Meet Our Team

Dr. Gwen Schlueter

Dr. Gwen Schlueter was born and raised in the St. Louis area. She attended high school at Bishop Dubourg, undergraduate at Rockhurst University and went on to achieve her doctorate at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schlueter opened Romaine Creek Veterinary Center in August 2008. Her goal was to have a full service facility for owners convenience as well as having specialists available in surgery, dentistry and ultrasonography. Dr Schlueter is a strong advocate of Remote Area Veterinary Services (RAVS). She has worked with the Sioux on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is the most poverty stricken area in this country. When she is stuck at home she enjoys cooking new recipes and snuggling with her pup Alvin and her rescue felines Minnie and Kris Kringle. 


Christina graduated from Jefferson College's Veterinary Technician program in 2012. She interned at Romaine creek during school and was hired after graduation. Christina loves to travel, go to Cardinal's games, bass fishing, and spend time with her family. Christina has one beloved cat named Nova.

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Sam recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Jefferson College. She has two dogs named  Bayla and Tucker, she also has 3 cats named Spott, Lilly and Tyra. Previously, Sam volunteered at Open Door Animal Sanctuary.


Brittanee graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in September of 2017. Brittanee has two dogs named Bonnibel and Delilah, a cat named Murphy and two ferrets. She enjoys drawing, listening to music, and being with her family.


Shelbi recently graduated from Animal Behavior College as a Certified Dog Trainer. She has two dogs, Penny and Ranger and two cats, Paisley and Little Ricky. She hopes to one day use her knowledge in animal behavior to rehabilitate homeless dogs and help them to become more adoptable.


Chris is currently a senior at Affton High School and is planning on attending Mizzou next year to study biology, then going on to become a veterinarian. He has dog, a husky mix named Benji.


Debi's menagerie(4 dogs & 2 cats) was one of our first clients. After 35 years at Anheuser-Busch, she retired. But her love for animals prompted her to reach out to Dr.Gwen & ask to volunteer. Dr.Gwen said, "Yes"! Now Debi spends her time helping at the clinic, enjoying retirement with her husband, Joe, and, best of all, being "Nonna" to her grandson, Henry.


Abbey graduated from Hillsboro Highschool. She is now going to attend Jefferson College to become a veterinary nurse. She enjoys traveling (has been to all 48 continental states) and spending time with her dog.


Judy is our groomer. Judy started her animal career at the Humane Society of MO from 2001-2004.After that she went on to PetsMart where she started off as a bather,eventually going on to their grooming school. She has been grooming for 11 years at various locations. She has also been a pet sitter, dog walker and worked in doggie daycare for 5 years. She also volunteers for a local animal rescue. As you can see, animals have always been a love of hers.

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Samantha has been working at RCVC since it opened in August 2008. She earned her bachelor's degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2011. She has one dog named McCoy and  1 cat of her own: Drew.


Becca graduated from Jefferson College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2006. After graduation she took a position in the anesthesia department at Mizzou’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received advanced training in anesthesia and surgery and worked teaching third and fourth year Veterinary students. She moved several times in the past ten years, maintaining positions at several referral and emergency clinics. She is happy to be back home in St. Louis and working with Dr. Gwen in surgery. She currently lives in Ballwin with her husband Mike, two kids, two dogs (Fiona and LuLu) and cat Dave.



Sarah graduated from Sanford Brown's Vet Tech program in 2011. She has one dog, Lucille and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 


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Dustin is currently a Junior at Missouri Baptist University where he competes for their wrestling team. Dustin has 3 dogs and 3 cats. Dustin loves to coach little league wrestling and football. He also loves to watch the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals play. Dustin is currently helping with our boarding and is a veterinary assistant.



Marisa has been working in a veterinary clinic since she was 15 years old. She then went on to the Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program and graduated in 2018. She worked as in intern at Romaine Creek and was hired on. Sadly, she moved away to California. Now, two years later she has come back and is happy to be in St. Louis with her partner Lindsey. They share two dogs, Gertrude and Augustus Dave. Also, two cats Raven and Doc.

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