Dr. Byrd has been with Skyview since 2002, and 8 years later he became the practice owner. He is an exceptional leader and sees the best in everyone. He is a great doctor who loves to spend extra time in appointments giving the patients attention while making sure the owner leaves with all their questions answered. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After graduation, he spent time practicing in Tennessee before making Skyview his forever family.
To further his education, Dr. Byrd has achieved his status as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and aids his patients working with Puddle Jumper Canine Rehabilitation.
He is married to his beautiful wife with whom they have three kids. He has two dogs and four cats of his own but loves animals of all kinds. He is one of the two doctors here that will see exotic patients. Dr. Byrd is an amazing boss who makes everyone feel important. He is a workaholic but likes to unwind at the lake when he isn’t caring for patients.
Chara has been a Practice Manager at Skyview Animal Clinic for the past 23 years and has now taken on Puddle Jumper Rehab Center. With a BA in Agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University, she has proven that she is perfect for her position. She is often found in her office but is always eager to jump in and assist the staff when needed. She is a great listener and easy to talk to. She currently lives in Illinois with her husband, Tom, and three pups, chickens, ducks, and pigeons. Outside of working and training dogs, she loves hunting.
Christina is originally from Fishers, Indiana, and came to SEMO to study wildlife conservation biology. She is always a friendly face when you walk through the door. Her favorite part about her job is seeing all her rehab patients excel through the rehabilitation program. She is currently living in Cape Girardeau with her cat and dog.
Harley is attending Southeast Missouri State University in the Pre-Vet Program and is majoring in Agribusiness/ Animal Science. Harley also has three dogs, Sadie, Murphy, and Ruby, and two cats, Pumbaa and Angel. When Harley is not working or studying for school, she hangs out on the farm, taking care of her goats! We love having Harley’s quiet and quirky personality in the clinic.
Madison has been a smiling face at Skyview Animal Clinic for 11 years before starting to work with Puddle Jumper. She is bubbly and energetic, which can help calm nervous dogs and make our cat patients feel at home. When she isn’t jumping onto our underwater treadmill, running, or drinking copious amounts of coffee, you can find her hanging out with her two cats, Wolfie and Wednesday, or taking her German Shepherd, Tolkien, along for a hike.