Dr. Melissa Tschegg
Dr. Melissa Tschegg has been part of the Sycamore Animal Clinic family since 2017. She is a lifelong lover of animals. When she was only three years old, she declared she would become a veterinarian. Her first pet was a large, white rabbit she named “Peter Marshmallow”. She brought her bunny everywhere and even trained him to hop along on a leash.
She spent a lot of time at farms given that both sets of her grandparents had been farmers. When she was five years old, her family moved to a small hobby farm of their own. Over the years, they acquired llamas, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, and even a horse. During the summers in high school she even worked at a farm training alpacas and llamas.
She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Her special interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. She is the primary surgeon at our hospital.
When she is not helping pets feel better or performing surgery, she uses her free time to be with her husband and two sons, her own pets, and friends.