Nick Toepke, DVM
Dr. Toepke has been at the Howdershell Animal Clinic since 1999.
Education: B.S. in Biology and Mathematics. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 1999.
Veterinary Interests: Reptiles, ferrets and small exotics, oncology and chemotherapy
Hobbies: Following Mizzou Tigers sports; home hobby herpetology; and growing raspberries.
Family: Wife Barbara and two kids in college.
Pets: Mostly beagle named Mickey and assorted snakes, lizards and fish.
Phyllis Thies, DVM
Dr. Thies has been at the Howdershell Animal Clinic since 1998.
Education: B.A. in Biology. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 1996.
Veterinary Interests: Dermatology, endocrinology, preventative medicine, and geriatric medicine.
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, camping; enjoying and exploring the outdoors
Family: Husband Walter and one son
Pets: Farrah; a beagle terrier mix and Charley; a lab husky mix.
Kimberly Arnsmeyer, DVM
Dr. Arnsmeyer has been at the Howdershell Animal Clinic since 2001.
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 2001.
Veterinary Interests: Dermatology
Family: Husband Darin, one daughter and one son
Pets: Mabel Cake; a boston terrier, Wilson; a German Shorthaired Pointer and three kittens.
Carly Vandas, DVM
Dr. Vandas has been at Howdershell Animal Cliinic since 2014.
Education: B.A. in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. Minor in Spanish. Missouri State University 2010.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri 2014
Veterinary Interests: Surgery, Reproduction, Exotics including reptiles, small mammals and birds.
Hobbies: Playing and coaching soccer, watching hockey, reading and enjoying the outdoors.
Family: Husband Bryce, and three children
Pets: Tavi and Kitai, two domestic short haired cats.
Jamie Woodworth, DVM
Dr. Woodworth has been with Howdershell Animal Clinic since 2019
Education: BS in Animal Science from Southeast Missouri in 2015
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Missouri in 2019
Veterinary Interests: Opthomolgy, oncology and preventative care
Hobbies: Playing softball, coaching kids sports and watching Cardinals
Pets: Three Prairie Dogs