Dr. Melissa Girard-Lemons
Dr Melissa Girard-Lemons (Dr. Missy) was born and raised on a poultry, swine (farrow to finish) and cash crop farm in Osceola, Nebraska. Her parents are Ron and Deb Girard of Osceola, Nebraska and she has a younger sister (Kara) and younger brother (Tim). She attended undergraduate school at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she was active and held several offices with campus organizations such as Pre-Vet Club, Mortar Board, College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Student Government and the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Missy graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She has practiced for over 15 years in Grand Island, Nebraska, with the Animal Medical Clinic and in 2005 she purchased the practice and built a new building in 2007. Animal Medical Clinic is a three doctor progressive small animal veterinary clinic where an emphasis is placed on education, communications and passionate caring. She enjoys getting to know each and every client and pet to better meet their medical needs.
Missy and her husband, Tim, were married in June of 2008 and have six, four legged children of various sizes and shapes. (Tim was a client of the clinic and that is how the romance sparked. Gained a husband; lost a paying client!!) Together Tim and Missy have 10 nieces and one nephew.
Dr Missy is involved with the Prairie Pioneer Quilt Guild and severed on their board of directors for 7 years, has been a member of Alpha Sigma philanthropic sorority for 15 years, and currently serves on the City of Grand Island Animal Advisory Board. Dr Missy is an avid and active supporter of the Central Nebraska Humane society. She is currently the Past President for the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and continues to serve on the continuing education, scholarship and legislative committees.
She is an active member of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Foundation and has helped develop the new fundraisers "Pottery of Promise" and " NVMA Talent Showcase Auction" with the Friends and Family of NVMA. She is also active and involved in the Nebraska State Fair Birthing Pavilion where she helps organize the volunteer veterinarians and has enhanced the poultry display by incubating and hatching chicks. In her free time she enjoys quilting, cooking, gardening and of course spending time with her critters and husband.
Dr. Jennifer Summers
Dr. Jen Summers grew up in York, NE then went to undergraduate school at the University of Nebraska at Kearney after spending a year in Finland as an exchange student. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science, Comprehensive and went on the veterinary school at Kansas State University. She graduated in 2000. She has two children: Noah, born in 2003 and Skyler, born in 2005. She joined Animal Medical Clinic part time in 2004 and has worked up to full time. Dr. Jen enjoys spending time with her kids, her dogs and cats, traveling, reading, movies, cooking and baking.