Meet Our Team!
Dr. Sean Byrd
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
Doctor Veterinarian 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
Doctor Veterinarian MedicineIf 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
Doctor Veterinarian MedicineDr. 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.
Office ManagerChara 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!
Registered Veterinarian TechnicianSince 2007, we have been blessed with our Head Technician, Nissa. 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 a rock star in the surgery room and can make the best out of any situation. She is married with two daughters and lives outside of Jackson Missouri. Their family currently spoils two dogs, Comet & Hoosier. Nissa knows more than most and always has the best advice. On the days she isn’t at Skyview, she is at home with her daughters, bargain shopping, or visiting the local wineries.
Registered Veterinarian TechnicianDon’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.
Registered Veterinarian TechnicianIn 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.
Veterinary TechnicianAlthough she grew up in Charleston Missouri, Mandy currently resides in Cape Girardeau. She is a technician with many talents, but her organizational skills top them all. She started with Skyview in 2010 and has earned her title as technician and food inventory manager. If you have questions regarding and Purina, Hills, or Royal Canin food, she is the one to ask. She always has a smile on her face and gives extra TLC to our hospital cases. If she had to choose what her favorite part of her job is, it would be caring for all the wildlife that come through our doors, especially raccoons. Together with her boyfriend, they spoil two dogs and one sphinx kitty.
Veterinary TechnicianAndrea is originally from Illinois and moved to Missouri to attend Southeast Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science in just 3 years. After college, she worked with commercial turkeys for a few years and eventually made her way back to the Cape Girardeau with her husband. With experience in cattle, turkey, horses, and love for pets, she made a great addition to our team in 2015. She loves emergency medicine and teaching shadows about the amazing veterinary medicine. She organizes and runs the boarding facility here at Skyview to make sure every pet is well taken care of during their stay. She also loves overseeing the Adopt Don’t Shop program where Skyview helps local shelters place adoptable pets when they are over full. She currently lives in Oran Missouri with her husband and son. Dixie is their beloved dog and their two cats enjoy the luxury of inside life. She loves making home décor, visiting wineries, and spending time with family and friends.
Customer Service Representatives
Head Customer Service RepresentativeJohn Erik has been apart of the Skyview family since April 2011. He is the familiar smile you will see when you first walk in our doors. He holds the title as the head receptionist as well as the manager of accounts receivable. He has an energetic vibe and is always singing, whistling, or humming a tune. He lives in Benton Missouri with his beautiful wife, three kids, and three indoor kitty cats. He is currently taking classes to earn his teaching degree in hopes to become a music teacher. He has a smile you won’t forget and clients really love him.
Customer Service RepresentativeBeth will go down in history as the jolliest person at Skyview. She is the shortest person here but is full of smiles and energy. Beth has been working part-time as a receptionist at Skyview since 2017. She enjoys interacting with the clients by escorting them to their exam rooms, answering phone calls and greeting every pet that walks through our doors with a big hug. You may also recognize her from Fitness Plus where she has worked for 11 years. Her husband and her share two spunky canines, Lexie & Lilly. During her time away from Skyview she loves cooking for big family holidays, crocheting and taking her furry babies to the beach.
Customer Service RepresentativeIf you need a smile, laugh, or just an ear to listen, Ali is the one to ask for. She is incredible as a receptionist for Skyview because of her amazing personality. She is often the friendly voice that owners will hear on the phone. She is quick on her feet and a super hard worker. She is always volunteering to help wherever needed, whether it be helping technicians, assisting clients, or filling in for kennel staff. Not only is she an amazing asset to Skyview she also spends time with her fiancé, training horses, barrel racing, hunting, fishing and traveling. To top it all off, she even models all over the United States. We are lucky to have Ali apart of our family.
Customer Service RepresentativeTori is an Illinois native who made her way to Missouri to attend Southeast Missouri State University to earn her Animal Science and Nutrition degree. She has been with our family since 2017. She is very versatile and proves that to be true at Skyview. She helps with caring for boarded animals, taking technician appointment, monitoring patients recovering from surgery, and much more. She is most often seen working as a receptionist, answering phones and scheduling appointments. Tori fosters for a local animal rescue in addition to caring for her two pups and cat at home. Her boyfriend and she enjoy spending time with friends outside of work.
Technician AssistantMadison 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 is an excellent cleaner and helps keep the kennels looking spotless. 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.
Technician AssistantOriginally from Illinois, Alexis has since moved to Cape Girardeau to attend Southeast Missouri State University. Since 2018 she has been a part of our family and helping with boarded pets and technician appointments. She is very smart and is currently working on a double major in Animal Science and Pre-veterinary medicine. Her dream job is to become a Veterinarian and plans on applying to Veterinary schools in the fall. She is a hard worker and very dependable. The new love in her life, Wilma is a Pitbull she adopted through a local Rescue, Mac’s Mission. She spends most of her off time participating in the University’s marching band and spending time with Wilma.
Technician AssistantStarting off as a shadow at Skyview in 2015, Andrew soon after joined our team as a kennel attendant. He has since worked his way up to Technician Assistant where he demonstrates his experience, skills, and knowledge every day. He cares for both hospitalized and boarding patients, helps take appointments, preps surgery equipment and recovers surgery patients. He is extremely smart and currently applying to Veterinary schools. His sense of humor keeps everyone laughing and in good spirits all day long. He is usually the first one to offer help when needed. Not only is Veterinary medicine his passion, but so is his dog Miller, whom he adopted through the local EPIC PALS program.
Animal Care Attendants
Animal Care AttendantPierce 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.
Marketing DirectorLindsey 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 Marketing Director. It is very easy to get her laughing, which makes the work place 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 Benton Missouri with her husband and two sons. They have a beautiful home with farm animals of all kinds.
Head Clinic CatMomma 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.
Assistant Clinic CatOur 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.
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