Meet Our Team!

Skyview Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Cape Girardeau, MO, and surrounding areas.

Veterinarians

Dr. Sean Byrd

Dr. Sean Byrd

Owner

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.

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.

Dr. Christi Foutz

Dr. Christi Foutz

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Foutz has been with Skyview since 1990! She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Missouri in Columbia in 1997. She has a contagious smile and loves a good laugh. She is one of the two doctors here that will see exotic patients. During the spring time, she helps nurse wild birds back to health and is good at it too! She loves new puppy visits and is often found playing and giving extra kisses during their visits with us.

When she isn’t working at Skyview, she is spending time with her two kids or practicing Jiu Jitsu, Judo & Taekwondo. She has a black belt in Taekwondo and won the Master Worlds Women Championship in 2018 for Jiu Jitsu!

Dr. Stephen Curry

Dr. Stephen Curry

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

If you hear a laugh while walking though our halls, it is probably Dr. Curry. He is always in a good, cheerful, and joking mood that turns anyone’s bad day into a good one! He graduated from The University of Missouri Columbia with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He is a human encyclopedia and super intelligent. He has been with Skyview since 2014. Dr. Curry has a soft spot for any dog that resembles his dog, Jasper. He spends his days off with his wife and two children, hiking, or biking on charity bike tours.

Dr. Krista LeGrand

Dr. Krista LeGrand

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. LeGrand is a Cape Girardeau native who graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri Columbia. After practicing at an emergency clinic in Kentucky, she made her way back home to Cape Girardeau and has been practicing with Skyview since 2011. She has the best laugh you will ever hear! Her intelligence and attention to detail are top notch. Her previous experiences and education make her a great doctor. Although she has a mild allergy to cats, she has two of her own at home, including a feisty little dog named Tootsie. At home she has two children, and enjoys, exercising, cooking and hosting parties.

Dr. Fran Bergkoetter

Dr. Fran Bergkoetter

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

While a new member of our team here at Skyview Dr. Fran is not an unfamiliar face. Dr. Fran was a kennel tech while attending SEMO. She graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2016. When Dr. Fran is not busy at the clinic, she spends her free time wood working and travelling. Dr. Fran has a dog named Cooper, and 3 cats named Iggy, Charles and Pretzel. When asked why Dr. Fran chose to come back to Skyview, she said it was the compassionate team and the amazing clients that made her want to be a doctor at Skyview. We say that its Dr. Frans dedication, empathy, and attentiveness that make her an asset to have!

Practice Manager

Chara

Chara

Office Manager

Chara has been at Skyview since 2001 and we are lucky to call her our Practice Manager. With a Bachelors in Agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University, she has proven time after time that she is perfect in 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 too. She currently lives in Jackson Missouri with her husband, Tom, two pups and two cats. Having education on dog behavior and training, she even runs her own puppy training academy here at Skyview. Outside of working and training, she loves hunting and exercising!

Technicians

Nissa

Nissa

Registered Veterinarian Technician

Since 2007 Nissa has been part of the Skyview Team. She received her Registered Veterinary Technician License from Jefferson County College. As a true leader, she shows a great amount of patience, compassion, and knowledge every day. She is the mastermind behind the Wellness plans that Skyview offers our clients and their pets. She is married with two daughters and lives outside of Jackson Missouri. Their family currently spoils two dogs, Comet & Hoosier. On the weekends she isn’t at Skyview, she is working her other job, at home with her daughters, bargain shopping, or visiting the local wineries.
Ethan

Ethan

Registered Veterinarian Technician

Don’t let his height fool you, this guy is one of the most caring and gentle technicians at Skyview. Ethan is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from Hickey College in St. Louis and started his journey with Skyview in 2012. He balances home life with his farm animals and pets and still gives 100% every day at Skyview. He has multiple responsibilities in our clinic, like running the lab work station, monitoring radiology equipment, keeping up with inventory, and assisting and monitoring surgery procedures. He may always be busy, but he always takes his time and get the job done right every time! He gives extra attention and compassion to our clients to make sure every concern and question is answered. Outside of work he runs his own boarding paradise at his home in Frohna Missouri with his fiancée, Bethany.
Callie

