Our Team

About R Vet at Cross Creek

R Vet at Cross Creek provides the highest quality veterinary care. Meet our skilled, compassionate veterinary care team who are committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for your pets.​​​​​​​

Meet the Team

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Katie TerMeer

Katie TerMeer, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

My name is Kathrine (Katie, for short) TerMeer and I am a general practice veterinarian. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. When I’m not busy helping clients and their fur babies. I enjoy spending time on my farm, gardening, and riding horses. Cats are my favorite animal and with 13, I’m well on my way to being a crazy cat lady!

Jessica French

Jessica French

Practice Manager

My name is Jessica, I am the practice manager at R Veterinary at Cross Creek. I grew up in a small town here in Missouri and have always wanted to work with animals. I started my career as a veterinarian technician in 2009 and started at Cross Creek Animal Hospital in 2012. When I’m not at work my daughter and I love going on adventures and enjoying nature.

Amy Foster

Amy Foster

Receptionist​​​​​​​


Hi, my name is Amy! I first started working for Cross Creek Animal Hospital after high school in 2001 and have had a passion forever veterinary medicine since! I moved away for a while and after moving back to Waynesville I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else, I was lucky enough to join this great team again. I have two standard poodles, Cadbury and Reba, and two cats, Muffin and Maxxton. They live for walks, treats, and cuddling. In my free time, you will find me at my daughter’s gymnastics practices!

Grace Bales

Grace Bales

Receptionist & Boarding Technician

My name is Grace Bales. I work as a receptionist and boarding technician at R Veterinary at Cross Creek. I am currently attending college at OTC. I have a three-legged lab named Tuck, and a fat lab named Dixie.

Laura Kemp

Laura Kemp

Receptionist​​​​​​​


Hi, there my name is Laura Cecil and I am a receptionist at R Veterinary at Cross Creek. I have worked here for a little over a year now. I am a huge animal lover and currently have eight dogs of my own. I am enrolled in school and hoping to further my career as a veterinary technician.

Emily McGuire

Emily McGuire

Receptionist


Hi! My name is Emily and I am a receptionist at R Veterinary at Cross Creek! I have four pets; three dogs and a cat; Hercules, Hiwa, Lucy and Sapphire. I have always loved working with and around animals and I hope to one day make a full career out of it!

Maggie Leupold

Maggie Leupold

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Maggie Leupold, RVT! I have been working at R Veterinary since 2016. I graduated from the Crowder College Veterinary Technician program and obtained my Veterinary Technician license in 2019. I love animals big and small. Speaking of animals that I love, I have a horse named Tiny and a dog named Darryl!

Deanna Milton

Deanna Milton

Registered Veterinary Technician

My name is Deanna Milton, RVT. Animals have always been my passion, ever since I was a child. I grew up on a farm and got the first-hand look into the eyes of vet medicine, I wouldn’t change it. My goal in life is to help them all live a safer, longer, and healthier life.

Allegra Pope

Allegra Pope

Veterinary Technician

My name is Allegra. I’m tech-ceptional! I started out as a receptionist, then moved to boarding technician and I am now a veterinary technician. I’m an active duty military spouse and have always wanted to work with animals. These are some of my pets Kiwi and Darth Vader. It’s been so much fun taking care of patients as well as building bonds with their owners.

Dakota Sheaffer

Dakota Sheaffer

Veterinary Technician

My name is Dakota Sheaffer, I am currently a veterinary technician at R Veterinary at Cross Creek. I have always had a passion to help the defenseless and try to make the world a better place. When I’m not helping heal four-legged patients I spend most of my time enjoying the great outdoors or working around the farm.

Kelsie Shoemaker

Kelsie Shoemaker

Veterinary Technician

I’m Kelsie! I live in Vienna, MO, and work as a veterinary technician at R Veterinary at Cross Creek. I have one dog, one kitty, a pig, and a beautiful baby girl! I’m one of three kids, and grew up on a farm surrounded by animals my whole life! In my free time, I like to help out at my family’s sale barn, take my dog to the river and hang out with my newest addition.

Kathy Lowe

Kathy Lowe

Boarding Technician

My name is Kathy Lowe and I have worked at R Veterinary at Cross Creek for three years as a boarding technician. I am a mother to eight wonderful children, and I’m referred to as the “Clinic Mom”. My husband and I enjoy all of the chaos that lots of kids and pets bring to our lives. I enjoy working with all of the dogs and cats that I see on a daily basis while I am at work.

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