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.

Reginald McIntyre, DVM:

We would like to introduce our newest addition to the Willard Veterinary Hospital family. He is a Missouri native who grew up on a farm, not far down Highway 160, in Lockwood. He is Dr. Reginald McIntyre. Some of you may have met him already as he started working in November of 2017.

Dr. McIntyre graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May of 2000. He graduated as the Senior Class President and earned multiple honors during his studies including: Who’s Who Among College Students, The National Dean’s List, Dr. Newton B. Tennille award for the ability to be resourceful in finding solutions to problems & the American Animal Hospital Association Senior Student Award for outstanding clinical proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. McIntyre is a veterinarian with 18 years of experience in both General Practice and Emergency and Critical Care. He has worked as a General practitioner for 9 years and an Emergency & Critical Care Clinician for 9 years. He has practiced at Carlson Pet Clinic in Springfield and Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital in Nixa during the last 7 years. He has a wealth of knowledge learning various techniques, and surgical skills during that time. Dr. McIntyre loves the Willard area and the people he has met and plans on making Willard Veterinary Hospital his permanent home.

He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association & Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Reginald and his wife Shelly have been married 20 years and have two beautiful daughters. They are members of the North Nixa Baptist Church where Reginald is a Deacon and he and Shelly teach the high school Sunday school class. They have a menagerie of pets including a dog named Rue, a cat named Twinkle Rose, a cockatiel named Prince Charming and a bearded dragon named Ginger.