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.

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 3 cats, Leo, Sylvester, and Nemo. 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!

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

Dr. Sparks 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. She 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 in the 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, Dr. Sparks enjoys anything outdoors including hiking/backpacking, kayaking, cycling, and playing/hiking with her dogs.

Management

Amber, RVT

Practice Manager

Amy

Lead Veterinary Technician

Nancy

Bookeeper

Tiffany

Lead Receptionist

Technicians/Assistants

Darcy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Autumn, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Chelsea

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica

Veterinary Technician

Boarding/Grooming Manager

Jessica

Boarding and Grooming Manager

Receptionist

Jaclyn

Receptionist

Kayla

Receptionist

Randee

Receptionist

 Kennel Assistants

Bailey

Kennel Assistant

Kyndra

Kennel Assistant

Katie

Kennel Assistant

Pet Groomers

Ami

Pet Groomer

Kelsey

Pet Groomer

Door Greeters

Scooter

Door Greeter

Nunnee

Door Greeter

Lego

Door Greeter

Cricket

Door Greeter

Tiger Lily

Door Greeter