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Welcome to Howdershell Animal Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Florissant, MO
Call us at 314-838-3575


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veterinarian_dog.pngWhether they are four-legged, furry, winged or have scales, your pets deserve tender care from a veterinarian who truly loves animals. At Howdershell Animal Clinic, we will treat your pets as if they were our very own. We provide the highest quality of care and medicine in a comfortable and friendly environment.

We have proudly been serving pets and their owners in Florissant and Hazelwood as well as north St. Louis County and St. Charles County since 1981. Our doctors and staff have years of knowledge and experience in providing the best care in the St. Louis marketplace. We look forward to earning your trust and making your beloved pet part of our Howdershell Animal Clinic family!

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 314-838-3575 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Florissant veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Florissant pet owners.


Business Associations

Member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association

At Howdershell Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Nick Toepke
Florissant Veterinarian | Howdershell Animal Clinic | 314-838-3575

440 Howdershell Rd.
Florissant, MO 63031

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Natasha Anderson
    D.V.M.
    I have always loved animals and pets so working with them all day and learning how their bodies work fascinates me. Everyday, I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of not only my pet patients, but also their human families as well.
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  • Matt Mason
    Veterinary Assistant
    When I made the decision that I wanted to join the Anderson Veterinary Clinic team, Dr. Anderson really took me under her wing and helped me invest myself wholeheartedly. Since then, I've been helping pet owners make healthier choices and living a healthier life with their pets.
  • Talia Noble
    Veterinary Assistant
    I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Anderson Veterinary Clinic I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Love our Doctor Kim Arnsmeyer Been going there for years also the staff is awesome."
    Michelle S.
  • "We always get the best of care for our pets here. And the staff is always friendly as well as extremely professional and competent."
    Valerie S.

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