Dr. Clark K Fobian, DVM
Dr. Fobian has always had an affection for animals. From the time he was a young boy you could find him looking after the needs of one animal or another. Therefore, it is not surprising that he went off to college at Missouri University, worked hard and gained access to the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1977. He worked at two separate mixed animal practices out of school where he gained practical skills and experience.
In 1981 he established Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in Sedalia to serve the needs of the pet owning population and the animals they cared for and loved. The practice grew and in 1996, he moved “up the street” where he constructed a beautiful and serviceable clinic to meet the current and future needs of those seeking quality care for their pets.
Dr. Jennifer K Boatright, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Boatright grew up on a farm in Southwest Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Upon graduation she moved to Sedalia with her husband to his family farm and joined the Thompson Hills Animal Clinic staff.
Dr. Boatright and her husband raised their two children on the family farm just east of Sedalia with their herd of cattle, goats, sheep, horses, cats, dogs and chickens. Her hobbies include working outside, gardening, reading, horseback riding and spending lots of time with her family and church.
Understanding the benefits of high quality medicine firsthand from her recent treatments for breast cancer, Dr. Boatright has an increased passion to provide this same level of medicine to her clients and their four legged family members. Having benefited from the compassion, listening ears and earnest response to her needs from a great medical staff, she desires to treat her clients and their pets with the same degree of care.
Dr. Jessica A Giffen, DVM
Dr. Giffen was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the staff of Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in June 2005. Dr. Giffen and her husband Beau reside in Sedalia with their son Seth and their cat Fuzz. Dr. Giffen’s interests include scrap booking, reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family. Her veterinary interests include dermatology and ophthalmology.
Dr. Chad L McNeal, DVM
Dr. McNeal was born and raised in Sedalia. He graduated salutatorian from Smith-Cotton High School in 2003 where he received a full academic scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in 2010. He has decided to give back to the community which had done so much for him and practice Veterinary Medicine here in his home town.
He has three canine family members Princess (Shi Tzu), Zoey (Boston Terrier), and Jake (mixed breed). Dr. McNeal’s veterinary interests are preventative medicine, surgery, and dental work. His hobbies include football, woodworking, being outdoors, and spending time with his lovely wife Kimberly and 2 daughters Carli Sue and Kaeli.
Rita L Fobian
Rita grew up in the western part of the state on a farm in Archie, MO, where she raised and nurtured all kinds of animals. Upon graduation from high school, she attended the University of Missouri and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education in 1973. She married Dr. Fobian in 1974. They have two terrific grown children Kerri & Todd. Kerri and her husband Steve have two wonderful sons Eli and Liam, and a daughter, Maisy; who live in Columbia. Todd is not married and lives in Alabama.
The Fobian’s have had a minagerie of animals in their household over the years. Currently they have 3 cats in the household. Rita has been a part of the clinic in various ways since it started in 1981. She tries to stay active in her church and Habitat for Humanity as well as other venues. She enjoys gardening, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, reading and spending time with her family.
Debbie G Spalding, RVT
Debbie Spalding brings over 30 years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician to Thompson Hills Animal Clinic. She has enjoyed working as an RVT with large and small animals since her graduation in 1985.
Debbie resides in Concordia with her devoted husband of over 30 years, Craig, and 5 wonderful children: Mallory, Trevor, Haley, Shelby, and Conner. She has also gained a new son-in-law this year, Matt who is married to Mallory. They have a wide variety of animals on their 5 acre farm, and she is an active member of Missouri Veterinary Technicians Association (MVTA) and North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA).
Rhonda J Haywood, RVT
Rhonda has been working in the veterinary field since 1991, becoming a registered veterinary technician in 2006. She has been part of the Thompson Hills Animal Clinic team since 2005.
Rhonda volunteers her time for the American Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the Convention Education Program Committee. Rhonda is also a consultant for the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, as the Continuing Education Content Manager. This keeps her very busy at home and during her numerous travels across the country.
