New veterinarian joins Barry County Veterinary Service
University of Missouri graduate joins Cassville clinic's team
Animals and their owners who visit the Barry County Veterinary Service will see a fresh face, as recent University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine graduate Travis Pointer joined the clinic's team on Monday.
Pointer grew up on his family's dairy farm southeast of Wheaton and is a graduate of Wheaton High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine degree in May.
When Pointer was growing up on his family's farm he was around a great deal when Dr. David Cupps, Dr. Eugene Miekley and Dr. Voyd Brown were on their farm for veterinary visits.
"After he made it his goal to become a veterinarian, he spent a good deal of time at our clinic in order to gain the experience that veterinary schools require prior to being admitted to the professional curriculum," Cupps said.
Like all the veterinarians at the practice, Cupps said Pointer will deal with most all species.
"He should have a special inclination toward dairy cows due to his background on a dairy farm, but should be comfortable treating all species," he said.
Cupps said Pointer's local knowledge is a big reason for his hiring.
"Travis is a local guy and understands Barry County people," he said. "He is getting to move close to his family and he understands how our practice works and gets along well with our doctors and staff."
Pointer is married and has two children.
For more information on the Barry County Veterinary Service, people may call 417-846-2677.