Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians

Dr. Matt Radde grew up with a rural background in Nebraska. Before college he joined the Army as a tanker. He attended University of Nebraska and then transferred to Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) degree. After graduating from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, he worked for several equine veterinary practices in Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma. Dr. Radde and his wife, Desi, opened the doors to Blue River Veterinary Services in October 2010. He enjoys the variety of cases that comes through the veterinary clinic and working with the people in rural Oklahoma.

Dr. Radde is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. The Army has sent him on numerous adventures such as a deployment to the Middle East (OEF), Central America, Germany, and above Alaska’s Arctic Circle.

Dr. Radde and Desi have two children, Blake and Kailey, and love spending time with them and their numerous activities. Blake is a freshman at Oklahoma State University studying Aerospace Engineering and loves everything space related.  Kailey attends Tishomingo High School and stays involved in band, rides horses and competes in breakaway roping.  In his spare time, some of Dr. Radde’s hobbies are shooting guns, hunting, fishing,  and riding horses.

Capt. Matt Radde DVM / US Army veterinarians aid El Salvador

Dr. Morgan Thompson Smith

Cat doc

Our Staff

  • Sarah
    Sarah RVT
    Head Veterinary Technician

    Sarah grew up in Milburn, Oklahoma on a small family farm and was raised to love animals. She was inspired to attend the Murray State Veterinary Technician Program and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2003. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful children, hunting, fishing, and riding horses. She likes the diversity and challenge of working in a mixed animal practice, but enjoys working with large animals.

  • Desi
    Desi Radde
    Office Manager

    Desi is the office manager at the Blue River Veterinary Services. She has worked along side Dr. Radde since 2008. She takes pride in her work and makes sure that all of the furry patients are well cared for while spending any time in the clinic. She truly enjoys working closely with the clinic animals as well as their owners. Desi will make sure your visit to our clinic is as comfortable as possible. She was born and raised in central Oklahoma where she began working with large animals in FFA while in high school. 

     Along with enjoying watching their children grow up, Dr. Radde and Desi also have a wide range of pets at home that are a big part of their family. In her spare time she loves to read a good book, painting and riding her horses for fun or trail riding with friends.

  • Stevie
    Stevie RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Stevie grew up in southern Oklahoma with a love for all animals.  She graduated from Murray State College Veterinary Technology program in 2023 and has worked for us since.

    Stevie has  dogs,  She enjoys wine tasting, hanging out with friends and family, and going to the lake.

  • receptionist
    Pepper M.

    Pepper grew up in a mixed animal veterinary practice environment in Gilroy, California where her momma worked for 30+ years at Gilroy Veterinary Hospital.  She  worked for Tri County Vet large animal practice in Gilroy, CA for 16 years and just recently moved to Oklahoma and started working for us in August 2021.

    Pepper raised four great kids and have two amazing grandbabies.  She loves fishing, hunting, kayaking and riding horses.  Pepper and her boyfriend Eddy fell in love with Oklahoma so they decided to stay and bought a home in Milburn, OK.

  • Mattie
    Mattie G.


  • Priscilla
    Priscilla RVT
    Veterinary Technican

    Priscilla has been working for us since 2016.  She graduated from Murray State College Veterinary Technology program in 2012.  

    Priscilla knew at a young age that she wanted to work with animals and never considered another career path.  She enjoys caring for small and large animals.

    In her spare time, Priscilla enjoys spending time on her farm managing her small cow herd, horses, cats and dogs.  Some of her favorite activities are riding horses, fishing, hunting, kayaking and cooking.  

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    Natalie S.
    Kennel Tech

    Natalie grew up on a small farm in Southern Oklahoma. She graduated high school in 2019 from Milburn high school. She attended College at Murray State college in 2019. In her free time she loves playing guitar, fishing, playing with her dogs, camping, and spending time with family. She started working for us in 2021

  • Carola
    Carola M.


  • Kailey
    Kailey F.

    Kennel Tech

    Kailey was born and raised in Oklahoma.  She is the daughter of Dr. Matt & Desi Radde.  She graduated from from Tishomingo High School with honors and has been attending Murray State College for her degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  She has enjoyed working alongside Dr. Radde throughout the years. She also competes on the Murray State Rodeo Team in Breakaway.  During Kailey's free time she loves spending as much time as she can with her family, her horses and her Mini Aussie Waylon.

  • Kaytlin
    Kaytlin K.

    My name is Kaytlin Hagen. I grew up in western Oklahoma and graduated from Sayre High School in 2021. I am a student in the veterinary nursing program at Murray State College. In my free time I like to read, go on walks with my dogs, and spend time with my husband and family. I have always had a passion for helping and caring for animals. I am looking forward to graduating from MSC and passing my exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician!

  • Steavie
    Steavie VA

    Veterinary Assistant

    My name is Steavi Purcell, I have been an employee at Blue River Vet for two years now! I also work part time at Kedford Boutique when I'm not at the clinic. I am a student at Murray state college majoring in Ag Business, before I began my associates degree I became a Certified Veterinary Assistant through the American Veterinary Medical Association after completing Murray State Colleges one year Veterinary Assistant Program. I am also a member of the Rodeo Team at Murray where I compete in the event Barrel Racing. Outside of work and school I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family and playing with my dog and riding my horses. 


Location and Hours

1000 E Main St, Tishomingo, OK 73460


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm