Dr. Susan Sczepanski moved to Columbia in 1986 to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and enter the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she moved to Wisconsin for 18 months in mixed animal practice. In 1993, she happily returned "home" to join Horton Animal Hospital-Forum and facilitated its transition from satellite clinic to full-service hospital. With the hard work of Dr. Reisdorf and the rest of the Forum team, she proudly built and opened the new hospital in 2005.
From a young age, Dr. S had an affinity for the non-traditional pet. That has continued into her practice. In addition to dogs and cats, she treats small mammals, reptiles and potbellied pigs. She is an Adjunct Instructor with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and lectures annually at the College of Veterinary Medicine on non-traditional pets and genomics.
Dr. S lives in southern Boone County with six dogs, two cats and a very understanding husband, DJ. Her interests include: pet therapy work with her whippets, riding her Harley and karaoke. She is a proud member of the teaching cadre for a Tactical Emergency Medical school that offers continuing education for medics on tactical teams across the nation. Each year Dr. S runs the base camp for Team Sirius, a 40 rider BikeMS cycling team that raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Dr. Jennifer Reisdorf joined Horton Animal Hospitals in 2000. Originally from St. Louis, she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia on a gymnastics scholarship and completed her bachelor's degree in biochemistry. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Reisdorf is an active triathlete and a member of the Columbia Multisport Club. She has enjoyed training and racing since 2003. She considers one of her greatest achievements to be the completion of five Ironman triathlons, one of which she placed third overall female. Her other hobbies include reading, music, and drawing. Dr. Reisdorf shares her home with one cat and one dog.
|Dr. Lindsay Dorr is originally from Monroe, NC. She graduated from the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, but her loyalty likes with the Tar Heels at her undergraduate alma mater. In 2008 she moved with her husband, Paul, back to Columbia where he had attended veterinary school at MU and has been with HAH-F since then. When she is not working, Dr. Dorr looks for every opportunity to be outside on a nice day. Running, walking the trails, and playing guitar are favorite hobbies. The Dorr’s also enjoy volunteering with the local organization, Be The Change Volunteers, to build schools in underprivileged communities abroad and attending the MU football games in the fall.
|Dr. Mary March joined our professional staff in 2013. She finds dermatology intriguing and loves a good challenge. She also helps Dr. S with the occasional non-traditional pet. A 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. March is originally from St. Louis. Her husband is from Columbia and with their two children they chose to return to be closer to family. The March family also includes 3 dogs and a cat. Dr. March enjoys running, gardening, Cardinals baseball and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kristina Weitzel is a familiar face at Horton Animal Hospital-Forum. She started as one of our stellar technicians in 2008, while completing her bachelor's degree in biology in 2011 at MU. She then graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Although she was born in Madison, WI, Dr. Weitzel claims to be a native Columbian, supporting the Missouri Tigers and Cardinals baseball. In her time off, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, and be outdoors. Her family includes her husband, Shaun, her beagle mix Pepper, and orange tabby, Tommy.
Office Manager, Receptionists and Technicians
Tom came to Horton Animal Hospital-Forum in 2004, first as a client with his chocolate lab Tuff, but quickly stayed on as an employee where he currently works as our Office Manager. Tom's past experience includes working in the field of nursing and working in canine search and rescue along with his dog, Tuff. Tom and Tuff were even deployed to Ground Zero on 9/11/01. Outside of work, Tom can be found watching either of his two sons playing baseball or soccer, cheering for the Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, or just spending time with his family.
Carah is an avid cat person and looks forward to meeting you.
Kaitlyn joined our reception team in the Fall of 2016 after moving to Columbia to attend Mizzou. She is originally from O'Fallon, MO. She is working on a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with the goal of attending Veterinary School.
Nikki joined our receptionist team in 2015. She is a native mid-Missourian who has many animals including not only a dog and cat but many reptiles and fish.
Leah is our "jack of all trades" who might greet you at the door or bring your pet back to you after staying in our "Hotel Horton". She has a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Mizzou. Although originally from Raytown, she has enjoyed living in Columbia with her cat.
Whitney, a Missouri native, joined the Horton Animal Hospital-Forum team in July of 2012. She interned for a year at Dickerson Park Zoo after obtaining a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from MIZZOU. Whitney has two cats, George and Millie. Millie recently came to her after a car accident and is now a very happy three-legged kitty.
Laura returned to her hometown of Columbia, MO. She worked as a veterinary technician in Arizona (for one of our former technicians, now Dr. Easley) and California. After using our services as a client for several months, she joined our team of technicians in 2014. She and her husband live in northeast Columbia with a Great Dane and seven cats.
Liz is BACK!! After toying with the concept of retirement, Liz has come back to care for our patients on a part-time basis.
Danielle graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. She joined our technician team in 2016. She enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with her dog, Taz, and binge watching Netflix.
Robby joined our team in 2012 and is currently a Veterinary Scholar at Mizzou planning to start Veterinary School in the Fall of 2019. He enjoys bicycling, running and the outdoors. He has the littermate to Dr. R's dog, Moose. His dog's name is Checkers.
Storm is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science at Mizzou with the intention to attend Veterinary School. He joined our team in 2016. He enjoys being outdoors, horseback riding and traveling. He has also shown and bred rabbits and enjoys helping with our bunny patients.
Dara has been grooming at Horton Animal Hospital-Forum since 2008. She is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. When not making dogs, cats, and rabbits stylishly clean, she works at her family's butcher shop. Dara, her husband and two beautiful daughters live on their farm about 40 minutes from Columbia.