson, Missouri for one year. He and his family moved to Springfield in 2000. He has been married to his wonderful wife Teresa since 1993, and they have two children.

    Dr. Garoutte is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and attends continuing education meetings each year at local/national conferences to keep up with the ever-changing medical and surgical aspects of veterinary care.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Amber Tucker

    Veterinary Assistant

    Amber Tucker has worked at Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital since 2000. She loves working with people and the animals that "own" them.  Amber has gained many of her veterinary assistant skills through on-the-job training and attending continuing education seminars. She likes doing dental procedures and is willing to "polish" her skills whenever necessary.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Becky McGovern

    Veterinary Assistant

    Becky McGovern moved here from Wisconsin in 2005 with her husband Rob and their 6 dogs and 2 cats.  She's worked as a Vet Assistant for the last 5 years, and in her free time enjoys reading, playing hidden object games, running, and.spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Chris Roling, R.V.T.

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Chris Roling joined Parkcrest in September 2010. She moved here from Omaha, Nebraska and is looking forward to the milder winters in Springfield. She graduated with a veterinary technician degree in 1981 and has worked with animals ever since. She has only one cat of her own, but that can always change!
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 01, 2010
  • Christan Fowler


    Christan has worked in the veterinary field for the past 12 years but started at Parkcrest in February 2014. She lives in Springfield with her 2 daughters, Avery and Blaire. Christan has 3 "fur" kids, 2 dogs (Jeager and Cutty) and a cat (Jax). In her spare time she enjoys participating in barn hunting with her dogs, playing sports and doing anything outdoors with her kids.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Cindy Cantrell

    Hospital Services Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant

    Cindy Cantrell started working as a veterinary assistant in September 1980. It was a desire to work with animals that made her seek out a job position that enabled her to do so.

    She lives with 3 dogs,and a horse named Leo. She enjoys horseback riding, photography, hiking, gardening, time with her animals and her family. Cindy enjoys helping animals and the rewards that she gets from them, animals never leave you guessing how they feel about you.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 07, 2004
  • Janet Williams

    Client Communication Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant

    Janet grew up in West Plains, Missouri. She started working in a vet clinic there in 2003. She and her husband Matt got married in 2006 and moved to Springfield.  In 2009 she graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor™s degree in animal science.  Janet has 2 dogs and a cat, she and Matt adopted Cracker Jack, a beagle mix, after they moved to Springfield. Kitty Clover was found in a dumpster at their apartment building. Clover is a very special, outgoing cat with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). Petri competes in agility and barnhunt to help her terrier tendencies. In her free time, Janet enjoys reading and tossing tennis balls for her dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 01, 2008
  • Lucia Reid

    Client Services Manager

    Lucia Reid graduated from Valencia Community College in Orlando, FL with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. She has had a diverse background in various businesses, however her love for animals drew her to the field of veterinarian medicine.

    She has been at Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital since 1996. She currently resides with her "mane man" Cloud Dancer, an appaloosa horse, 1 dog and 6 cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
  • Paige Wiss

    Veterinary Assistant

    Paige enjoys working with and taking care of animals. She has worked in a veterinary office for over 5 years. She moved to Springfield in 2013 to start a new life with her husband and son. In her free time she loves playing with her son and her 2 cats, Jesse and Snowball. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Rhonda Lofton, L.V.T., R.V.T.

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Rhonda Lofton graduated from the University of Maine’s Veterinary Technician Program in 1993, and is licensed in Maine and Missouri. She moved to the Ozarks in 2000, and has 3 cats (Callie, Tiger, and Tiffy), 3 dogs (Hazel, Perry, and Penny), and 3 horses (Holly, Noel, and Sunny). Rhonda has worked in both large and small animal practices, and joined the staff at Parkcrest in October 2010.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 01, 2010
  • Sarah Branson-Deckard


    Sarah joined Parkcrest in July of 2006. She worked at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Southwest Missouri for 3 years prior to coming to Parkcrest. This is where she discovered how much she loved working with animals. She was born and raised in Springfield. She now lives in Rogersville with her husband Austin, 2 children Madison and Ethan.  Sarah also has 2 dogs Gretta and Emmy and a cat Eli.  She enjoys bicycling with her husband and being outdoors with her family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Susanna Pittman


    Susanna moved to Springfield with her husband Troy in 1987. She graduated from the University of Arkansas that same year with a degree in Communications. She worked in retail management and operations for 25 years.  She and her husband have 1 dog and 3 cats. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and as much time as possible on the beach. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Carleen Deck

    Holiday Boarding & Grooming - Groomer

    Carleen Deck has been grooming at Parkcrest Veterinary Hospital and Holiday Boarding Kennel for many years. She is very experienced in the art of grooming and has even owned her own shop. She is known as the "Granny Groomer" with the "magic touch."

    Outside of grooming, Carleen enjoys fishing, boating on the lake, camping, riding her jet ski, and walking her dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 1987