Primary Location

103 Purvis Rd

Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

573-374-5279

Meet Our Team


Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Eric Tichy
    Owner

    Dr. Tichy grew up in the St. Louis area and always aspired to be a veterinarian. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and his DVM degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduation, he returned to the St. Louis area to be close to family and practiced as an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice. After meeting and dating in veterinary school, he and Dr. Cobb were married in 1991.

    They stayed in the St. Louis area, working in separate veterinary practices for 5 years. In 1996, they purchased Laurie Animal Hospital and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area. Since arriving in 1996, they have witnessed major changes and growth on the west side of the lake. The clinic was remodeled and doubled in size in October of 2005. Besides working, Dr. Tichy and Dr. Cobb are both very involved with their church and family. They have two daughters. The oldest is in college and the youngest is now also in college. In addition, Dr. Tichy enjoys watching and following sports. Some of his favorite teams include the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and MU Tigers. He feels blessed to live and work in such a beautiful and friendly area and can't imagine being anywhere else.

  • Dr.
    Frances Cobb-Tichy
    Owner

    Dr. Cobb grew up on a farm just outside of Montgomery City, Mo. She always enjoyed working with all of the animals, large and small, and knew that veterinary medicine was the profession for her.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and her DVM degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then worked as an associate veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice in Chester, Ill. for 1 year. After she and Dr. Tichy were married in 1991, she moved to the St. Louis area and practiced in Hillsboro for 2 years and Arnold for 3 years. The doctors then made the decision to search for a practice of their own in a smaller community.  Laurie Animal Hospital seemed the perfect fit, as it offered Dr. Cobb the opportunity to practice part time and still have the time she wanted to spend with their 2 daughters. Their oldest daughter is now in college and their youngest a sophmore in college. Outside of work and family, Dr. Cobb enjoys spending time in her flower gardens and keeps busy with church activities. She also enjoys watching sports with Dr. Tichy. The doctors have 2 cats and 3 dogs, all of which were strays in the Lake area that they adopted.


Our Staff

  • Sheila Boyer
    Office Manager

    Sheila has worked at Laurie Animal Hospital as receptionist since January 2007 and manager since 2015. She has two dogs, Lexie and Sammy, both of whom were adopted from Ozark Kat & K9, the local animal shelter.

  • Paula Emery

    Paula has worked at Laurie Animal Hospital as a receptionist since summer 2015.  She and her husband moved from Kansas City to Gravois Mills in 2015. They have two dogs, a Dachshund named Mocha and a Chihweenie name Mojo. 

  • Betsy Wittenberg

    Betsy has been at Laurie Animal Hospital since September 2015.  She works as an assistant and surgical attendant. Betsy was the first animal control officer of Camden County and worked there for three years.  She has one dog, a Dachshund mix named Dasher.

  • Sarah Rucker

    Sarah moved to the Lake of the Ozarks 1 year ago. She has rescued many animals along her journey. She worked at Pet Land in Kansas and has been working at Laurie Animal Hospital since April 2017 as a veterinary assistant.

  • Dawn Leach

    She has worked as veterinary assistants since July as 2017. She previously cared for the fur babies at Ozark Kat & K9 in Sunrise Beach. She moved here in 2004 from Independence, MO with her boyfriend and 2 fun loving senior Boston's Domino and Max.

  • Shayla Beebe

    She has worked part-time as a veterinary assistants for 3 years. I am currently in college for equine science and biology. I have always been intrigued by animals, science, and medicine. She works at Laurie Animal Hospital over her college breaks. She has saved and rescued many animals and re-homed them to wonderful homes. She is looking forward to  starting her career with animals and starting new rescue adventure

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Laurie Animal Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed


We have full care boarding facilities. Please call to make arrangements if you need to board your furbaby for any length of time.