Callie

Registered Veterinarian Technician

In 2017, we met Callie when she interned at Skyview while attending Hickey College for her Veterinary Technician license. Once she graduated, we made her apart of the family here at the clinic. She soon became our 3rd Registered Veterinary Technician. She is now the shadow/intern coordinator. She is always ready to help, and we learned very quickly that she has found her calling in the animal field. She is super compassionate and swoons over all the pets that come to see us. She has a soft heart and loves animal rescues. She helps a local rescue by fostering for them. Callie is always ready to go above and beyond for our patients. She currently lives in Cape Girardeau Missouri with her husband, two dogs, and one sphynx kitty. Her favorite part of her job is performing dental cleanings, assisting in surgical procedures, and emergencies.
Madison

Madison

Veterinary Technician

Madison has been a smiling face at Skyview since 2011. She is bubbly and energetic, which makes her a great team member. She also has a soft side, which can help calm nervous dogs and make our cat patients feel at home. She is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University to earn her degree in Anthropology and Archeology. She claims to be a dog person but has a way with cats and even offers to bottle feed kittens whenever needed. Outside of work, she is usually working as a waitress or hanging out with friends.
Kaylin

Kaylin

Veterinary Technician

Kaylin joined Skyview in August of 2019. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, with a concentration in Veterinary Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin in May of 2018. She has always had a love for dogs, which goes back to her childhood when she began training Labrador retrievers and running them in AKC Trials. Following that, She opened her own business called K-9 Stay N’ Play, in the home she grew up in! Kaylin is bubbly, silly, and has a contagious laugh. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. Her intelligence, compassion, and dedication make her a great asset to the clinic. At home, she spends time with her cat, Leuk, and dog, Mozz. She enjoys spending time outdoors, with her sister, and her niece and nephew. She has recently taken up hiking as a new hobby!

Kelly

Kelly

Veterinary Technician

Kelly has been with us since 2019 when he joined our team. He has 10 years of medical experience which lead him to his career in veterinary medicine. From the beginning, Kelly jumped right in and his patient care is what makes him stand out! He takes great pride in his work and his compassion shows every day. Kelly wears many hats in our clinic and you can find him doing almost anything at any given moment – from managing your pet’s wellness plan, fulfilling health certificates to travel internationally, surgical and ER care, or entertaining with jokes and laughter. Even with his long list of things to do Kelly never hesitates to stop, slow down, and connect with clients and their pets. Kelly has taken deeply to overseeing and coordinating the care for all of the wildlife that comes through our clinic and their rehabilitation – from the smallest of critters all the way up to the large birds of prey. You would be surprised what he would do for a simple squirrel. In his spare time, Kelly enjoys kayaking, writing music, playing chess, studying history, and spending time with his beloved German Shepherd, Kaya.

Katy

Katy

Veterinary Technician

Katy graduated from Murray State University Veterinary Technology program in May of 2018. She has many years of experience working in clinics and started working in Delta first soon after graduation. She loves all animals, especially rescues! She adopted her cat, Paige, from a shelter in Murray. In her free time, you can catch her cooking or going for walks with Paige and her fiancé Blake.
Lexy

Lexy

Veterinary Technician

Lexy came from Bollinger County Vet Clinic; she has been in the vet field since she was 16, working as a kennel assistant. In 2018 she went to Cape Career and Technology Center and became a Certified Medical Assistant, and worked at Southeast Primary Care for a bit. Shortly after, she realized working with animals was more of her calling. Now she is currently in Penn Fosters for Registered Vet Tech program. Outside of work, she enjoys fishing, bonfires, and spending time with family and friends. She has two dogs Bella Grace and Jaxon. She enjoys working at Skyview because of her amazing coworkers and the ability to learn something new every day.

Customer Service Representatives

Lindsey

Lindsey

Head Customer Service Representative

Lindsey is the bubbly personality that some may remember working here as a technician. But after a few years off, Lindsey has returned to Skyview as the Head Customer Service Representative. It is very easy to get her laughing, which makes the workplace a whole lot happier. She is the face behind the social media and marketing for Skyview. She has moved mountains for Skyview, and we are so lucky to have her on our team. She currently lives in Scott City, Missouri, with her two sons and cat.
Alex

Alex

Customer Service Representative

Alex started here at Skyview in November of 2020. She graduated from culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickory College in 2012. Even though it’s not much with this field she has been a great add to our team up front. If you happen to see a positive sticky note with a cute drawing laying around in the clinic, she is probably the master behind the note. She loves to bring positivity to everyone and make them crack a smile even when they don’t want too. She lives at home with her dog Whiskey and cat Maui. Her hobbies outside of work are crochet, drawing, painting and of course cooking.
Madi

Madi

Customer Service Representative

When you walk in the door, you will more than likely hear Madi’s infectious laugh. And she has been making us all laugh since February 2021. When Madi isn’t dazzling us all with her wit, she is a hairdresser at Shine. She also enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend Reid playing with her golden retriever Blanche. Madi says her favorite thing about working at Skyview is getting to see all the wildlife that are brought in.

