Dr.Cheryl WalkerDVM, CVAT / Owner
Dr. Cheryl Walker is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. As a part of her interest in internal medicine and pain management therapies, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2021. Originally from Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago, she moved to the state of Missouri for her schooling and decided to stay, preferring the milder winters in Missouri. Her interests include feline medicine and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, hiking, and reading.
Dr.Matt ShivelbineDVM / Owner
Dr. Shivelbine (or Dr. Shiv, as he is known to be called) is a Missouri native, originally from Cape Girardeau, where he grew up in his family’s music store. Inspired by his father’s work ethic and his mother’s love of learning, he moved north to Kirksville where he attended Truman State University. He developed a real love of biology and animal science that eventually directed him to a career in veterinary medicine. He moved to St. Louis after graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and has been practicing throughout the metro area since then. Dr. Shivelbine is interested in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and exotic animal medicine. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Shivelbine truly enjoys working through animal health concerns, and wants to foster open & honest communication with our CWE families. Before you make a medical decision together, he wants you to understand not only what we need to do but why we are recommending it.
Dr. Shivelbine regularly plays violin (well), bass (pretty good), and accordion (poorly) with his wife Jenna and their friends in the acoustic band The Aught Naughts. They also love watching / mocking low budget scary movies and laughing a lot. Jenna has an amazing imagination – she makes toys, stuffed animals, children’s books and other creations in her home studio. Matt and Jenna both enjoy building Lego sculptures with their young boys Olin and Emrik. Olin studies karate and is hard at work on his path to black belt. Emrik loves music and is absolutely crazy for steam trains. The real boss of the house is their cat, Clever Dan – a grey tabby with a remarkably high IQ.
Dr. Evan KleinDVM / Owner
Dr. Klein has been practicing in small animal medicine and surgery for the past 10 years. He realized his dream of becoming a veterinarian while he was working to complete his degree in marine biology in Santa Cruz, CA. For three of his years in school he volunteered his time and love at an animal shelter. During this time he realized his complete love of animals and that his true passion lied in helping those who could not speak for themselves.
After this dream was realized the real work began. Dr. Klein attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Kitts. His clinical year was completed at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. His drive for further knowledge led him to apply for an additional internship and extend his years of study. Once accepted he was an intern with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Ambulatory Department and Champaign County Small Animal Shelter.
During this past year Dr. Evan Klein has become an owner at CWE Veterinary Hospital. From wellness preventive care visits to more advanced medicine and surgery, his main focus is treating your pet as part of the family. Dr. Klein is proud to be certified in a program called Fear Free, a program designed to make visits to the hospital as stress free as possible.
In his free time, Dr. Klein loves going mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and his two young boys.
Andrew C.Head Veterinary Technician
Elizabeth H.Veterinary Technician
I have been in the veterinary industry since 2011, starting out working in a kennel. I grew in St. Louis, but have lived in Austin and Denver before moving back to my hometown. My husband and I have 3 young girls and two dogs Opie; a German short haired pointer and Jax in my pic is a lab mix. We love to go hiking and camping and spend a lot of time watching and coaching our kids sporting events.
Kassie T.Veterinary Technician
I started my career in veterinary medicine as a receptionist with a previous background in human phlebotomy and customer service. Now several years later, I've fallen in love with the field and can't see myself working any other job. In my free time, I love watching horror movies with my husband and our Great Dane, Arya, as well as fostering animals along the way! We are welcoming our first baby in December of 2022 and we couldn't be more excited.
Courtney C.Veterinary Technician
Lica S.Veterinary Technician
Kelsey B.Lead Customer Service Representative
Hi all! My name is Kelsey and I have been a receptionist with the CWE Vet Hospital since June 2021. Prior to this, I received my Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science in 2017 and my Master of Education in Equestrian Education/Management in 2020, both at William Woods University in Fulton, MO.
Since joining the team, I have LOVED having the opportunity to interact with the animals and their owners we see in our clinic. When I am not working, I am spending time with my fiance, Ben and our dog Buddha. Ben and I often visit my parents on their farm in Illinois, where we enjoy riding our horses and mules, hiking, or just simply visiting and spending time together. This is also where my four cats live along with my parents’ five dogs, so there is never a dull moment when visiting!
Matthew M.Customer Service Representative
Hello! My name is Matthew and I am one of the receptionists here at Central West End Veterinary. I spent some time at Missouri State University studying wildlife biology before making my way here.
In my free time, I take care of my 2 panther chameleons, dog, 5 snakes, fish tank, and 16 tarantulas. With what little free time I have left after that, I love going on hikes, bike rides and going on weekend trips.
I am super excited to meet all of our patients!
Sarah S.Hospital Administrator
As a lifelong lover of animals, Sarah is delighted to have the opportunity to merge her business expertise with her passion for animal care and wellness. Her extensive experience with payroll, business management, and strategic planning will provide the support our clinic needs in order to practice the best medicine for our patients. Sarah has enjoyed building and working with our dedicated and fun-loving team. She sees how seriously the staff is about the care they provide our patients, and she diligently works to provide a positive and empowering environment where each staff member can continue to learn, grow, and have fun.
With two cats and a dog at home, Sarah and her husband have a home filled with all sorts of animal antics. Her favorite pastimes include gardening, baking, reading, and horseback riding, along with the occasional weekend of Netflix binge watching. She also enjoys catching a show at the local comedy clubs.