Our Team

Get to know the amazing team of professionals at Gateway Veterinary Surgery!

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DVM, MS Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw

Dr. Wardlaw is a concierge Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon in the St. Louis area. She and her licensed staff are here to assist your surgical needs.
Dr. Wes Kimberlin
DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons – SA

Dr. W. Wesley Kimberlin

As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. W. Wesley Kimberlin has extensive training and experience on advanced orthopedic, soft tissue and neurological surgeries. He specializes in the minimally invasive techniques to aid with diagnoses, treatment, and improved patient outcomes.


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Senior Surgical Nurse

Megan Laffler, RVT

Megan is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has been with the GVS team since 2016. She obtained her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2012. She quickly fell in love with surgery during the first few years of her career, where she worked in a GP Surgical Department. From there, her passion for surgery has only grown. She loves assisting Dr. Wardlaw in the OR, monitoring anesthesia, and is dedicated to providing a positive difference in the lives of the patients and their owners too! Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her two dogs: Rocko (Yellow Lab)and Tubby (Terrier Mix).
Jamie Woodliff RVT - Gateway Veterinary Surgery
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Surgical Nurse

Jamie Woodliff, RVT, Fear Free Certified

Jamie graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Hickey College and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016. She went into General Practice, and it was there that she pursued her interest in surgery. Jamie eventually transitioned to emergency medicine as well as worked with the Orthopedic team there to continue to do what she loves. Jamie has a passion for surgery and anesthesia, so joining a team like Gateway Veterinary Surgery has been a longtime career goal/dream! When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, infant son, and yellow lab. She loves doing outdoor activities or relaxing, and watching a good movie or show with the family.
Jamie Woodliff RVT - Gateway Veterinary Surgery
Surgical Assistant

Tara White

Tara graduated with honors from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Colorado in 2010, earning her Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She then passed her VTNE in March of 2011, shortly before beginning her employment within general practice. During this time she developed a strong interest in surgery. Tara’s professional goal has been to work with the team at GVS since seeing her first TPLO procedure several years ago.