Vet Staff

Veterinarian & Practice Manager: Dr. Melissa Francis

Dr. Francis with a ferretBiography: Dr. Melissa Francis is a Midwestern native who always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She grew up in Paris, IL with dogs, cats, horses, and hamsters. Dr. Francis graduated with honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Francis began her veterinary career in Phoenix, AZ at a clinic that specialized in dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Her years of veterinary practice in Phoenix gave her invaluable experience treating exotic pets. She practiced 2 years in Corpus Christi, TX then headed to southeastern Oklahoma for four years before she and her family were able to return to their Midwestern roots and settle in Monroe County. Bloomington has been her home since 2011.