Originally from Chillicothe, Dr. Marshall has more than two decades of experience in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Truman State University in 1988 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology before receiving her D.V.M. from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She married her husband the day after graduating from vet school and practiced in St. Louis for two years before returning to Columbia in 1994.
When Dr. Marshall has a chance to get away from the clinic, she loves to travel. Some of her favorite destinations include Italy, Ireland and Hawaii. She enjoys snorkeling, biking, hiking and attending concerts. She has two children, three cats – Storm, Lightning and Cosmo – and two dogs – Sally, a Basset Hound mix and Axel, a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix.
Kevin Shull, D.V.M.
Born in Higginsville, Missouri, Dr. Shull had a diverse beginning to his veterinary career. After graduating from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, Dr. Shull worked at a small animal hospital and a 24-hour emergency clinic in the St. Louis area and, most recently, within a research company outside of Columbia. Dr. Shull’s foray into research helped him realize he missed working with pets and their families, and we were excited to have him join the staff at Horton Northeast.
Dr. Shull and his wife are avid Mizzou fans and love Columbia, having both gone to MU. The Shulls were active in Marching Mizzou and involved with Newman Center Catholic Church while in college. In his free time, Dr. Shull enjoys running, photography, music (church choir and occasional guitar), and DIY home-improvement projects. Dr. Shull and his wife have been married since 2008. They have two children—and a cat named Truman (of course!).
Victoria Capo, D.V.M.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Capo has traveled a long way to Horton Northeast. Beginning in high school and continuing into college, she assisted part time at a veterinary clinic in her hometown. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She committed to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine after just one tour and stayed in Columbia after graduating in 2019. Professionally, Dr. Capo is interested in behavior and nutrition. Though she loves Missouri, she is still fiercely loyal to her Pittsburgh Penguins!
Dr. Capo is a converted cat person and currently has two at home, the mischievous Kylo Ren and the perfect princess Rey. Outside of work, Dr. Capo enjoys running, home improvement projects, photography, video games, and traveling to comic conventions. She and her husband are both quite the nerds!
Stephanie Schlotzhauer, D.V.M.
Dr. Schlotzhauer grew up in New Franklin, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She then went on to complete her D.V.M. in 2016. After graduation, she worked in a small animal ER and then a mixed animal practice near the Lake of Ozarks before joining Horton Northeast. She is passionate about animal behavior and has interests in nutrition, opthamology and exotics.
Dr. Schlotzhauer is glad to be back home and close to family. Outside of work, she is an avid reader, loves to hike and camp, and play board games and video games with friends and family.
Her personal zoo consists of four dogs—Beretta, an Australian Shepherd, Cricket, a Golden Retriever, and Imber and Artemis—as well as three cats (Scotty, Jarvis, and Remington), six Dutch Rabbits (Stewart, Winston, Oliver, Nyx, Nocte and Hazel), two Betta fish and Quigley, the Bearded Dragon.
Jenni Kavanaugh, Technician
Jenni loves to ride, swim, read and hike in her free time. Raised in Columbia, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998.
She has a variety of unique pets, including a desert phase California king snake and a Russian tortoise. She has worked at Horton Animal Hospital since 1992.
Tisha Burnett, Receptionist
Tisha was born in Columbia and has lived here her whole life. She has spent more than 30 years at Horton Animal Hospital Northeast, and she has a daughter who graduated from Hickman High School (just like mom). When not working, Tisha loves taking care of her pets and tending to a small garden.
Lyssa Agcalon, Receptionist
Lyssa was born and raised in Marshall, Missouri, where she grew up working on her family’s farm. They raised cattle, hogs and farmed row crops. In her free time, she enjoys barrel racing, working with horses and spending time with her pets and friends.
Lyssa has a German Shepherd mix, a cat, and a Quarter Horse mare. Her favorite things about working at Horton Northeast are meeting patients and their families and working with amazing co-workers who create a fun, family-oriented environment.
Jennifer Parker, Receptionist
The daughter of a large and small animal veterinarian, Jennifer grew up with many animals and tagged along with her dad to work since she was a toddler. Once she was old enough, she worked alongside him at his clinic and did so most of her adult life. After his unexpected passing in February 2018, she began working at Horton Animal Hospital NE, and has come to call her coworkers “family,” as it truly feels like home.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys writing, reading, horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing, floating, camping, traveling, and spending time with her 2 children and all her animals.
Stephanie Baker, Technician/Kennel Manager
Stephanie was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from Moberly Area Community College in 2016 with an Associate of Arts degree. Stephanie loves to spend time with her two dogs, Arya and Khal. She enjoys going on walks, listening to rock and metal music, drawing and painting.
Mattie Dehaven, Receptionist
Mattie is currently attending the University of Missouri where she is majoring in Animal Sciences. She hopes to attend vet school, where she plans to specialize in equine medicine. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horses and snuggling with her pets.
Bria Neill, Receptionist
Bria grew up in the southwest corner of Missouri in Aurora. She attended Crowder College for two years, then moved to Fayette to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Central Methodist University (CMU). She has lived in Columbia since graduating from CMU in 2020.
As an intern, Bria got to work with white-tail deer fawns and loved it! Bria enjoys interacting with animals, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family.
She is always busy with her energetic Shepsky (German Shepheard/Siberian Husky), Cooper, who loves to play with his best friend Max, a German Shepherd.
Rachel Zelle, Receptionist
Rachel is from St. Louis, Missouri. She moved to Columbia two years ago to pursue a degree in microbiology from the University of Missouri. She is fond of reptiles and has two leopard geckos. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Michael Meyers, D.V.M.
