Elizabeth Smith

Hospital Administrator

She and Dr. Smith bought the Equine Clinic in 1997, after spending time in the animal health industry as a pharmaceutical sales rep. She has a degree in Animal Science/minor in Food Science from the University of Missouri.

Beth and Rick have two children, Rylee and Wade. Besides helping at the clinic, she keeps busy working on their ranch, where they have many animals as you can imagine a veterinarian family having. With the horses, she enjoys cutting, team roping, trail riding, and driving. Other interests include floating, traveling, reading, painting, and enjoying the children.

Elizabeth Millwood Animal Hospital Springfield MO


Lacey began working at the Equine Clinic in 1998, as Dr. Smith’s first employee. She worked as a technician, receptionist, and office manager with the clinic until 2006. In the fall of 2011, she returned to our team as a veterinary technician. Lacey grew up in southwest Missouri and currently resides in Clever with her husband and young daughter. They enjoy their four-legged family, which includes 4 horses, 2 cats, and several dogs, including two Jack Russell Terriers.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, barrel racing, being outdoors, and floating.

Lacey Millwood Animal Hospital Springfield MO

Tesha – Technician

Tesha has been at the clinic for 6 years. She has her two dogs, Jake and Patty. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, and has been called the “dog whisperer” here as she whispers to dogs.


Lindsey has been working with us for 5 years. She has one dog Sapphira and her cat Arrow. When not working, Lindsey enjoys reading, painting, singing, and hiking.

Evan – Kennel Technician

I enjoy staying active: Hiking, traveling, hunting. I spend a lot of time with my dogs, Apollo (a standard poodle) and Adonis (a german shepherd) Since I was little, I have had a passion for all animals. This planet and animals is all I really care about! I love animals more than anything!

Evan Kennel - Technician Springfield MO


Allie and her new puppy Buckley.

Allie at Millwood Animal Hospital


Hunter says that animals are a big passion of hers and when she isn’t taking care of animal here at the clinic, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with her two dogs, Daryl & Harley.

Hunter at Millwood Animal Hospital


“If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” James Herriot

Brandy has her dog Willow, and she enjoys horseback riding.


Tommy – Technician

Jimmy Dean is his child. When not working, Tommy enjoys underwater basket weaving.

Tommy - Technician Millwood Animal Hospital


Hattie is a veterinarian in training. She plans to apply to veterinary school one day. Hattie enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her new filly.

Hattie at Millwood Animal Hospital