Dr. David Hall
Dr. David Hall is the longest-tenured doctor at HLAH. He has worked here since 1987, with one brief interruption when he practiced in Quincy, Illinois for four years. He and his wife Kathy have three adult children, Tristan, Rhiannon and Dylan. They have three dogs: a beagle named Olive, and two Golden Retrievers-Baron, who he has to fight for Kathy’s attention, and Maggie, their “special” child. They also share their home with two cats – Oliver, “originally my daughter’s cat who I won’t give back,” and Vienna, who runs the household. Dr. Hall’s hobbies include playing the guitar in the church band and with friends, and playing the drums in alternative cover bands. He loves the Cardinals, Blues and Chiefs, is a wine enthusiast, and enjoys traveling. Dr. Hall is a former member of veterinary study groups that are always working to improve hospital efficiency and service to patients and clients. As a doctor with 30-plus years of experience, Dr. Hall enjoys the fact that he is still learning new things from the younger DVMs! His favorite thing about Horseshoe is that every day is different. He gets to be a pediatrician, obstetrician, cardiologist, radiologist, dermatologist, oncologist, etc… No one here is “in it for the money”. He loves working with people who love what they do. He also loves the relationships he has formed with his clients – many of them feel more like friends!
Dr. Chris Randla
Dr. Christopher Randla has been a Veterinarian at Horseshoe since October 2000, and now is Dr. Hall’s partner in the practice. He graduated with a BS in Animal Science from University of Delaware, and with a DVM degree from North Carolina State University. He lives with his wife, Angie, and two children, Alison and Christopher. He also has two step sons, Josh and Larry. They have two dogs , Lacey and Chloe, and three cats – Tigger, Princess, and Snowball. Dr. Randla’s hobbies include watching his kids play sports and watching sports on TV, Six Flags, and playing video games with his kids and slot machines with his wife. His favorite thing about HLAH is the people (coworkers & clients) that he gets the opportunity to interact with on a daily basis, the variety of cases we get to see, and of course getting to improve the health and well being of our patients.
Dr. Wendy Mollet
Dr. Wendy Mollet has worked for us as an Associate Veterinarian since November 2009. She graduated from University of Illinois in 1993. Her area of interest is emergency medicine. Dr. Mollet lives with her cat, Penny. Her hobbies include gardening, reading & hiking. Her favorite thing about Horseshoe is working with great doctors and staff in a state of the art facility taking care of awesome pets and pet owners.
Dr. Ryan Jacob
Dr. Ryan Jacob joined our team in July 2014. Dr. Jacob has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2009. Before coming to work with us he was chief of staff at the Glen Carbon Banfield Animal Hospital. Dr. Jacob graduated from the St. George’s University in 2008 after finishing his clinical year at University of Missouri. He takes special interest in dermatology and surgery. He shares his home with his wife Michelle, their son, Max, and 2 dogs, Norman and Tahlia. Norman the boxer loves swimming and frisbee. Tahlia or Tally, the hound mix loves swimming. In his free time, Dr. Jacob enjoys anything outdoors (camping, fishing, etc), motorcycling, fitness, and going to Cardinals and Blues games. The things that Dr. Jacob likes most about working at Horseshoe are the fantastic team that he works with and the wealth of knowledge they have, and the clients, because they all seem caring and passionate about their pets.
Dr. Lindsey Gammon
Dr. Gammon graduated from veterinary school at the University of Illinois in 2011 and was practicing in Highland, Illinois. Dr. Gammon grew up in Collinsville and is now raising her family here with her husband, Greg. She has two daughters, Avery and Emilia. They also have 4 dogs: Ellie – a Shih Tzu who thinks she is human, Molly – a Papillion mix who rules the house, Addie – a Sheltie mix who is a little neurotic, and Louie – a Golden Retriever who is a true momma’s boy. In her spare time, she enjoys anything water related (swimming, pools, lakes, etc), St. Louis sports, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Gammon is excited to “come home” to Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital and is excited to make a difference in the lives of her patients.
Dr. Caroline Hinrichs
Dr. Hinrichs joined the team as an associate veterinarian in 2017. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After graduation, she worked at Banfield Pet Hospital and then made house calls with a small practice in St. Louis. Her special areas of interest are dentistry and nutrition. She lives in St. Louis and has two chinchillas named Misty and Asha, as well as a young rescue dog named Stanley. One of Stanley’s favorite activities is chasing the chinchillas while they jump around their cage. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to see friends and family around the world, following the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, reading, and spending time outside. She feels lucky to be part of the Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital staff because of the excellent medicine, patient care and customer service emphasized here.