Primary Location

103 Purvis Rd

Sunrise Beach, MO 65079


Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Eric Tichy

    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

    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 one dog, Lexie whom she 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 two dogs, a Dachshund mix named Dasher and, a Bichon mix named Joker.

  • Sarah Rucker

    Sarah has worked here since April 2017. She has rescued many animals along her journey. She worked at Pet Land in Kansas. Currently in school to become one of our licensed technicians.

  • 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.

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Our Regular Schedule

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