Main Street Pet Care Inc.

1910 South Main Street
Joplin, MO 64804

(417)782-7387

www.mainstreetpetcare.com

Main Street Pet Care - Joplin, MO - Meet Our Doctors

Main Street Pet Care - Joplin, MO - Ben Leavens DVM

Ben Leavens DVM

Dr. Leavens is married to his partner in business, Becky and together they have six children, two grandchildren, seven dogs, one Maine Coon, and horses and chickens. They are members of Christ’s Community UMC in Joplin.

Dr. Leavens, graduated from Missouri Southern in 1985 with a degree in Biology and Sociology. He also has a degree in Respiratory Therapy (and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist) from Northwestern University Medical School and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1992. He practiced in a primarily dairy practice with his father-in-law for three years before moving to Joplin in 1995 to be closer to his daughter. Main Street Pet Care was started as a continuation of Dr. Gene Swanson’s practice at that time, with their kind support.

Dr. Leavens loves applied science and animals, so Veterinary Medicine has been a great fit for his life’s work. He is active in his church, Christ’s Community UMC and also a Rescuer with Newton County Rescue and Recovery. He is also a member of the USDA’s National Animal Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) and the Show-Me Volunteer Veterinary Corps.

Main Street Pet Care - Joplin, MO - Pamela Helm DVM

Pamela A Helm DVM

Dr. Helm is a graduate of Iowa State University. She is originally from Algona, Iowa, but has lived south of Joplin since 2006. She practiced mixed animal medicine for the first 4 years of her career and has been at MSPC since then. She is a member of the American Medical Veterinary Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Helm has a wonderful husband, Maxwell, and 2 beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Audrey. In her spare time, she has numerous animals on their farm. They operate a cow-calf operation, raise and sell butcher pigs, raise chickens and sell the eggs, and have a goat, Daisy, that Elizabeth shows at the fair. She has a Mountain Curr dog named Ole Dan. She is active in her church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Seneca, MO, and with Newton County 4-H. She oversees the sheep, goats, and pigs at the Newton County Fair as well.

Special Interests include Microbiology/Bacteriology.

Main Street Pet Care - Joplin, MO - Dustin Barber BVSc DVM

Dustin Barber BVSc DVM

Dr. Barber graduated in 2013 from Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand.  She started her Bachelor of Animal Science at Kansas State University before going to New Zealand for a study abroad year.  She loved New Zealand so much that she decided to stay and go to veterinary school there.  She moved back to the United States in December of 2013 with her Greyhound and her cat.  In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her Greyhound and reading as many books as possible.

Main Street Pet Care - Joplin, MO - Anna Blick DVM

Anna Blick DVM

Dr. Blick hails from the great state of Kansas.  She is originally from Wichita where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Newman University.  She then traveled on to the University of Missouri in Columbia to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Blick's special interests within the veterinary field include small animal dentistry, general surgery, and client interactions.

Coming from a large family, Dr. Blick loves any opportunity she can spare to spend time with her siblings and endless nieces and nephews.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat named Johnny, watching films, and pursuing her creative talents in artwork with drawing, oil painting, and ceramics.

Why do you do this?  "My passion is educating owners about their pets so they can truly understand how to better their pets' health.  That way, we can work as a team to keep their fur-babies happy and healthy!"