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Dr. Colleen Neale, Practice Owner
Dr. Neale grew up in St. Peters, MO, and decided to pursue veterinary medicine late in high school. While working on her undergraduate degree in Animal Science, she developed an interest in swine medicine and husbandry after working on a couple swine farms. She also has a passion for small animal medicine. She graduated from the University of Missouri with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012. Dr. Neale resides in Mexico with her husband, daughter Maggie, yellow lab Resa, and two cats Olaf and Crow.
Adam Neale, Practice Owner and Large Animal Assistant
Adam grew up here in Mexico, MO. He graduated from Lindenwood University with a degree in Human Resource Management. After working for 8 years for Joe Machens Ford in Columbia, MO he decided to return to Mexico to help grow the veterinary practice. He is enjoying getting to spend more time with his wife, Colleen and daughter Maggie. In his free time Adam loves to hunt, fish and be outdoors in general.
Dr. Lindsey Calhoun, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Calhoun grew up in Mexico, Missouri, on a sheep and pig farm just north of town. She was very active in 4-H and FFA showing livestock, which ultimately lead to her interest in veterinary medicine. After graduating Mexico High School, she went to the University of Missouri- Columbia to study Animal Science. She received her BS in Animal Science in 2011 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Calhoun lives with her husband, Jon and their son, Jesse. Dr. Calhoun has two dogs, Ranger and Tonks.
Dr. Cristina Alderson, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Alderson grew up in St. Peters, MO. She attended the University of Missouri for undergraduate studies in Biology and also completed a Masters of Public Health degree prior to attending veterinary school. She has special interests in preventative medicine and infectious diseases. Following graduation from veterinary school in 2015, Dr. Alderson moved to New York City. It was here she acquired a position as a shelter veterinarian in the largest animal shelter in New York. In July 2016 she and her husband Tyler relocated back to Missouri after he was accepted to the University of Missouri's Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Alderson and her husband welcomed a baby girl in July and reside in Columbia with their two cats, Darwin and Raj.
Terry Davenport, Office Manager
Terry is a 1975 graduate of Mexico High School. She was employed by Dr. Hudson for 30 years. Terry initially started her career as a receptionist, but 9 years later became the Office Manager and has remained with the clinic ever since. Terry and her husband, Kevin have two children, Alesha and Doug. The couple stays busy with their 7 grand children and 7 great-grand children. They enjoy sharing their home with two dogs rescued from the clinic, Cardi, an Australian Shepherd and Maggie, a dachshund.
Beverly Jones, Receptionist
Beverly is a Centralia High School Graduate. She worked as a receptionist for Dr. Hudson for 23 years. Beverly and her husband, Perry, live in Centralia. Beverly plans to retire at the end of October, but will always be part of the clinic crew. Beverly and her husband share two adult daughters, Pam, and Salina. Beverly enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, and miniature dachshund, DJ.
Crystal Uthe, Receptionist and Large/Small Animal Assistant
Crystal grew up in Wellsville, MO on a small farm, where she raised cattle, chickens, and horses. Her passion for animals started when she was very young. She is currently attending veterinary technology school and lives with her husband, Zack. This last winter the couple welcomed a baby girl. Crystal enjoys working with her cattle, horses and spending time with her 6 dogs; Amos, Dixie, Colt, Ellie, Rex, Sapphire and 1 cat, Kit.
Kate Keith, Small Animal Assistant
Kate was born and raised in Mexico. After graduating Mexico High School in 2004, she attended William Woods University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing. She has been with the clinic about 15 years this fall. She enjoys spending time with her lab/ pit bull cross, Gator and four cats; Jack, Jinx, L.P. and Phoebe.
Priscilla Vanlandingham, Small Animal Assistant
Priscilla grew up in Mexico, Missouri. While attending Mexico High School she worked part time as a Veterinary Assistant, moving to full time after graduating in 2006. Priscilla was employed by Dr. Hudson for 10 years. She and her husband, Raleigh have one daughter, Zoe. The family shares their home with two cats and one dog; Daisy,Blinkie and Elsa.
Katie Burson, Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel
Katie was born and raised in Mexico, MO and was exposed to a variety of animals at a young age. As a child she went on a lot of "puppy runs" with her grandmother who was a puppy broker and owner of Puppy Love Haven. From there her love of animals grew when her parents became managers and trainers at Dr. Raymond Wilbers' draft horse barn, Sunrise Stables.
As Katie got older, her animal interest expanded further when she became a Volunteer at Truman State University's Herpetology Lab. Here, Katie helped care for a group of brown anoles, a pretty ball python named Edna, a Chinese Water Dragon named George, a tortoise named Chunk and an eleven foot long Burmese python named Big Bertha.
After a semester at Truman, Katie transferred to Southwest Baptist University and began working at Animal Care Center where she was able to interact with clinic birds, rats, Double Yellow Headed Amazons, Cockatiels, rabbits and turtles.
Katie lives in Mexico with her husband and high school sweetheart, Cody. The couple was blessed to welcome their son, Parker Wayne in 2015. The family shares their home with Greta, a King Charles Spaniel and two cats Bosley and Minnie.
Gus, Clinic Cat
Gus arrived at Dr. Hudson’s clinic one day and never left. He was brought into the clinic as a kitten, the victim of a dog attack. His recovery process was long, and once healed the staff could not stand to part with him. Gus has a very friendly and outgoing personality. He became Dr. Hudson’s first clinic cat and has been with the clinic 14 years.
Harriet, Clinic Cat
Harriett was orphaned as a kitten and Dr. Hudson’s staff bottle fed her and nursed her back to health. She enjoys playing with her mouse toy, as well as long naps. Harriett is 3 years old and not as social as Gus, our other clinic cat.