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Meet Dr. Robuccio

Dr. Joseph A. Robuccio, D.V.M., M.S., graduated from Iowa State University in 1985. He has over 34 years of veterinary experience, and is the main veterinarian at St. Francis Animal Hospital of Columbia.

Joe is the devoted father of five children: Maria, Joseph, Anna, Rose, and Emily. His wife, Jeanne, often helps around the hospital.

Jane, Office Manager

JaneJane joined the St. Francis Animal Hospital Team in October 2019 but has worked in the veterinary field since 2002. She has 5 cats of her own and also takes cares of strays outside around the house. Jane enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family. 



Kathy, Receptionist


Kathy Nissley, who joined St. Francis Animal Hospital in 2017, is excited to help you and your pets get the best possible care starting with the front desk. Pictured here with her Tree Walker Coonhound Jax, she also enjoys her pet birds, campfires in the mountains, church activities and baseball. 

Lori, Receptionist 


Lori is new to St. Francis Animal Hospital but has worked in the veterinary field since 1997. She has 2 dogs, Rosie Rentz & Celia Lou, 3 cats Whiskers, Paris & Brooklyn and a few reptiles and fish. Lori enjoys spending time going to the beach and bike rides with her family.

Amanda, Receptionist

AmandaAmanda is new to St. Francis Animal Hospital and the veterinary field but has always had a passion for animals. She has a Pomchi, Mila, who she considers her best friend. Amanda enjoys reading and practicing Yoga.  


Linda, Head Veterinary Technician 


Linda has worked at St. Francis Animal Hospital for 13 years and is considered our resident cat lady. She graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and in Computers. She also did some graduate work at the University of Maine in Orno on Ruminant Nutrition.

She is invaluable as our Research/Customer Care Specialist. Linda manages all our diabetic patients, metabolic disease cases (Cushing's and Addison's disease) and is very knowledgeable concerning nutrition. She enjoys bird watching and reading. 

Dr. Rose Robuccio Rodriguez and her Dad

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  • "This place is beyond phenomenal. I have taken my cat here for years and we always received loving care that is sometimes desperately needed. Unfortunately my cat did pass last year, but they were here with us until the very end. If I ever get another furry companion I'll be sure to be back."
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