Woodland Animal Hospital

600 Eastland Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101



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A Message from Dr. Alice Groner...

I wish to say a couple of words about my staff as they are far too humble to toot their own horn.  

April Dyer, my office manager, is really far too skilled just to give her one title.  Her patience and ability to multitask keeps our team running cohesively.  She has an intuitive sense about animals and their behavior.  She might have been born with this quality or she might have obtained it at a young age when her Grandpa would throw her on the back of a newly purchased horse to see if it was "broke to ride yet."

Woodland Animal Hospital Veterinary Clinic Jefferson City, Missouri

Tonya Fisher, RVT at Woodland Animal Hospital in Jefferson City

Tonya Fisher is my lead registered veterinary technician,RVT.  Obtaining an RVT license is as formidable as being an RN in human medicine. Many long hours are put into obtaining this license and passing the board exams.  RVTs are also required to obtain continuing education on a yearly basis. Having said all of that, Tonya is one of the best technicians I have ever worked with.  She is knowledgeable, thorough and precise. Lucky for us, cats are her passion and we often call her our "cat whisperer".

Mercedes, Registered Veterinary Technician

Mercedes Cannon is my second RVT on staff.  Very few veterinary hospitals have even one RVT on staff much less two! Mercedes has worked with us for many years and became an RVT in June of 2018. Mercedes is small but fierce. She is quiet but has a way with our big rowdy dogs.  Her knowledge base is strong and she would tell you that she learned from the best (Tonya). 

Tonya and Mercedes are who you want to be monitoring your animal while under anesthesia or hospitalized with an illness.  Their ability to observe and detect the slightest abnormality in an animal allows Dr. Roller and I to respond rapidly with what may be a life saving treatment. I can never underestimate what an RVT does for our beloved pets and neither should pet owners who entrust their pets care to us.


     Dr. Roller Veterinarian in Jefferson City, Missouri        Dr. Allison Roller is my associate veterinarian. and....good gosh I like working with this gal!  She is everything you want in a veterinarian; smart, compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, diligent, caring.  With her extensive experience and knowledge, I love that I have someone who can be a sounding board for problematic cases. Lastly, but just as importantly, she is really funny; a good giggle goes a long in what may be a stressful day. 

Sue Irwin has been in the human medical field most of her adult life.  I feel fortunate that she has now chosen to use her skills for the benefit of our animal patients.  What she won't tell you is that she and her husband donate a lot of their energy and time helping people in need in this community.

          Sue Irwin, Veterinary Receptionist 


Celia, Hailey, Raylin and Isabelle are our kennel assistants.  If you are boarding your dog or cat here, they are behind the scenes taking care of your pet.  They are exceedingly responsible and very much animal lovers.