Full-Service Veterinarian Serving Creve Coeur & Maryland Heights

Dr. Kimberly Sanford at Heritage Veterinary Hospital is one of the leading veterinarians in the Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights areas. All of our experienced veterinarians are capable of effectively treating dogs and cats who may be struggling with various conditions. We proudly offer the latest and most advanced treatment methods to ensure that our furry patients can get the care they deserve at our veterinary hospital. Read on to learn more about the conditions that our veterinarians can treat and about the methods that we may use to treat our patients.

Conditions Treated

We are capable of treating conditions both rare and common at our practice. We have extensive experience treating dogs with heartworm and cats with feline leukemia. We are also capable of treating pets with broken bones and returning them to full health. We often treat dogs and cats who have flea and tick infestations, as this problem is common in both species. These are just a few examples of the conditions that we can treat at our practice.

Services Offered

We offer all the services that your dog or cat may need. We perform physical exams to catch any problems early. We also give dogs and cats the immunizations they need to stay healthy. Our Veterinarians even offer emergency veterinary services if your dog or cat suddenly gets sick or injured. We are also capable of performing surgical procedures at our practice. We often perform spay/neuter procedures on both dogs and cats. We also commonly remove tumors from dogs and cats. Of course, the services listed here are only a small sample of the full selection of veterinary services that we offer.

Make A Veterinary Appointment Today 

If you're located in the Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights areas, Dr. Kimberly Sanford, along with any of the many other skilled medical professionals here, can treat your pet at her Heritage Veterinary Hospital. We can treat a wide variety of different conditions that your dog or cat may be struggling with. Our many advanced treatments will help us return your pet to full health as quickly as possible. If you'd like more info about the conditions our practice treats and about the services our veterinary office offers, you can contact us through our website or give us a phone call at (314) 878-8454. We can get you the info you need and even help you set an appointment that works with your busy schedule. Contact us today for an appointment.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Kimberly Sanford
    DVM and Practice Owner

    Dr. Kimberly Sanford is the owner of Heritage Veterinary Hospital. Her special interests include dentistry, orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, oral surgery, and internal medicine. She is a 1982 graduate of Pattonville High School, and she earned her associate degree in animal science from Jefferson College in 1987, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

  • Dr.
    DVM and Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. McLaughlin founded Heritage Veterinary Services in 1974 and sold it after 29 years to Dr. Sanford in 2003. It has since been renamed Heritage Veterinary Hospital and moved to its present location. Dr. McLaughlin continues to work in the veterinary field because of the challenges of the profession, his love for the animals, his mutually supportive fellow co-workers, and most of all the owners of the pets we are privileged to care for!

  • Dr.
    Grace Long
    DVM and Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Grace Long is a graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. She also earned an MBA from Webster and an MS in clinical pathology from Illinois. Dr. Long works full time at Nestle Purina as Director of Veterinary Technical Marketing. She has been a part-time associate at Heritage Veterinary Hospital for over 36 years.

  • Dr.
    Rianna Lutzeier
    DVM and Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Rianna Lutzeier hails from a small town in rural southwest Missouri.  Her childhood experiences with animals of all sizes led to her love of animals.  Her first pet was a New Zealand rabbit she named Thumper and her second was a tuxedo barn cat she named James Taylor. Over the years, she had an assortment of pets and spent time with various livestock.  Her parents operate a beef cattle hobby farm, so it was only natural that she raised an orphaned twin heifer calf named Annabelle for her FFA project.

  • ​Dr.
    DVM and Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Urday spent his childhood in north Texas next door to a mixed animal veterinarian. He volunteered at the practice cleaning kennels and doing odd 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.

  • Andrea
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Andrea has been a veterinary technician for the past 25 years, the last 5 as part of the Heritage team. Heritage is by far the best place she has ever worked, and she looks forward to spending her days there with her awesome coworkers, clients, and their pets! A lot has changed since she started in veterinary medicine, but her favorite part stays the same - helping owners and their pets have the best relationship together, and helping pets have the best quality of life they can.

  • Katy
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Katy started at Heritage Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist in 2010. In August of 2012, she graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College with an associate degree in veterinary technology and became a technician. After passing her national and state boards, Katy became a R.V.T in March of 2013. Her favorite part about working at Heritage Veterinary Hospital is getting to know the clients and their pets and building a friendship.

