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Practice Owner(s)

  • Ted Betzen , DVM


    Dr. Betzen received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1981. He has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in Springfield since 1983. In the Summer of 1990, Dr. Betzen opened the current facility on Enterprise Street.

    Dr. Betzen is married to Kathy, a registered Radiologic Technologist. They have four children, two gradnsons, and numerous pets. Personal interests include hiking, biking, and travel.
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  • C.C.


    Hi! My name is C.C. I am five years old and I think I am the owner/operator of SVVH. I was trained by my predecessor, Otis, to test greyhounds. I make sure whether or not they are "cat safe" to determine if they are able to live in homes with cats and other small animals. My day consists of testing the greyhounds and monitoring the hallways of Spring Valley. The doctors and staff are my family. They take great care of me and I know they will take excellent care of your pets! Vetsuite_Img_97695
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  • Ninja


    Hi! My name is Ninja and I am the newest member of the Spring Valley family. I was rescued by Dr. Betzen after I was really sick. The doctors and staff nursed me back to health and now I am as feisty as ever! As you can see by my photo, I am very mischevious. I love to watch all the patients when they come to visit us. If you are ever in an exam room and hear a kitty talking in the background, it is probably me trying to peek under the door. Or, it might be my sister, CC, who likes to scold me when I bother her too much! Vetsuite_Img_158245
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