The Staff at Watson Road
At Watson Road, we strive ourselves on making you, and your pets as comfortable as possible. Each and every one of our employees is here to help:
Lawrence Zeis, DVM: Dr. Zeis graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. One year later, Dr. Zeis founded Watson Road Veterinary Clinic. Thirty plus years later, and the hospital is still thriving. Under the leadership of Dr. Zeis, Watson Road Animal Hospital has seen multiple expansions, and is considered one of the premier animal hospitals in St. Louis. Dr. Zeis is a lifelong resident of South City, is married, and has three children. In 2011, he was inducted into the CBC (high school) Hall-Of-Fame. He has also received numerous certificates, and recognition for the work he does (Nomination for Best Veterinarian in America). In his free time, Dr. Zeis enjoys flying small aircraft, sailing, scuba diving, and skiing.
Jay King, DVM: Jay King is a native of South St. Louis City and still lives in the Tower Grove neighborhood with his wife Teya, an artist, singer, teacher, personal trainer, and owner of a doggie daycare. After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia, he completed a Master of Science in biology (tropical ecology/conservation) from the University of Missouri St. Louis and a diploma in endangered species management from the University of Kent Canterbuy, England. He has also attended courses in exotic animal medicine, captive breeding of endangered species, and ecosystem health. He has carried out research projects throughout North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean with over 40 scientific publications. He is a 15th degree black belt in the Bujinkan martial art and travels yearly to Japan to train with the grandmaster. He is a licensed professional wrestler referee and has worked throughout the Midwest, Las Vegas, and Tokyo. He travels with his wife routinely to Costa Rica for relaxation and to act as chief veterinarian for the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary.
Andrea Klepzig, DVM: Dr. Klepzig graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Since that time, she has gained valuable work experience at the Animal Emergency Clinic in St. Louis (2005-2008), the Naperville Animal Hospital in Naperville, Illinois (2008-2009), and at the VCA Bearing Sea Animal Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska (2009-2012). While at the VCA Bearing Sea, Dr. Klepzig took on the task as editor and designer of a quarterly newsletter. Dr. Klepzig loves to be challenged both medically and surgically. In her free time, she enjoys traveling (studied abroad in Australia in 1999), and spending time with her dog Woodford.
Brian Rodis, DVM: Dr. Brian Rodis began practicing at the clinic in 2014. He is a native of St. Louis, and gradated from CBC High School. Dr. Rodis earned a BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and a DVM in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005.
Receptionists/Veterinary Technicians: Amy, Debbie, Missy, Nate, Claudette, Stefanie, Monica, Angela, Stephanie, Kevin, Natalie, Sarah, Danni, Ashley, Beth, Briana, Michela, and Nicki.