Welcome to Our Practice


At Kersting Veterinary Clinic, we’re all about creating a welcoming environment for you and your furry, feathery, or scaly family members.

Dr. David J. Kersting, who founded the clinic in 1992, has a special affinity for birds, but he loves working with cats and dogs too! Our team is dedicated to keeping your pets healthy and providing the most current therapies to treat them when they’re sick.

Our Open Hospital philosophy means we want you to feel right at home when you visit. You can stay with your pet during procedures, from nail trimming to surgeries, and visit on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings and afternoons.

We believe in being transparent and open about our hospital and procedure policies, so you can trust that your pet is receiving the best care possible. Come in, ask questions, get to know us, and come see why our slogan is “Pets Are Special.”


Our Philosophy

At Kersting Veterinary Clinic, Pets Are Special


We want you to feel comfortable with our staff and procedures.

Dr. Kersting adopted a unique Open Hospital philosophy when he and his wife opened Kersting Veterinary Hospital in 1992. He wanted his clients and patients to feel as at home as possible, even when they are sick or injured. Because of this philosophy, our clinic is 100% transparent in our hospital and procedure policies. That means you can be with your pet during all procedures. You are allowed to be with your pet and observe our staff, from trimming nails to drawing blood, even for radiographs and surgeries! Stay all day with your sick or injured family member or come and go as you please during office hours. You are also able to visit on Saturday nights, Sunday mornings, and afternoons. We believe our own pets do so much better when we are around to love and support them.

We feel this transparency develops a level of trust and understanding not found at other hospitals. We invite you to come in, ask questions, and feel comfortable that your pet is receiving the highest level of care we are able to provide. 


Purr-fectly Pawsome People: Meet Our Staff

Our caring and knowledgeable team is dedicated to helping pets in every way we can. We believe that pets are cherished members of the family, and we treat them accordingly.

At Kersting Animal Hospital and Bird Medicine and Surgery, we take the time to get to know each pet’s unique personality and provide compassionate care for all of our patients. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority.

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Read What All The Happy Pet Parents Are Saying

Best place in all of ST Louis, MO. Best Avian vet. Very smart and care about your pet's with knowledgeable professional advice and help with all of your needs.

Julia R.

Kersting Veterinary clinic is the first and last vet clinic I will ever take my pets to.

Paige D.

It doesn’t get any better!! They are treating my parakeet and we have worked together to change his diet so his liver can rejuvenate.

Stirling E.

Your Go-To Veterinary Practice For EVERY Pet

The Kersting team is fully equipped, trained, and experienced to provide a full range of veterinary services. Dogs, cats, birds, exotics… you name it; we treat them!

From simple annual wellness visits, spay/neuter, and microchipping to more complex procedures like diagnostics and surgery, we’re dedicated to keeping all your pets happy and healthy while giving you peace of mind.


Join Our Special Team

As a member of our team, you’ll work alongside skilled veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and passionate support staff.

We value collaboration, innovation, and compassion in everything we do. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care possible for our patients and their owners.

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Our State-Of-The-Art Facility

Our animal hospital is fully equipped to handle all your pet’s medical needs.

From dedicated rooms outfitted with just the right equipment to keep your pets comfortable and healthy to radiology and surgery rooms that use advanced imaging technology, safe anesthesia, and monitoring equipment.

We also have a lab for testing and can compound medications for easy administration.

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Exotic Animal Services

General Animal Services