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. Caryn Meyer

Dr. Caryn Meyer

Veterinarian

Dr. Caryn Meyer is a 2002 graduate from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has been working with dogs, cats, and pocket pets in the St. Louis area since graduation. She currently lives with her pitbull, Harlowe and cat, Sam. In her free time, she enjoys walking and attending the theater.
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, 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!

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.
Kelsey Chott

Kelsey Chott

Veterinary Technician

Kelsey 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.
Heather Skidis

Heather Skidis

Certified Veterinary Technician

Heather 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.
Trey Cavazos

Trey Cavazos

Veterinary Technician

Trey is a veterinary technician with over 15 years of experience, working with a variety of animals in a variety of settings. From private practice, shelter medicine, or working in a laboratory setting he is comfortable and confident with the work he does. Currently, he is a senior at Arizona State University studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree. Trey brings compassion and devotion to the animal with an excellent bedside manner and leadership. When he is not working, he enjoys doing community service outreach work with the LBGTQIA+ community of St. Louis. In his downtime, he likes to garden, craft, bake and read. He and his spouse have 3 dogs of their own Mickey, Henry, and Rudy. Trey and his family are new to St. Louis and they enjoy this awesome city and everything it has to offer, not to mention the incredible weather!

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.
Kayli Dixon

Kayli Dixon

Veterinary Technician

Kayli Dixon is currently a technician at the hospital but is looking forward to earning her DVM degree and starting her own rescue/practice someday. She is currently at school working towards that goal. but until then she is happy to help you and your pets as best she can alongside the staff here at Chippewa Animal Hospital.

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

Appointments start at 9:00am

Contact Info

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Online appointment requests must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of requested appointment time.

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