Meet our team of animal-lovers who are dedicated to the well being of your Best Friends. When you visit us, you’re part of our family.
Dr. Tim Hutson
Dr. Timothy Hutson is a St. Louis native who graduated with a BA in Biological Sciences from SLU in 2008. After 18 months of lab work in medical research at Washington University, he decided to forgo a career in human medicine and instead chose a career in veterinary medicine. He applied to the veterinary college at UMC and graduated in May 2013. Upon graduation, Dr. Tim decided to join My Best Friend, having been impressed and pleased to see their commitment to high quality medicine, along with their wonderful clientele. He brings with him special interest in dermatology, dentistry, and nutrition, and loves talking with clients about these topics. Dr. Tim took over the Clinic in 2018 from Dr. Bill, who is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement in sunny Florida!
Dr. Tim enjoys fishing, woodworking, bonsai, and playing ice hockey in his free time. He is also an avid fan of the Cardinals and Blues. Most of all, he loves spending time with his family. Dr. Tim and his wife, Irina, have 2 children, Anna and Cameron. They also have two furry children, a French bulldog named “Corndog” (named by their daughter), and a sassy cat named “Rosie”.
Dr. Sandy Angus
Dr. Sandy Angus grew up in St. Louis. She joined My Best Friend Veterinary Center in 2001 after receiving her DVM from the University of Missouri in Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sandy was recently listed as one of the top 100 veterinarians voted by St. Louis Magazine as part of the Five Star project. Prior to her career in veterinary medicine, she spent eleven years on the human side of health, working as an ER nurse at Incarnate Word Hospital. This unique combination of medical experiences has provided Dr. Sandy the opportunity to be an excellent clinician, and to excel in personal care and compassion for your four legged friends and your family.
During her time off, Dr. Sandy enjoys pursuing her love of the outdoors, martial arts and pushing her own limits on physical athletic training. You might find Dr. Sandy canoeing down one of our rivers in Missouri, doing cross training for a mountaineering adventure with her life partner Eve, working out in martial arts, or perhaps dancing. She thrives and is nourished by all activities outdoors and being active with her dogs.
Janet, Office Manager. Janet began her career in veterinary medicine at Kirkwood Animal Hospital, starting as kennel help and achieving the position of office manager in just twelve years. She joined My Best Friend Veterinary Center in 1995 as our office manager and has been Dr. Bill’s “right hand” ever since. Often you will find her daughter Madison at the front desk on days off from school, showing her mother how to run things. Janet also shares her home with her very naughty tabby cat “Jack” and her crazy Jack Russell mix “Ruby”.
Sheree, Veterinary Technician. Sheree joined My Best Friend Veterinary Center in 2016. As a 2013 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College, she has a specialized Associates Degree that compliments her passion for the field. With the recent transition to MBF, Sheree welcomes the opportunity to work in an environment where learning is nurtured by the principles and values that our facility possesses. As she says, “the most rewarding part of my job as a technician is knowing that each day I am able to assist in making a positive impact on a pet’s life.”
Outside of working in the clinic, Sheree is also the owner of Immortal Designs, a graphic design and marketing tool company where she customizes logos, flyers, and business cards. In her personal life she enjoys quality time with her pre-teen daughter, and has interests including event coordinating, photography art, and interior design.
Laura, Veterinary Assistant. Laura came to My Best Friend Veterinary Center in January of 2008, having had a passion for animals her entire life. She seems to always be watching Animal Planet or the Discovery Channel to satisfy her desire to continue learning. After purchasing her pug she began to discover the desperate need for adoption of homeless mixed breeds in the animal shelters. Over the years she has added six such dogs and a cat to her home. Her current five pets enjoy their home in Ferguson with Laura and her longtime partner Denise (our pet stylist).
Denise, Pet Stylist. Denise was introduced to dogs by her partner Laura and decided to attend the grooming school at Petropolis in November 1999. The bulk of her initial grooming experience came from her work at Bal-Coeur Animal Hospital. She joined My Best Friend Veterinary Center as our grooming expert in 2006. Although purebreds are emphasized in grooming books, she enjoys the mixed breeds that visit her because they bring out her creative side. After years of grooming she feels the key to success is a lot of coffee and Red Bull. Any gratuities accepted and appreciated.
Julie, Veterinary Assistant. Julie may be a familiar face, having worked at My Best Friend from 2001 to 2008 as a veterinary assistant. She left for California in 2008, had a daughter, and had a lot of great experiences both in life and in the veterinary field, but ultimately came back to the Midwest and rejoined us in January of 2017. “Home is where the heart is” she says.
If you are at the clinic and hear a beautiful mezzo-soprano voice emanating from the treatment area, you’ll know Julie is around… She is quite active in the local theater scene and loves her showtunes! Her other passions are animal rescue and rehabilitation, and hiking or anything outdoors. Her daughter Phoebe and their Lhasa/schnauzer mix Jack along with cats Huckleberry and Sawyer keep Julie on her toes…
Tiffany, Groomer. Joined My Best Friend in April of 2018 as our newest pet stylist. Her extensive work background includes 13 years at Petsmart in Bridgeton, MO making her very experienced in all breeds. She loves what she does and is excited to be here. She personally owns four standard poodles so she is especially good at grooming poodles and doodles. This native St. Louisan loves to travel and take long walks with her dogs Fancy, Penelope, Ringo and Miley.
Raven, Veterinary Technician. Raven started with the MBFV family August 2018, making her the newest member of the team! Her love for animals started not only from having many at home but from bringing home kittens, birds, rabbits and other critters she found all around the neighborhood as a child. She graduated from BMC 2014, in which she volunteered at places like Longmeadow Ranch, World Bird Sanctuary, Humane Society of Missouri, several cat clinics amongst the Saint Louis city region, and various other veterinary facilities to strengthen her skill set while in school.
She still loves it all the same, if not more due to the relationships she’s developed within the field. So much so, that she recently decided to open her own non-profit and pet care business. It entails helping any and every one that needs daily animal care but mainly those that suffer from neuropathy and other mobility issues. Her services include expressing anal glands, pedicures, baths, pet sitting and walking. She currently has two cats, “Elijah” and “Smokey Robinson” both being rescues and considering more everyday she’s at MBFV.
Drea, Veterinary Technician.
Emily, Veterinary Technician. My love for animals started at a young age. My mom was always bringing home animals whether my dad approved or not. After graduating high school in 2012, I went to the Vet Tech Institute to pursue my passion in caring for pets and their families.
I have 2 dogs (Iris and Benny) and one cat. I also have a son, Elliot, who is 2 years old and full of life. I enjoy short walks to my car, and a nice drive to the coffee shop. I enjoy making everyone around me smile and laugh.