Willard Veterinary Hospital

304 Proctor Rd
Willard, MO 65781



Brett Bacon, DVM:

Dr. Bacon was born and raised in Southwest Missouri, growing up on a farm near Fair Grove. After graduating from high school, he went on to the University of Missouri in Columbia, graduating with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude, in 1991. He came to Willard with his wife Jo Ellen to start a family and the Willard Veterinary Hospital. Both have been a blessing! His hobbies include fishing and all things outdoors.  

Stephanie Loden, DVM:

Dr. Loden grew up in a veterinary household in Joplin, Missouri and attended MSU in Springfield for her undergraduate degree. After attaining her Doctorate degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia, she returned to Springfield and married her college sweetheart, Lathem. Dr. Loden has a passion for the one health initiative. She believes healthcare is not only important for her patients, but the rest of us as well. One of the best ways to care for your furry family is through proper nutrition and exercise for all. Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Loden loves spending time outdoors with her husband. They enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping.