Pet Center, Ltd.

Welcome to Pet Center Ltd.'s website! We're glad you took the time to visit us online. Take a moment to tour our facility, meet our staff, discover our services, or even submit an inquiry.

Our goal is to provide your pet with the most comprehensive, state of the art medical, surgical, dental, and preventive medicine available. In doing so, you will come to realize that we treat your pet as though it were a member of our family.
Kittens and puppy in the grass
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 3:00pm (Doctor Available until 12)
  • Sun: We are closed but have boarding releases at 5:30pm SHARP.
  • Burton G. Schauf, D.V.M

    Burton G. Schauf, D.V.M.


    Dr. Schauf is a native of Kansas and a graduate of Kansas State University. Dr. Schauf and his wife, Colette, moved to Columbia in the spring of 1983. Their son, Cory, also lives in the Columbia area. Dr. Schauf enjoys spending time in the woods. He also may be found running or biking on the Katy trail. Felines Pekot and Taz (both rescues) share the Schauf home.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1981
    Education:
    Kansas State University
  • Dwayne L. Miller, D.V.M.

    Dwayne L. Miller, D.V.M.


    Dr. Miller received his Veterinary degree in 1986 at the University of Missouri. He spent 8 years in Las Vegas, NV (where he grew up) at a 4-doctor hospital where he acquired a special interest in Ultrasound Diagnostics. Special veterinary interests include: Radiology (ultrasound), Internal Medicine, and Soft Tissue Surgery.  In his spare time he is very active in his church and continues to dabble in many outdoor sports though he has mastered none!  Dr. Miller has two grown children, Jennifer and Spencer, and one grandchild, Brayden.  His wife, Leigh, is a native of Columbia and is also very active in outdoor sports.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1986
    Education:
    University of Missouri
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  • Rebecca M. Markenson, D.V.M.


    Dr. Markenson is a native St. Louisan and received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2013.  She spent her first two years of practice at an exclusive small animal hospital in St. Louis, but inevitably knew that Columbia was where she wanted to settle down. When she’s not working with her beloved patients, Dr. Markenson enjoys reading, working on her tennis game, and spending time with her four-legged family members, her cat Peaches and two dogs Gus, a Boston Terrier, and Dallas, a Chihuahua mix.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    University of Missouri
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  • Olivia Baker


    Olivia is our hospital's office assistant. She was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. She attended college at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where she received her bachelor's degree in Business in 2014. Outside of work Olivia enjoys spending time reading, following her favorite sports teams and taking hikes with her four-legged friend Aggie, who enjoys accompanying Olivia to work every day.
    Education:
    Westminster College
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  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker


    Bruce is the hospital manager of Pet Center Ltd. Bruce has lived in Columbia since 1977 and co-founded Pet Center, Ltd. with Dr. Schauf in 1989. Bruce's immediate family consists of his wife Lynda (an elementary school teacher), daughters Kayla and Olivia. Chella is the pet Labrador Retriever who spends a fair amount of time as the hospital mascot and front door greeter! Bruce enjoys golfing and fishing when there is simply nothing else to do!
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  • Chella, Aggie & Jess


    Chella, Aggie and Jess are Pet Center's front door greeters and mascots! Most days you'll find them sleeping behind the counter, playing with each other or looking for a treat! Chella, the yellow lab, has been coming to work everyday since February of 2010. Aggie, the German Shepherd/ Corgi mix, joined the family in October of 2014. Jess, the three legged yellow lab, joined the family in January of 2016. When Chella, Aggie, and Jess aren't hard at work they enjoy spending time with their family and other four-legged friends as well as going out to the farm for a run and swim.
    Education:
    Pet Center, Ltd.
    Interests:
    Tug of War, Napping, Swimming, & Running