Dr. Ted Dahlstrom
One of the co-founders of ACM, Dr. Ted has been in practice since 1987. After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine he practiced for a short time in Neosho Misouri, his home town, before opening the Animal Clinic of Monett in 1989. A mixed animal practicioner, Dr. Ted currently specializes mainly in Production Medicine. He spends a good amount of his time serving as the Senior Veterinarian for Joplin Regional Stockyards, a role he has filled since 1995. Understandibly, Dr. Ted is well known and respected by Southwest Missouri's cattle producers, a relationship solidified by the fact he is a cattle producer himself. Dr. Ted spends his free time with his family and tending to his large beef herd on his farm near Monett.
Dr. Carol Dahlstrom
After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Dr. Carol opened ACM with Dr. Ted. Dr. Carol is a mixed animal veterinarian but spends most of her time treating companion animals and exotics. Our clients fondly know her simply as Dr. Carol and have trusted her for over 25 years to tend to their furry family members. After growing up in Stratford CT, where she still has family, Dr. Carol moved to the midwest where she made her home. She loves traveling and learning foreign languages and in her free time knits, sews, plays the cello, practices yoga, gardens and cooks. By that list you can tell she is a busy lady, She and Dr. Ted share their home with 6 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses, a flock of chickens, 2 birds, fish and a herd of cattle. Dr. Carol loves the constant challenges and learning opportunities veterinary medicine has to offer.
Dr. John Harper
Dr. Harper joined ACM's staff in 1994 after responding to Dr. Carol's (his fellow UMC graduate) request to come to Southwest Missouri and practice. Dr. John, who grew up in northwest Missouri, received his DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. His signature cowboy hat and boots have made him an easily recognizable favorite of ACM's clientele. Dr. Harper practices mixed animal medicine but spends most of his time taking care of horses and cattle. He is also a talented small animal orthopedic surgeon. He spends his free time with son and daughter.
Dr. John Tyra
Dr. Tyra joined our practice in the summer of 2010 as a new graduate from Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Hailing from Guntown, Mississippi, Dr. Tyra grew up on his family's farm where cattle, chickens and occasionally goats and pigs were raised. He received his Bachelor of Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. Dr. Tyra's special interest include beef cattle production medicine and cattle reproduction. John is married to his wife Nikki who is a recent graduate from culinary arts school and aspiring pastry chef. They have a cat named Lela, and a dog Baloo. Dr. Tyra's hobbies include hunting and fishing. His family, including his parents, and two older sisters still live in his hometown and he has another sister who lives in Hawaii.