Dr. R. Michael Reid, DVM grew up in rural SE Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University where he earned the Senior Class Surgery Proficiency award. He then served as Base Veterinarian at Little Rock, AR Airforce Base.

In 1986 Dr. Reid built the Animal Health Center three miles north of I44 where we remain today. Over the years his dedication to small animal care skills and knowledge has been advanced by attending conferences and seminars all over the country.

Dr. Reid maintains with a commitment to have the best technology to serve our clients. Animal Health Center has grown through the years and currently includes:

Dr. Reid is a licensed pilot, having a commercial certificate with an instrument rating and 1800 hours, all accident free, and has flown all over the USA. Shop work and raising cattle are his hobby's now. He and his wife, Beverly are active in Springfield Bible Church and support many missionary and charity organizations.


Kayla has been with AHC six years, having originally started in veterinary medicine in 2002. You will likely meet Kayla smiling to you from behind the desk ready to share her vast knowledge about your pet's needs.


Mikalah has 3 years of experience at AHC. She is currently a student at MU in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and working summers when home in Springfield. Her favorite area is dentistry, and she is extremely solid in all areas of her skills as a Veterinary Technician.


Meghan joined AHC in March 2020, celebrating two years of service. She demonstrates confidence working with your pet and is a skilled Veterinary Technician.


Lindy happily joined AHC a little over a year ago, coming out of retirement where she had previously worked with special needs/autistic children. She brings levity to the team and a gentle patience when working with your pet.


Debi began at AHC January 2022. She is an RN transitioning from human to veterinary medicine. Additionally, she has a Computer Information Systems degree with interest in web design and feels extremely blessed to be so openly welcomed to the crew. 

Cindy is our newest team member joining us in 2022. She is new to Springfield as well, here from Sedalia. She and her husband were owner/operators of a poultry farm and she was previously an English teacher. She brings calm, organizational skills and primarily works with Kayla at the front desk.

Cheyenne returns to AHC bringing back her experience after working a year as a medical assistant. She is owner/trainer at Top-Notch Horse Training utilizing her BS degree in Equestrian Studies. She is working on her Vet Tech associates degree currently.