Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians and Team of Ozark Veterinary Clinic in Ozark! We are pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Please call us at 417-581-2414 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

Richard Linn, D.V.M. Owner/ Practitioner

Doctor Richard Linn has been with the practice since 1985 and has been a business partner since 2001. He attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1983 with his doctorate in veterinary medicine. He attended Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and Truman State University earning his bachelors and masters degrees in science education and studied business and accounting at Drury University. He enjoys the mixed animal practices (large and small animal). He enjoys bicycling (MS-150, and Ragbrai), church choir, Christian Veterinary Mission development projects, 4-H Veterinary Science program, Kiwanis service projects for children(Past-President), Member of regional, state, and national veterinary medical associations, member of Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practice, Member of Missouri Veterinary Volunteer Corps.


Rebecca Ketchem, D.V.M. Owner/ Practitioner

Veterinarian Rebecca Ketchem has been with the Ozark Veterinary Clinic since May of 1999. She became a practice owner in 2001 along with Dr. Richard Linn when they bought the practice from its founder Dr. Hershel Chudomelka. Dr. Ketchem received her BS in Biochemistry from OSU in 1995, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from OSU in 1999. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially loves small animal surgery. While not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and numerous pets on the farm. She also loves attending church, camping, fishing, gardening, and reading.



Julie Clonts, D.V.M., Associate, Veterinarian

Julie Clonts, DVM is a part time associate veterinarian at the Ozark Veterinary Clinic. She graduatedĀ from Drury College in 1997 with a double major in biology and chemistry. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 2001. She started working at OVC in June 2001 where she enjoys small animal medicine and surgery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and tending to her chickens. She is also active in her church where she enjoys teaching the younger kids.


Harrison Cribbs, D.V.M, Associate, Veterinarian

Dr. Harrison Cribbs has been apart of OVC since September 2016. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed his clinical training at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He met his beautiful wife, Dr. Destany Cribbs while in Veterinary School. He loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but takes special interest in surgery, small and large animal lameness and large animal medicine. Dr. Cribbs grew up in north central Florida where he gained his love of animals through his time competing in rodeos and tending to all of his family’s animals. During his time off he loves to hunt, camp, ride horses and just be outside in nature.

Destany Cribbs, D.V.M, Associate, Veterinarian

Doctor Destany Cribbs has been with the OVC since November 2017. She grew up on a farm in Abesville, MO where her love of animals first began. Dr. Cribbs attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she met her husband Dr. Harrison Cribb, and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cribbs also hold a Masters degree in Equine Medicine. She enjoys working with all species of animals but has a particular interest in equine medicine and dentistry. Additionally, she enjoys internal medicine. In her spare time Dr. Cribbs enjoys riding horses, running, being outdoors and spending time on her family’s farm.

After Hours Emergencies:

Please call the main number, 417-581-2414.

The answering service will take your information and call the doctor if needed. We no longer use the pager.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00am

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