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. 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.
Miriah joined the STLVC team in 2019 as a Salon Manager, she has been grooming since 2013 and was a trainee under two certified master groomers. Her favorite part of the job is helping animals look and feel their best by giving them their own style. She enjoys attending concerts, playing videogames and watching Star Wars marathons.
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 management. She has two dogs, Mickey and Hutch, and one cat, Aby. In her free time she loves attending concerts, taking photographs, and painting.
Tjwanda joined the STLVC team in 2018 as a Client Service Coordinator, she is now a Veterinary Technican with us. 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.
Ally joined the STLVC team in 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from South County Tech as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys connecting to 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 graduated from South County Tech as a Certified Veterinary Assistant She loves socializing with different breeds of dogs. She shares her home with her dog Koko and two cats Shug and Toby. In her free time, she likes to play sports, groom pets and hang out with her family.
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.
J’lyssa joined the STLVC team in 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is eager to learn all the aspects this job entails and loves all of it! She can also be found helping in various roles throughout the clinic. Some of her favorite activities include reading and running.
Courtney joined the STLVC team in 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently attending SanJuan College online and studying diligently to become a Veterinary Technician. She loves helping patients that may be a little more nervous coming to us become more comfortable. She shares a home with her Labrador retriever mix Legend, who has traveled all over, has lived in 5 states and even swam in both the Atalantic-Pacific oceans by the time he hit his first birthday! Courtney enjoys swimming and is quite the foodie, she’s always down to try something new!
Amanda joined the STLVC team as a veterinary assistant in 2019. She can be found helping out as a part of our boarding staff as well! Her favorite part of the job is interacting with all of our patients and caring for them. She has one cat named Frank. Frank loves playing with laser pointers and being the only pet in the house so he can be super spoiled. His full name is Frankfurter Maxamillious. Some of Amanda’s favorite activities are attending Anime conventions and concerts. She also enjoys cosplaying various anime characters.
Stacey joined the STLVC team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2019. She has been in the Veterinary Field for 9 years. Her favorite part of the job is educating clients and helping other team members grow their skills. She has two dogs, Riley and Alex Murphy, one cat, Diesel and a Guinea Pig named Gus Gus. Some of Stacey’s favorite activities are crafting, gardening and puzzles. She also loves Disney and Halloween is her favorite holiday.
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.
Hayley joined the STLVC team in June 2018 as a part of our Boarding Team she has since became one of our Client Service Coordinators. 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.
Lori joined the STLVC team in 2019 as a Client Service Coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is helping clients keep their pets happy and healthy! Her home is shared with two dogs, Willow (the boss of the house) that is a min-pin/shihtzu mix, and Penny, a big fluff ball pyrenees mix. Lori loves to read and enjoys all the best nerdy things life has to offer. She’s a huge fan of Doctor Who and Harry Potter!
Megan joined the STLVC team in 2019 as a Client Service Coordinator. She is currently attending Penn Foster. She loves working with people and educating owners. She shares her home with her cat JiJi, who loves to beg for treats. Some of her favorite things to do in her time off is play video games, read, and be outdoors.
Jennifer joined the STLVC team as a Client Service Coordinator in 2019. Her Favorite part of the job is interacting with Clients and their pets. She has one dog named Ruger. In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants and going to concerts, baseball and hockey games.