Veterinary Health Center – Wentzville

w2When it comes to health care, pet owners want only the best for their furry family members. The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center at Wentzville, Missouri, offers unique services to complement the full line of routine and specialized veterinary care at our Columbia location. Our satellite clinic opened in 2011 and provides convenient care for St. Louis-area clients whose pets need cancer treatments, behavior treatment, dermatology or advanced diagnostic imaging.

The Veterinary Health Center at Wentzville brings unique diagnostic and therapeutic services to the St. Louis area, improving accessibility to the resources of University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine for veterinarians and their clients. Diagnosis and treatment of dogs and cats with certain cancers, dermatologic diseases and behavior problems are more convenient, economical and less stressful for owners and pets.

Our VHC – Wentzville veterinarians include board-certified specialists who are happy to work closely with your local veterinarian or coordinate care with the specialists at our Columbia location. If you are unsure if your pet is a candidate for care at our clinic, please call us or talk to your veterinarian.

w1Cancer diagnosis and treatment

Our board-certified radiation oncologist offers the following services at our Wentzville facility:

Radiation oncology ― Radiation therapy can be delivered on an outpatient basis with our state-of-the-art linear accelerator.

Medical oncology ­― Cancer treatments include new options available through clinical trials of newly developed anti-cancer drugs.

Testing, such as aspiration cytology or biopsy, to diagnose cancer, and full staging to evaluate patients for any evidence of metastatic spread of disease.

Skin and ear conditions

Our board-certified dermatologist treats allergies, bacterial and fungal infections, parasitic skin diseases, endocrine and metabolic disorders, immune-mediated diseases, skin tumors, nail and nail bed diseases and other dermatoses.

Services include:

Diagnosis and management of complicated dermatoses.

Biopsy and histopathologic interpretation of unusual dermatoses.

Intradermal testing to identify allergies.

Injectable and oral allergen-specific immunotherapy.

Video otoscopy for deep ear flushes, myringotomies, bulla cultures and removal of foreign bodies and polyps from the ear canal.

Behavior issues

Our behavior resident provides personalized plans for owners of many different species to assist them in treating their animals’ problem behaviors, including:


Separation anxiety.

Compulsive disorders.

Inappropriate elimination.

Phobias such as noise, thunderstorms and travel.

Advanced diagnostic imaging

We offer computerized tomography as well as diagnostic radiography. All images are evaluated by a specialist in veterinary radiology.


To make an appointment, call 636-332-5041.


Wentzville Veterinarians

Karen Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Small Animal Internal Medicine, DACVD
Board-Certified Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Tara Ehling, DVM, DACVR-Radiation Oncology
Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Colleen Koch, DVM
Resident in Veterinary Behavior

Julie Wentz, DVM
Director of Veterinary Health Center – Wentzville



Mary Flacke, Veterinary Technician

Clare Frederking, RVT, Head Veterinary Technician

Diane Ragan, RVT, Veterinary Technician

Gaye Sponamore, Radiation Therapist

Rebecca Wiseman, RVT, Veterinary Technician

Carla Zerbolio, Receptionist