Veterinarians

Dr. Hall

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 two dogs: a beagle named Olive, and a blind Golden Retriever named Maggie. 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. Randla

Dr. Chris Randla

Dr. Christopher Randla has been a Veterinarian at Horseshoe since October 2000, and is now the medical director. 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 three dogs (Abby, Daisy, and Chloe), and two cats – Tigger and Snowball. Dr. Randla is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He also enjoys going to Six Flags, with his family and teaching Sunday School at his church.  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 been a veterinarian at Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital since November 2009.  She graduated from veterinary school in 1993 from the University of Illinois.  The metroeast St. louis area is where she calls home.  She lives in Granite City with her cat, Penny.  Her time working at a local emergency clinic fostered her love and passion for emergency medicine.  Her hobbies include spending time outside hiking, biking, gardening, and she is an avid reader.  Her favorite thing about Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital is working with fellow dedicated doctors, technicians, and other staff to provide excellent care to clients and their pets.

 

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Dr. Lindsey Gammon

Dr. Lindsey 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 3 dogs: 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 (LGB!!!), and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Gammon was excited to “come home” to Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital and loves bonding with clients and 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 Suki, as well as a young rescue dog named Hamilton. One of Hamilton’s favorite activities is snuggling with mom when she gets home from work. 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.

 

 

Dr. Tia Simms

Dr. Tia Simms graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her special interests include:  internal medicine, cardiology, ultrasound and soft tissue surgery.  Dr. Simms has been a Diplomat with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Medicine since 2003 and recertified in 2013.  She has been certified in Small Animal Ultrasound from the University of Illinois since 2014.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, 2 horses, 2 Chihuahuas and 2 cats.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Veronica Schwartz

Dr. Veronica Schwartz was born and raised in Centralia, Illinois. She is a 2002 graduate of Centralia High School, a 2006 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a 2011 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently lives in Edwardsville, IL, with her husband and their two French Bulldogs.  Dr. Schwartz’s special interests include preventive and geriatric health care. She is currently training to be certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for dogs and cats through the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.