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.
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
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. Kaitlyn Mouse
Kaitlyn is from Franklin, Texas, a small town just north of College Station, Texas. In 2015, she graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a BA in Biology. She then graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. While she works with all animals, her true love is working with small animals. Kaitlyn lives with her husband, Austin Mouse, in California, MO. They have two dogs, Sadie and Devo, and four cats: Porkie, Malie, Elsa, and Ears. In Kaitlyn’s free time, she enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs, Missouri Tigers, and St. Louis Cardinal’s with her husband. She also enjoys being outside and taking care of her house full of pets.
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 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 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 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.
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. In the fall of 2018, Matt started attending the school of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He will graduate in the spring of 2022. Matt enjoys working with his dogs and cattle on his family farm with his father.
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. She married PJ Hanauer in the fall of 2018, and the couple lives in the California area.
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. In the fall of 2018, Stephanie started attending the school of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia. She will graduate in the spring of 2022.