Meet the Veterinarians & Team of St. Louis Veterinary Center in St. Louis! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 314-773-6400 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Originating from New Orleans, Dr. Duris attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He brings advanced training in emergency & critical care, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and ultrasonography to St. Louis Veterinary Center. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is the team-based approach as well as client education. Dr. Duris serves as the Lead Veterinarian and Medical Director at St. Louis Veterinary Center. He is a member of both the AVMA and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Dr. Duris is married to Vanessa, a native Brazilian; they have two children named Isabella and Logan. Additionally, they have four dogs, Tugboat, Sammy, Lua, and Minnie, and cat named Bebe. In his free time, Dr. Duris enjoys Alpine Mountaineering, fishing, free-diving and mountain biking.
Dr. Alicia Marquart started in the veterinary field at the age of 16, working her way into veterinary school. Alicia graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 and practiced for about 3 years in Chicago, Illinois before making her way back to her hometown of St. Louis. She has a special interest in fear free techniques and client education. She recently became fear free certified and is working on bringing these techniques to St. Louis Veterinary Center. Other interests of hers include surgery, neurology and nutrition. She also enjoys attending Continuing Education courses to stay up to date with recent trends. Dr. Alicia spends her free time with her two sons, husband Tyler, and her two dogs, Riley and Layla. They love being outdoors doing activities such as rock climbing, biking, hiking and sport activities. Dr. Alicia also loves reading when she finds the time. Her favorite food is frozen yogurt and jalapeno chips and she is terrified of heights!
Dr. McCollough received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1990. After graduating, she did an accredited internship with Sacramento Animal Medical Group. She is a member of the following professional organizations: AVMA, MVMA, and Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, where she was involved in leadership, including a year as the organization's President. Dr. McCollough’s favorite part of the job is developing relationships with clients and their pets. She and her husband (Mark) have a son (Luke), they have three dogs: Porsche Cayenne, Mini Cooper, Galloway; and two cats: Lamborghini Murcielago, and Ferrari Testarossa. In her free time she enjoys traveling the world, photography, and reading (anything and everything!) in addition to working on the family's business teaching entrepreneurship in rural South Africa.
Dr. Wagenknecht graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He also has Masters Degrees in both Animal Science and Business Administration. Dr. Wagenknecht has worked as a staff veterinarian for Ralston Purina and has worked in Illinois for a large animal veterinary practice. In 1989, Dr. Wagenknecht began practicing small-animal medicine and surgery in St. Louis. In 1994, he received additional special training in efficient surgical technique for spay and neuter surgery. Dr. Wagenknecht likes to travel, dance, and is a fan of the fine arts.
Kaylee joined the STLVC team in 2013 as a veterinary assistant. However, her interest and skill in clinic management led her to her current position of Practice Manager. She loves educating clients and helping them take care of their pets. She shares her home with two dogs, Cassie and Penny, and three cats, Trigger, Cinder and Minnie. In her free time, she enjoys photography, obedience training and hiking.
Kristin joined the STLVC team in 2016 as a receptionist. She enjoys interacting with our customers, as well as seeing their pets grow with them! She shares her home with two dogs, Crash and Spud, three cats, Maggie Moo, Guinness and Splatter, and a hedgehog, Quilly. In her free time, she enjoys Krav Maga, traveling, scuba diving and adventure!
Donna joined the STLVC team in August 2008 as a certified veterinary assistant. A jack of all trades, Donna also is our grooming and boarding Manager! Her favorite part of the job is using her creativity while grooming, and learning the mannerisms of each pet that boards with us. She shares her home with two dogs, Moose and Optimus Prime, and three cats Floyd, Butters and Chongo. In her free time she enjoys gardening, and crocheting.
Katie joined the STLVC team in February 2015 as a receptionist. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2015. Her favorite aspect of the job is interacting with our clients. She shares her home with her cat Jayden and boxer Jefferson. In her free time she enjoys cooking and crafting various projects.
Cameron joined the STLVC team in 2017 as a receptionist and is a veterinary assistant in training. Her favorite part of her jobs is being able to interact with all the animals that come in for care. She has a boxer named Zion that loves to chase after the lawn mower. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and working at her father’s arcade.
Kat joined the STLVC team as a veterinary assistant in 2012. She holds a degree from Lindenwood University. She is a “jack of all trades” and may be seen playing multiple roles though out the clinic. Her favorite part of the job is the variety each new day has to offer! She shares her home with her dogs, Rambo and Wally and her cat Turkey. In her free time she enjoys gardening and taking on projects to improve her home.
Allison joined the STLVC team in 2017 as a veterinary technician. She graduated from Brown Mackie in 2013. Her favorite part of the job is client education, and she has a lot of interest in pain managment. She has two dogs, Mickey and Hutch, and one cat, Aby. In her free time she loves attending concerts, taking photographs, and painting.
Ally joined the STLVC team in 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Jefferson College. She enjoys connecting and comforting her patients. She shares her home with her Dog Fiona, a cat named China, a Hedgehog named Phil and Baby, a cockatiel. In her free time she enjoys reading and playing volleyball.
Caylia joined the STLVC team in 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She loves socializing with different breeds of dogs. She shares her home with her dog Buddy and two cats Shug and Toby, a gerbil named Grady and an African hissing cockroach named Sam. In her free time, she likes to play sports, groom pets and hang out with her family.
Shawna joined the STLVC team in July 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys caring for patients and building a trusting relationship with their parents. She has three cats Mickey, Marbles, and Sweet Tart. In her free time she can be found playing sports, doing research, and caring for her pets.
Hayley joined the STLVC team in June 2018 as a part of our Boarding Team. Her favorite part of her job is being able to make boarding feel like a “home away from home” for all of our patients. She has two tripod yorkies, Fleur and Minerva, which she loves to spoil. In her free time you will find her tracking down food trucks, visiting National Parks, or lounging in the pool.
Beth joined the STLVC team in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She graduated from Jefferson College in 2011. Her favorite part of the job is working with animals in all capacities, surgery and dental cleanings. She has three dogs, Pixie, Hank and Duke. In her free time she loves scrapbooking, video editing and watching her kids play sports.
Bailey joined the STLVC team in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She graduated from Veterinary Technician Institute at Hicky College in 2016. Her favorite part of the job is helping animals and their owners. She has one dog, Conway and one horse, John Henry. In her free time she loves riding horses, reading, hiking and team roping.
Tjwanda joined the STLVC team in 2015 as a Client Service Coordinator. She graduated from Midwest Institute in 2015. Her favorite aspect of the job is helping all of our patients. She shares her home with her cat Magick and 2 Rabbits Rando and Bando. In her free time she enjoys reading and swimming.
Brittney joined the STLVC team in 2018 as a Client Service Coordinator. She has been in the Veterinary field for 10 years and has previously worked in a Specialty/Emergency setting. Her favorite part of the job is working with animals and seeing the bond our Clients have with their pets. She shares her home with her 5 children, hopefully soon to add 4 legged children as well. In her free time she enjoys ice hockey and spending time with her children.