Meet Our Team

Dr. Gwen Schlueter- Veterinarian

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-Practice Manager

Christina graduated from Jefferson College's Veterinary Technician program in 2012. She interned at Romaine creek during school and was hired after graduation. She has loved learning all the ins and outs of the Veterinary Clinic atmosphere. Her favorite part of the job are dental procedures and educating clients. Christina loves to travel, go to Cardinal's games, bass fishing, and spend time with her family. Christina has one cat named Nova and a dog named Finn.

Sam S-Veterinary Nurse

Sam 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.

Shelbi-Animal Behaviorist

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-Veterinary Assistant

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.



Our groomer Angie has been grooming for several years and she can not wait to meet everyone and their fur children. Angie loves grooming and makes sure her clients are as comfortable as can be while getting groomed. Angie has two dogs of her own.

Samantha D-Office Manager

samdSamantha 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- Registered Surgical Nurse

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 (Waffles, Cheeto and LuLu) and cat Dave.

Sarah-Veterinary Nurse


Sarah graduated from Sanford Brown's Vet Tech program in 2011. Sarah also has an extensive background in childcare. She has wonderful patience and loves what she does. She has two dogs, Rosie and Lucille. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Mikayla-Veterinary Nurse


Mikayla is currently in the Veterinary Technician program at Jefferson College, afterwards she plans on furthering her education at Mizzou. She has one dog, a German Shepherd mix named Bernard. She enjoys listening to music, baking, watching tv with her dog, and riding horses

Alexis-Kennel Manager


My name is Alexis Tamborrino and I am a 2020 graduate of Missouri State University. While there, I completed my Bachelors degree in Animal Science while also studying Agriculture Business to complete my minor. In my four years of school I was on the Missouri State University Show Team where I competed in the western pleasure class. I have two Great Pyrenees dogs named Buck and Goose, a cat named Timber. In my free time I enjoy hiking, riding horses, spending time with my family at the lake and watching movies.

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