Caroline Hinrichs, DVMPresident
Caroline Hinrichs grew up in the St. Louis region. She pursued a bachelor’s degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She returned to Missouri to attend the University of Missouri and graduated with her DVM in 2013. After graduation, she worked at Banfield Pet Hospital and then made house calls with a small practice in St. Louis. She has worked at Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital in Collinsville, IL since 2017. Her special areas of interest are dentistry and nutrition. She lives in St. Louis and has two chinchillas named Misty and Suki, as well as a young rescue dog named Hamilton. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to see friends and family around the world, following the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, reading, and spending time outside.
Adam Duris, DVMVice President
Hailing from New Orleans, Dr. Duris graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked with multiple veterinary groups in the Specialty and General Practice realms, including Compassion First Pet Hospitals and The Nave Group, respectively. He currently is the Regional Director of Operations for Heartland Veterinary Partners. Dr. Duris is happily married with three children, four dogs, and three cats. In his free time, you can find him alpine mountaineering, freediving, and mountain biking.
Seth Williams, DVMTreasurer
Dr. Seth Williams is a born-and-raised St. Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Miami in 2009 where he studied music business and business administration. It was only until a few years after college he recognized his dream and calling to be a veterinarian. Dr. Williams left his prior career, took a leap of faith, and never looked back. He received his DVM degree from University of Missouri in 2019. He and his family then moved home to St. Louis where he is a small animal general practitioner. He and his wife have two young sons and two dogs.
Kris Clements, DVMMembership Chair
Kris Clements received her BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998 and her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2001. She worked with farm animals before her husband was transferred to St. Louis several years ago, and now she practices as a relief vet at several small animal clinics. She and her husband share their home with a calico cat and their two young sons.
Jennifer Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS-SAProgram Chair
Gateway Veterinary Surgery
Dr. Jennifer (Demko) Wardlaw is a St. Louis native whose family has lived in St. Louis for over six generations. Dr. Wardlaw completed her veterinary degree at Mizzou before going on to Mississippi State for her specialization internship, Master’s and small animal surgical residency. Dr. Wardlaw became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Additionally she worked at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine for almost ten years and remains adjunct faculty. Dr. Wardlaw moved back home to St. Louis in 2013 and started her own concierge surgical practice, Gateway Veterinary Surgery. She is living in Des Peres with her husband, two small children, and their bullmastiff.
Kelvin Urday, DVMSocial Chair
Dr. Kelvin Urday attended the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources where he studied Animal Sciences. He was then given early admittance to the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time in veterinary school, Dr. Urday received the Virginia Busch Student Leadership Award, Gerald L. Johnson Student Leadership Award, Western Veterinary Conference Scholarship, Anna E. Worth AAHA Student Leadership Award, and the Kenneth Niemeyer Student Leadership Award. He was active in the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, served as Vice President of the Student Chapter of the AVMA, and the President of the Student Chapter of AAHA. In 2011, he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Urday’s areas of professional interest include dermatology and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. His personal interests include cycling, traveling, and participating in local theatre.