Dr. Jerry Espey took over Crain Veterinary Center in 1998. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. Before Crain, he was in a mixed animal practice in northwest Missouri with his father for almost 30 years! Dr. Jerry has great compassion for every animal he sees and at 70 years old he still works full time, although he does enjoy fishing and spending time with his wife, grandchildren, and his 2 dogs Lucy and Twinkie on his days off!
Dr. Rob Espey joined his father at Crain Veterinary Center in 1998 after he graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He loves and cares for every animal he sees as if they were his own. He likes to spend time with his wife and two kids that he loves to watch rodeo!
Dr. Kyle Pellow is not only a veterinarian, but a marine biologist as well! He majored in marine biology as an undergraduate at the University of Miami before he went to the University of Missouri for vet school! He's been with us since 2002. He also gets to travel all over the country, when he's not working, with his wife and two daughters who love acting!
Dr. Amanda Hawkins certainly loves what she does! She's been with us since 2006 and from surgery to appointments, she does it all! She also attended vet school at the University of Missouri and has been a huge Mizzou fan ever since! When she's not at work, you can usually find her with her adorable son or at a Mizzou game with her husband. Dr. Amanda is so passionate and caring towards every animal she sees and truly dedicates her time and effort for every patient.
Dr. Marci Feyerabend may seem like a new face around here but it's only because we have to fight to get her out of surgery! From simple neuter's to complicated exploratory's, she's our go-to! Not only is she a veterinarian, but her husband is too! They met when they were in vet school together at the University of Missouri and now have two beautiful children.
Brandy Dukes doubles as the office manager and a receptionist which keeps her pretty busy! If work isn't keeping her on her toes her two daughters sure are with all of their softball games. She started working here when she was 15 years old!
Meet the receptionists! These are generally the smiling faces you see when you walk in the door. Julie, Lisa, and Jessica are always here for you! From answering the phones and your questions, to making appointments, they're always happy to help! Julie (left) has been here since 2009 and loves to spend time with her 2 sons, her dog Libby, and their coup of chickens! Lisa (middle) has worked here since 1999 and enjoys her free time with her 3 kiddos and 3 dogs that keep her pretty busy! Jessica (right) has been here since 2006 and usually has her hands full with her sweet little girl!
Kalie Hartman has been a Veterinary Technician here since 2013! Here is Kalie and her cat, Rajah! She loves taking care of your pets everyday!
Brianne Mays has been full-time with us since she graduated in 2016! She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Although she has only been full-time with us for a short time, she has worked part time/volunteered with us since she was 9 years old! Here she is with her girl, Charlie!
Marlene Bowlin has been with us since 2000! She started here right after she received her degree from tech school in Nebraska. Before tech school she received her bachelors degree in Agriculture at Truman State University. Here she is with her boys, Bubba and Radar!
Callie Scanlon has been with us since 2014 as a Veterinary Technician. Here she is with her two-legged dog who she shares a friendship bracelet/collar with! .
Anna Wells has been with us since 2004 as a Registered Veterinary Technician! She received her degree through Maple Woods Community College in 1995. Here she is with her dogs, Beanie and Finn!
Bridget Wilson has been an assistant here with us since 2008! Here she is with Diva, the clinic dog, who she takes home with her most nights.
Ada Campbell has been working here in the kennels for almost 13 years! Her hard work and dedication to her job has truly been a blessing! She knows almost every animal that walks in by name, and she loves and takes care of them like they are her own!