About Us

Welcome to Hillcrest Animal Hospital!   We are proud to serve Poplar Bluff, MO and surrounding areas.   Hillcrest Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medical care along with friendly, compassionate service.  We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained and experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.  Our ambulatory trucks have been on the road providing on-farm care to animals across a 9-county region, including Arkansas, since 2016. And now, you can bring the animal to us for care in our safe, secure, custom designed large animal facility, no matter the weather.  At Hillcrest we take great pride in being able to accommodate our patients, both small and large, in nearly any situation.

Hillcrest Animal Wellness, located in Doniphan, MO brings Hillcrest’s brand of veterinary excellence to the heart of Ripley County.  This by appointment only clinic offers goods and services for small animal patients, and large animal supplies for clients in the region.  We happily provide all types of routine, preventive pet care, plus, illness examinations and end of life care. The facility is equipped with a full array of in-house Idexx diagnostic analyzers, Idexx digital radiography, and fully stocked small and large animal pharmacy. Minor procedures such as cat neuters and small laceration repairs are welcome. However, this facility is not equipped for intensive care, overnight hospitalization, or surgery. We may seamlessly share client and patient records with AAHA accredited Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Poplar Bluff when more advanced care is needed.  Book an appointment for your pet over the phone by calling (573) 785-1471 or by walking-in.

About our doctors:
Dr. Kathryn Bell, co-owner, graduated from Veterinary School at the University of Missouri in 2014 and exclusively attends to small animal patients. Veterinary medicine is her passion. She is especially good at helping itchy patients and utilizing her exceptional surgical skills when appropriate. Dr. Kathryn is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and Certified TCVM Palliative and End-of-life Practitioner (CTPEP). These additional certifications enable her to help patients with an integrative approach using the best of conventional medicine but also incorporating holistic treatments when possible, to help patients enjoy great quality of life.

Dr. Mason Bell, co-owner, graduated from Veterinary School at the University of Missouri in 2014 and mostly practices large animal medicine. Chances are, if you have a cow, horse, or other livestock in need of routine or urgent care, he will be the one to help. The haul-in facility was Dr. Mason’s brainchild and he would be delighted to give you a tour.

Dr. Rachel Chall, associate veterinarian, graduated from Veterinary School at Kansas State University in 2020, also with a master’s degree in public health. She enjoys having many pets, like dogs, cats, and chinchillas, and hobbies like restoring furniture. Not only does Dr. Chall attend to small pets and furry exotics, but also she is ready and able to help large animals.

Dr. Katie Jones is a 2023 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Senath, MO where her family operates a row crop farm. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing and enjoying time at the lake. She is excited to work with small animal patients and has a special interest in internal medicine.

Dr. Heather Hampton is a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary medicine. She practiced medicine north of Atlanta, Georgia for a few years and has now moved back to Missouri to continue caring for our furry patients. She exclusively treats small animal patients, and she especially enjoys preventative care medicine.

Our veterinary services: 

  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • X-rays
  • Spay And Neuter
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Behavior Management
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Ultrasound
  • Onsite Diagnostics
  • Boarding
  • Equine and Bovine Haul-In and Ambulatory
  • Orthopedic Surgery (Fracture Repair, Patellar and Coxofemoral Luxation Repair, Hemilaminectomy, Cruciate Surgeries, and more).
  • The areas only CT machine, NewTom5G, for advanced images for a variety of species and conditions.
  • The areas only Veterinary Livestock Handling Facility
  • Featuring dedicated equine hospital stalls, surgical area, and treatment stocks for more intensive equine care.
  • Mobile ultrasound and radiographs capabilities
  • Covered cattle corral with holding pens, calving pens, and the areas only hydraulic tilting chute making all bovine work, especially foot care, and bull breeding soundness exams, safe and easy no matter the weather
  • We also offer large animal ambulatory services, and have a portable hydraulic chute for use on farms with cattle work

Please contact us today with any questions about your pet's health or to schedule your pet's appointment or stay in our pet hotel!

Thank you for visiting Hillcrest Animal Hospital!