Our Staff

Dr. Carlson

Liisa D. Carlson - DVM


Liisa D. Carlson, D.V.M., received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. In 1988, Dr. Carlson returned to Springfield to join her father, Dr. Delbert Carlson, at the Carlson Pet Hospital. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southwestern Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the Emergency Clinics of Southwest Missouri.

Dr. Carlson is also the author/co-author of the top selling book series: The Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook and the Cat owners Home Veterinary Handbook which is available at the office or at Amazon.com.

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Dr. Prigel

Dr. Dave Prigel - DVM


Dr. Prigel worked for us in the mid-late 2000's up until about 2011. Starting in August of 2015, we welcome Dr. Prigel back on a part-time schedule! Like Dr. Carlson, Dr Prigel is also a graduate from MSU and was one of Dr. Carlson's "classmates" while there.


Jason Randolph

Office Manager

Jason started with us in July of 1998 as a part-time Kennel Tech. Over the years, he has moved from Kennel Tech to Vet Tech to Office Manager. He is also the person responsible for the "technology" side of the business; website, online store, patient portal system, as well as the in-house IT/Computer guy. Although he doesn't get to spend as much time "hands on" with the four legged friends any more, he is still helping them from behind the scenes.

Jason is married, has 3 children, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 2 ferrets. In his spare time, he plays guitar in his band (most weekends) and is co-worship leader at his church.



Vet Tech

Therese has been with us since August of 2004. She has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years. She grew up in Chicago, loves photography, nature and the ocean. Therese is married and her pets are: Sandy, Gunther, George, Cupcake and Vinnie.




Christie has been with us since 2002 and could probably run the place by her self, but she'd prefer not to.


Megan, RVT

Registered Vet Tech

A recent graduate of the veterinary technician program at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO. Enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, and her fiancé, Dusty. One pet, a guinea pig named Tundra.




Mary came to work for us in 2011. She has an outstanding history in customer service and loves animals of all shapes and sizes, which makes her an important part of the CPH family.




Amanda has been with us since 2011. She grew up a "small town farm girl" and was around animals all her life.

Amanda is married (to a fireman)...They have a son, and 3 dogs and still frequently visits her family farm where there is a large variety of animals!




Cindy has been a groomer for over 30 years. She started working for us in 2008 after closing her own shop.


Larry - The Clinic Cat


What is there to say about Larry other than he is AWESOME and we love him!! Be sure to check out his page on our website.

Click here to visit Larry's Page!