“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 doctor!
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
Get to know our veterinary team!
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.
Gwen has worked at Pet Health Center since 1991. She has worked in all areas of the hospital and is an invaluable member of our team. Gwen enjoys meeting new people and their pets, and will always greet you and your fur babies with a warm smile. Gwen is the cat whisperer of the clinic and does an amazing job making the “purritos” feel comfortable even when they’re a little “spicy”. Her special interests include animal behavior and nutrition. Gwen has a Labrador named Sprite and 3 domestic shorthair cats named Woodrow, Augustus, and Monts. When not at the clinic she spends her free time fishing, reading, enjoying the great outdoors and recently teaching herself how to sew.
Amber has been with Pet Health Center since 2012. She graduated in 2018 from Midwest Institute. Prior to joining Pet Health Center, Amber worked at a local veterinary emergency hospital. She has a strong interest in reproduction and is furthering her education in that field through research. Amber has two kids and when not caring for your pets she is at football games cheering them on. Her favorite dog breed is the Boxer. Amber has one boxer named Saaba and a Boxer-mix named Havok. Some of her hobbies include horseback riding, boating and reading.
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.
Samantha earned her Associates 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.
Jan has been a long time family friend of Dr.Kennedy, and has known her since she was a baby! Jan has a deep passion for caring for animals and enjoys connecting with people while offering top-notch customer service to all those who come to Pet Health Center. Outside of work, Jan enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and finding homes for adoptable pets. You will always feel welcomed as soon as you step foot in the clinic with Jan’s radiating positivity and friendliness.