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Robert L. Carson, DVM: Dr. Carson was born and raised on a farm in Monroe City, Missouri. During high school he served as the state president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). After high school he attended the University of Missouri and graduated with his doctorate from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Dr. Carson was one of the original veterinarians that purchased our Hannibal location in 1985 from Dr. John Croll. Over the past twenty-five plus years Dr. Carson has been a permanent fixture at our clinic and surrounding farms, treating sick and injured animals, day and night.
Dr. Carson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, National Association of Bovine Practitioners, National Association of Swine Practitioners, and the American Society of Theriogenology. He enjoys competitive target shooting, golfing and spending time with his family, which includes five grandchildren.
Philip P. Briscoe, DVM: Dr. Briscoe grew up in New London, Missouri and attended Hannibal High School. He started working as summer help for Dr. Carson at our clinic in 1991. He went on to graduate with a degree in agriculture from Truman State University in 1999 and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
Dr. Briscoe is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Trinity Episcopal Church and Ralls County Masonic Lodge #33. He and his wife Jill make their home in Ralls County, Missouri with their two children, two dogs (Jake & Marley) and two cats (Biggie Prankster & Shadow). He enjoys hunting, fishing and tracing family history.
Cassidy M. Starbuck, DVM: Dr. Starbuck received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She attended the University of Missouri for her undergraduate studies as well, gaining early admission through the PreVet Scholars Program.
A native of Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Starbuck graduated from Kirksville High School. She is the daughter of Kevin & Lori Burns of Kirksville, Missouri. Her husband Matthew is employed as a welder and they have a one year old baby boy.
Debra Winn: Debbie came to work at the General Veterinary Clinic in 2000. She is a Hannibal native and still makes her home here with her husband Skip, two cats (Oreo & Bandit) and two dogs (Blondie & Annie). Debbie is truly a jack-of-all-trades. Whether she is cleaning up messes, holding a fractious animal or helping deliver puppies during a Cesarean, Debbie approaches it all with a cheerful attitude. She is well known by many clients for her unique phone answering style! She can be found cheering on her daughter Erin’s softball games and Pirate football games in her free time.
Donna Dodd: Donna has been an asset to our staff since March of 2014. She is a native of Monroe City, Missouri and earned a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Washington University. She has learned the ropes quickly and has been a great asset to the clinic as our primary boarding/kennel organizer. Donna enjoys sewing, baking, geocaching, hiking, and camping with her husband, Joe, and two children, Nate & Abbi. Donna has 2 cats, Reuben & Ramona.
Katie Gillum: Katie is our newest, and youngest, staff member. She graduated from Hannibal High School in May 2017. She hopes to attend college & one day become a veterinarian. She enjoys camping, hiking, Harry Potter, Sprite, and reading.