Dr. Jennifer Haug
Dr. Haug is a native of the St. Charles area and grew up with a passion for animals. She spent most of her youth at the barn caring for horses and eventing in Pony Club. She received her inspiration to become a vet from her beloved heart dog, Nora. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her B.S. in Animal Science and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating Veterinary School, Dr. Haug worked as an associate Veterinarian in Wentzville, Missouri for two years.
Dr. Haug and her husband, Todd are blessed with two handsome boys, Gabriel and Elliott and two beautiful girls, Maren and Blythe. Her four legged family includes a chihuahua named Roxy, a cat named Sgt. Tibbs, a Bassett mix named Walt Disney, and a Shepherd mix named Poe. Outside of the vet clinic, Dr. Haug enjoys her time with her family, cheering for them in Taekwondo, and dreaming of trips to Disney World.
She considers the best part of her job to be meeting new families and working with them to create a happy and healthy life for their pet.
Dr. Heather Schatz
Dr. Schatz is a native of Fenton, Missouri. She studied Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri–Columbia prior to veterinary school. A love of all four-legged animals, a strong interest in science, and a desire to care for the helpless led Dr. Schatz to study veterinary medicine. After receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, she spent three years in mixed animal private practice in Jefferson County. In 2008, Dr. Schatz’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and she opened Advantage Veterinary Center.
When not at work, she enjoys horseback riding, game nights with family and friends, going to the Fox Theatre and the Muny Opera, running and Elvis impersonators.
Dr. Schatz lives with her husband Craig, two dogs, five horses, and three barn cats. The Schatz family includes two-legged children as well-- Eli, Emma, and Jamieson.
Dr. Lantz grew up in central Illinois. She got her animal science degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2016 and then went on to veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she recently graduated in 2021. She then moved to the St. Louis area after graduation, and she is very excited to start her veterinary career with Advantage Veterinary Clinic.
She grew up wanting to be a veterinarian from a young age and was propelled forward by the many pets she owned/adopted growing up. Dr. Lantz has an interest in shelter medicine, surgery, and fostering good relationships with clients and their pets. She has one rat terrier/chihuahua mix named Mila.
Heather, RVT is 2012 graduate of Jefferson College. She currently divides her professional duties between AVC and the Animal Emergency Clinic. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners. In addition to working as a RVT, she is an active volunteer with a local animal rescue. In her free time, Heather enjoys working out, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Heather's favorite pet is a cat name Willy that she got in Bora Bora.
Emily has been with Advantage Vet Center as the receptionist since January 2017. She has always had a passion for working with animals. She has 5 fur babies, Riot, Lyric and Captain are her cats and Dirty and Dixie are her dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking her dogs to the river, and binge watching Netflix with her husband and daughter. She is excited to welcome a new baby to the family in September 2018.
Originally from California, I have been a St. Louis girl since moving here as a teenager.
I have four grown children and seven wonderful grandchildren. I love animals and have 3 dogs and 1 cat of my own. I love my job and the people I work with.
In my free time, I also love spending time with my husband, family, crafting, and spending time at my favorite place, The Ocean.
Lori has loved animals her entire life. She shares a home with her husband and 3 dogs: Willow, Penny, and Ace. They are her children and she would do absolutely anything for them. Lori loves fishing, reading and loves watching tv shows and movies. She’s full of all sorts of movie/tv quotes and useless trivia. She's an aunt to 4 amazing nephews and 2 nieces.
Lead Technician, RVT
Robin Raynor, RVT began her journey at AVC shortly after graduating with an Associates in Science in Veterinary Technology at Jefferson College in 2015. She divides her professional skills between two clinics, enjoying her days off at a large animal veterinary office. Her most favorite things to do are to go for hikes and take naps with her 4-legged best friend Paisley.
Breanna, RVT, is a 2016 graduate from Midwest Institute. Bree developed a soft spot for animals as a young girl. She has quite a few fur babies of her own: 2 dogs, Layla and Diesel, and 3 cats, Boots, Trike and Hunter. Outside of working with animals, Bree loves teaching dance, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Stephanie is a registered veterinary technician (RVT), who graduated Jefferson College in 2019. She started at Advantage as an intern in 2016 and was also working part-time volunteering at the Wild Life Clinic in High Ridge. Since then, she has enjoyed being a part of the Advantage family. During her time in the program, she rescued a Boston Terrier named Willie. She enjoys spending time with Willie and her fiancé, visiting her 6 beautiful nieces and nephews, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.
