Meet Our Team

Nixa Animal Hospital

700 W Mt. Vernon
Nixa, MO 65714





Nixie, Clinic Boss Cat

Nixie was adopted from Taney County Animal Control when the clinic opened, and lives at the clinic full time, supervising patients and staff alike. Her greatest joys including being brushed by her staff, snuggling in warm towels, playing in boxes, and hiding in open cabinets. You may see her in her cat tree, or greeting clients at the front desk.

Liz, Receptionist

Liz is originally from St. Louis and made southwest Missouri her home in 1997. She began her work with animals as a volunteer with the humane society in middle school through high school and later served as a volunteer and Board member with SNAP and then a volunteer with SAAF. She eventually turned her volunteer work and love of animals into a career in 2010 and hasn't looked back. In her free time she enjoys spending time in her backyard with her 3 dogs, 3 cats, and her boyfriend. She also loves traveling, gardening, hiking and kayaking.


Emily, Technician 

Emily has been working with animals since she was 15. In 2011, she received an AAS in Surgical Technology. In her spare time, Emily and her husband enjoy the lakes and rivers, hiking, and camping. In 2018, they welcomed the addition of twins! Her labrador, Cooper, enjoys the same things, and also snuggling.



Melanie, Technician

Melanie has been with Nixa Animal Hospital since 2016. She graduated from Missouri State with a Bachelor's of Music Performance before finding animal medicine. She is in her second semester of Purdue University's Veterinary Nursing Program. When not at work, Melanie is probably studying for her classes, but also enjoys long distance trail running, cheering on the Cardinals, and spending time with her wife, and their small zoo: 3 dogs, Desi, Hotchner, and Ravi, and 2 wild kittens, Hamilton and Graham. 


Grace, Technician

Grace has had a love for animals since she was a little girl, and recently graduated with her Bachelor's of Science with an emphasis in Biomedical Science from Southwest Baptist University. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy snuggling with their three cats, Percy, Freya, and Letho, watching movies, and going to concerts.


Tawnya, Technician

Tawnya has a Bachelor's of Science with an emphasis in Animal Science, and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She has been a veterinary assistant for 18 years. She and her husband share their home with two Chihuahuas, two Golden Retrievers, one Great Swiss Mountain Dog, and one cat. In her spare time she enjoys working in her yard, reading, crossword puzzles, and throwing tennis balls for her Goldens.


Bailey, Technician

Bailey works full time as a Stay At Home Mommy, but comes back on Saturdays to work for us. She has been working as an assistant for four years and graduated from Missouri State with a Bachelor's in Animal Science. Bailey and her husband share their home with their brand new baby, four dogs, three cats, two guinea pigs, and about 10 reptiles. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her horse, going hiking, and boxing. 

Freda, Receptionist

Freda has officially retired, but she occasionally comes back for a day if we need her! Freda and her husband treasure their 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, 3 Pomeranian children, and 6 Khaki Campbell ducks. In her free time, Freda enjoys gardening, canning, fishing, and all kinds of arts and crafts. Freda feels so blessed to be working with Dr. Molly and all the furry patients and their owners.