Although Dr. Meyers’ mother claims she hadn’t seen the “Austin Powers” or the “Halloween” movies before naming him, he still has fun giving her a hard time about it. Aside from his famous name, Dr. Meyers also has gained notoriety in the veterinary community for his life-long involvement with animal care. He has worked at two small animal hospitals in Columbia since 2007 and focuses primarily on surgery, geriatric care, oncology, and orthopedics.
Originally from Edwardsville, Illinois, Dr. Meyers also worked at two animal clinics and a horse stable throughout high school and college at the University of Missouri. In veterinary school at the University of Illinois, he worked at a wildlife clinic and a dairy farm.
Dr. Meyers’ own pets include dogs named Apple, Harry, Maggie and Sandy, and a cat named Captain. He enjoys movies, wineries and spicy foods. In fact, ask Dr. Meyers about his hot pepper spice blend.
Ryan Fox, D.V.M.
A lifelong Missouri resident, Dr. Fox attended Mizzou for both his undergraduate and veterinary studies. Originally from Sikeston, Missouri, Dr. Fox has been a part of the veterinary community since high school. At sixteen, he began assisting part-time at a local veterinary clinic, a position which would provide invaluable experience and ultimately spark his interest in the profession. He subsequently attended the University of Missouri – Columbia to pursue a B.S. in Animal Science, which he received in 2014. From there it was just down the road to Mizzou’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with his D.V.M. in 2018. After more than 7 years in Columbia, Dr. Fox elected to start his career in a place that has come to feel like home.
Dr. Fox’s personal pets include two cats (Calvin and Miss Kitty) as well as a mixed-breed dog (Daisy) and leopard gecko (Trudy). Outside of work, Dr. Fox enjoys playing fetch with Daisy, going floating, watching Netflix, and attempting to leash-walk his cats.
Patrick Rogers, Office Manager
Patrick grew up in the small town of Colona, Illinois, before heading to Truman State University in Kirksville, but his interests are anything but provincial. Not only is Patrick a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but he’s also a certified scuba diver!
Patrick is infamous for being the office prankster. He enjoys home-improvement projects and loves to have a good time with family and friends, especially playing ball with his son; attending his daughter’s many band events; and going on walks with his wife.
Patrick has two dogs: Skye, an Australian Shepherd mix, and Luke, a Golden Retriever. He also has a Domestic Medium Hair cat, Aniken, and a Siamese mix cat, Leah. Wonder if he’s a Star Wars fan?
Christina Montgomery, Technician
Chris grew up in Peculiar, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. In the years since, Chris has worked as a medical laboratory technician, a veterinary technician and a grooming salon manager.
A devoted dog lover, Chris has been showing Mastiffs since 1989. Chris claims five dogs, two cats, five horses, countless chickens, a husband and two sons.
Ashlea Sidwell, Receptionist
Ashlea grew up working on her family’s farm where they raised cattle, horses, sheep and goats. She helped with reproduction and maintenance of mares, foals and stallions. Ashlea graduated from Moberly Area Community College in 2004 with her A.A. in agricultural business. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Missouri in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in equestrian science from Stephens College in 2008.
Ashlea is a certified therapeutic riding instructor and she used to ride bulls at local rodeos. In fact, she was crowned rodeo queen twice and has also qualified twice for the US Team Penning Association Finals.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, with whom she has a daughter. During the weekends you can find her and her family team sorting, team penning, camping or working on the farm. She is also very involved with her daughter’s activities like dance, T-ball, clover kids and showing horses. Her pets include four Quarter Horses, a Blue Heeler named Mylea and a tuxedo Domestic Shorthair cat named Gus Gus.
Isabella Richardson, Technician
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Isabella came to Columbia to earn her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Biology through Mizzou’s dual degree program in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Veterinary Public Health. Before coming to Horton Northeast, Isabella worked with small carnivores at Brookfield Zoo.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her two dogs, Milo and Finn.
Erica Bast, Technician
Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Mizzou in May 2016 and is currently earning a master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health. After earning her master’s, Erica plans on attending a college of veterinary medicine where she would like to focus on zoonotic infectious diseases.
Erica enjoys horseback riding and driving her motorcycle, as well as playing with her cat, Gatsby.
Kesha Freeman, Technician
Kesha grew up in the small Missouri town of Mercer on a farm with horses and dogs. She currently is studying Animal Science at the University of Missouri. She lives in Columbia with her dog, Summer. Kesha enjoys reading, drawing, and pretty much anything to do with animals.
Bryanna McCarty, Receptionist
Bryanna is originally from Columbia and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She recently got married and, together, they have two children. She currently lives in Boonville with her family and a dog named Piper.
Sydney Mills, Technician and Receptionist
Sydney is originally from Liberty, Missouri and has had a passion for animals her whole life. She just graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and spent all four years dancing as a Golden Girl. Now Sydney has hopes of attending veterinary school within the next few years. She has two pets back in Kansas City; a dog named Slate and a cat named Stella. In her free time Sydney enjoys practicing yoga, reading, traveling and hiking.
Shakeera Schneller, Receptionist
Shakeera was born overseas but was raised in Columbia. She graduated from Hickman in 2010 and from Columbia College in 2014.
She grew up with many pets including fish, a bird named Sky and her cat, Vada. Her affinity for cats goes beyond just her own, she believes them to have the best personalities. Shakeera is a minimalist and she dreams to one day build an eco-friendly tiny home.
“When I bring my pets to Hortons Northeast, I know they are in good hands. My pets are my family, I wouldn’t trust just anyone to care for them.”