Drs. Pierre and Kay Tung
Drs. Pierre and Kay Tung are native Missourians, graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
Dr. Pierre Tung has a special interest in dentistry as well as general surgery and internal medicine. He treats referral dental patients from around the state for a wide range of disorders including root canals, broken teeth, jaw fractures and orthodontics. He provides dental care for a variety of animals at the St. Louis Zoo including bears, kangaroos and panthers! Dr. Pierre enjoys tennis, bicycling, paintball, and flying helicopters in his spare time.
Dr. Kay Tung also practices internal medicine and surgery and enjoys treating "pocket pets" such as ferrets, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.
The Tungs have two human children, Sam and Robert, as well as a menagerie of furry kids- Hazel, Harriet, Harold, Hamlet, and Hector (All rescues!) They also have a cat named Jinx.
Both doctors are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Association and the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Erick Lutzeier
Dr. Erick Lutzeier graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri in 2008. Originally from Kirkwood (Go Pioneers), He has returned to the area after two years practicing in Southwest Missouri.
Dr. Lutzeier's veterinary interests include arthritis management, neurology, and nephrology. In his spare time Dr. Lutzeier to cycle, target shoot, and ride his jetski.
He has a Border Collie named Emma and a Pit Bull Mix named Rusty. Both dogs are still waiting for the day when they finally catch a squirrel (to play with) in the back yard.
Lonni is our office manager who has worked with us since 2005 and started out as a receptionist. She is originally from California with a background in the field of veterinary medicine that started in 1995.
In her spare time (which is rare!), she enjoys fishing, reading, bird watching and boating. Her love of animals is shared with her husband and 2 children.
When Lonni is not at Bridgeton Animal Hospital working with your furbabies, she is spending time with her dog (Winston), two Bearded Dragons (Dora and Aaliyah), and the newest member of the family, a blue Quaker Parrot (Abner).
“I sincerely love my job. The doctors I work with are amazing and always willing to teach us new things. There isn’t a day that goes by that I feel I haven’t learned something new. My co-workers are my second family. In conversations outside of work, I’m the lucky one who says: ‘I get to go to work!’- Not ‘I have to go to work.’ and for that I am truly thankful.”
Heather started at Bridgeton Animal Hospital when she was 14, volunteering for 2 ½ years during High School. After graduating she went to Sanford Brown College to get her associates in Veterinary Technology. Since then, she has returned home to BAH, working mostly as an assistant for the past 11 years and then being promoted to assistant office manager.
Heather is married and has one Maltese, Adyson. When Heather is not at BAH taking great care of our patients you can find her hanging out with her huge busy family, decorating and crafting.
Jessica joined the Bridgeton Animal Hospital family after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2014. She took the VTNE and Missouri State Board and received her license shortly after.
She has quite the variety of furbabies: Hana (Black Lab), Dakota (Rottweiler Mix), and Suzy (Shih-Tzu). Jessica also has a daughter who adores their pets and loves to cuddle with them. In her spare time, Jessica loves to cook, go to Zumba, binge on Netflix and take her pups to the lake to swim.
You may see Jessica at the front desk, in the exam room or assisting in surgery.
Natalie graduated with an Associates Degree from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2012. She officially joined the Bridgeton Animal Hospital team after a two month internship and got her RVT license as well.
Natalie is the resident ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ of the clinic and is usually seen fawning over new kittens and cats. She also has four kitties of her own: Misty (The love of her life), Pockets, Gwen and Jack. Natalie typically spends her free time gardening, crocheting, playing with her cats and learning to swing dance.
In the mornings, she is typically assisting Dr. Pierre or Dr. Lutzeier in surgery, but occasionally can be seen working with pets in the exam rooms in the afternoons and Saturdays.