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The Staff at Watson Road

At Watson Road, we strive ourselves on making you, and your pets as comfortable as possible. Each and everyone of our employees is here to help:

Receptionist: Amy, Jessie, Ashley, Stefanie, Nate, Kevin, Angela

Veterinary Technicans: Deborah, Melissa, Claudette, Monica, Katie 

Veterinarians: Dr. Jay King, Dr. Andrea Klepzig, Dr. James McCartney, and Dr. Lawrence Zeis

Here is a little more information about each of our Vets:

Dr. Lawrence Zeis: 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 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 recognitions, for the work he does (Nomination for Best Veterinarian in America). In his free time, Dr. Zeis enjoys flying small aircrafts, sailing, scuba diving, and skiing. 

Dr. Jay King: Dr. King graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. To go along with his degree in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. King hold educational certificates in: Biology, Endangered Species Management, Conservation/ Captive Breeding Endangered Species, and Animal Behavior. Since graduating from vet school in 1987, Dr. King has worked at a number of animal hospitals in St. Louis. He has worked Watson Road since 1999. Dr. King has been selected for various awards, scholarships, and grants such as, The Gerald Durrell Memorial Fund Grant. His writing has been published in over 30 scientific publications. Dr. King’s passion is to work with exotic animals. He enjoys spending time with his wife, travelling, and, studying martial arts in his free time.

Dr. Andrea Klepzig: 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 (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 (study abroad in Australia in 1999), and spending time with her dog Bella.