Fredericktown's Compassionate Veterinary Team

Benjamin C. Rothlisberger, DVM, Owner

fredericktown animal hosptialDr. Benjamin C. Rothlisberger is a General Practitioner at Fredericktown Animal Hospital and its partner hospital, the Veterinary Clinic of the Mineral Area.

Originally from Pilot Knob, Missouri, Dr. Rothlisberger says that he was motivated to become a veterinarian after emptying his piggy bank as a child to treat a stray dog with demodectic mange. Now that he is a veterinarian he says he enjoys the feeling of making a difference in our clients' and their pets' lives.

Dr. Rothlisberger attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he studied Animal Science. During veterinary school he won the Large Animal Surgery Award and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from the University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Rothlisberger is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the Farmington School Board and the Life Church of Farmington.

Dr. Rothlisberger and his wife Tiffany, the practice's financial officer, have three young children: Rachel, Tanner, and Evvie. The family provides a home for a number of pets that includes dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbit, fish, turkeys, chickens and donkeys.

Dr. Rothlisberger's interests include farming, hunting, fishing, restoring old cars and time with his family.

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Scott Mier, DVM

veterinarian in fredericktown moDr. Scott Mier is a General Practitioner who has been with the Fredericktown Animal Hospital since 1984.

A native of Advance, Missouri, Dr. Mier says that his early experiences growing up on a farm played a major role in influencing his decision to become a veterinarian. He adds that the variety of animals and people that he is able to interact with make the job enjoyable and continuously interesting.

For his undergraduate work, Dr. Mier attended the School of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri, where he majored in Biology and Chemistry and won the freshman chemistry award. He did not receive a Bachelor's degree because he was given early admittance to the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. By 1984, he had earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Mier is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member and elder of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown, Missouri, a 4H Project Leader, and a 4H County Coordinator for Shooting Sports.

Dr. Mier and his wife Rose, a biology teacher at Mineral Area College, have two grown children and provide a home to a Welsh Corgi named Joe; a golden retriever named Nellie; a donkey named Pal; three sheep: ZZ, Val and Suzy Q; a cat named Pete; a llama named Frickles; and two horses named Delilah and Coco. He adds that most of the family's pets are castoffs that found a home with his family.

Dr. Mier's interests include woodworking, being a 4H leader, skeet and trap shooting, and hiking.

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Philip D. Falch, DVM, Owner

animal hospital in fredericktown moDr. Philip D. Falch is a General Mixed Animal Practitioner who practices at both Fredericktown Animal Hospital and the Veterinary Clinic of the Mineral Area.

Originally from Desoto, Missouri, Dr. Falch says that from a young age he has wanted to work in a career that allowed him to help people living in rural areas care for their animals and help them make a living farming. Now that he is a veterinarian, he says, "I love nothing more than driving home in my Ford pickup covered in muck knowing that I've helped my clients solve problems and keep their pets and livestock healthy."

For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Falch attended Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri, and then the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Agriculture where he studied Animal Science. During his time in college he received admission to the Honor Society of Agriculture. After receiving early admission, he enrolled in the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. During veterinary school Dr. Falch was listed in the Who's Who of students in American Universities and Colleges, named Outstanding Student in Theriogenology, admitted to the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, and given the Upjohn Large Animal Proficiency Award. In 1997, he graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Falch's area of special professional interest is large animal general practice. He is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. He is also certified in the National Johne's Disease Program.

Dr. Falch and his wife, Sara, who works part-time at the practice and homeschools their son Lane, have two cats named Sophie and Hallee Ferguson, a horse named Dakota, a ewe lamb named Saddie (they bottle fed her for two months), and 35 chickens. In fact, their young son, Lane, requested chickens and a chicken house for his 5th birthday and now sells farm fresh eggs.

Dr. Falch's interests include gardening, spending time with his family, and anything John Deere.

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Kelly Carrow, DVM

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Kelly Carrow is a general practitioner from Windsor, Missouri, who has been with Fredericktown Animal Hospital since 1997.

She grew up on a farm, raising cattle, and always wanted to watch the local veterinarians when they came to the farm. "Dad encouraged me to pursue my interest," she says, and she currently enjoys helping people and animals in the community.

Dr. Carrow received her Bachelor of Science from University of Missouri - Columbia, and graduated in 1997 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She additionally holds a BS in Biology from Central Missouri State, and is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Carrow's involvement with the community has included past work with 4-H groups.

She and her husband Joe have three boys. She also has three beagles - Bob, Clifford, and Daisy - who are sometimes known affectionately as "the Pound Puppies." At the end of a busy day, she enjoys "nothing more than coming home to my house full of active boys!"

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Elizabeth Morgan Thompson, DVM

Growing up showing horses and living on a small hobby farm in rural Isanti, Minnesota gave Dr. Elizabeth Morgan Thompson valuable animal experience and nurtured her passion veterinary medicine. She studied animal science at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, where she made the Dean's List every semester, and entered veterinary school after her junior year at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. While there, she received the American College of Veterinary Surgeons' Student Award for excellence in large animal surgery and the Ann Miller-Roth and Jerome E. Roth Scholarship.

Dr. Thompson is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include equine medicine and small animal soft tissue surgery.

When asked what she finds most satisfying about being a veterinarian, Dr. Thompson says, "Getting to see your patients in health and sickness, and being an influence on a healthy life. Nothing is more rewarding then seeing your patient's health improve and the happiness on their owner's face."

Outside work, Dr. Thompson enjoys showing horses, hiking with her dog Charlie (a Labrador/Bluetick Coonhound mix), fishing, and being outdoors. She also has a quarter horse mare named Ginger.

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