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ACM's Support Staff 

We are proud to introduce the people at the reception desk and behind the scenes who work hard to take care of our patients and clients.

Nancy Chandler is ACM's Practice Manager, handling all the financial and administrative duties that allow the rest of us to focus on your pets and livestock.  Nancy has 25 years of experience in the financial field, and 11 years as manager of Madison Pet Clinic in Webb City.  Nancy and her husband have four children, five grandchildren, one dog named Sophie, and Titus the cat. She likes to ride motorcycles, read books, and sit in front of the fireplace drinking Starbucks, preferably in her favorite place – the Colorado Rockies

Vickie Golubski is our head technician. Vickie has been part of our practice team since 2001 and is a familiar face to most of our clients. She lives in Monett with her husband Martin and their dogs, cats, and ferrets. While not at work, Vickie spends times with her pets, her two grown children and her two grandchildren. Vickie also rehabilitates wildlife that is brought to ACM for the conservation department. Deer, baby birds, raccoons, opossums, raptors and owls have all called her mama in their own way.

Vickie Golubski
Rachelle Heeter

This is Rachael Heeter, our head receptionist. Rachael has been with the Animal Clinic of Monett since 2004, so most of our clients recognize her smile and pleasant attitude. She graduated from Monett High School and is a recent graduate of the Crowder College Nursing program. She has one son, Bishop, with whom she loves spending her spare time.

Angie Strong Angie Strong has been working at the Animal Clinic of Monett since January of 2002. When not taking care of the kennel and hospitalized animals, she is at home on the farm caring for my husband, 3 children, and a host of pets. Angie says “I enjoy many aspects of my job, especially loving on the animals, but also cleaning up after everyone because I have made many dear friends that truly feel like family to me. I have lived in the Wentworth area for most of my life. I feel very blessed to have a job that I can enjoy and people and animals that I love dearly!” We’re blessed having you here, Angie!  Angie is pictured with her little one-eyed Chihuahua/Papillon/Dachshund mix canine best friend/nap buddy "Dottie", whom she adopted from the clinic many years ago

Jim St. Clair was born and raised in Monett and has lived in Southwest Missouri most of his life. He worked in the Traffic Engineering field for thirty years; first for the city of Springfield and then for CJW Transportation Consultants. Jim and his wife Cheri have six grown children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, so far. As you can imagine with six kids, Jim's house was always full of pets, ranging from fur to scales. Currently, he and his wife have 2 dogs and 4 cats. Jim's interests include music, reading, fishing, and coffee. 

Jim St. Clair

Chelsey Vermont is a recent addition to our reception staff. A Pierce City native, Chelsey is a Certified Nursing Assistant and is currently attending cosmetology school. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to spend with family and friends, and her dog Koal. Her friendly smile and pleasant attitude are welcome additions to ACM.

Natalie Moennig came to join the ACM team as a part time receptionist but is now full time. She grew up on a farm outside of Pierce City where she still lives with her daughter, Bentlie. Natalie is currently attending Crowder College studying her general courses. She is a part of a big family and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can.

Natalie Moennig
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Jackie Maggard joined our team in February 2012 as our Inventory Control & Purchasing Manager. After working for a veterinary clinic in Northwest Arkansas for 13 years, she moved to the Avilla area where she lives with her husband Kevin. Together, Jackie and Kevin have 4 daughters, 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Jackie has had many pets over the years, but currently has a Blue Heeler named Zap, and 3 horses. Her activities include hunting, fishing and riding horses. 

Heather Waltrip is a pleasant addition to our reception staff, with her warm and inviting smile.  She joined us in August of 2013 and has become an invaluable member of our team.  Heather is married and they have a young son.  In her free time, she likes to cook and make memories with her friends and family.  Heather enjoys life and all those who are in hers!

The most recent addition to our technician staff is Christy Cornelius. Christy worked in human health care for several years and is very excited to be working with animals here at ACM. She has already earned the  trust of several of our more timid patients with her gentle voice and kind demeanor. Christy has 2 children and a grandchild to keep her occupied, plus horses, cows, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats. 

Another Fall 2014 addition to ACM’s staff is Chassidy Freeman. Chassidy is a lifelong resident of the Farview/Wheaton area, graduating from East Newton High School.  While in high school, Chassidy worked half-days for 2 ½ years at a veterinary clinic.  Her favorite parts of being a technician? Working with animals daily and the new experiences they bring, and being a part of the care and treatment of our patients. Chassidy is a very busy person, working, attending Crowder College, keeping up with family and friends, riding her 2 horses, and spending time with her dog Oakley.

Ashley Dodson started at the Animal Clinic in July 2014 as a receptionist. She is a lifelong resident of Pierce City and a graduate of Pierce City High School.  She is married with two children, Peyton and ​Kenzie. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and pets Duke, Roxie, and Kyzer.

Veronica Diaz joined our team in 2015 as our new bi-lingual technician.  Veronica and her husband moved from Chicago to a farm in the Monett area in 2006.  They and their 3 sons care for 3 dogs, sheep, cows, horses, and chickens on their farm, so she knew that working with animals would be her dream job.  “There’s never a dull moment at Animal Clinic of Monett” says Veronica. “I love my job!”  Welcome to the ACM team Veronica!

Shelby Strong started at the Animal Clinic of Monett in July 2015 as a member of our kennel staff. She has lived in Wentworth her entire life. When not working at the clinic, Shelby likes to quilt and work on her small farm that mainly consists of Registered Irish Dexter Cattle and an assortment of chickens. Shelby  enjoys spending time with her family, friends, cat "Fuzz", and dog "Rowdy",  whom she adopted from the clinic. 

Layna Essary joined our staff as a receptionist in October 2015. Layna is a hometown girl, having graduated from Monett High School. She is adapting quite well to our busy schedule here at the clinic. Her spare time pursuits include spending time with family and friends and her little dog Millie.

 Cathy Renkoski worked at the Animal Clinic of Monett from 2002 to 2006, then returned in 2012 as a member of the kennel staff.  She enjoys being with the animals in the kennel and working with the veterinarians. When she's not in the clinic Cathy is a full time childcare provider. Cathy is married and has a son and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time she raises registered Pembroke Welsh Corgi and registered Irish Dexter Cattle. She also has 4 registered Quarter Horses. She has lived on a farm in Wentworth most of her life. Cathy enjoys rodeos, basketball, and baseball. She is pictured here with her dog Snickers. 

Jeremiah Paszek joined ACM to fill a much needed area as a large animal technician.  He assists the veterinarians on farm calls and in the clinic as well, and is always willing to help out wherever he is needed.  Jeremaih is a 2013 graduate of Monett High School and studied animal science at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.  Before joining ACM he worked on a pipeline in Texas as a welder and line locater. When not chasing calves or tailing bulls, Jeremiah likes to hunt, fish, and ride his Rzr. We really appreciate Jeremiah’s attitude and work ethic!

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