Mindy has been in the veterinary field for 20 years, although she took a break for a while to raise 2 children. Mindy is also involved in a local rescue group and enjoys fostering and volunteering her time with them. She loves forming a relationship with clients and their pets and earning their trust to care for their pets.
Mindy shares her life with her husband of 15 years, 2 children, 5 dogs, and 2 cats! In her spare time, Mindy enjoys gardening, watching hummingbirds, spending time with friends and family, and shopping!
Carrie is a graduate from Jefferson College. She started as an intern at Advantage in March 2016. She loves her yorkie, huskey and her 2 black cats! Carrie enjoys meeting new and regular clients here at the clinic as well as the fur babies they bring! In her free time she enjoys going for walks in the park and couponing!
Jenna is a 2018 Jefferson College graduate and wanting to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Her dog Barrett (In the picture) is her best friend. Jenna enjoys hunting, fishing, and being at the lake with family & friends!
Carol is currently finishing her second year in the Jefferson College Veterinary technology program, as of May 2020. She have been in love with caring for animals since She were a child. Carol has a special interest in aquatic animal (such as dolphins, sharks, and other ocean animals), and wanted to be a Marine biologist. Carol has three dogs: Sophia, Brownie, & Rayea (from left to right). She also has one cat (Simba) and one rabbit (Marble). Carol spends free time watching movies, reading, walking her dogs, and/or playing/cuddling with all her animals.
Logan is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Jefferson College and plans to graduate in May 2020. She has always had a passion for animal medicine, especially studying animal behavior. Logan has one dog, a Beagle/Boxer mix named Bandit (pictured). In her free time, Logan loves to train and play with Bandit, ride horses, and relax playing video games or watching movies.
Meredith is currently enrolled at Murray State University in the Veterinary Technology program and plans to graduate in May of 2021. Meredith has had a love for animals from a very young age and has always known she wanted to work with them. She has two horses, Dancer and Shawnee, and 3 Sphynx cats. Meredith enjoys spending her free time being outdoors, riding horses, hiking, and spending time with her friends & family.
KC has always loved animals. She started working with them closely as a pet photographer. In 2017, she started using her photography skills to volunteer at local St. Louis area shelters and rescues to help find homes for the adoptable dogs and cats. She has always wanted to find a career with animals and loves being a receptionist at Advantage!
KC is married and has two sons and a stepson. She also has a pit bull named Zoe and a Golden Retriever named Moose. In her free time, you can find her binge-watching The Office or hanging out at home with her family.
Nicole is a 2016 graduate from Jefferson College. She has always had a passion for helping animals and helping to educate owners. Nicole has four horses, one dog, and two ferrets. In her free time, Nicole loves to spend time with her family and travel to Rodeos to barrel race.
Nicole and her husband just had their first baby named Layne on June 17th, 2020.
Julie has been passionate about advocating for animals for many years. Providing top-quality customer service to pets and their owners is very important to her. In addition to working with the amazing team at Advantage, she actively volunteers her time at the Wildlife Rehab Clinic and works at a cat café.
Julie has 2 teens at home along with her dog Punky, cats: Shelby, Carrot, and Oreo, and degus: Nibbles and Holiday. In her downtime, Julie loves traveling to the beach or mountains with family, customizing crafts, thrift store shopping, walking trails, and anything DIY.
Tiffany is a graduate of Midwest Institute and is currently working on getting registered as a veterinarian technician. She came to Advantage shortly after finishing her externship at the animal emergency clinic. She has a border collie named Ollie, and a cat named Winnie. Tiffany also has 6 nieces and nephews which she adores. She has always loved animals and knew she wanted to work with them in some way. Some say she will probably die trying to pet something she shouldn't. She has a flair for surgery and is excited to be in this field for hopefully a very long time.
Queen of Advantage
CJ (Carol Jr.) is the queen of Advantage. She arrived in 2013 as an injured stray under the care of one of our wonderful clients. As she slowly recovered, the office fell in love with her, and she became a permanent office cat. Her favorite activities are snuggling in warm laundry, eating, and sticking her butt in your face while you’re working.
Annoying Younger Brother
Archer is our youngest office cat who arrived here in 2016 as a feral kitten. He quickly grew to love people and the food they bring him. He can be found lounging on top of the receptionists’ monitors waiting for attention. When he isn’t up front, his favorite activities include napping, rolling treats around on the floor, and playing the annoying younger brother to CJ and Kirka.