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 in 1991, 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. She became the managing partner in 1995. 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 Southwest Columbia with four dogs, one cat and a very understanding husband, DJ. Her interests include: travel, riding her Harley and music. 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. She is a member of the Mid-Missouri Community Council for the National MS Society and the Logistics Committee for the BikeMS Gateway Getaway.
Dr. Jennifer Reisdorf joined our Forum Team 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 enjoys staying active by running, swimming, biking, and hiking. She is a retired triathlete, having completed 7 Ironman triathlons. Her other hobbies include reading, music, scuba diving, traveling and exercising her very active 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. She has been with our Forum Team ever since. 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 Dorrs 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 2 dogs and 2 cats. Dr. March enjoys running, gardening, Cardinals baseball and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kristina Weitzel is a familiar face at Forum Animal Hospital. She started as one of our stellar technicians in 2008 while completing her bachelor's degree in biology at Mizzou. 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, children, Katherine and Sam, and a beagle/boxer mix, Mellie..
Dr. Beth Luebbering started her career at Forum from 2006 to 2008 and returned in 2021. She received her bachelor's degree from Truman State University and was a member of the Truman Cross Country and Track Teams. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Luebbering's love for animals began with growing up on her parent's farm in St. Thomas, Missouri. In her free time, she enjoys coaching for various sports with Special Olympics, running and other outdoor activities and spending time with her 10 nieces and nephews. She is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She shares her home with her 3 cats, Izzy, Ozzie and Eckstein and her dog, Pepper.
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.
Sarah joined the Forum Team full time in 2018. She is a self-proclaimed Aussie Enthusiast. She owns two cats and two dogs. She enjoys reading and video games.
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 beginning in 2001. 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 dog and six cats. She loves documentary movies and is an avid cat lover.
Nikki joined our receptionist team in 2015. She became a technician in 2017. She owns 3 "pitties", a cat and a myriad of reptiles, including various species of geckos, snakes and a bearded dragon. When not at work, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy and doing arts & crafts.
Tatiana joined our Team full-time in 2021. She owns 4 dogs and a cat. When not at the hospital she hikes with her dogs and enjoys arts & crafts.
Emily joined our Team in 2023. She has 2 cats. Her hobbies include playing guitar, thrift shopping and playing volleyball.
Haylie joined the Forum Team in 2018 working part-time while completing her college education. She has been a full-time technician since graduation. She owns a dog and two cats. She enjoys reading and playing computer games.
Megan joined the Team in 2022. She owns 2 dogs and 6 cats that keep her very busy. She is an active volunteer with local rescues. When not working with animals, she enjoys relaxing with a glass of sweet tea.
Hermione joined us in 2023. She likes to hike, travel and be outdoors.