Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Cave Springs Pet Hospital in St. Peters, MO! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (636) 928-9500 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Kelly Brister DVM — Medical Director

Dr. Kelly Brister graduated from the school of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. She is a member of various local, state, and national veterinary associations. She has been at the Cave Springs location for over 20 years. Although Dr. Brister loves everything from the puppy and kitten visits all the way through the many challenges of our pets’ older years, she has a special interest in dermatology and endocrinology. Dr. Brister lives in St. Charles county with her husband and 2 sons.  Her family pets include two Terriers, Mo and Chief, and her geriatric cat, Sarge. Her time away from Cave Springs is spent with church activities, walking dogs, gardening, reading, and following Lindenwood football.

Dr. Cynthia Rizzolo

Dr. Cynthia Rizzolo graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She received a B.S. Degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2006 and studied Equestrian Science at William Woods University.

Dr. Rizzolo is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Her special interests include cardiology, nutrition, and radiology.

In her free time Cindy loves to spend as much time outdoors as she can. This usually means taking her three lovable pit bull mixes, Payton, Max and Otto swimming and hiking.

Dr. Alexandria Donoho

Dr. Alexandria Donoho joined Cave Springs Pet Hospital in April 2016. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. After completing clinical rotations at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked in mixed animal practice in rural Missouri before relocating to the St. Louis area. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys the variety that can come in any given day in general practice, but has a special interest in radiology. Dr. Donoho resides in St. Peters with her husband, children, and pets. In her leisure time, she enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and is an avid fan of Chicago Cubs baseball.

Dr. Jamie Smith

Dr. Jamie smith graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in 2011. She started out as an emergency veterinarian before transitioning to general practice. Dr. Smith lives in O’Fallon with her husband, two dogs, and cat. Her special interests include surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with her family.

Stephanie, RVT — Practice Manager

Stephanie graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2012 and has been working at Cave Springs Pet Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2013. She enjoys working with both the clients and their furry friends! In her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. She has three dogs, Samson, Lulu, and Riley, along with her three cats, Jackie, Duckie, and Meredith.

Julie — Lead CSR

Julie has been a receptionist at Cave Springs Pet Hospital since 2019. She has recently returned to Veterinary Medicine after working in the field for several years in the 90s. She recently moved back to the Midwest after 14 years of raising her kids in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. She has a son in college in Nashville, and a daughter and son-in-law who just moved from Utah to Missouri.  She has a special love for the Boxer breed and that whole body wiggle! Her Boxers name is Riggins and she has a Newfie-doodle named Sully. She was fortunate enough to locate her dream dog last year, a French Bulldog named Vivi. This year she added again to her pack with another Frenchie named Lola. They are her constant companions and spends many days at our office with the resident pack. She also enjoys hiking, snow skiing, home renovation, SEC football, and spending time with family and friends. Julie loves all aspects of the client/practice relationship and feels lucky and blessed to be part of a great staff.

Tami — CSR

Tami has worked at this office as a receptionist for over 23 years! She enjoys being the first person to greet the clients and their pets. She strives to make it a pleasant experience here, letting them know we truly care about their pet’s health. In her free-time she enjoys photography, making Shutterfly books, reading, cycling, swimming, hiking, and traveling. She has a passion for the elderly and is the director of the Homebound Ministry at Waypoint Church in St. Charles. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their spouses.

She has one very spoiled whippet named Comet. He is very special to her!

Liz — CSR

Liz is one of our newer team members at CSPH. She has worked in Veterinary Medicine before and loves seeing all the different pets that visit us. In her free-time she loves spending time with her family and her friends and of course walking her fur baby Myla. She recently acquired a new cat named Horton.

Kenzie — CSR/Assistant

Kenzie works at the front desk and also does assisting in the rooms. She loves working with pets and the owners providing compassion, care, and of course snuggles!! Kenzie has a special love for the Dachshund breed. She has a 15-year-old Chocolate Lab named Ceasar and two mixed-breed Hank and Dax.

Melissa — CSR

Melissa is one of our newer team members at CSPH, but has several years of experience working with the public, providing excellent customer service, and assisting them with their needs.  She enjoys living in Warren County with her husband and 4 dogs, Brenley, Callie, Sidney, and Riley.  She has perfect views to watch wildlife from her back porch and also enjoys reading and shopping.

Brittany — CSR/Assistant

Brittany graduated from Francis Howell North High School in 2013. She has worked in the Veterinary field for 4 years working as receptionist. Her desire to work directly with the animals has allowed her to cross train as an assistant. She began working for CSPH in 2021. She has a huge heart for animals and works directly with local rescue Diamonds in the Ruff on behalf of our office. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and son and attends dirt track races. She has a tuxedo cat named Boots.

Alayna — CSR

Alayna graduated high school in Troy, MO in 2020. She has worked in the animal industry, but CSPH is her first job in the veterinary field. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, training and grooming dogs, walking and  hiking with her dog, Piper a 2 year old standard poodle. Her favorite breed is a border collie because of their athleticism.  Alayna enjoys seeing all the different types of dogs that visit our clinic.

Kristen —Lead RVT

Kristen has worked at CSPH since 2019. She loves seeing the new puppies and kittens and also loves to provide extra TLC to our senior patients.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter in the great outdoors. She has a very dog like cat named Cricket who always seems to find trouble, and another cat named Hopper.

Sandra — Vet Tech

Sandra graduated from Penn Foster in January 2020, and started working at Cave Springs in July of 2021.  She loves interacting with our clients and their pets.  In her free-time she enjoys reading, shopping and playing Pokémon Go.  She has three cats named Sid, Leo and Sapphire.

Megan — Vet Tech

Megan graduated from Midwest in July of 2021. She is currently pursuing her life long dream of working in the Veterinary field. She is excited to come to work knowing she gets to help clients with their pets both young and old. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her fiancée and their pets. She loves long walks and bike rides.

Kelly — Vet Assistant

Kelly graduated from Warrenton high school in 2011. She has volunteered with Stray Rescue and Animal Welfare Association. She has worked in other veterinary hospitals and loves meeting and getting to know all her new clients and patients. She is a mom to 6-year-old Simon and an ornery 1 year old cat Hank.

Brooke — Vet Assistant

Brooke graduated from Missouri State University in the Spring of 2020. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology with a minor in American Sign Language. Brooke has worked with over 80 species of animals throughout her years of internships and past jobs. In her free time she likes to snuggle with her pet and watch a good t.v. show. She has a mini bernedoodle named Teddy, and two cats named Willow & Winston.