Our Staff

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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

Dr. Tom Goss

Veterinarian

Dr. 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. Elizabeth Karslake

Dr. Elizabeth Karslake

Veterinarian

Dr. Karslake has always loved animals! She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Kalamazoo College (Michigan) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Karslake’s favorite research projects during school included working with bat-eared foxes in South Africa and participating in the Mexican Wolf Conservation Project. Dr. Karslake graduated from MIZZOU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She is Fear Free Certified.

Having picked a career in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Karslake feels she has found a way to help animals and people by taking on an individualized, loving care approach to every patient. She feels that the human-animal bond is exceptional. As a veterinarian, she wishes to provide outstanding care for her patients so they can live their best lives with their owners and thinks that clients are integral to patient care and should partake in decision-making. 

Dr. Karslake’s family includes her parents and a younger brother in the St. Louis Area. Her fur family consists of two cats (Opal and Rosie) who live at her house and her family’s two Shiba-Inus (Hana and Hiro), and two cats (Shadow and Foofy). She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her friends in her free time.

Kendra White

Kendra White

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kendra 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 1994. She is happily married with two step children. She enjoys spending her time off with her husband and their furry and feathered family.

Annette Deromedi

Annette Deromedi

Reception Staff


Annette started working at Chippewa Animal Hospital in September of 1994 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

Kim Wolfe

Reception Staff

Kim Wolfe is a receptionist at Chippewa Animal Hospital. She has worked here since 2006. Kim is a mother, grandmother of 3, 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!

Loretta Winckowski

Loretta Winckowski

Technician Staff


Loretta 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.
Ginger Hertsel

Ginger Hertsel

Veterinary Technician

Ginger has worked as a veterinarian technician for 20+ years. She has worked with all kinds of animals including tigers and exotic birds. She is happy to be at Chippewa animal hospital working with companion animals since she favors cats and dogs, especially pit bulls. Ginger is married with one son who is grown. She has a blue parakeet and the princess of the house is her mixed-breed dog, Olive. She is an avid Blue’s fan. When she is not working, she likes to read, sew and spend time in the country with her family and friends.

Katie Fenton

Katie Fenton

Veterinary Technician

Katie is a Veterinary Technician with 5 years’ experience. She started at the Animal Emergency Center of Collinsville as a Co-Op high school student, and now works here at Chippewa while earning her undergrad degree at UMSL. She is an aspiring vet student, hoping to one day become a marine veterinarian and own a rescue-rehab center for aquatic wildlife. Katie is also a proud rescue mom to her dog Penny and Leon the cat. When she is not at home cuddling her fur babies (or at work cuddling yours), Katie enjoys traveling and volunteering at the St. Louis Zoo.
Donna Wickson

Donna Wickson

Veterinary Technician

Donna has worked as a dental hygienist here in the USA and in Germany for over 30 years. She decided it was time to change careers and joined the Chippewa Animal Hospital family. She has been working with us as a veterinary technician since November 2021. Donna resides in St. Louis with her husband of 32 years and has 3 grown children. A daughter and son live here in St. Louis and her other daughter lives in Las Angeles. When she is not working Donna enjoys traveling with her husband, walking, hiking, and snuggling with her cats Ace and Java.

Julie Bell

Julie Bell

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!
Tye Diener

Tye Diener

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to South St. Louis and surrounding areas!

Location

3850 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63116

Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday- Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am –2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Appointments start at 9:00am

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