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Meet Our Team

Dr. Rhiannon McKnight

Dr. Rhiannon McKnight is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College and completed an Internship of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. She has been practicing at Vet Stop Animal Hospital for twenty-five years. Her special interests include general surgery, nutrition, veterinary dentistry and routine preventative medicine. Additionally, she volunteers for the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Tammy Smith

Dr. Tammy Smith is a graduate of the University of Missouri. She has been with Vet Stop Animal Hospital for 15 years. Her interests include preventative and internal medicine and animal behavior.

Dr. Michelle Thornberry

Dr. Thornberry has always had the desire to work with and around animals in some capacity which is what drew her to Veterinary medicine. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is providing people with knowledge or comfort that they did not have before they brought their pet to see her. She enjoys forming positive relationships on a daily basis (with a pet, with a person, or with a group of people), and strives hard to achieve practical solutions for the cases that come to her. Her specialties include preventive care, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. Erica Miller is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary medicine. She is a St. Louis native and grew up in West County. She completed her degree in Animal Science at Mizzou. She has been telling her family she was going to be a veterinarian from the age of 2. She enjoys forming new relationships with clients and pets alike. She is very excited to be part of the Vet Stop team. She is passionate about multiple aspects of veterinary medicine including surgery, reproduction, and preventative care.

Dr. Tami Beckemen

Dr. Beckeman comes to Vet Stop with over 20 years of experience and splits her time between our St. Peters and New Town location. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She is Fear Free Certified and is very passionate about providing a less stressful visits for pets and their loved ones.

Her special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. She moved to New Town, St. Charles in 2016 to be closer to her family and loves the community. She can often be found walking her dog, Chance, in his wheelchair, pushing him in his stroller or pulling him in his bike! She is also an outdoor person and enjoys water sports including swimming, scuba diving and paddle boarding.

Shelby D.

Practice Manager

Shelby has her B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she has been with Vet Stop since 2015. Her favorite part of her job is staff development because a strong, capable team is what makes Vet Stop so amazing for the pets we care for. She has three dogs that she loves with all her heart. She enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, dog behavior/training, and she’s a total spreadsheet nerd.


Lead Technician

Raeana graduated with her Associates in Veterinary Technology from Hickey College in 2013 and received her license shortly afterwards. She is an 8 year Army veteran that has had an interest in medicine and working with animals from a young age. Patient comfort and care as well as attention to detail are her top priority! Her favorite part of being at Vet Stop is when she can help the patients have a positive experience and enhance the pet/owner relationship at home. In her spare time she enjoys music, running, cooking, hiking and plenty of time with friends.

Shelby S.

Veterinary Assistant

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Veterinary Assistant

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Client Service Representative

Nicole’s favorite part of working for Vet Stop is learning about new information about animal care. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, spending time with her pets.


Client Service Representative

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Crystal P.

Lodge Manager

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Lodge Attendant

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Lodge Attendant

Anna has only worked with dogs professionally for a couple years but she’s always been a dog lover. She has one dog at home, a husky-mix named Skylar. Her favorite part of working at Vet Stop is meeting and interacting with the dogs and building a bond with the dogs that come frequently. Working with many different temperaments and sizes always keeps me on my toes and I enjoy how it grows me as a person and a handler.


Lodge Attendant

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Crystal B.


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