Meet our dedicated veterinary team!
The veterinarians and team at Chippewa Animal Hospital are here to help your pets feel better! We’ve been proudly serving the Dutchtown St. Louis area for nearly 40 years. Our goal is to practice high-quality, compassionate service. We not only want our pet patients to thrive, but we also want to have well- informed, satisfied clients that feel we are a valuable asset to the health of their pets.
Dr. Tom Goss
VeterinarianDr. Tom Goss is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, he worked for 15 years as an editor in New York City.
In his nearly 20 years of practice, Dr. Goss has treated a variety of animals, ranging from horses and cattle to pocket pets and dogs and cats. At one point, he had the opportunity to treat a young lion, a yak, and a capuchin monkey. That was early in his career, though, and today he is happy to stick with dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets like guinea pigs and hamsters.
A 21-year resident of St. Louis, he has practiced all over the metropolitan area, and was thrilled to join Chippewa Animal Hospital in 2017. Married since 1985 to Linda Silver, he has two grown children (Caoilinn and Adam) and a Newfoundland Labrador cross named Rufus T. Firefly. In his spare time he likes to garden and write novels.
Dr. Julie Nadeau
VeterinarianDr. Nadeau is a 2018 graduate for Ontario Veterinary College and she started working at Chippewa Animal Hospital shortly thereafter. She is interested in canine physical therapy, analgesia and feline medicine. She was born in Ontario, Canada and has 5 cats, 2 horses, 6 fish and 1 snail. If she did not work all the time, she would own a corgi.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianKendra White, RVT is a 1992 graduate of Jefferson College veterinary technician program. After her internship started elsewhere in 1991 and working at a couple of other animal hospitals that just did not have the right fit for her, she started working at Chippewa Animal hospital in March 1993. She is happily married with two step children. She enjoys spending her time off with her husband and their furry and feathered family.
Reception StaffAnnette started working at Chippewa Animal Hospital in September of 1993 as a kennel worker. From there she learned how to take x-rays, assist in surgery, work in lab and now is a receptionist. She has enjoyed every position that she has worked. She has 2 grown children and 3 dogs, although at one point in time she had 4 dogs, 4 cats, a guinea pig, a gecko, a set of cockatiels, and a pair of love birds so you never know what else could come into her home. She loves her job and hopes to be here until she retires.
Kim Wolfe is a receptionist at Chippewa Animal Hospital. She has worked here since 2006. Kim is a mother, soon to be grandmother, and loves animals. She is the proud owner of a rescue cat named “Carter.” Kim enjoys Cardinals baseball, binge watching good TV, reading, and music. Of course, her love for animals is undeniable!
Technician StaffLoretta started working at Chippewa Animal Hospital shortly after it’s opening in 1984 and then left in August of 1994. She came back to the hospital in 2017 because of her love of animals. She has always had a love for animal and in the past has had everything from tarantulas to cats and dogs. She currently has 2 cats, Daisy Jo Fujimoto and Oscar James Robinson. Since being back she is known as the “Cat Lady.” She loves the outdoors and all the critters that go with it.
Veterinary TechnicianKelsey is a veterinary technician with 9 years of experience. She graduated from the Vet tech institute in 2010 with honors. She was Vice President of SCNAVTA (Student chapter of the National Vet Tech Association) where she helped raise money for nonprofit organizations helping animals. She started at Chippewa Animal Hospital in August of 2017.She loves all thing surgery and takes pride in doing dental cleanings. The staff also jokingly call her the “Bandage queen” and “The phlebotomist”. Besides loving her career, she has a passion for art and photography. She does photography professionally on the side. She has 3 pets of her own, two cats (David Tennent and Gallifrey) and a rescued dog named Bonnie. She also enjoys cosplaying as various characters from her favorite shows or comic books and going to conventions like Awesome Con and Wizard World.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianHeather graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2011 as a CVT and has been working in the field for 9 years. She started working at Chippewa Animal Hospital in December 2018. She has one dog and two cats of her own but has recently decided to foster for Tenth Life Cat Rescue. When she isn’t at work Heather enjoys spending time with her son exploring new places outdoors. She is great with animals and children but is still trying to keep her house plants alive.