Technician Assistants

Christina

Christina

Technician Assistant

Christina is originally from Fishers, Indiana, and came to SEMO to study wildlife conservation biology. She has been with Skyview since February of 2020 and has excelled. Her favorite part about working here is seeing all the wildlife. She is our adoption manager here and loves to help find homes for all the strays. She is currently living in Cape Girardeau with her cat and dog.

Hannah

Hannah

Technician Assistant

Hannah is from Chester, IL. She transferred to Cape to pursue Pre-Veterinary Medicine courses at SEMO and currently majoring in Agribusiness: Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. Since transferring to SEMO, she has now become the volleyball team manager as well as a head coach for North Stoddard-Scott County volleyball club. She enjoys spending her time outdoors usually on hikes or horseback and have a true passion for developing a connection with animals. She expects to become a mixed animal practice vet, eventually specializing in wildlife or equine health.

Jacie

Jacie

Technician Assistant

Jacie is a pre-vet student at SEMO who is currently pursuing a degree in Animal Science as well as minoring in in both Chemistry and Biology. She joined our team in 2020 and loves working with all the animals as well as learning as much as she can from our doctors and technicians. In her free time, she loves hiking and taking her family dogs for walks as well as other outdoor activities like fishing. After finishing school, she hopes to work with both large and small animals in a mixed animal practice.

Animal Care Attendants

Alexis

Alexis

Animal Care Attendant

Alexis is from Cape Girardeau born and raised, she is attending SEMO and earning her degree in Fine Arts. She is a kennel assistant that enjoys snuggling all the adoption kittens that come in and making all the animals as comfortable as possible. When you come in and see that amazing artwork on our chalkboard, she is the artist behind that work. She has two rescue cats, but her dog Heidi is her favorite. When she is not working you can catch her spending quality time with her family, pets, and friends, watching Marvel and Harry Potter movies or working on her latest art project.

Pierce

Pierce

Animal Care Attendant

Pierce is the super friendly guy you will see strolling our hallways. He helps keep the clinic clean and takes care of boarded pets. He has the best memory and loves making small talk. Halloween is his favorite holiday because he loves dressing up. He has blessed us with his jokes since 2008 and is amazing at numbers and memorization. Outside of work he loves therapy horseback riding, volunteering, bowling and golfing. He is a familiar face for our clients because he is always greeting clients and admiring their pets.

Clinic Cats

Momma

Momma

Head Clinic Cat

Momma has been a part of the Skyview crew since 2009. She came from the local Humane Society in Cape Girardeau. She was pregnant and we decided to let her stay and have her kittens here at the clinic. All her kittens found homes, but we fell in love with her and decided to keep her as our own. She welcomes clients lazily by sunbathing in the windows. Her biggest priorities are naps, getting wet food for breakfast, sharing lunches with the staff, and getting extra attention when demanded.
Bob

Bob

Assistant Clinic Cat

Our newest member came to us in 2018. Bob showed up in our clinic needing help due to a bad tail injury. The doctors decided to amputate his tail, in which he rightfully so earned his name. Even though he was skinny, full of fleas and in pain, Bob remained a cool, spunky guy. Everyone at your clinic fell in love with him and decided we wouldn’t let him go. He is now full grown and clearly the biggest personality we have at Skyview. He is eager to demand attention from every client that stops at the clinic. He often invites himself into exam rooms with patients in a cool and calm manner. He sometimes gets way too much catnip and will scale the halls or fertilize the indoor plants.

We’re devoted to your pet’s wellbeing.

The staff here at Skyview Animal Clinic is committed to providing your pet with excellent care and compassion.

Location

2139 Megan Drive
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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Hours

Monday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact

Phone: (573) 334-6283
Email: skyview@skyviewvet.com
If you are experiencing an emergency, please use our main phone number.

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