Banfield Pet Hospital
Kristen Doss was originally from south St. Louis, but grew up near Denver, CO. She moved back to St. Louis to attend Saint Louis University where she obtained a BA in biology. She then went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Missouri and obtained her DVM in 2013. She has been working at Banfield Pet Hospital for the past four years. She enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her pit bull and shepherd mix.
Dr. Christine Nagel is a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. As an “air force brat” she spent her childhood moving around the United States, but then completed her undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University while on a tennis scholarship. After completing a small animal rotating internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she returned to the midwest in 2012. She has been working at Carter Pet Hospital since 2014.
She lives in Ellisville, Missouri with her furry family – a dog, Isis, and two cats, Anouk and Napoleon. In her free time, she can be found participating in triathlons and training for an Ironman. Additionally, she enjoys music production, good food and spending time with friends and family.
Compassionate In-Home Euthanasia
Dr. Laura Kee is a native of St. Louis. She completed her BSBA-Accounting at the University of Missouri in St. Louis and was awarded her CPA designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2000. She then returned to the University of Missouri to pursue her veterinary undergraduate studies and received her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia in 2007. After graduating, she worked at a busy referral and emergency practice in Webster Groves for six years. She then stayed home for two years to care for her daughter. In 2015, she started Compassionate In-Home Euthanasia, a private in-home euthanasia service for companion animals. In her free time, Dr. Kee enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, reading various books, and planning adventures with her 4 year-old.
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.
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.
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.
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.