Rhonda has been happily married to her husband Mark for over 16 years and has two stepdaughters and a son in law. She also has a furry Bloodhound daughter Georgia and two cats. In her limited free time, Rhonda loves hiking, gardening, camping, traveling, photography, and is a very active member of the Pettis County K-9 Academy dog club. Life is good!
Cindy Meyers, CVT
Cindy Meyers is a Certified Veterinary Technician and a 1993 graduate of Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver Colorado. She has a love for birds and most exotic animals and spent the first 7 years after graduation as a part owner of a bird grooming business that serviced the entire Front Range area of Colorado.
In 2002 she began work at a small animal practice in Boulder Colorado and worked there until her husband was transferred in November of 2009. She worked at a small clinic in Clinton, for 2 years after coming to Missouri and joined the team at Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in December 2011.
Cindy and her husband Mark live on 5 acres in Warsaw with their oldest granddaughter, Naomi. The family has been involved with karate since coming to Missouri and they are all 1st degree black belts in Shotokan Karate.
Cindy enjoys animals of all kinds and home just wouldn’t be home without them. She has 2 horses, 1 dog, and 4 cats. She really loves fishing and spending time in the quiet of the Missouri countryside.
Life is GOOD!
Megan is a 2012 graduate of the University of Central Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 2011, she first started job shadowing at Thompson Hills Animal Clinic and was offered a full-time position as a Veterinary Assistant shortly after. Megan has always had an interest in animals and it has been her passion to provide pet owners the knowledge to care for their pets.
Megan currently lives in Windsor and is married to her husband, Kevin. They are high school sweethearts and have been together since 2005. Together they have one daughter, Mirra, and a Border Collie mix named Natty.
Kim grew up in Sedalia and graduated from Smithton High School in 2000 and in 2006 graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate. After graduating from Kirkwood, Kim moved to Bryan Texas where she worked at Texas A& M University Research Lab as well as Kingdom Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician. After living in Texas, Kim decided to move back home so she could be closer to family. She then joined the team at Lifetime Animal Center in Warrensburg working there for six years. Kim has recently joined the team at Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in July, 2016 and is much happier being closer to home. Kim lives here in Sedalia with her 2 cats Tess and Gracie and has added a new addition to her furry family, Reuben, a terrier mix puppy.
Danielle was born and raised in the Pettis/Benton County area where she was exposed to many different farm animals, wildlife, and house pets. At the early age of 3, she knew she wanted to work with animals when she grew up. In 2013, Danielle graduated high school and started attending State Fair Community College to pursue a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after she started college, she job shadowed at Thompson Hills Animal Clinic and was hired on part time as a Kennel Assistant. Three years later, Danielle was promoted to a full-time Veterinary Assistant. She and her husband Edwin are newlyweds and are the proud parents of a beautify baby girl named Zada. They also have 3 happy dogs, a Pit Bull, a Red Tick Hound, and a Rottweiler mix.
Diana Frausto, Kennel Assistant
Diana was born and raised in Missouri and is a junior in high school. She enjoys horseback riding, photography, and drawing. Diana also enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua named Rose.
Diana started job shadowing here at Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in March, 2016 and was offered a permanent position in April. She wishes to pursue the animal field and go into the career as a Veterinary Technician.
Client Care Coordinators
Christina Pangburn has been a part of Thompson Hills Animal Clinic since July, 2012. Her interests include traveling and being outdoors, reading, and makeup artistry. She has two furry family members; Izzy, a boxer and Pepper, a boxer/lab mix. She and her husband Justin live in the Smithton area and have been married since 2011.
Melissa has been with the Thompson Hills Animal Clinic family since the summer of 2015. Melissa’s interests include spending time with family and friends, watching her kids play sports, camping, and traveling. She has 2 children ages 10 and 7; and also has 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 rabbits. She and her husband Dan have been married for 8 years and reside in the Sedalia area.
Haley is currently attending classes at State Fair Community College. She lives on Whiteman Airforce base with her newlywed husband. Together they have one dog named Mitzi. In Haley’s spare time she likes to ride horses, go fishing and spend time with her family. She has a strong passion for animals and enjoys helping others. Her favorite quote is, “Reach for the moon, and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”