About Us

Why choose us?

The Pet Doctor was founded in 2005 and has provided quality care for O’Fallon and the surrounding communities ever since. Our practice is also St. Charles County’s only American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)- accredited hospital. Simply put, our mission is to provide the very best care for your best friend. We hope you spend a few minutes browsing our website to learn about our practice, or better yet, come in to see it for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you and your pet!

Get to know us!

Meet the amazing members of our O’Fallon team below!

Meet our O’Fallon Team

Laura McManus, DVM

Dr. McManus' Bio
Fear-Free Certified

I have lived my whole life in the Saint Louis area. I attended Incarnate Word Academy for high school and then headed off to Mizzou. I spent 2002-2006 earning my bachelors degree in Biology before continuing to The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine from 2006-2010. My first 7 years were spent learning clinical and surgical skills in a small animal practice in Chesterfield. My interests include surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine.

I met my husband in grade school. We began dating sophomore year of high school and have been together ever since. We have been blessed with a marriage of 9 years and 18-month-old triplets who keep our lives very busy! Our household is rounded out by a 10-year-old Australian Shepherd named Brewer.

Kate Callaway, DVM

Dr. Callaway's Bio
Fear-Free Certified

Hi! I’m Kate Callaway, DVM. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. I am originally from Kansas City, but moved to St. Peters with my husband, Kyle, after graduation. Together we have two kids, Declan and Teagan, as well as two dogs, Dublin and Kimbo. I knew at a young age I wanted to be a veterinarian. My parents were very encouraging, even when that meant stopping the car for the hundredth time so I could move another turtle out of the road.

After graduation, I practiced emergency medicine for 4 years before switching focus to small animal general practice and I am very excited to now be a part of The Pet Doctor! I truly enjoy building relationships with clients and their animals. I have a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine as well as diagnostic imaging. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Association.

Terry Surtin, DC

Dr. Surtin's Bio
Doctor Surtin has witnessed the wonderful changes that his service brings to his human patients. Approximately three years ago, he experienced an unfortunate experience with his pet. He saw the need for the healing art of chiropractic with animals -large and small. Doctor Surtins’ goal in providing chiropractic care for your animal is to locate and give treatment to the part of the spine and skeletal system which is causing inflexibility and pain. We provide detection and treatment of spinal nerve and musculo skeletal problems which cause: pain, limping, immobility, appetite loss, lethargy, and hiding.

Animals, like humans, can have headaches, jaw pain, mid and lower back pain, constipation, and problems with their limbs.

Kelvin Urday, DVM

Dr. Urday's Bio
Dr. Urday spent his childhood in north Texas next door to a mixed animal veterinarian. He volunteered at the practice cleaning kennels and doing odds and ends. Eventually, the doctor allowed him to assist and become more hands-on within the practice as he entered high school. This experience allowed him to fall in love with the fast pace of life within a mixed veterinary practice. He also grew to appreciate the variety of animals and clients. What really drew him to the profession was the ability of the veterinarian to not only help animals with medical diseases but also help people emotionally.

Dr. Urday attended the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources where he studied Animal Sciences. He was then granted early admittance to the University of Missouri – Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time in veterinary school, Dr. Urday received the Virginia Busch Student Leadership Award, Gerald L. Johnson Student Leadership Award, Western Veterinary Conference Scholarship, Anna E. Worth AAHA Student Leadership Award, and the Kenneth Niemeyer Student Leadership Award.  While in school, he was active in the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, served as Vice President of the Student Chapter of the AVMA, and the President of the Student Chapter of AAHA. In 2011, he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

He began his career in Farmington, Missouri working with a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, llamas, and more. He eventually moved to St. Louis and began to focus on dogs and cats. He served as Medical Director at a nearby practice for 4 years before moving to The Pet Doctor-Cottleville.

Dr. Urday’s areas of professional interest include dermatology, pain management,  internal medicine, and in clinic stress reduction. He strongly believes in providing comprehensive, compassionate, and team based care. He has a passion for preventative and whole body care. He is level 2 Fear Free Certified and always aims for a calm and comforting environment for his patients. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. His personal interests include traveling and participating in local theatre.

He looks forward to continuing to grow this practice while being able to serve you and your pets.

Jessica, Veterinary Technician

Jessica's Bio

Fear-Free Certified

Jessica joined The Pet Doctor team in 2006. She currently serves as a veterinary technician. Her hard work and dedication to the practice led her to be named to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Practice Staff Honor Roll in 2015. You can read more about Jessica’s Honor Roll award here.

Jessica shares her home with Dorie, a Boston terrier who was “created” at The Pet Doctor years ago! Her mom was artificially inseminated and had a C-section at The Pet Doctor, and is now a part of the family! When not at work, Jessie enjoys playing softball, going camping, float trips and taking care of wildlife.

Tiffany, RVT & Office Manager

Tiffany's Bio

Fear-Free Certified

Tiffany joined The Pet Doctor family in 2009 after completing her RVT training at Sanford Brown. She is also currently our office manager.

When asked about her favorite part of the job, Tiffany said: “My favorite part of the job is helping the patients and being able to see them recover. I really enjoy being there for our clients also! I feel like they know we will always be there for them.”

Tiffany shares her home with Dunkin, an 8-year-old rescued Golden Retriever and Suge Knight, a rescued English bulldog.

In her free time, Tiffany enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, walking her dogs and gardening.

Joni, Veterinary Technician

Joni's Bio
Fear-Free Certified

Joni has been a part of The Pet Doctor family since 2006. She holds a BA in Art from Webster University, a BS in Human Biology from Logan College of Chiropractic and a BS in Occupational Science from St. Louis University.

When asked about her favorite part of the job, Joni said: “I love being able to build relationships with the clients and their pets. And I love working with rescue! My job challenges me in some way every day and I don’t think I could ever have a job that didn’t challenge me.”
Joni shares her home with several pets:

  • Remington, a 9-year-old mastiff from The Pet Doctor to the Rescue
  • Boris, a 5-year-old pitbull mix (who came as a puppy for a Mother’s Day present!)
  • Arlo Guthrie, a 3-year-old mastiff mix who was born at the clinic
  • Amos, a 4-year-old mastiff mix from The Pet Doctor to the Rescue (and her favorite!)
  • Cecil Peoples, a DSH who was found in a live trap near her house
  • Sgt. Rourke, a DSH
  • Reggie, a groundhog who came as a baby from wildlife rescue but now lives on her property
  • Gilda Radner, a cow, who was a bottle calf. At five months old she is already a “mean hussy!”

In her spare time, Joni enjoys hiking, working in her garden, rock climbing and rolling around with her dogs.

Annie

Annie's Bio
Fear-Free Certified

Bio coming soon.

Amy, Receptionist

Amy's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Taylor, RVT

Taylor's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Dominique

Dominique's Bio
Bio coming soon.

In Memoriam

Remembering and honoring our staff who are no longer with us.

Dave, Facility Maintenance