Our Veterinarians complete a four-year Veterinary College program following the completion of an undergraduate degree. They also attend continuing education courses every year so that your pet is provided with the latest in health care to treat and prevent disease.
Dr. Brett Ziegler
Dr. Brett Ziegler is licensed by the State of Illinois in General Veterinary practice. He received his Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Missouri in 1992. Dr. Zieglers undergraduate degree was received at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri in 1987. Following completion of his Veterinary degree he spent one year in Hamilton, Illinois working in a general Veterinary practice. He moved to Fairview Heights in 1997 after four years in Veterinarian Practice in Central Florida.
When not at work, Brett enjoys spending time with his family. Whether he is helping get kids to dance or piano practice, enjoying a softball game or attending a wrestling tournament, Brett takes time out his work schedule to watch his children grow. Brett also enjoys spending time with Julie, his wife, attending local trivia nights, socializing with friends or on occasion having a date night. Brett is also very involved in the local community. He has been on the Grant 110 Education Foundation board since it’s inception in 2008 even though his children attend a different school district. The foundation raises money to help support Illini Elementary School and Grant Middle School students and teachers.
Dr. Tom Goss
Dr. Tom Goss joins the practice after practicing in the metro east area on and off for nearly ten years. A 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Goss spent his first two years practicing in a mixed animal practice, where he treated everything from dogs, cats, horses and cattle to yaks, lions and even a capuchin monkey. Since then he has developed skills in cardiology, soft tissue surgery and some orthopedic procedures. Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Goss, who prior to attending Mizzou, worked for 16 years as a magazine and journal editor in New York City.
Dr. Goss and his family have resided in St. Louis since 1996. He and his wife, Linda Silver, have two children: Caoilinn, who is a a sophomore at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York City; and Adam, who is currently a junior at Crossroads College Prep in St. Louis. The family is down to one dog, a Labrador Retriever mix name Rufus. In his spare time Dr. Goss enjoys the theater, gardening, brewing craft beers, and when he has enough time, travel.