  • Kassey
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kassey started at Heritage Veterinary Hospital in September 2016. She has worked in both emergency veterinary medicine at Midwest Veterinary Referral Center and other private practices, but enjoys working at Heritage the most! Her favorite part of working at Heritage is the amazing clients that she has come to know very well. Kassey graduated from Sanford Brown College in 2013 and became a R.V.T after passing national and state boards in 2015

  • Maggie
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Maggie graduated with honor from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2009. Immediately after, she started working at Veterinary Specialty Services and worked in the ER/ICU for 5 and a half years. There she learned emergency and critical care medicine. Her career then expanded into private practice that included employment with the Humane Society's medical center. She has a passion for Fear Free veterinary medicine and she strives to apply it to every pet she sees.

  • Chris
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Chris is one of our skilled Veterinary Technicians at Heritage. As a member of the final class of the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College, he graduated with honors in August of 2018 with scholastic and attendance awards. Elected by his classmates, he held the office of President of his class’s student council. Chris was offered a position at Heritage in September of 2018, after completing his internship here. Excited to contribute to the exemplary level of skill and compassion cultivated by the team at HVH, he readily accepted. 

  • Diane
    Veterinary Technician

    Diane began her career in the veterinary field in 2001 after volunteering at the ASPCA in Bermuda. She moved to St. Louis from Louisville, Kentucky in 2010 and became part of the team at Heritage Veterinary Hospital. She studied at the University of Louisville and Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Braiden
    Veterinary Technician

    Braiden has been a member of the Heritage team as an Associate Technician since June 2015. She graduated from Parkway Central High School in the spring of 2017. In the fall of 2017 she began school at the University of Missouri where she majors in Animal Sciences. She is a member of the University of Missouri’s Pre- Veterinary Scholars program which will lead her into Mizzou’s Veterinary School to earn her DVM degree.

  • Jaime

    Jaime has been a Certified Pet Stylist since 1997 and received her Canine Esthetician Certification in 2018. She previously working in the veterinary field at Paw Patch Animal Hospital and Amy's K-9 Designs before coming to Heritage in February 2018. Jaime's favorite party about grooming at Heritage is seeing the dogs transform after they are groomed. When she's not grooming, Jaime enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

  • Casey

    Casey has been a Certified Pet Stylist since 2006 and a Certified Canine Esthetician since 2018. Before coming to Heritage, Casey worked at Amy's K9 Designs starting in 2016. Her favorite part of grooming at Heritage is the family atmosphere. When she is not grooming, she enjoys spending time with her family and her Australian Shepherd, Aries.

  • Mel
    C.C.E, C.G.

    Melody (Mel) has been a Certified Pet Stylist since 2000 and a Certified Canine Esthetician since 2018. Mel enjoys grooming both cats and dogs, and she has won numerous awards for the grooming skills in the 'rescue rodeo' , which helps find homes for pets awaiting adoption. Mel's favorite part of grooming at Heritage is working with crazy animal lovers like her, and being able to play with all the different types of animals that come into Heritage.

  • Amy

    Amy has been a Certified Pet Stylist since 2001 and a Certified Canine Esthetician since 2018. Amy previously owned and operated Amy's K9 Designs from 2007 - 2018 before merging with Heritage Veterinary Hospital in February of 2018. Amy's favorite part about grooming at Heritage is caring for the skin and coat, the transformation of the groom., and having a wonderful relationship with the families as their kids and pets grow.

  • Lynn

    Lynn has been a receptionist at Heritage Veterinary Hospital since 2006. She earned her education from Wright State University and Edison State College. She loves working at Heritage because of all of the interesting people she gets to meet, and all of the pets that pass daily through the doors.

  • Lucy

    Lucy became a member of the Heritage team in 2016. She brought with her 15 years of experience working in the veterinary health field. She took 10 years off to raise her 2 children before returning to work part-time. Lucy works in the front office to welcome our patients and their people, as well as answer the phones. She loves working with everyone at Heritage Veterinary Hospital. 

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    Used them as my vet for nearly 10 years until I moved away and can't go to them as often.  Wonderful and caring staff.  They were really great with my pets and my many fosters.  They helped me through 2 dogs having heartworm at the same time and they did my dogs knee surgery on both occasions and I know she was cared for very well.  Highly recommend!

    Jen W.

    Best care my pets have ever had.

    Craig A.

    They take great care of our Westie and Amy does the best grooming in the lower level. 

    David F.

    Appreciate how great the vet technicians are. Much like a nurse practitioner, the quality of your care often has more to do with the support staff than the actual doctors.  Having said that, we recently had a major surgery on our dog and everything was handled perfectly.

    David S.

    Came here because a friend recommneded it. && I was very impressed. This place has amazing ratings and i can see why. I was worried my dog was sick...they were so knowledgeable and talked me through everything. Even after the checkup and some medication. My bill was under 70 dollars. Completely affordable and you can tell they care a lot. I'm telling everyone to go here. Ive found my new permanent vet! This place is top notch!



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