ORVC Team


Our Team

Osage Regional Veterinary Clinic LLC is family owned and operated in Osage County, Missouri since 1999. The ORVC team is dedicated to supporting and providing service to our central Missouri community. Our doctors and staff live in Osage County and raise their families here. We are all invested in this thriving community. 

All three of our veterinarians and many of our staff members live and work on their family farms here in Osage County, therefore family farms are near and dear to our hearts. We have endured many of the same challenges as our clients with our livestock as well as our companion animals. We don’t just talk the talk, we live and breathe family farms and our rural community! Chances are we have seen you at many local businesses, church, local school events, or the county fair!

DVM

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Nan Taylor-Keilholz, DVM

Dr. Taylor-Keilholz is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as an associate veterinarian in 2 rural mixed animal practices in central Missouri after graduation. In 1999, an opportunity arose for her to buy Dr. Eugene Plegge’s practice in Linn, Missouri. By the spring of 2005 the practice had outgrown its building and our present hospital facility was built just west of Linn.

Dr. Nan grew up on a small farm near Wellsville, Missouri in Montgomery County. She loves rural life. She married into a farm family and lives on the family farm near Chamois with her husband, Lenny, their two daughters, a herd of angus cattle, and their dogs and cats. 

In her free time, she enjoys working on the farm and spending time with her adult daughters who are both in college.

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Kyle Kuschel, DVM

Dr. Kuschel is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from MU. Kyle is married to Kelli, also a veterinarian, and they have 4 children, Marshal, Henry, Sawyer, and Tucker. Kyle grew up on his family’s diversified farm in northern Osage County.  Kyle is particularly interested in beef cattle reproduction and cow/calf management, but enjoys working with all animals, large and small.
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Hilary Haslag, DVM

Hilary grew up in St. Louis with a love of animals. She worked for Nestlé Purina for 4 years while she was obtaining her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Missouri. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.  Her primary interests in vet-med include oncology, PT – rehab, and preventative medicine.

Hilary married her husband, Chris, in 2015 and currently resides in northern Osage County, where they own and operate a 4th generation century farm. They welcomed their daughter, Jennifer, in 2020 and son, August, in 2023. 

When Hilary is not at the clinic, she can be found either on the farm, gardening, sewing, fishing, cooking, or playing with her children.

Veterinary Assistants

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Alexa Maxey

Alexa grew up on her family’s farm in Linn, and is now living in Belle, MO, with her husband, Levi, on their own small farm. She has been with ORVC since 2015 where you can find her working with both small and large animals. In Alexa’s free time she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, hunting, and anything outdoors.
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Ben Redden

Ben is a large animal technician and has been with ORVC since 2018.  Ben lives with his wife, Sarah on his family farm near Chamois, MO. In his spare time, he tends to his herd of Beef Master cattle.
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Mary Ashley Shanks

Mary Ashley was born and raised in Rena Lara, Mississippi. She has a burning passion for animals.  She has known her whole life exactly what she wanted to do ‘when she grew up’. Not many can say they truly work their ‘dream job’. She strives to do God’s will in life with a positive attitude.  In her spare time, she enjoys sharing her love for animals with her daughter around the farm. She has been with ORVC since 2019 and continues to gain experience every day. She looks forward to helping keep your pets healthy and comfortable while in our care at the clinic. She promises to always treat your pets the way she would expect her own to be treated!
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Veronica Slack

Growing up in Morrison, MO, Veronica graduated from Chamois High School in 2021. She started with ORVC in 2022 where she works with both large and small animals. She has 2 dogs, Snickers and Gizmo, and a horse, Flicka, who she enjoys spending time with outside of work. She also enjoys reading, helping on the family cattle farm, and anything outside.

Reception

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Renee Clark

Renee is originally from Columbia, MO but moved to Linn in 2015 when she met her husband, Terry. They have 3 dogs and 3 cats that they love so much! Renee has been with ORVC since 2021.  In her free time, you can find her reading a book, playing a game, or outdoors with her dogs, taking photographs, or kayaking.

Kennel Staff

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Anna Schulte

Anna was raised in Frankenstein, MO on her family’s farm. She has been with ORVC since October of 2022. Anna has her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and works at a Jefferson City dental office full time. Anna works for ORVC on her days off and weekends.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors. 
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Carly Hughes

Originally from Russellville MO, Carly moved to the Westphalia/Loose Creek, MO area about 13 years ago. She started working at ORVC in 2016 and loves it! Her and her husband love to spend time with their kids and grandkids (and fur babies!) camping at the river!
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Jessi Schweer

Jessi lives in Belle, MO. She has two dogs, whom she adores, and she is pursuing a degree in Ag Business at State Technical College of Missouri. She has been with ORVC since 2021 and in her free time she enjoys caring for cattle on the family farm and rodeoing.
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Lauren Schmutzler

Lauren was raised in the Jefferson City, MO area and is now living along the Osage River with her husband and 4 children Anna, Monroe, Ellie Jo, and Andie where they raise beef cattle and row crop. She has been a proud member of the ORVC staff for the past 10 years. Whether she is assisting a veterinarian, cleaning the surgery room, or cuddling your pet for vaccinations, she works with passion and gratitude. For fun she loves anything outdoors including taking the kids out on the Osage River, camping at Bennett’s Springs, hunting, and searching for mushrooms. 
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Carly Mengwasser

Carly grew up in Koeltztown, MO.  She has worked at ORVC in the summers since 2021.  Her long -term goals include obtaining a pre-vet undergraduate degree at William Woods University and applying to veterinary school. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys spending time on the family farm.