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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 the only concierge Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon in the St. Louis area. She and her licensed staff are here to assist your surgical needs.
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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).
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Surgical Nurse

Maggie Zinkl, RVT, Fear Free Certified

Maggie Zinkl graduated at the top of her class with honors from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2009. She worked in the ER/ICU at VSS for the first 5 and a half years of her career. Eventually, she transitioned into private practice to learn and develop her preventative medicine skills. While gaining experience at several AAHA accredited veterinary hospitals, she was lucky enough to get to know so many new pets, owners, and veterinary professionals. She developed a passion for Fear Free veterinary medicine and has been Fear Free Certified since 2019. Working at Gateway Veterinary Surgery has been a professional dream come true and has been a crazy but amazing experience so far. When she isn’t with her work family, she can be found with her two cats, one dog, her absolutely wonderful daughter, and her amazingly supportive husband. She loves to read, bake and play board games.

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.