We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. They work very hard to provide our patients the kind of care we would want for our own families. Their love for the work they do is very evident in the friendly and caring service they provide our clients.

Each member of our team is uniquely qualified to live our mission of service for our clients and patients. Our team members work extremely well together and support each other to accomplish our mission.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (417) 866-2923.


Dr. Jane Flathers (Co-Owner)

Years in practice: 25
Education: DVM
Interests: Conventional Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Flathers grew up in Rochester Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Over the years since graduation, she practiced in a variety of settings and gained a wealth of experience. She focuses on general practice and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. Flathers and her husband (Dr. Nie) purchased Angel Animal Hospital in 2006.


Dr. Gary Nie (Co-Owner)

Years in practice: 30
Education: DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DABVP, DACVIM, cVMA, cAC
Interests: Integrative, Natural & Alternative Veterinary Medicine; Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Pain Management, Laser Therapy, Essential Oils, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, Dietary Treatment & Prevention of Disease, Cancer Treatment, Promoting Health

Dr. Nie integrates Natural & Alternative Care with Conventional Veterinary Medicine to help his patients heal and optimize their own health. He routinely treats Horses, Dogs and Cats but will also treat other species by special arrangement. You can learn more about Dr. Nie and the services he provides by visiting www.ivsmo.com.


Linda (Manager/Receptionist)

Years in practice: 35

Linda has has provided our hospital many years of dedicated service. Our clients respect and love her for the helpful and compassionate service she has provided them over the years.


Debbie (Assistant Manager/Receptionist)

Years in practice: 7

Debbie brought many years of experience in the veterinary profession with her when she joined our staff. She has several 4 legged family members and likes spending her free time working in her yard and gardening. Debbie feels blessed every day to be able to do what she loves, helping 4 legged friends and their owners.


Sydney Nichols (Veterinary Assistant)

Years in practice: 5
Education: BS in Animal Science
Interests: Reading, writing, tv, movies, horseback riding and training

Sydney likes all animals but it particularly fond of pigs. She has volunteered for a number of years at the Dickerson Park Zoo learning about many exotic animal species. One of her favorite activities is spending lots of time with her rescue dog and best friend “Mallie” and her horses which are regularly growing in number.


Emily Swims (Veterinary Assistant)

Years in practice: 3
Education: Attending OTC through A+ Program
Interest: horses, veterinary medicine

Emily hopes to be a veterinarian someday.


Allie Kane (Veterinary Assistant)

Years in practice: 2
Education: Attending MSU
Interest: veterinary medicine

Allie is considering veterinary medicine as a career but is undecided at this point.


Courtney Shelton (Veterinary Assistant)

Years in practice: 3
Education: Veterinary Assistant degree
Interest: her dogs, jeep and hunting

Courtney is Dr. Nie’s assistant and has done a great job making the switch from conventional veterinary medicine integrative and alternative care. She is a key part of the Integrative services at Angel Animal Hospital.