Dr. Jane Francka is a native of Springfield. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from SMSU and then attained a DVM degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr Francka worked at the Florrisant Animal Hospital for nine years and then returned to Springfield in 1992 to open Sunshine Animal Hospital. In her off hours she enjoys gardening and biking. She and her family share their home with a wide variety of pets.
Dr. Kathryn Mainka grew up in Little Rock and went to Mississippi State University for both her Animal Science and DVM degrees. She joined Sunshine Animal Hospital in 1998. Dr. Mainka spends time with her family, pets and enjoys reading and cross-stitching.
Wouldn't change a thing!
My husband and I have two Great Danes. Sunshine Animal was recommended to us by the breeder of our male. I can't image taking our babies anywhere else. Our babies are now both eight (the male is going on 9). I know that without Dr. Mike & Dr. Francka, their lifespan would not be as good. They have seen us from the minor monthly shots to the major surgery for cysts (a common Great Dane ailment). Our dogs are our life. Yes, the cost is expensive, but if you have animals or children, then that is part of being a parent. Sunshine Animal takes care of us. If I call in a prescription for pick up, it's ready and waiting. If I have a concern, it is answered. If I need an appointment, they find one for me. They know me by my voice. They call and check on us after our visits, and they are great with our female who hates going to the doctor. Taking our pets anywhere else is not happening, even after we moved to the other side of Springfield. Again, you get what you pay for.
Kristen F. February 01, 2011
I love these people. I have a pet bunny that I think the world of. He was sick and I made a phone call and they asked when I could get there. I live two hours away and they stayed open for me to get there. They took Harley (the sick bunny) in and took care of him. I have spent money with this vet but how much is your pet worth to you. My bunny is worth the world. I thank them very much everyday for my bunny. Harley had to go back for a check-up and I forgot my credit card and there was no problem. They let me call them when I got home. Harley and I love this place and will go nowhere else. My pet bunny is not up for discussion about how much he is worth; I just want what is best for him.
Dawn T. December 08, 2010
This office is very pet and people friendly. They have been taking care of our 2 cats and our iguana for as long as I can remember. I feel that they are a good deal for the money. Anytime there has been an emergency with our iguana (he's gotten deathly ill a few times) they have been able to squeeze us in right away and charge a reasonable amount.
When my kitten was declawed and had to stay over night I was able to come in and see her as many times as I wanted.
The vet handles all the animals very well. And trust me not many people can handle a mature adult male iguana. They are very aggressive and will bite.
If you're looking for a vet, check this place out.
Robyn C. April 03, 2006