California Veterinary Clinic Front Entrance

Our History

The California Veterinary Clinic (CVC) opened on July 5, 1979, shortly after Dr. Roger Borgmeyer graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The clinic's original location was a former gas station on Highway 50, and was run by Dr. Borgmeyer and his wife, Peggy, who acted as his secretary and assistant.

In 1981, a new clinic was built on North Highway 87, which offered a large animal haul-in facility, a larger small animal service area, and boarding services. In 1983, an addition was added with a product display and dispensing area, an isolation ward and larger holding pens for large animal processing.

Dr. Mark Oerly joined the staff in 1988, after he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri in Columbia. Between Doctors Borgmeyer and Oerly, the CVC offers 55 years of experience, including 5 full-time staff members and several part-time staff to help meet the needs of our clients. Through the years, we've added more staff to allow us the ability to offer more services to our clients.

Doctors

Dr. Roger Borgmeyer

Dr. Roger Borgmeyer

Roger grew up on a dairy farm near Taos, Missouri. In 1975, he graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture and a minor in Chemistry. He then graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1979 and opened the CVC shortly after graduation. He works on both large animals and small animals. Roger and his wife, Peggy, have three children, Nathan, Nick and Nora, and four grandchildren, Gabe, Max, Alexa and Cora Lynn. In his free time Roger enjoys history, reading, and watching Mizzou football and basketball games. Roger and Peggy are proud to be a part of their rural community.

 

Dr. Mark Oerly

Dr. Mark Oerly

Mark was born and raised in the Jamestown area. Mark graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1988, and has practiced at the CVC since graduation. He works on both large animals and small animals, but is especially interested in bovine reproduction. Mark and his wife, Marcy, have two children, Rachel and Matt. Mark spends much of his free time working cattle on the family farm.

Dr. Stephen Holland

Stephen is from Forsyth, a small town in southwest Missouri. In 2013, he graduated from Drury University in Springfield with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Global Studies. He then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia in May 2017. He works on both large animals and small animals. Stephen lives with his girlfriend, Marin, who is currently in veterinary school. They have two dogs, Paisley and Maverick. In Stephen’s free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Staff

Erin Senter

Erin Senter

Born in Fallbrook, California, Erin moved to Missouri and joined the CVC in 2004. She assists in small animal exam and surgery as well as processing cattle and equine services. Erin has many years experience working with horses in California and Colorado, and has five horses and four dogs of her own. Erin and her husband, Rick, have a three-year-old daughter, Maddie Jo. During her free time, Erin enjoys team roping and fishing.

 

Jo Pettigrew

Jo Pettigrew

Jo Pettigrew was born in Tipton, Missouri and started at the CVC in 1995. She assists in small animal surgery and exam room procedures as well as processing cattle and equine services. Jo and her husband, Clint, have four children, Mindy, John, Sydney and Cole. In her free time, Jo enjoys hunting, sprint car races and horseback riding. Jo has three dogs, two horses and a cat.

Elizabeth Limbach

Elizabeth Limbach

Elizabeth Limbach was born and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri. She has always loved animals, just one of the reasons she joined the CVC in 2006. She currently lives in California, Missouri with her boyfriend, Travis. When not at work she loves to fish, camp and spend time with family and friends.

Gina Kuda

Gina Kuda

Gina grew up in northeast Missouri on a crop/livestock farm. Growing up, whenever the veterinarian came to the farm, she was always the first one outside to help with doctoring the animals. Gina currently lives on a small farm in the Russellville area with husband, Bruce, and their two sons, Jake and Seth. Gina enjoys raising meat goats, riding horses, gardening, being on her husband and son's figure 8 racing pit crew, and watching her son's basketball games.

Charli Smith

Charli Smith

Charli grew up in Latham on a 300 acre farm and moved to the California, MO area when she was 9. She graduated from California High School in 2014 and is currently attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City working toward becoming a Registered Nurse. Charli has worked at the CVC since 2012 and assists in the exam room, on surgeries and helps with working cattle. She has many cats and dogs (several that she rescued at the CVC) and a teacup pig named Bacon.

Matt Oerly

Matt Oerly

Matt graduated from California High School, where he was involved in football, baseball, music and FFA. Matt works at the CVC after school, on weekends and during the summer. He will be attending the University of Missouri at Columbia. Matt enjoys working with his dogs and cattle on his family farm with his father.

Kimberly Turpin

Kimberly Turpin

Kimberly grew up in Syracuse, MO on a deer farm.  She graduated from Tipton High School in 2012 and now attends State Fair Community College to pursue a degree in Agriculture and Agriculture business. When she's not working at the CVC, Kim enjoys helping on the farm, hunting and spending time with her family and friends. Kim has a cat named Emma.

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Katie Kirschman

Katie grew up on a cow/calf and row crop farm north of Prairie Home. She graduated from Prairie Home High School in 2011, went to college at State Fair Community College, and then proceeded to Northwest Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. She specialized in Reproductive Physiology, and worked an internship assisting in embryo transfer and invitro fertilization. In her spare time, she enjoys playing slow pitch softball and hanging out with family and friends.

Stephanie Huff

Stephanie Huff

Stephanie was born and raised in Michigan. She grew up on a horse farm, and has worked in a veterinary clinic for over 6 years. She found herself in Missouri after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, where she met and married her husband, Chad, who is from the Russellville area. Stephanie is attending school at Mizzou with hopes of getting into vet school.

Our friendly staff are dedicated to providing high quality, individualized and compassionate care for our patients and their families to allow for a long, healthy lives.