GET TO KNOW US
Get to know the amazing team of professionals at Gateway Veterinary Surgery!
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.
Megan Laffler, RVT
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, Fear Free Certified
Dr. Kimberlin attended University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time at University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Kimberlin not only received multiple awards for surgical aptitude and potential, diagnostic skills, and preoperative care of animals but was also actively involved with research.
As a veterinary student, Dr. Kimberlin participated in research projects focusing on osteoarthritis and meniscal injury. Upon graduation from University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Kimberlin completed a small animal rotating internship at Mississippi State University. Dr. Kimberlin than completed at one-year small animal surgery internship at Veterinary Specialty Services, here in Saint Louis, Missouri. That same year he was selected for a small animal surgery residency at Veterinary Specialty Services.
During his time as a surgical resident, Dr. Kimberlin was able to participate in other research projects focusing on the effects of gas sterilization of ameroid constrictors for the treatment of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts. Additionally, during his time as a resident he was able to present multiple surgical topics both locally and nationally.
Dr. Kimberlin enjoys all aspects of surgery, but has a strong passion for minimally invasive procedures. Besides minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Kimberlin, has special interest in oncologic and reconstructive surgery, abdominal procedures including but not limited to biopsies, mass removals, gallbladder removals, fracture and joint repair (total hip replacement) and angular limb deformities. Dr. Kimberlin is particularly interested in the human animal bond and desires to excel in compassionate care of his patients and their owners.
Outside of GVS, Dr. Kimberlin enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel; their two kids, Josey and Elliott, leading a community group at his church, playing softball, and when time allows playing a round of golf. At home they have two dogs (Daisy and Dash) and two cats (Dani and Pip).