“Animals make us more human – they awaken our emotions and open our hearts.” – TEMPLE GRANDIN
About Pet Health Center
Our mission is to provide exceptional, modern veterinary medicine and to develop long-lasting relationships with owners and their pets. We believe the best way to accomplish this is with a thorough approach to medical care and customer service. Since our patients can’t speak, a carefully performed physical exam is critical to good preventative, medical, and surgical care. Collaboration with owners is foundational to our approach which is why we discuss our physical exams as they are being done so you know what we are looking for and any abnormalities present. We apply this process to all aspects of our practice so owners have all the information, recommendations, and options to make the best healthcare choices for their pets. We take our fiduciary responsibility seriously because earning and maintaining your trust is critical to our business. We would love the opportunity to earn your trust!
Learn more about our doctors!
We prioritize the health and happiness of every pet that walks through the door.
Dr. Brittany Kennedy
Dr. Brittany's Bio
Growing up in Weldon Spring, Dr. Brittany Kennedy developed a passion for helping animals and always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Kennedy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri with a major in Business prior to graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as an associate veterinarian and a relief veterinarian before joining Pet Health Center in 2020. Dr. Kennedy is a leader in her profession. She was selected to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s Power of 10 (a group of 10 veterinarians in the State of Missouri who are identified as emerging leaders in the industry). She is currently chairman of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association New Graduate Forum which provides guidance to new graduate veterinarians. Dr. Kennedy also shares her passion for mentoring new and aspiring veterinarians through her social media channels, as well as speaking at school career days and veterinary conferences. She is passionate about providing thorough and state of the art veterinary care to her patients and forming life-long relationships with her clients. In her free time, Dr. Kennedy can be found traveling, gardening, hiking, watercolor painting and enjoying the outdoors. She met her husband, Dr. Chris Kennedy, in veterinary school and they currently have four rescue pets (a golden retriever, a husky and two orange tabby cats).
Her professional affiliations and memberships include:
• American Veterinary Medical Association
• Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
• Greater St Louis Veterinary Medical Association
• Inaugural Class of Missouri Power of 10 Leadership Team
• International Veterinary Chiropractic Association certified
• Chair of Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Recent Graduate Task Force
• Fetch DVM360 Conference speaker
Dr. Chris Kennedy
Dr. Chris' Bio
Dr. Chris grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he developed a passion for animals and medical sciences. After high school he attended Queens University of Charlotte, NC where he completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and competed on the intercollegiate tennis team. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 where he met his wife Dr. Brittany. Dr. Chris completed a one year post-doctoral internship at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital before moving to St Louis. He worked as an associate veterinarian at a local animal hospital for two years and as a traveling relief veterinarian for many hospitals in the St Louis area before joining Pet Health Center in 2021.
He was selected to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s Power of 10 (a group of 10 veterinarians in the state of Missouri identified as emerging leaders in the industry). Dr. Chris is passionate about helping people and their beloved pets. He prides himself on his thorough approach to medical care, excellent client communication, and building lasting relationships with pet parents. His professional interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and mentoring veterinary students. Outside veterinary medicine Dr. Chris is an avid tennis player, and active member of his church. He also enjoys traveling, playing saxophone, and water skiing.
His professional affiliations and memberships include:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
- Greater St Louis Veterinary Medical Association
- Missouri Power of 10 Veterinary Leadership Team Class of 2018
It is our mission to educate our clients about the best care for their furry family members, and we are committed to providing excellent service in a calm and inviting environment.
Mary joined Pet Health Center in January 2021, just recently relocating from Rochester, New York. In 2004, she earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Administration from Fairmont, West Virginia in 2007. Mary has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2004, practicing general and emergency veterinary medicine in West Virginia and New York. With over 16 years of experience and working in multiple States gives Mary a significant scope of knowledge to the practice. She will always treat your family pet as one of her own. “Developing relationships with clients and watching the pets grow over the years is the most rewarding part of this career”. Mary keeps busy outside of work with her husband, two small children, and their family dog Remi, an Australian Cattle Dog.
Veterinary Nurse/Social Media Ambassador
August joined Pet Health Center in July of 2020. Prior to Pet Health Center, she worked as an intensive care unit nurse at the University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital. She graduated in 2018 from Hickey College where she earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Animal Science. Her positive attitude and energetic personality makes clients and patients feel right at home. “I LOVE surgery, emergency medicine, and creating that bond with clients so that they feel comfortable with anything and everything that has to do with their pets.” Outside of work, August enjoys spending her free time at the gym, outdoors, and being with friends and family.
Veterinary Nurse/Pet Nutrition Specialist
Samantha earned her Associate in Applied Animal Science in 2015 from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College. Since then, she has worked in large animal, general practice, and emergency medicine as an ICU technician. Her professional interests include client education, exotic animal care and dentistry. “ I want to earn your pets trust and spoil them with all the delicious treats.” Sam strives to become your dog’s new best friend at the clinic and has two dogs of her own (a chihuahua and a Yorkie mix). She also has two cats and some fish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, camping, and hiking.
Having grown up on a rural farm it was a given Tiffany would work with animals. She started in the field at a mixed-species hospital in 1998 and never looked back. Over the years she has grown to love surgery and dentistry. “I always treat each pet as if it were my own that is here for a procedure/care.” When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family (they are avid sports fans).
Madeline (she/her/hers) joined Pet Health Center in October 2022. She has had the pleasure of working with the Kennedy’s in her previous career and is delighted to rejoin them again. Madeline is also currently enrolled at Ashworth College in pursuit of an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Being in the veterinary field since 2018 has given her experience working with rescue animals, pocket pets, dog sitting, and client relationships. She loves forming a personal bond with clients and their beloved pets. Her furry family includes two cats (Aiden & Betty) and two dogs (Chicklet & Dory) whom she has adopted during her veterinary journey. After a day’s work, you will find Madeline enjoying walking her dogs in Tower Grove Park or trying to fulfill her goal of reading 50 books a year. If she were to write an autobiography it would be called “Taylor Swift Made Me Do It.”
Allison earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organismal, Ecological, and Evolutionary Biology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently enrolled through Penn Foster in pursuit of an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has always had a passion for animals, owning many reptiles growing up and continuing to work with all types of animals since 2015. She is determined to make clients and patients feel welcome and comfortable during their time with us. Outside of work, she loves listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family.
Client Service Representative
Erika joined the Pet Health Center team in November 2021 and is fresh to the veterinary medical world, but feels as though this is what she was meant to do! Joining her love of animals and connecting with people is a dream come true, and she can’t wait to meet all your fur babies! Erika loves watching STL Blues hockey with her husband, daughter, and their 5-year-old golden retriever! She is passionate about all things related to fitness and nutrition.