Troy & Wentzville Veterinarians

Ronald D. Ragan, DVM

veterinarian in troy mo Dr. Ragan Dr. Ronald D. Ragan is a General Practitioner who joined the medical staff of Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics in 1985.

A native of Florissant, Missouri, Dr. Ragan says that he has a genuine fondness for animals and enjoys working hands-on with the wide range of animals seen by our practice.

For his undergraduate studies Dr. Ragan attended the University of Missouri–St. Louis and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1978. Later that year he enrolled in the University of Missouri–Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.

Dr. Ragan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

He and his wife Diane, a registered animal health technician, have a range of animals, which includes paint horses, Piedmontese cattle, English bulldogs, and a Bernese mountain dog.

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Christine Bruns, DVM

veterinarian in wentzville mo Dr. Bruns Bio Coming Soon.

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Carol Ryan, DVM

veterinarian in troy and wentzville Dr. Ryan General Practitioner Dr. Carol Ryan has been with Troy-Wentzville Veterinary Clinics since 1992. She grew up on a farm in her native Foristell, where they had sheep and cattle. "Daily life was centered around taking care of the livestock," she said. "I was taught how to feed, water and bed the animals for inclement weather conditions. Assisting delivery of piglets and baby calves was so exciting."

Dr. Ryan received her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned her DVM from the same school in 1992. She is a member of the Missouri Veterinarian Academy, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the National Heartworm Society, and the St. Charles County Cattlemen's and Pork Producers. Dr. Ryan received the 2009 and 2010 St. Louis Top Veterinarian Award.

As for her work at the Clinics, Dr. Ryan said "I enjoy the variety of animals we see. No two days are the same." Her other main passion is working with young people. "I enjoy working with students that are interested in becoming veterinarians. I help many 4H groups with livestock at the local fairs."

Dr. Ryan spends time with her Persian cats and a German short hair canine.

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Liz Schwendemann, DVM

Dr. Liz Schwendemann joined the team at Troy-Wentzville Veterinary Clinics as a veterinarian in May 2014, but her experience with the veterinary hospital stretches back earlier. She first began to help out after school in 2004, and over the ensuing years she filled a variety of positions in the animal care field, including working in the kennel, as a receptionist, and as a veterinary technician.

Now, as a member of Troy-Wentzville's team of dedicated veterinarians, Dr. Schwendemann's responsibilities include large and small animal wellness exams, emergency medicine and surgery. She performs a wide variety hands-on of services for a diverse range of pets, and that's precisely why she likes her job so much.

"No two days are the same here, and I love that element of being a veterinarian," Dr. Schwendemann says.

Dr. Schwendemann achieved her BS in Animal Science in 2009, and completed her doctorate at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medicine Association.

At home she cares for a yellow Labrador named Diesel and an American Bulldog named Zeus. In her free time, Dr. Schwendemann enjoys outdoor activities, fishing, and watching or playing baseball or soccer. She and her husband, Alex Schwendemann, are excitedly preparing for the arrival of their first child, Alexis Lynn, in May 2015!

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