Dr. Joel Farthing first became interested in veterinary medicine while in high school. He began working on a south central Missouri beef cattle farm and at the practice of Dr. J.J. Tune, where he learned large and small animal medicine in a rural setting. After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, he started working at a mixed animal practice in Lincoln and St. Charles counties. After six years in practice he partnered with his classmate at Mizzou, Dr. Lindsay, to found O’Fallon Veterinary Medical Center in 2009 and continue the practice of Dr. James Oliver.
“I’m happy to be practicing at OVMC. It’s a wonderful opportunity and fulfillment of a dream to be able to practice veterinary medicine exactly the way I believe it should be—with careful attention to patient care and communication with pet owners, all while creating a positive work environment for myself and the OVMC staff.”
Dr. Farthing is married to his wife, Skye, and enjoys spending his free time working on their small farm, throwing discs for the family dog Reecee to catch, and by participating in various sporting events. They have a daughter named Arden, who is eight and very proud of her little sister Della, who is five.
Dr. Nick Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked at a mixed animal practice in Bowling Green, Missouri for one and a half years. Since that time, he has worked with Dr. Farthing at Troy and Wentzville Veterinary Clinics, until heading to O’Fallon to start OVMC in 2009.
His wife, Leslie, and he have a eleven year-old son named Adam and a eight year-old son named Colin. Dr. Lindsay is an avid Cardinals and Mizzou fan and enjoys water sports. His dog Frito comes to work with him daily and can be seen around OVMC happily sneaking into the lobby and digging in the backyard.
Dr. Krista Bowen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian at a young age. Inspired by James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she began pursuing this goal early in life. At the age of 10, she began regularly shadowing a small animal veterinarian in Galveston, Texas. Through high school and college, she continued working as a receptionist and technician at the same veterinary clinic. After graduation from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, she practiced at a mixed animal practice in Bowling Green, Missouri for seven years. She joined OVMC as an associate in June 2016.
Dr. Bowen has been married to her husband Kyle since December 2012. They have a daughter, Corinne, who was born in 2014. Their family also includes multiple pets including: Ranger, a Rough Collie; Evie, a Weimaraner; Marmalade, a ginger tabby Domestic Shorthair; Hamstie, a Winter White Hamster; Smaug, a bearded dragon; and a 55 gallon freshwater tank with multiple fishes.
As a mom, much of her free time involves activities with Corinne. They enjoy outings to the Zoo and other St. Louis attractions. In any spare time at home, she enjoys gardening, sewing and baking. Dr. Bowen is a Texas A&M football fan and watches the Aggies play every week during football season.