Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dwayne L. Miller, D.V.M.  photo

Dwayne L. Miller, D.V.M.

Dr. Miller received his Veterinary degree in 1986 at the University of Missouri. He spent 8 years in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV at a 4-doctor hospital where he acquired a special interest in Ultrasound Diagnostics. He relocated to Columbia in 1994 and has developed special veterinary interests to include Radiology, Internal Medicine, dentistry and Soft Tissue Surgery. In his spare time, he is very active in his church and continues to dabble in many outdoor sports, but particularly golf. Dr. Miller has two grown children, Jennifer and Spencer, one step-daughter, Maude, and two grandsons, Brayden and Bennett. His wife, Leigh, is a native of Columbia and is a licensed professional counselor. She is also very active in outdoor activities including camping and gardening!

Steven M. Brush, D.V.M.  photo

Steven M. Brush, D.V.M.

Dr. Brush is a Columbia native having grown up less than a mile from Pet Center. He is proud to be both a Kewpie and an MU tiger having attended University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he and his wife knew they wanted to raise their family in Columbia so Dr. Brush started his Veterinary Career at Horton Animal Hospital. There he developed an interest in Internal Medicine, Endoscopy and Surgery both Orthopedic and Soft Tissue. Away from work Dr. Brush enjoys spending time with his wife Kim, their four children: Michael, Elizabeth, Megan, Joshua, and their Granddaughter Cecily. He always enjoys getting outdoors and often helps with various church-related activities.

Beth A. Luebbering, D.V.M.  photo

Beth A. Luebbering, D.V.M.

Dr. Beth Luebbering developed her love for animals while growing up on the family farm in St Thomas Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. During vet school, she realized how much she enjoyed the city of Columbia and wanted to make it her home. She began her career at Horton Animal Hospital and moved to Pet Center Ltd in 2017. Her veterinary interest includes Internal Medicine, Preventative Care, and Soft Tissue Surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Luebbering enjoys giving back to our community by serving as a coach for various Special Olympics teams and the Columbia Track Club Cross Country Team. She also enjoys running and is an active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her many nieces and nephews.

Rebecca M. Simons, D.V.M.  photo

Rebecca M. Simons, D.V.M.

Dr. Simons 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 exclusively small animal hospital in St. Louis but inevitably knew that Columbia was where she wanted to settle down. Her veterinary interests include Internal Medicine and Preventative Care. In her spare time, Dr. Simons enjoys attending Pure Barre classes and spending time with her husband, Lance, and her four-legged family members- her cat Peaches and two dogs Gus, a Boston Terrier, and Dallas, a Chihuahua mix.

Our Staff

Olivia Baker  photo

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. Email:

Bruce Baker  photo

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! Email:

Chella, Aggie, & Jess  photo

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 every day 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.

Pet Center LTD.

2504 West Worley Street

Columbia, MO 65203

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For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (573) 445-3000
Fax: (573) 446-7001
Emergency: 573-882-7821
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Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Boarding Releases at 5:30 pm