About Us Dr. Lohnes is a 1982 U of IL graduate originally from Pekin, IL. I moved to Barry after graduation and have been practicing in the same location for 40 years. Father of 3. Grandfather of 9. Priorities are my faith journey, including my mission work in Honduras and my family. I’ve mentored many students on my mission trips to Honduras and I enjoy that immensely. Our practice is growing rapidly at a time that I’m wanting to slow down a little. We built a new office in Payson last year (moved in January 1, 2022) and have plenty of room for expansion. This presents an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to practice both large and smallanimal medicine, is willing to work hard, and for whom practice ownership is a priority.
Dr. Meyer is a 2014 U of IL graduate originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. “Not growing up on a farm didn’t deter me from pursuing a large animal career. The community really embraced me from the get-go and I’m really grateful for that. I was lucky to have a few job offers during the Great Recession and I chose to work with Dr. Lohnes because of the mentoring and the ability to buy in. I’d hate to grow a practice for 5-8 years and then buy the growth that I brought in. I also got a lot of mentoring that gave me confidence and ability to develop my skills quickly. I knew I’d get support if I messed up. Being family friendly was also a priority and we are a very family friendly community and practice. Because of the low cost of living, I was able to pay off my student loans and business buy-in within 6.5 years. We may be a little practice but we have big opportunities for growth in many areas.”
Practice Opportunities ? 60% small animal o HQHVSN with Pike County Animal Shelter o 25+ routine surgeries a week o Three day a week small animal appointment afternoon o Blood analysis machines o Digital x-ray o ReproScan Ultrasound ? 35% cattle o 90% clients are small to medium cow-calf producers o 10% are larger cow-calf producers, feedlot, backgrounder o New ReproScan ultrasound with armless probe o Two chutes for mobile work o Company vehicle and Bowie Vet Box ? 5% equine, goat, sheep, backyard poultry, other ? Yearly contract ? Low cost of living ? Opportunity for buy in at 2 years ? IRA Match Program ? Paid Vacation and Holidays ? Paid Continuing Education ? Paid Organization Dues ? Low on-call burden
Recreation ? Hunting – best deer hunting in the country ? Camping -Siloam Springs, Mark Twain (just a few) ? Fishing ? Boating - 3 hours from Ozarks, 45 min from Mark Twain Lake ? Shopping - 2.5 hours from St Louis, 1.5 hours from Springfield ? Parks and Museums
Responsibilities ? Full time with rotating on-call (every third week) ? Rotating between two locations throughout the week ? Live within reason of both clinics
Dr. Daniel Lohnes is a 1982 graduate from the University of Illinois. He is from Pekin, IL and owned Lohnes Vet Service as a solo practitioner. Dr. Lohnes is a missionary and travels to Honduras twice a year. He takes veterinary students once a year and they spay, neuter, vaccinate, and deworm animals in the surrounding villages. Once a year he helps on the ranch to improve farming practices and increase job opportunities. He is a huge Cardinals and Illini fan.Dr. Brittany Meyer is 2014 graduate from the University of Illinois and joined Lohnes Vet Service shortly after graduation. She is from the Chicago suburbs and loves living in the country and working on both large and small animals alike. She bought into the practice in 2016 and has changed the name to CVVS. She enjoys going on runs with her dog and being active. She also volunteers with the Chicago VMA Pet Loss Grief Support helpline and talk to grieving people about the loss of their pets.