Woodland Animal Hospital

600 Eastland Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101



Dr Alice Groner, veterinarian at Woodland Animal Hospital in Jefferson City Missouri

Dr. Alice Groner:

I grew up in Jefferson City and had every intention of leaving small town life once I left for college.  I earned my BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1987. From there I moved to Chicago, IL and worked in finance and investments for several years.  It was at this time I realized that there was no position on the corporate ladder that I wanted more than pursuing a career combining my love of animals and life long interest in medicine.  After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine I worked in Springfield, Illinois as a General Practitioner by day and an Emergency Clinician at night.  The hours were grueling but the experience I gained translated into the skill set necessary to open Woodland Animal Hospital in Jefferson City in 1998.

Coming back to my home town was actually an easy decision.  I feel fortunate that I can raise a family, be a business owner, and practice veterinary medicine in this great community.  Many of my clients have watched my daughter grow, and I have watched their puppies and kittens mature into senior pets.  The rewards of knowing my clients, their families, and their pets are immeasurable.

Dr. Allison Roller, Veterinarian at Woodland Animal Hospital in Jefferson City Missouri

 Dr. Allison Roller:

Dr. Roller was very happy to join our team on November 11th, 2015. She has been practicing in the veterinary field since graduating in 2005 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. After serving as clinic coordinator for the Animal Emergency Clinic in O'Fallon, she moved to Columbia where she practiced at Columbia Pet Hospital. She is the proud parent of two beautiful girls, three playful cats, and two small dogs that you may see wandering around the clinic. Dr. Roller has a particular interest in Feline medicine and would love to meet your four legged friend.

Dr. Karen Lea:

Dr. Karen Lea grew up in Springfield, IL, completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University and then completed her Veterinary degree and Masters of Public Health at the University of Missouri. She graduated from veterinary school in 2015 and immediately moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin and began working as a small animal general practice veterinarian. She spent nearly five years at the same busy practice in Wisconsin. During that time, she married her husband and welcomed two children into their family. Dr. Lea has returned to Missouri to be closer to family. In addition to her children, Dr. Lea has one dog and one cat. She also enjoys riding horses, running, camping and enjoying the outdoors with her family. Dr. Lea has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry and would love to take care of all of your pet’s oral health needs.