Meet the DoctorsMeet the ones who make it all happen!
Matthew D Wingert, DVM
Dr. Wingert has been a veterinarian at Independence Animal Hospital since 1995. “The variety of cases every single day, and the opportunity to save someone’s pet are the two things about this job that I love the most. It’s hard to compete with delivering a litter of puppies or saving the life of a beloved pet.” Winner of the 2002 Veterinary Humanitarian Award, Dr. Wingert has developed two intense areas of interest; orthopedics and reproduction. Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and a graduate of K-State University, Dr. Wingert loves playing golf and basketball when he finds the time. Dr. Wingert and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of eight wonderful children.
Roger L Becker, DMV
As a Kansas State University graduate, Dr. Becker has been in the veterinary medicine field for over thirty years. “Practicing veterinary medicine has been more of a rewarding experience than a job,” says Dr. Becker; “the opportunity to save so many clients’ pets over the years and the close relationships developed with my clients has been wonderful.” With a major interest in surgical cases, he still finds all aspects of the practice challenging. Spending time with his grandchildren, tennis, and golf are among his favorite activities.
JB Scott , DVM
Dr. Scott grew up on a famr in Maryville, Missouri and graduated from Maryville Highschool in 1984. He began working at the local veterinary clinic in high school. Then continued his education for three years at Nortwest Missouri State University. He was then accepted to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1991. Following graduation he begain working at Odessa Animal Clinic. He began working at IAH in the Spring of 2018. He currently lives in Odesssa Missouri, and has two children, Hannah and Hunter. He enjoys hutning with his bird dog, Rusty, as well as fishing, golfing, and cooking.
Dr. Ashley, DVM
Dr. Ashley grew up in Buckner, Missouri where she graduated Fort Osage in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the University of Missouri- Columbia before going on to earn her veterinary degree at St. George’s University in Grenada. Dr. Ashley is a recent 2020 graduate who finally made her way back home!
In her spare time, Dr. Ashley enjoys fishing with her fiancé and hiking outdoors. It is safe to say Dr. Ashley isn’t afraid to travel and take on new challenges. However, she also likes to relax at home with her dogs Joy (Rottweiler) and Riley (Black Lab). We can’t forget her cats Allegra, Jingle, and Lefty!