Weathered Rock Vet Clinic is delighted to introduce you to our great team of doctors. We are lucky to have a talented collection of minds to allow for case-review and brainstorming on challenging cases.
Dr. Ashley French
Dr. French graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She worked in Hermann and Montgomery City, Missouri in small animal practice before moving to Jefferson City. She volunteered with the Show-Me Response Volunteer Veterinary Corps as the Co-Director until 2020. Upon Dr. Popp's retirement in 2017, she bought Weathered Rock Vet Clinic. She is credentialed in PennHIP certifications to evaluate hip dysplasia in dogs. She is an active member of the Independent Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. She has been both a MVMA East Central District Leader and a state-wide Delegate at Large for two terms and has sat on the MVMA Board. She started the Vet EMPOWER (Emerging Minority Professionals at Weathered Rock) Internship program and is working with both the University of Missouri and Lincoln University to increase diversity in veterinary medicine.
Dr. French enjoys mentoring veterinary students, small animal surgery and preventative medicine. She enjoys horseback riding and home improvement. She lives with her husband Jacob and daughter Audrey. They have a cat, three horses and a dog.
Dr. Jessica Greene
Dr. Greene graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She has degree in Animal Science and is an active member in the Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys connecting with pet owners and educating families on how to keep their pets happy and healthy. She is a natural teacher and mentor to both veterinary students and clients.
Dr. Greene is a St. Louis native and passionate animal care advocate. She loves surgery and critical care. She is skilled in helping short-nosed dogs breath more easily with rhinoplasty. She also enjoys ophthalmology and internal medicine. She lives with her husband Andy, and her two cats Fern and Rib. She has two mix-breed dogs Bailey and Bandit. In her free time, she hikes and visits the Lake of the Ozarks.
Dr. Emily Ruesch
Dr. Ruesch graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She worked in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois in small animal practice for the last couple of years before moving back to Missouri to be closer to family. Dr. Ruesch is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has certifications as a “cat-friendly” and “fear-free” practitioner.
She is passionate about ensuring that vet visits are low stress for both clients and their pets and teaching clients about best care practices to ensure that their pets live long, healthy lives. Dr. Ruesch has a strong interest in surgery, dermatology, and nutrition.
Dr. Ruesch is originally from the Jefferson City area. She lives with her husband, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, biking on the Katy trail, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Amanda Smith
Dr. Smith is a 2021 graduate from Oklahoma State University. She is a veterinarian who is currently a resident in veterinary pathology at the University of Missouri. Her interests include the pathologic basis of disease and preventative care. She is interested in understanding cancers, how the body is affected by parasites, and how to prevent infections.
In her free time she loves to watch all the sports with her husband Bremner. She cares for her three cats Naboo, Azula, and Theo, her retired warmblood horse Omar, and her two hairy dogs, Jethro and Kezzie.