Meet our team


The Traveling Vet - Where Healing Comes to You

Dr. Melissa Risan graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her undergraduate work was completed at Missouri State University. Since graduating veterinary school she has worked in the greater Springfield area, focusing on small animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Risan always wanted to become a veterinarian and her passion for animals has never dimmed. She grew up with dogs and cats, and eventually horses when her family moved to Republic. She has trained horses and loves them, but keeps them a hobby, focusing her career on small animals. She still has her first horse, Traveler, and has since added 2 dogs (Syren and Dega) and 2 cats (Typhus and Gidget).

When she’s not caring for her patients she can be found playing with her critters, crossfitting or traveling to places where she can ski or scuba dive.

Dr. Melissa Risan - The Traveling Vet - and her 2 dogs Syren and Dega


Jamie is The Traveling Vet’s technician. Jamie is a wife and mother that loves spending time with her family. Before joining the veterinary world, Jamie worked as a Registered Pharmacy Technician at Mercy Hospital and a District Pharmacy Technician at Walmart from 2007-2015. In addition to a husband and 4 little boys, their family includes 2 dogs, Jazz and Bruce. Jamie is a caring, compassionate individual that is excited to start her career in veterinary medicine and looks forward to assisting Dr. Risan with your pets’ needs.