Dr. Emily Leonard
Dr. Leonard started practicing veterinary medicine in 1999 after graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. Her veterinary career started in Upstate New York practicing companion animal, large animal, and emergency medicine. She and her 2 girls, Brooke and Lily, moved back to her hometown of St. Louis in 2009. In St. Louis she worked at Veterinary Specialty Services in the emergency and critical care department as well as in a private practice for companion animals in Manchester. Dr. Leonard always admired Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital founded by Dr. Christine Simcik. In July 2014 Dr. Simcik contacted Dr. Leonard with tears in her eyes and said she was ready to retire and felt the Leonard family would continue the practice with each individual patients best interest at heart.
Avery Rogers, Registered Veterinary Nurse
Avery Rogers is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who has been employed in the veterinary medical industry throughout the St. Louis area since February of 2008. Upon graduating from Sanford-Brown College – Fenton in 2009, she has worked in private companion animal medicine, emergency medicine, and most recently shelter medicine.
Her interests include anesthesia/surgery, dentistry, and radiology. In the summer of 2017, Avery volunteered at the St. Louis Zoo Veterinary Hospital and assisted the nurses there with procedures on a wide variety of species.
Avery and her husband David have 2 cats Betty and Dee, as well as a mastiff mix named Mabel.
Avery is excited to be a part of Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital and strives to deliver compassionate and progressive veterinary medical care to the entire community.
Kim Tumminello, Registered Veterinary Nurse
Kim is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who has been working in the veterinary field for almost ten years. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in Spring of 2010 and was hired at her externship site, Barrett’s Station Vet Clinic, where she originally met and worked with Dr. Leonard. Additionally, she currently works part time at Veterinary Specialty Services in the ICU. Kim loves to care for, and love on, all of the critical patients that are brought there.
Kim and her husband Jim have two awesome kiddos: Ava and Zach. In their spare time, they enjoy camping, fishing and hiking together. They also share their home with a whole bunch of animals – from a goofy shepherd/pittie mix named Ozzy, to three adorable cats: Keek, Ollie (aka Brat), and Fuzz….12 very entertaining hermit crabs and one hamster named Willow.
Kim is so excited to be a part of the Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital family and feels honored to have a part in taking care of your furry family members.
Holly Luechauer, Practice Manager
Holly graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in December 2007 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and was married to her husband, Nathan, in June of 2008. After about 4 years of teaching in various settings, she realized that it wasn’t her true passion. The next 3 years was full of new experiences as she followed her husband around the country during his career with the United States Air Force.
She has always been an animal lover and has two Yorkshire terriers, Bentley and Caroline, who are her fur babies! She decided to make a career change and started working at a veterinary hospital in Memphis, TN, as a receptionist. She quickly realized this was the career for her.
Holly has a certification in Canine Assisted Therapy from the Animal Behavior Institute in North Carolina. She is currently an active member of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. She and Bentley go on visits to many different hospitals, nursing homes, libraries and schools to be companions for children and adults who need some extra love and encouragement.
She came to Missouri in December of 2016 due to her husband’s job transfer, and she instantly began looking for a job in the veterinary field. Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital was the perfect match!
She loves to kayak and take advantage of all that nature has to offer with her husband and friends.
Cricket, Reception (aka Donna Riehlman)
Cricket has always had a passion for animals and while growing up brought home strays with the hopes of keeping all of them. She was born and raised in Kentucky and became active in creating a local SPCA. Through determination and hard work, their group was able to raise the funds to build a much needed animal shelter. In 1981 she moved to St. Louis with her family, worked in a local insurance agency for 30 years and is now happy to be working as a receptionist at Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital.
Pam Eder, Reception
Pam lives in Fenton with her husband Skip of 30 years and her 3 mutts (her favorite breed) Cooper, Evee & Penny. Pam has had no less than 3 pets at any one time throughout her life and is always looking for more to join their pack!
She started working in the veterinary field in 2013 and immediately fell in love with being in the animal care environment. Working the front desk is the perfect fit for her…computers, people & pets! She loves greeting each client and making them feel comfortable. And getting lots of dog kisses!
When she’s not working at CHVH she is working in real estate with her husband, pet sitting, kayaking, gardening, photography or hanging out with her 2 adult sons (Elliott & Ben) & grandpups (Koda & Rhonda).
Brooke Leonard, Veterinary Assistant/Reception
Brooke is one of Dr. Leonard’s daughters. She currently attends The Fulton School at St. Albans. Brooke works up front in the lobby as well as in the treatment area. Outside of work, she practices Hunter/Jumper horseback riding, basketball, and volleyball.
Brooke is looking forward to meeting new clients and patients at Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital!
Lily Leonard, Hospital Helper
Lily was born in Upstate New York on November 30, 2007. She is another daughter of Dr. Leonard’s. Lily has 4 dogs, 5 cats, a goat, 8 chickens and a pond. One of her dogs is named Fig, another one is Fred, and then there is Bonnie, and last but not least JoJo. The name of her cats are Billy Leo, Purr Purr, Neapolitan, Merlin, and Wizard. Now she lives in St. Louis and attends school at The Fulton School at Saint Albans. Buttercup is the name of her goat. (written by Lily)
Lily loves photography, drawing, playing sports and listening to music. Lily is also a greeter at Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital and can’t wait to meet new dogs and cats!