I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and started working in veterinary hospitals in high school. I studied biology and chemistry at Truman State University and earned my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 2001. Since graduation, I have worked in corporate medicine, private practice, and a large local shelter. I especially enjoy soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, feline medicine, and low-stress patient handling. I am always trying to learn more! I am Fear Free Elite Certified and am a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
My primary goal as a veterinarian is to provide excellent care for my patients. I believe it is important to care for both their physical and emotional well-being while also providing a wonderful experience for my clients.
My family includes three long-haired kitties, a rescue dog named Marigold, and three human children. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, home improvement, and spending time with my children.
I am so happy to join the team here at Spencer Creek!
Dr. Laurie Miller
I grew up in a very small town in Illinois named Shiloh. One of my fondest childhood memories was the day I received my first dog, Peppi, a silver toy poodle. My mother gave me Peppi for my 6th birthday and he became my best friend. We did everything together and he was part of our family for many years. As I said goodbye to him during my junior year in high school, I remember holding him in his favorite blanket while watching his veterinarian gently give him peace. I learned and felt at a young age the power and love of the human-animal bond. My commitment, as a veterinarian to my patients and their loving owners, is to enhance and extend those bonds as long as possible. I was accepted to vet school in 1997 and my childhood dream came true in 2001, when I graduated from the University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine. I received two scholarships from the College of Veterinary Medicine, recognizing both outstanding skills in veterinary medicine, as well as client relationships and patient care. Upon graduation, I spent the next 4 years working and volunteering in St. Louis honing my veterinary skills before purchasing Spencer Creek Animal Hospital in 2005. My mission is to provide high-quality veterinary care with the same kindness and compassion in which we would treat our own pets and friends. I cherish the relationships I have had and still have with my clients and patients. I love my own pets like family, but I also love interacting with all of my extended pet family at the animal hospital.
I have always been passionate for animals and their health and knew early on that I wanted to be in this field. I attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received my bachelor’s degree in Zoology. During my time shadowing a veterinarian in preparation to apply for veterinary school, I realized that I was much happier in the technician role instead. I have spent the last 7 years starting in shelter medicine, to private practice, to corporate medicine. I take great pride in bringing the best management, customer service, client support, and patient care that I can to the hospital.
Outside of work, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, music, games, and spending time with my friends, family, and fur family. My world revolves around my two cats, Tula (18 years old) and Momma Ivy (8 years old).
I really enjoy working at Spencer Creek as a Receptionist/Vet Assistant and getting to meet the clients and their wonderful pets.
My pet family consists of two Great Pyrenees–Katie and Abby– and two cats–Sheba and Pixie.
We are dedicated to providing excellent care to the cats and dogs of St. Peters, MO and the surrounding communities.
We always provide friendly, personalized service to pet owners with a compassionate, loving touch for the animals. As a Certified Cat Friendly Practice, you can trust that our team goes above and beyond to keep our patients happy and healthy.
Mon-Wed: 8am - 6pm
Thur: 8am - 4pm No DVM in clinic
Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 8am - 1pm