Dr. Jennifer Heidt was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She has loved animals since she was little and always wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first job was even at the St. Louis Zoo so she could be around animals all day. She has always had a lot of animals in her life, including a cat named Pretty as a child, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, dogs, even Violet the Hedgehog in college.
She attended Notre Dame High School and went on to obtain her Bachelor’s in Animal Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Initially, she moved to San Diego, Ca where she practiced for 7 years but moved back home 7 years ago and has worked at Gentle Doctor ever since.
Currently, she lives in St. Charles with her 3 legged cat Purrmione and two dogs, a terrier mix named Izzy and a jack russell mix named Sunflower. She enjoys hiking and exploring Missouri with the dogs any chance they get as well as meeting new friends they make along the way!
Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in O’Fallon and surrounding communities. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.