Meet Our Team

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. 

Doug Pernikoff, DVM:

Receptionists/Veterinary Technicians: Debbie, Nate, Sarah, Stefanie B., Ashley H., Monica, Kevin, Danni, Ashley C., Bri, Mackenzie.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-5:30 pm






Read What Our Client Say

  • "I have been completely satisfied with my choice of Watson Road Veterinary Clinic. The staff treats me, and my dog, with complete respect, and really tries to make my visit as convenient, fast, and affordable as possible. I highly recommend Watson Road."
    Tim Jennings - St. Louis, MO