The Boone County Veterinary Clinic exists to honor God by striving for excellence as we serve our patients, clients, employees, and community.
Dr. Whitmore did his undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas (go Hogs). He received his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University (go Tigers) in 1988. Dr. Whitmore returned to the Harrison area (go Gobs) in 1992 where he has lived and raised a family with his wife Lisa. They have three kids, Cameron, Megan and Walker. In addition their family includes two rescue animals, a cat named Charlie Cuddles McShort stuff (all three kids named him), a dog named Skye (named by our youngest off of paw patrol), and two horses (Missy and Doc)
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas, Dr. Wilkinson headed to "The Little Apple", Manhattan, KS. There, he earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 2005. He also carved out some time during those years in Kansas to allow his English Setters to hone their quail finding ability (of course, he was forced to join them in their endeavors since someone had to provide transportation, and driving is one of the few things that English Setters do not excel at). Sometime between child number three and four, the quail hunting hobby screeched to a halt, but their dogs still make excellent friends for the family. The four children also enjoy helping Rob and his wife Denise care for their chickens, horses, and cattle. Most importantly, although he always seeks to fulfill the clinic's mission statement to strive for excellence, Rob realizes that it is often through his imperfection that people can be pointed to the One who is perfect, his Savior, Jesus Christ.
In January of 2019, Dr. Aric Brandt moved back to some familiar territory to join the team at Boone County Veterinary Clinic. He and his wife, Dr. Toni Brandt, resided and practiced in Carroll County from 2007 - 2009 before moving back home to Nebraska. The friendship of the Wilkinsons and Brandts that began during veterinary school at Kansas State Univeristy was pivotal in the Brandt's decision to move to Harrison. The Brandts married after meeting in veterinary school and have been blessed with a trio of energetic children. Dr. Brandt enjoys learning, spending time outdoors witih family and friends (which may include swimming, running, fishing or biking) and helping care for the family's English Setters (Lacey and Zipporah), horse (Austi) and chickens.
Joe has been with the Boone County Veterinary Clinic since 2010 and keeps things running through all the hectic times as our Office Manager. Joe grew up in the Harrison area and went to High School in Alpena. He attended William's Baptist College. He and his wife Brandy have a son and a daughter. Their favorite pastimes include family movie night, working on the farm and spending time with the grandparents. They also have 3 dogs just to keep things interesting.