Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pacific Animal Hospital in Pacific! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 636-257-2100 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

William C Jones, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Jones is the owner of Pacific Animal Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 1970). Pacific Animal Hospital has grown ten-fold since Dr. Jones purchased it in 1982. His expertise is in companion animal medicine and numerous surgical procedures. Dr. Jones is very highly recommended in emergency medical procedures. He enjoys working on his farm in southeast Missouri, spending time with his wife, Jo Ann, along with his children and grandchildren.

Years in Practice: 47
Education: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Interests: Traveling and spending time on his farm in southwest Missouri

Lauren Shipp, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Shipp is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Shipp joined our staff in June 2014. She has 2 cats, Sylvester and Nemo, and a Dirk's Fund dog named Dewey. In 2017 Dr. Shipp and her husband welcomed their first child, Tate, into the world. Dr. Shipp enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her pets and watching Cardinals baseball!

Years in Practice: 3
Education: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Brian L Hezel, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Hezel is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 1980). During his years of experience he has excelled in companion animal medicine and surgery. He enjoys working with and helping pets with allergies.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling and hunting in several different countries! He has one daughter and lives with his wife and five dogs. He has been with Pacific Animal Hospital since the Fall of 1999.

ElizaBeth S. Sparks DVM

Veterinarian

ElizaBeth completed her undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Biomedical Science and AgriBusiness/Animal Science with a Chemistry minor. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for 5 years during that time. ElizaBeth continued her education at the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She has many interests, especially surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and advanced imaging.
Dr. Sparks has also been serving in the U.S. Army National Guard since 2000 as a Military Police. She is currently a Sergeant First Class in a Military Police Company. She has been deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, Qatar, and Guatemala, and mobilized for several tornado reliefs in Missouri and Hurricane Katrina.
When she’s not at the hospital, ElizaBeth enjoys anything outdoors including hiking/backpacking, kayaking, cycling, and playing/hiking with her dogs.

Management

Amber, RVT

Practice Manager

Amber has worked with Pacific Animal Hospital since 1997 while still in high school. After high school she completed her degree in Veterinary Technology at Jefferson College. She is responsible for the day to day operations with the hospital team. Amber is the owner of Jake, a Dirk's Fund Rescue dog. Amber LOVES big HUGS! In addition to her dog she has a horse named Zandy and also a chinchilla Amber spends much of her spare time with her horses Barrel Racing.

Years in Practice: 20
Education: Jefferson College
Email: pacificvets@aol.com

Amy

Amy

Lead Veterinary Technician

Amy is another one of our long time technicians that moved with us to our new building. She enjoys working close with small animals. One of Amy's skills is working with you to help find the right diet for your pet. Amy also specializes in tick removal. She is married with three kids, two boys and a girl. Amy enjoys spending time with her family and going on vacations.

Years in Practice: 15
Education: Jefferson College-Veterinary Technology
Interests: Traveling, working out and hanging out with her kids

Nancy

Bookeeper

Nancy is everyone at PAH's favorite person! (Especially on payday!) Nancy was bought with the business in the early 1900's 😉 She has been a member of the staff for almost 40 years! She lives locally with her husband and their two furkids, Kaylie and Starsky. She has two adult children and four grandcats.

Years in Practice: 39
Interests: Gaming, talking to her husband on the phone & loves the color orange!

Tiffany

Lead Receptionist

Tiffany is one of the friendly faces you will see behind the front desk at Pacific Animal Hospital. She has been with the team since February 2005. She was raised in Saint Clair but purchased a home with her husband in the Franklin County Area. Tiffany specializes in air guitar solos. Tiffany has one adorable little boy and is the proud pet mom of three crazy cats Meatball, Winkin Lincoln and Binx. In her free time she enjoys cooking, movies, and shopping.

Years in Practice: 12
Education: East Central College
Interests: Traveling, reading, cooking & spending time with family

Technicians/Assistants

Darcy

Darcy

Veterinary Technician

Erikka

Erikka

Veterinary Assistant

Amber

Amber

Veterinary Assistant

Autumn

Autumn

Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea

Chelsea

Veterinary Assistant

Boarding/Grooming Manager

Jessica

Boarding and Grooming Manager

This smiling face is one of the first to greet you at both Salty Dog and PAH. She joined the staff in August 2014. Jessica was born and raised locally. Jessica is the selfie queen! Jessica enjoys spending time with her two adorable nieces and has three cats, Ralphie, Charlie & Onyx.

Years in Practice: 3
Interests: Cooking, singing & hanging out with family

Dana

Kennel Manager

Dana is responsible for our day to day operations of our kennel! Dana also has top secret flower power! She joined the PAH staff in October 2010. Dana lives on a funny farm including 3 dogs, 2 cats, a bird and ducks!

Years in Practice: 7
Interests: Keeping your cute canine looking fresh!

Receptionist

Melissa

Melissa

Social Media

Jaclyn

Jaclyn

Receptionists

Kayla

Kayla

 Kennel Assistants

Bailey

Bailey

Kennel Assistant

Kyndra

Kyndra

Kennel Assistant

Jaymee

Jaymee

Kennel Assistant

Pet Groomers

Ami

Pet Groomer

Ami is one of the groomers at Salty Dog, she has been grooming for several years and is sure to make your pet look fabulous. She was raised in Pacific, MO and has her BS Degree from Southeast MO State. Ami will flat talk your ear off! She lives with her husband, two children, two dogs, and one cat.

Years in Practice: 13
Education: Southeast MO State

Kelsey

Pet Groomer