About Our Clinic
Welcome to Kiamichi Veterinary Clinic!
We are a family owned and operated mixed animal practice located in McAlester, Oklahoma. Our veterinarian-on-staff, Dr. Melvin Crownover, is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Having grown up on small and large ranches in both Oklahoma and Texas prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Crownover has always been around a mixed variety of animals. Over the years, his family has raised and worked cows, horses, sheep, goats, llamas, and various small animals. Dr. Crownover, his wife Erica, and three children, now enjoy raising livestock, in addition to caring for the welfare of the animal community in Southeastern Oklahoma.
Dr. Crownover graduated as valedictorian from his high school senior class, and then with honors (cum laude) from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Sciences. He was accepted early to OSU's School of Veterinary Medicine at the end of his junior year of his undergraduate studies. He earned different academic scholarships throughout his tenure in veterinary school, and he was privileged to work closely with many of the program's top professors and researchers on various bovine and equine theriogenology projects. He graduated in 2012 with his DVM degree, and then worked for a year at a small practice in Miami, OK before coming to KVC in 2013. His wife, Erica, is a LPC (under supervision), and she taught at McAlester Public Schools (and in other Oklahoma school districts while Dr. Crownover completed his DVM degree) before their children were born.
The founders of KVC are Dr. Ewell Center, and his wife, Marty. A native of the area, Dr. Center built the original building and the practice in 1977. After nearly 40 years of continuous outstanding service to McAlester and the surrounding communities, Dr. Center sold the practice to the Crownovers in 2014. He now currently enjoys spending time with his family, but he can occasionally be seen at KVC.
Meet the KVC Staff
Each of our knowledgeable and friendly staff members is dedicated to providing your animal with the highest quality of care they deserve. No client concern is insignificant, and we look forward to working with you!
Dr. Melvin Crownover, DVM