Branson Veterinary Hospital
Raised in Abilene, Kansas. Attended Kansas State University (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 1969). Established Grandview Plaza Animal Clinic in Grandview, Missouri in 1972. Sold Practice and moved to Branson, Missouri in 2009. Started employment with Branson Veterinary Hospital in January 2010. Member of the AVMA. Lifetime member of the MVMA and KCVMA.
About Branson Veterinary Hospital
We have a highly motivated and knowledgeable team of veterinarians and staff committed to providing our clients with high quality and full service veterinary care. We have over 90 years of combined experience.
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Helping animals isn't just what we do, it is who we are.
Dr. O'Dell is a 2000 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri and has enjoyed being with the Branson Veterinary Hospital since graduation. Prior to veterinary school, in 1987 Dr. O'Dell received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology at Southwest Missouri State University. Following graduation he was hired by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and worked as a biologist at Duck Creek Waterfowl Management Area in Puxico, MO. After one and half years with the MDC he returned to SMSU, where he received a master of Science in Wildlife Ecology in 1991. Dr. O'Dell was then hired by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission as a Wildlife Biologist in the Everglades Ecosystem for the next 5 years. It was in Florida where Dr. O'Dell realized his love for the medical diagnosis and treatment of animals, and decided to return to Missouri for his studies at the University of Missouri. Dr O'Dell has been married to his wife, Angie, for 24 years and they have two wonderful children.
Dr. Opsomer decided in the sixth grade that he wanted to be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He spent his high school and college years obtaining as much experience as possible in order to achieve entrance into a College of Veterinary Medicine. This included a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois, he worked on a Master's degree in dairy Reproductive Endocrinology and Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and culminating in a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His first five years of practice were spent in mixed animal medicine with an emphasis on dairy. After that he has spent the last 23 years in strictly small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Opsomer enjoys meeting new people and especially new patients.