At Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic, our mission is to provide the best pet health care possible, by ensuring every appointment is focused on the client and their pet’s needs.
Whether you come to us from Springfield, Nixa, Battlefield, Ozark, or Republic, Missouri, our veterinary hospital is delighted to have the opportunity to serve you. You can trust that our veterinarians and veterinary staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible: we are committed to providing fear free appointments, excellent routine and emergency services, and a healthy work environment for our team.
We’re so excited that you chose Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic. If you have any questions about what to expect for your appointment, feel free to contact us:
Dr. Kerry Ragan Wantuck – Veterinarian / Practice Owner
Dr. Kerry Ragan Wantuck is privileged to serve as a veterinarian to so many wonderful pets in our community. She believes in providing outstanding veterinary care through practicing superior medicine, advancing her own education through excellent veterinary continuing education, providing state-of-the-art equipment, and educating the public how to help our pets live long, happy lives.
Dr. Wantuck was born in Springfield, Missouri and grew up in Harrison, Arkansas. She has 14 years of experience as a small animal clinician and is honored to be the doctor to your beloved furry family members. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in 1996 with a Bachelors degree in Biology. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 2005, she began practicing in Springfield. Her dream to own a veterinary practice became true in 2014. Dr. Wantuck’s special interests include geriatrics, surgery, and avian/small mammal medicine. She believes in thoroughly educating her clients about their animal’s heath, to ensure that the family is able to make the most informed decisions regarding their pet’s care.
Dr. Wantuck is married with two children, and her animal family includes four dogs and an ever-changing number of rescue cats that frequent the front porch of her home. In her free time, Dr. Wantuck enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr. Christina Robinson – Veterinarian
Dr. Christina Robinson joined Healing Paws in June of 2016. Dr. Robinson grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City with a Bachelors degree in Macrobiology. She then completed her veterinary education at the University of Missouri in 2014. Dr. Robinson enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but her special interests include dermatology and internal medicine.
While in veterinary school, she met her husband, Dr. Charlie Robinson, a large animal veterinarian. Together with their daughter Lucy and dog Tuck, they reside in Bolivar, Missouri.
Dr. Paige Beatty Joined the healing paws team in December of 2019. She grew up near St. Charles, Missouri and obtained her degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1997. Her special interests are dermatology, internal medicine and surgery.
She is married with two children. Her and her family share their home with two great pyrenees, two shih tzu and six cats. In her spare time, Dr. Beatty enjoys quilting and reading.
Tiffany Seitz – Office Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician
Tiffany Seitz, a Registered Veterinary Technician, received an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 1999 . Tiffany relocated from Omaha, Nebraska and joined the Healing Paws team in 2014. She holds licenses in Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio. Her special interests are anesthesia and veterinary dentistry.
Tiffany resides in Nixa, Missouri with her husband and two sons. When not working hard to provide quality care for your pet, Tif enjoys kayaking and scrap booking, as well as spending time with her family.
Cheri Crane – Receptionist
Cheri has been working with animals most of her life and she’s been in the veterinary field since 2009. She shares her home with a rescue cat and four wonderful rescue dogs – a border collie, two shelties and a mixed breed.
Cheri enjoys training her dogs and has been competing with them in agility for many years. In her spare time she also enjoys many outdoor activities such as running, hiking, kayaking, gardening and spending time at the lake.
Ashley Kelly – Clinic and surgery technician
Ashley became a member of the Healing Paws team in March of 2016. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2014 with bachelors degrees in animal science and biology. Since then, she’s been working as a veterinary assistant and following her passion to help provide the best care for our furry friends.
She loves to spend her time reading, writing or being crafty and, most of all, taking naps with her shih tzu Star.
Heather Downum – Clinic and surgery technician
Heather joined the Healing Paws family in August of 2016. Before that she worked in a few animal hospitals around the area as an assistant and a receptionist. She even worked with Dr. Wantuck previously at another animal clinic.
When she is not at work, she can usually be found at a sports event that her daughter is playing in or hanging out on the farm. Her daughter also competes locally in speed events on her horse, so they spend a lot of time with their horses – whether it’s practice time or trail riding. In addition to the horses, they also have dogs, cats, rats, sugar gliders, parakeets, chickens and ducks that take up whatever is left of their “free time”.
Carmen Morrow – Clinic and surgery technician
Carmen joined the Healing Paws family in June of 2018. She started working in the veterinary field in 2000 and has a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Her passion has always been animals and she has enjoyed finding a team to be a part of.
When she is not at work, you can find her with her husband, their four children and their french bulldog, Darcey Esme. They enjoy attending and volunteering at their church and running their kids to school events and extra curricular activities.
Reghann Kosar – Clinic and surgery technician
When she is not at work, Reghann enjoys spending her time with her husband, her three kids and their two dogs.
Erin Wolford – Clinic technician
Erin decided to take her love for animals to the next level and joined the Healing Paws team in 2017. She has a Bachelors degree in animal science and loves to use her skills to care for animals and their families.
Erin has a dog named Cooper and a cat named Chloe. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her friends and family.
McKensie Keener – Clinic technician
McKensie Keener decided to follow her passion of working with animals in July of 2014 when she joined the Healing Paws team. She started from the ground up, since this was her first time working at a veterinary clinic, and has gained a lot of knowledge about veterinary medicine during her time at Healing Paws.
McKensie has two dogs, August and Bridger. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in General Business.
Courtney Krueger (Court) – Kennel and Clinic technician
Courtny Ray – Kennel and Clinic technician