All professionals at Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff.

Dr. Ryan Bader


Dr. Ryan Bader was born in Springfield, MO and graduated High School from Marshfield, MO. In 1998 he graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science and went on to be a herdsman for a cow/calf operation in North Carolina. While he was in North Carolina he decided that he wanted to pursue veterinary medicine and he and his wife, Sarah, returned to Missouri with that mission in mind. Upon returning to Missouri, Dr. Bader worked for The University of Missouri’s Dairy Farm and was also a research assistant for the large animal Vet School Department, specializing in mastitis. During vet school he focused on training and education to be a mixed animal practitioner. In 2008 Dr. Bader graduated from The University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He worked in Jefferson City, MO at a mixed animal practice for five years. In August of 2013 Dr. Bader founded Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Bader and his wife, Sarah, have a son and daughter and two dogs. Dr. Bader is involved in Boy Scouts and enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, fishing, camping and playing golf. He is a member of Missouri Cattlemens Association and Missouri Veterinary Medicine Association.


Dr. Ana Smith


Dr. Ana Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arkansas Tech University in 2007. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2013. After working in a small animal clinic for four years, she and her husband made the decision to relocate to Nixa, Missouri with their daughter to be closer to family. Dr. Smith has a special interest in exotics animals including reptiles, pocket pets and miniature pigs. Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with family, their family dog and cat, outdoor activities, and playing tennis.


Dr. Nicki Jesky


Dr. Nicki Jesky graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Missouri in 2004. Her interests include surgery, wellness care, clinical pathology and pain management. She has been married since 2001, she likes traveling with her husband and especially enjoys going to the beach! She also participates in local foreign exchange programs as a host family and has hosted students from Egypt, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Her passion for pets does not end after work hours. Outside of the clinic, her hobbies include running, riding her horse and training her dogs for various canine sports. She is an active volunteer and foster for a border collie rescue and an active member of Pet Therapy of The Ozarks.