Republic Animal Hospital

574 E Harrison
Republic, MO 65738

(417)732-6800

republicanimalhospital.com

Our Team

 

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

 

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Republic Animal Hospital in Republic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 417-732-6800 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Melanie Fergason

 

Dr. Melanie Fergason

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Melanie Fergason, a Springfield, MO native, has loved animals since childhood. It was while in the fifth grade she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. During undergraduate school Dr. Fergason began working at her first veterinary practice. After obtaining a degree in Animal Science at Missouri State University Dr. Fergason began studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Fergason enjoys many aspects of practicing veterinary medicine but finds it most rewarding to foster the human / animal bond. Her practice of medicine focuses on quality of life for pets and owners. Her professional interests include Preventative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Fergason has been married since 2004. She is blessed to have a son, born February 2012, and a daughter, born October 2013. Her four-legged family includes two cats, Cole and Ginger, and two Border Collies, KC and Daxx.

Dr. Fergason's personal interest include all water activities (swimming, canoeing, boating, etc.), reading, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and playing fantasy football.

Dr. Maggie Schibler

 

Dr. Maggie Schibler

Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Schibler was born and raised in Springfield, MO. She grew up loving her many household pets and also learned to ride horses on an off-the track thoroughbred named Bingo. After a semester exchange to Australia in her undergraduate studies at Missouri State, she applied and was accepted to attend veterinary school at the University of Melbourne. She graduated in 2010 and stayed in Australia to work in rural mixed animal practices focusing on equine reproduction and small animal surgery and medicine.

Moving home to Springfield in 2014, Dr. Maggie refocused her interests on small animal practice and filled in at many regional clinics as a relief veterinarian. She has been a more regular fixture at Republic Animal Hospital since 2018 and is currently working 1-2 days a week so that Dr. Fergason can have a little more time to attend to the business side of the clinic and spend more time with her family. Her goal is to get your pet feeling better when they are not their best, but she also enjoys focusing on Preventative Medicine so that she can help your furry family member have a long and healthy life.

Dr. Maggie enjoys outdoor adventures and spends her free time hiking, floating, fishing and spending time at Bull Shoals Lake. You can find Bess, her hound mix sidekick, and Susan, the new kid-lab on the block, joining her on any of these adventures.

 

Megan


Megan

Registered Veterinary Technician

Megan has always loved animals and science ever since she was young. She made the exciting decision over 10 years ago to attend Jefferson College and pursue a career in veterinary technology, and since then she hasn’t looked back. Megan enjoys everything about veterinary medicine but most enjoys providing care for hospitalized patients and monitoring surgeries. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys reading any book she can get her hands on, being outdoors, and vacationing at the beach. Megan and her husband have 2 dogs; Secret, a Labrador retriever and Duck, a miniature schnauzer.

Jessica


Jessica

Office Manager

Jessica has been an animal lover from a young age, caring for a menagerie of pets and then pursuing education in Animal Ecology at Iowa State University. Her professional ambitions took her to Arizona where she met her husband while zookeeping for 5 years. They moved to the Springfield area to be closer to family and she has enjoyed the change of pace in the veterinary field and forming relationships with pets and their owners. Jess and her husband have a daughter, son on the way, and a chocolate lab named Lainey. They enjoy going to zoos and spending time together traveling.

Pati


Pati

Veterinary Assistant

Pati has been in the veterinary field since 2004 and is originally from Arkansas. She likes spending her free time traveling with her husband Brandon, going to the beach, and cuddling with her 2 French Bulldogs Emma and Opie. Pati and Brandon were married in Key West, Florida, in 2021, have 10 kids between the two of them, and have 5 grandchildren. Pati joined the veterinary field because she believes that pets enrich our everyday lives. She also enjoys getting to know all of our clients and patients that come through the door while enjoying a coffee.

Lindie


Lindie

Veterinary Assistant

Lindie joined our clinic in early 2022 and has been a veterinary assistant for over 10 years. Her favorite part of her job is educating owners on how to give their pets the best possible life. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Shayla


Shayla

Veterinary Assistant

Shayla has been an animal lover since a very young age, but never pursued the veterinary field until about 5 years ago when she fell in love with it. She enjoys assisting the doctors in patient rooms and with diagnostics. She also loves learning anything and everything about veterinary medicine. Shayla and her husband have 4 dogs, 2 cats and a Quarter Horse. They enjoy working out together, taking the dogs on walks and hikes, traveling and reading in her down time.

Tara


Tara

Social Media Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Tara has been with the clinic since 2018. She transitioned from a veterinary assistant role to the social media manager in early 2022, but can still occasionally be found around the clinic. Tara is married to her husband Holden, and together they have two boys: Silas and Shiloh. Tara has always enjoyed client education, reproduction education and providing excellent care for the communities beloved pets. Outside of work Tara enjoys spending time with her family and animals, going on hikes and runs and riding her horses. She is owned by several Labradors and enjoys showing and competing with them in different venues. She also has two horses, a cat, chickens and ducks.