Dr. Stafford received a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri in 1984 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He established Fair Grove Veterinary Service on September 29, 1989 in the back room of his house. The current facility was built in 1993 and expanded in 2006. Dr. Stafford is consulting veterinarian for Wonders of Wildlife, Dickerson Park Zoo and Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri. Dr. Stafford also focuses on Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Embryo Transfer and other Reproductive problems, Exotics and Lab Animal Medicine.
Dr. Stafford is very involved in the local community and school. He is a founding member of the Fair Grove District Park Board, served for nine years on the Fair Grove Board of Alderman. He has a wonderful wife and three school age children active in sports and the arts. Most evenings, if he is not working, you will find him at the ball field or making popcorn in the School concession stand.
Dr. Ellen Ratcliff did her undergraduate studies at Missouri State University and recieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. She has been with Fair Grove Veterinary Service since graduation from vet school in 2001. Dr. Ratcliff enjoys equine medicine and small animal medicine. She has a special interest in complex medicine cases. She has been performing research on and trying to find a reliable cure for a historically fatal feline disease called Cytauxzoon.
Dr. Ratcliff is married to Dean and has an adopted daughter, Kat, who is in the Army. She also has several 4-legged children. She has 5 indoor cats, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Slick and Haskell, the Welsh Corgi, who can usually be found "working" the front desk of the Clinic. Don't forget to have a look at some pictures in Dr. Ratcliff's photo album under More Stuff. She fills any free time with family or traveling, and looks forward to time at the gym time at the end of the day.
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