Who We Are
We believe preventive care is the key to cats and dogs experiencing their highest quality of life. Our committed Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital team is community-driven — we see your precious pet as part of our family, too. Every member of our staff strives to go above and beyond to keep our pets and our people happy.
Meet Our Veterinarians
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Paul Robertson believes he was born to be a veterinarian. “I knew that’s what I wanted to do for as long as I can remember,” he says.
Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Robertson volunteered on a dairy farm and with his veterinarian uncle. He worked for more than ten years as an associate veterinarian before opening Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital with his wife Christine in Spring 1997. Dr. Robertson is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. His professional veterinary interests include feline medicine and preventative care. The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian, he says, is watching sick or injured animals recover and being a part of their lives.
Dr. Robertson and his wife share their home with two dogs (Cooper and Blue), five cats (Ming Ming, Squatter, Night, Winslow, and Otter) and horses. Together, the couple has two daughters. In his free time, Dr. Robertson enjoys hiking, boating, snorkeling, and traveling.
Veterinarian & DVM
Dr. Jovana Pollock helped with the care of her family animals when she was a child growing up. When Dr. Pollock was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would always say, “vet”! There was never any other option in her mind.
Meet Our Team Members
Taylor joined the receptionist team at Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital in July 2016. Her responsibilities include scheduling appointments and assisting clients and their pets. One of her favorite parts of her role at the hospital is checking in with clients and relaying funny stories to them about their pets.
“The minute you walk into Cobblestone it radiates warmth. It feels awesome when you can tell your friends and family how much you love your job. Playing with puppies and kittens all day never gets old.”
Taylor has a dog, Annie, and two cats, Khaleesi and Violet. She enjoys hiking with her friend Bonnie and their dogs, and kayaking with her family when the weather is just right!
Macy joined the practice in May of 2017. Her loving and caring attitude is one of the first things our patients notice! Her daily activities include greeting clients, answering the phones and making appointments. She loves getting to know clients and patients. She enjoys working at Cobblestone because of the friendly staff, and loves talking to both patients and colleagues about their pets!
In the past, Macy worked at the H.A.Y. Foundation. She loves riding, especially competing in rodeos, and has fifteen horses! She also has five dogs: Gus Gus, Yogi, B, Simba, and Emy; seven barn cats; and many ducks and chickens. When she isn’t riding horses, she enjoys playing guitar and singing.
“My coworkers are extremely supportive and respectful of everyone,” she says. “Even though we have a professional work environment, there are days that are extremely fun, too.”
Shelby’s responsibilities include answering incoming calls, walking our canine patients and boarders, and cleaning up the hospital after closing.
“I love getting to meet every different animal that comes in to board,” she says. “Every dog and cat has a unique personality that I enjoy learning about.”
Shelby earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, while also minoring in Chemistry and Animal Science, at Missouri State University and is now focused on starting veterinary school.
She enjoys baking, going to the lake, fishing, and tubing.
At home, she has a cat named Felix and a dog named Mollie.
Tiffany has been with Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital since April 1999.
“The compassion and experience of our doctor is second to none,” she says of Dr. Robertson. “The care he gives for all of the animals he sees is unmatchable even if the odds are against him. Who wouldn’t want to work for a person like that?”
Tiffany says her favorite part of the job is “all of it.” This includes assisting our veterinarians, keeping our patients distracted during their examinations, assisting in surgery, drawing blood, running lab work, and conversing with our clients.
At home, Tiffany has two cats (Dagger and Hotdog), two dogs (Kaytee and Banjo), and “a multitude of cows and horses.” She enjoys raising cattle, farming, going to the creek, and spending time with her husband and three sons.
Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
“Cobblestone has been my one and only job,” she says. “I love working at Cobblestone. My coworkers are awesome and Dr. Paul is a great boss, which makes coming to work easy and enjoyable.”
Sarah is responsible for assisting our veterinarians, answering incoming calls, and helping our clients at the front desk. In addition to seeing everyone’s pets coming through the door, Sarah especially enjoys helping with critical cases. It’s rewarding when both the pet and owner can leave satisfied and on the road to recovery.
Sarah loves to laugh, joke, ride horses, and take her dogs on hikes. She has a Jack Russell named Bucc and a Lab-mix named Marley. She also has three indoor cats (Blackberry, Skittles, and Margaret), two barn cats (Pumpkin and Patches), and three horses (Sugar, Amigo, and Slingshot) and a goat named Kevin!
Receptionist & Veterinary Tech
Lexi joined the Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital team in February 2012. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Missouri State University. She is now attending veterinary school!
At Cobblestone, Lexi is responsible for checking patients in and out, answering incoming calls, walking dogs, and performing toenail trims. She enjoys interacting with the animals more than anything else.
“I enjoy the clients and animals that come in,” she says. “I especially like to see animals go from being very sick to feeling much better and returning to their normal routines at home.”
Lexi has one dog (Sydney), and a cat (Melbourne). She also has a horse named Moose, who she barrel races. She enjoys spending time and hiking with Sydney, trail riding, and traveling.
Christine Van Essen
Receptionist & Bather
“Dr. Robertson is the best I have ever worked for,” she says. “His diagnostics are awesome, he is easy to work for, and he treats every animal that visits us as if it were his own.”
Christine is fun and humorous and thoroughly enjoys talking with our clients and playing with their pets when she gets the chance. Her responsibilities include answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, educating clients, and giving our canine patients baths.
Christine has two dogs (Cooper and Blue), five cats (Ming Ming, Squatter, Night, Winslow, and Otter) and horses, 35 chickens, two frogs, fish, and guinea pigs! She enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, movies, and family time.
SJ has been with Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital since May 2010. Prior to that, she worked as an office manager for a veterinary clinic in Illinois for three years.
“We have a dedicated staff who loves helping animals and their owners,” she says of Cobblestone. “I am proud to be a part of this team.”
SJ’s duties include ordering items we need, communicating with drug representatives, answering incoming calls, and conversing with our clients and patients. Her favorite part of the job is “helping clients with problems.”
Outside of work, SJ enjoys volunteering with and fostering animals through 4 the Love of K9s and other rescues. She has two cats (Maverick and Puck) and two dogs (Quarter and Fennec). SJ has a 4-year-old daughter named Lainey.
Bonnie started as a kennel technician in January 2019 but moved up to reception in December 2019. She’s responsible for checking clients in and out, answering phone calls and client questions, taking messages for the veterinarians, and reviewing pet records from daily appointments entering all important information into the system. Her favorite part of the job is working with the best people. Bonnie brings positive energy and a great sense of humor to the team. She’s currently attending Missouri State University and will graduate in May 2021 with her bachelor’s in Animal Science. Bonnie has two dogs (Hercules and Finn), a cat (Clover), and a goldfish (Mr. Fish). In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with Taylor and their dogs, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Lead Kennel Technician
“Everyone at the hospital is very nice. It feels like one big family,” she says.
Claire studies Biology at Missouri State University.
At home, Claire has a variety of pets: Isaac, a newt; a cat named Otter; a dog named Blue Blue; and several frogs. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of plants, drawing, and spending time with her friends.
Kate is responsible for cleaning the clinic and taking care of the animals. She loves making sure all the animals are well taken care of. She brings an attention to detail to the clinic.
Kate enjoys working at the clinic because “Everyone is super friendly and I can tell they really care about animals. I love being able to take care of the animals as if they were my own.”
Kate has a cat named Chad, who is a domestic shorthair. She considers herself a “crazy plant lady”, and hopes to one day own a million plants. She loves spending time outside and experiencing new places.