In 1970 Dr. Don Walsh opened the Ellisville Veterinary Clinic located on Clarkson Rd. Dr. Walsh saw both small animals and horses. The mixed practice continued to grow over the next 15 years.
In 1985 Dr. Walsh decided to split the practice and Dr. Carter Smith purchased the small animal practice and continued on Clarkson Rd as, Ellisville Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Walsh moved the equine practice to his new large barn that sat on land that was the 1840’s Kreinkamp homestead, which inspired Dr. Walsh to name the new practice, Homestead Equine Hospital. Dr. Walsh was now able to travel making farm calls and servicing a much larger area allowing the practice to continue to rapidly grow. Dr. Mark Cassells and Dr. Derek Craig were later hired.
In January of 2009 Dr. Cassells and Dr. Craig purchased the hospital from Dr. Walsh, and started to make plans to move the hospital to a better location. Dr. Ted Kellerman was soon hired in 2009 and in the fall of 2014 Dr. Aarah Craig started working at Homestead. After 30 years of being stuffed into the original office with 4 Vets and 10 employees, we moved to the new location. July 7th 2014 was the first day open at the new hospital on Whispering Hope Drive in Villa Ridge, Mo. The new facility enables us to provide the best state of the art care for all our patients both small and large animal, while enabling us to grow and better serve the community. Ted Kellerman worked at Homestead until he move to Texas in 2016. Homestead Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of a new full- time equine veterinarian to our staff, Dr. Cecilia Sawyer!
Our Mission Statement
To provide comprehensive, high quality veterinary medicine, with exceptional client service and patient care and an emphasis on client education.
Our Hospital Philosophy
To treat our clients as our family and convey that we value their continued trust and goodwill. Courtesy and patience with clients and their pets is our top priority. We find it important give back to our community and make it our responsibility to lessen our carbon foot print, by recycling and conserving energy.