Dr. Lee Hinson
Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Lee Hinson grew up on a family farm in St. Clair, Missouri. Along with raising cattle, his family trained and rode horses competitively. Based on these experiences, he knew that veterinary medicine was a perfect fit for him so that he could have his own business and work outside. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he worked as a mixed animal practitioner in Bolivar, Missouri.
In 1994, after two years as an associate veterinarian in Bolivar, he and his wife moved back to Franklin County to establish Union Veterinary Associates. Dr. Hinson provides mobile veterinary services for horses, cattle and other livestock. Dr. Hinson is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Franklin County Cattleman’s Association, Missouri Cattleman’s Association, and the Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association.
Dr. Hinson is married and has two adult children. He became a grandpa for the first time in 2021. His grandson, Leland, is now the most exciting thing in his life. When he is not working, his interests include hunting, fishing, camping, and caring for his own small herd of cattle. Throughout his career, he has donated his time to area schools, 4H Organizations, and saddle clubs giving lectures and demonstrations. He has also donated time to the First Presbyterian Church of Union, St. Clair Jr. Bulldogs Wrestling organization, and the St. Clair Athletic Boosters.
Dr. Pamela Hutchinson
Veterinarian, Practice Manager
Dr. Pamela Hutchinson grew up on a dairy farm in rural upstate New York. Her love for animals started at a very young age. Her main responsibility on the farm was feeding and caring for the bottle calves. Throughout her youth her family had horses, poultry, small mammals, goats, a burro, an iguana and a pet pig. There was no question her career choice would include working with animals.
Dr. Hutchinson is a 1990 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school she enhanced her education by volunteering at the Baltimore Zoo for a summer and completing an externship at the Bronx Zoo. After graduating from veterinary school, she completed an internship specializing in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. This is where she met Dr. Hinson.
Dr. Hutchinson returned to Franklin County with Dr. Hinson in 1994 and started Union Veterinary Associates. Dr. Hutchinson provided care for any and all small animal species including cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and pocket pets. She has also worked with goats, livestock, and even a few elephants during her career. Presently, her main role in the practice is administrative, but she is always happy to fill in or perform a surgery here and there to stay sharp and help her colleagues.
Dr. Hutchinson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is married and has two adult children. The new love of her life is her grandson Leland. Her interests include gardening, reading, camping, restoring old stuff, and caring for her horses, goats, dogs and cats. Throughout her career, she has donated time to area schools. She has participated in St. Clair Edgar Murray School’s Serendipity Day and area district career days. She was a girl scout leader for 8 years, a Sunday School teacher for 10 years, and vacation bible school coordinator for 2 years.
Dr. Patty Homeyer
Dr. Patty Homeyer has worked as an associate veterinarian for Union Veterinary Associates for 15 years. She lives in New Haven, Missouri on a diversified farm operation with her husband Rob, son Adam, four cats, one dog and one horse. She met her husband, Rob, while in college at the University of Missouri. Adam is a senior in high school.
Dr. Homeyer grew up on a farm in Platte City, Missouri. Veterinary medicine was a natural career path for her because she took caring for the family's animals very seriously. They had dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and cattle. She obtained her horse fixation from a neighbor. She credits her parents and neighbor for teaching her that "you're never too old to learn" and inspiring her to have a strong work ethic. She also acknowledges that their two family veterinarians were instrumental in her development as they took care of her family's animals and mentored her throughout her youth.
Dr. Homeyer enjoys mixed animal practice because it is never the same from day to day. She loves being involved with a family both from the time they first arrive with a new pet to staying part of that relationship throughout the life of that pet. She also feels a deep responsibility to care for local farmer's livestock. As our country faces a shortage of large animal veterinarians, she takes great pride in the services she is able to provide. Although she will not admit to having favorites, she does prefer that her patients not try to bite or kick her!
When she is not at work, Dr. Homeyer enjoys watching her son's high school activities and travelling.
Dr. Erin Moore
Dr. Erin Moore is a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced small animal medicine and surgery at Union Veterinary Associates for a total of 4 years. She knew from an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Her family always had cats, dogs and pocket pets while she was growing up. She was always eager to do anything animal related. She would jump at the chance to go horseback riding. When she was in high school she worked for a local veterinary clinic answering phone calls and cleaning kennels.
Dr. Moore grew up near the Lake of the Ozarks in Camdenton, MO. She is the first veterinarian in her family. Her mother worked on an ambulance as an EMT and her father has served as a fire chief in her hometown district as long as she can remember. She has one sibling, a younger brother. He is in the Army National Guard. Dr. Moore is married and has been blessed with an adorable daughter!
Fortunately, her family loves animals just as much as she does because they have a horse, a mule, two dogs, four goats, five cats and thirteen chickens! As a veterinarian, she enjoys helping owners keep their pets happy and healthy through preventative care. Dr. Moore also enjoys more challenging internal medicine cases.
In her spare time, she can often be found with her daughter, horseback riding or taking care of the family's menagerie of critters!!
Dr. Andi Kloppe
Union Veterinary Associates welcomed Dr. Andi Kloppe as a mixed animal veterinarian in June 2021, shortly after graduation from college. Dr. Kloppe received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, as well as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Kloppe grew up in New Haven, MO. She grew up on her family’s beef farm, but also gained valuable experience working at a local dairy and horse barn throughout high school and college.
As a child, she spent a lot of time helping her dad on the farm and was an active member of the New Haven 4-H and Washington FFA where she participated in showing livestock and shooting sports. This early introduction to raising and caring for large animals is what created her passion to become a veterinarian. Dr. Kloppe's main veterinary focus is beef production.
Dr. Kloppe still lives in New Haven with her husband, two incredibly rambunctious cats, and her horse. In her free time, Dr. Kloppe enjoys horseback riding, hunting, reading and spending time outdoors.