Clark Animal Hospital Veterinarians
Clark Animal Hospital Veterinarians
The veterinarians of Clark Animal Hospital have the advantage of broad experience ranging from nine years up to almost 30 years of clinical practice. They benefit from regularly consulting with one another on complicated cases. Each of our veterinarians attends many hours of continuing education to keep updated on the latest research and technology. We feel it is imperative, however, to only offer therapies that have been thoroughly researched through appropriate clinical trials and are proven to be safe and effective.
Dr. Jeffrey Coggan
Dr. Jeff grew up in the Kirkwood area and began his association with Clark Animal Hospital in 1976 as a volunteer during junior high school. He developed a passion for working with animals and later spent several summer breaks from Kirkwood High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia working as a kennel assistant. Dr. Jeff completed his undergraduate studies and veterinary school in six years at Mizzou. He graduated in 1985 and spent the first five years of his career practicing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He returned to Clark Animal Hospital in 1990 and became a co-owner in 1997.
Dr. Jeff has two children with his late wife Gillian, a daughter, Devan, and a son, Terry. Dr. Jeff shares his home with two golden retrievers and two cats. Dr. Jeff enjoys running, gardening, hiking, fishing and travel.
Dr. Tim Pennington
Dr. Tim was born in Juneau, Alaska and moved to Kirkwood at an early age. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was the first associate veterinarian to join the Clark brothers upon his graduation from vet school in 1981, and he later became a co-owner of the animal hospital with Dr. Jeff in 1997.
Dr. Tim is married to Dr. Catherine Pennington. He has a son, Colin, and a daughter, Whitney. They share their home with Nellie, a golden retriever; Rico, a Havanese. Dr. Tim enjoys sharing the outdoors with his family through fishing, boating, field trials and hunt test retriever training, and traveling.
Dr. Julie Dobslaw
Dr. Julie is a native of New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies from Indiana University, after spending some time studying at the National University of Singapore. In 1998, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia and moved to the St. Louis area. She spent her first three years practicing at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis and joined Clark Animal Hospital in 2001.
Dr. Julie is married to Jeff Dobslaw and has a son, Jackson, and two daughters, Lucy and Autumn. The family has a pug named Smash. She enjoys running, cooking and travel.
Dr. Allison Blake
Dr. Allison grew up in Manchester, Missouri, and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergraduate studies and veterinary school. After graduating in 2001, she joined Clark Animal Hospital.
Dr. Allison is married to Corey Blake and has a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Mallory. They have a Catahoula mix named Willow and three cats, Wicket, Truman, and Lily . Her outside interests include horseback riding, reading, and wine.
Dr. Margaret Farnon
Dr. Margaret was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1997, after receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in Massachusetts, she went on to practice in Northern Virginia. In 2010, she moved to St. Louis to join her college sweetheart, Michael Wysession. She joined Clark Animal Hospital the following year. Dr. Margaret is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Margaret, Michael, and Michael’s children, Willie and Elizabeth, have two dogs – Lilou the French bulldog and Mackenzie, a terrier mix. They also have a cat Sylvie, and a guinea pig, Daisy . Dr. Margaret enjoys hiking, biking, discovering all St. Louis has to offer, cooking and travel.
Dr. Ellen Cole
After earning her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and minoring in Animal Science at Mizzou, Dr. Ellen continued on for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health. She shadowed Dr. Julie during the undergraduate years and completed her preceptorship at Clark Animal Hospital as a vet student. She has strong interests in animal nutrition, dentistry and surgery.
Dr. Ellen enjoys hiking, dancing, trivia, Bingo and spending time with Daisy, her Jack Russel Terrier.