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Meet Our Team

We want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful veterinary team.  They help us on our daily adventure of running a veterinary facility and make us smile.  It just wouldn't be nearly as much fun without themJ



Mark Hale, DVM

Dr. Hale grew up as a typical farm boy in Northern Arkansas.  The family raised cattle and chickens and harvested hay.  He spent his leisure time riding horses, team roping with his brother, fishing, hunting and camping.  His first dog, a little dachshund named Penny, went everywhere with him.


Having grown up on a farm, he naturally thought his veterinary career would consist mainly of cattle and horses.  Upon graduation from the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine, he practiced at a mixed animal clinic for nine years before opening All Creatures Animal Clinic, Ltd. in 1999. 


Over time, he came to realize that he wanted to concentrate on companion animal care.  Although All Creatures started out about 50% large animals and 50% small animals, over the years, it has evolved into a companion animal practice. 


Dr. Hale strives to provide excellent patient care and client education in the hope that these tools will allow our furry friends to achieve, health, happiness and longevity. 


Dr. Hannah
Dr. Hannah

Hannah grew up in Southwest Ohio but spent her childhood summers on her Grandparent's farm in Stockton. 

Hannah has always loved animals. As a child she was constantly bringing home strays, wildlife, and any other animal she could touch (much to her Dad's dismay). 

Hannah graduated from Wright State University with a degree in biology, then she went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University. 

Hannah moved to Bolivar to be close to family after graduating. She started working at Wooderson's Vet Clinic a year ago and came to work at All Creatures once a week in 2020 so she could work with small animals as well. She is excited to be on the All Creatures team and we are equally excited to have her.


Abby is the wife of Dr. Hale and partner in All Creatures serving as the Practice Manager.  She grew up in Central Missouri near Columbia and met Mark while he was attending the Veterinary College where she worked.  The couple married in May of 1990 in Springfield.

Abby graduated from the College of Agriculture at Southwest Missouri State University.  She has an extensive office background and has also worked as a Certified Missouri Nurseryman and a tax preparer. 

She lives with Dr. Hale in the country near Bolivar with their dog Chester and cat Clint.


April grew up on a farm in the Bolivar area, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Missouri State University, worked at a large animal veterinary clinic for three years and gave horseback riding lessons before joining All Creatures in August of 2006. 

April has attended numerous continuing education classes and led the clinic in its conversion to electronic medical records.  She now serves as our Head Technician. 

April lives in the country with her beloved horses, cows, dogs and cats.  In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, motorcycle riding, gardening, camping and pretty much anything involving the outdoors.


Jamie grew up in Springfield and has worked in the field of veterinary medicine since 2003.  Jamie relocated to Bolivar and joined All Creatures in October of 2008 as a Veterinary Technician.  She brought experience from both general practice and emergency medicine. 

Jamie's primary duties are assisting Dr. Hale in surgery and the exam rooms and caring for hospitalized patients, but she may also be found assisting clients at the front desk where she is very helpful with pet healthcare topics. She enjoys companion animals and is a pro at handling scared felines. 

She lives in the country outside of Bolivar with her husband, 4 children, their kitty companions and dogs.  In Jamie's free time, she enjoys recreational horseback riding.


Angela describes herself as an Army Brat, growing up in Alaska, then moving to Texas.  She worked for nearly six years at the busy Animal Medical Center near Ft. Hood.  She relocated to Southwest Missouri and joined All Creatures in September of 2011. 

Angela's primary duties are assisting Dr. Hale in surgery and the exam rooms and caring for hospitalized patients, but she may be found assisting clients at the front desk where she is very helpful with pet healthcare topics.

She lives with her daughter Bailey and her beloved pets. 


Patricia joined our team as a receptionist in March 2014 after working for Bolivar school district the past 15 years. She is a native of Halfway and has lived in Bolivar over 30 years. She has 2 boys, a daughter and is a proud Nana of 10 wonderful grandchildren.

Patricia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, scrapbooking and gardening. 


Haley joined our team in May 2016. Haley was born and raised in the Bolivar area. She graduated from Bolivar High School in 2015 and from Missouri Valley in May 2019 with a degree in vererinary medicine.

She was accepted into the Veterinary program at MU and we are so excited about her future as a vet!! 


Leah starting working with us part time in 2015. Leah was born and raised in Kansas and she earned an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2007 from Maple Woods Community College.  She brings work experience from a specialty dental practice, humane society/rescue work and a small animal practice.  

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, 2 dogs, reading and being on the lake.    


Erin started working for us in 2014 as a kennel technician.  She graduated from Halfway High School and received her associates degree at OTC.  She is now working on her Bachelors degree in creative writing at Missouri State University.

Erin lives on a farm outside Bolivar where she raises a few goats and Old Time Scottish Collies. She enjoys training and spending time with and her dogs as well as traveling the world. 


Marissa joined our team in May of 2019. Marissa graduated from Fair Play Highschool in 2015 and from College of the Ozarks in 2019 with a degree in Animal Science.  Prior to working for us she aquired experience in a large animal practice and had a lot of hands on training through her college program. She will be an asset to our team as a technician caring for our many special patients. 

When not working, Marissa loves spending time at the lake and being outdoors.

Marissa has recently been accepted into the vet program at MU, we are wishing her the best of luck!!


Stephanie began working for us in 2019. She grew up in Oregon before moving here and graduating from Humansville High School in 2009. Her desire to work with animals influenced her to attend OTC and earn an Associates degree in Agriculture. We look forward to having her here as her outgoing personality will be an asset to her coworkers and our clients.  

She and her family live on a farm outside of Fair Play where they raise black and red angus cattle. They also have several fox trotters, 4 dogs and recently acquired chickens. Stephanie enjoys traveling, gardening, canning, horseback riding and spending time with her daughter and family on the farm.


Ginger grew up in Bolivar and graduated from Bolivar High School. After graduating she joined the Army Reserves where she met her husband. Due to the couple being in the Army they moved a lot so she was able to gain experience at a variety of vet clinics. 

Ginger recenly moved back to the Bolivar area to be close to family for her two little boys. She has a German Shepard mix dog and a white Flemish Giant rabbit. In her free time she enjoys reading, loom knitting, hiking and finding trouble to get in to with her boys!

In Memory of Tom

Tom was brought to the clinic to be euthanized shortly after we opened in 1999.  He was found in a ditch after being hit by a car.  His injuries were serious.  His jaw was broken and part of his face was crushed.  He looked up at Dr. Hale from the exam table and we knew we had to give this little guy a chance.  Dr. Hale wired his jaw shut and for the next month, Tom was fed by syringe.  In order for his wounds to mend, he was confined to a cage.  Of course, he was not neutered, so in those early days, we referred to him as "the Tom cat."  One day he decided he was healed and started making a huge racket.  He was tired of that cage and wanted OUT.  We let him out of the cage and, of course, neutered him.  He supervises the activities of all clinic staff and greets clients.  We spoil him shamelessly.

In Memory of Toughie

Toughie was a kitten when he was brought in after being mauled by a dog.  He was so injured that we couldn't even see if he had an eyeball in his swollen socket.  He had bite wounds in his sides that continued to drain for weeks.  He was a brave little kitten considering all of the wound-flushing that had to be done.  That is why we started calling him Toughie.  That was years ago and he has lived here with Tom ever since.  He lacks the laid back attitude of Tom, but has endeared himself to us nevertheless.  He also is spoiled shamelessly.