Dr. Jeff Lawrence brings more than 30 years of experience in veterinary medicine to our team. He’s primarily practicing at our sister clinic: Cape Small Animal Clinic, where he can be closer to his family and home in Cape Girardeau, but you might see him occasionally drop in here at Bootheel Animal Clinic. Many of you might recall Dr. Jeff used to own the practice formerly known as North Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Sikeston, and we are thrilled he continues to share his knowledge and time with us and clients.
Dr. Jeff grew up in Dexter and attended Richland R-1 Schools, where his mother was a teacher and his dad served as superintendent. Growing up, he always loved animals. He says “becoming a veterinarian seemed like a logical choice.” Dr. Jeff graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. His favorite part of the profession is the mystery and challenge of figuring out what is wrong with an animal and then making the pet feel better.
The Mizzou grad and his wife, Dianne, have two grown daughters and sons-in-laws, and two grandchildren, along with a lovable black Lab, Beau. When Dr. Jeff isn’t spending time with his family, he loves listening to all kinds of music, practicing martial arts and sipping good bourbon.