BRENTWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL - Key Persons
Dr. Boyd Ervin is a 2017 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school...
Dr. Boyd Ervin is a 2017 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, he received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from UCLA. Dr. Ervin's experience with animals stretches back to when he grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he helped his father care for livestock at the Boys Town Farm. At home, he welcomed a variety of other creatures into the family, including cats, chickens, rabbits, turtles, and frogs, to name a few.
Since 2009, Dr. Ervin has worked at all levels of veterinary practice, starting as a volunteer in a small animal clinic. Since then he has held positions as a veterinary assistant, receptionist, and technician, all of which he feels have made him a more well-rounded veterinarian. Dr. Ervin enjoys the variety of work involved in general practice medicine and appreciates the opportunity to get to know and care for his patients whether they are in need of medical treatment or a routine check-up.
Dr. Ervin and his fiancée Rachel relocated from San Diego to St. Louis in 2022, after Rachel accepted a job as a veterinarian at the Saint Louis Zoo. They currently share their home with one cat named Jiji, and two chinchillas named Pichu and Momo. As the former lead guitarist in a heavy metal band in Los Angeles, Dr. Ervin continues to hone his skills at home, but hopes to one day take to the stage again in his spare time!
Dr. Caryn Meyer graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia school of veterinary medicine in...
Dr. Caryn Meyer graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia school of veterinary medicine in 2002 and has been practicing in the St Louis area ever since.
Dr. Meyer's professional interests include preventative medicine and working closely with pet parents to individualize care for each patient. She is fear-free certified and a member of the MVMA and the AVMA.
Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Ryterski graduated cum laude in 1983 from the University of Missouri College...
Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Ryterski graduated cum laude in 1983 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked two years in a rural practice in Southern Illinois before relocating back to St. Louis where he began work at our affiliated practice Grantview Animal Hospital. In 1989, Dr. Ryterski moved to Brentwood Animal Hospital to manage operations upon the retirement of founder, Dr.
Dr. Ryterski professional interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society and was chosen as one of St. Louis' Top Veterinarians by St. Louis Magazine (December 2010).
Dr. Ryterski is married to Dr. Sherry Headrick, who practiced Veterinary Rehabilitation and Acupuncture at Brentwood Animal Hospital. They have two children, Bob and Claire. The furry members of the Ryterski household consist of one dog, Peanut, and two cats, Cookie and Remy. As of February 1, 2021, Dr. Ryterski performs surgical procedures two days per week, but no longer sees routine appointments. He is looking forward to having additional free time to enjoy the outdoors, fish, and collect and restore antique farm tractors.
Dr. Rogers, formerly Dr. Fridman was born in 1989 in Gomel, Belarus and came to St. Louis in 1996...
Dr. Rogers, formerly Dr. Fridman was born in 1989 in Gomel, Belarus and came to St. Louis in 1996. She went to vet school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, graduating in 2014.
She gained valuable experience working in the St. Louis area of both Illinois and Missouri before joining the Brentwood Animal Hospital team at the beginning of 2019. She is passionate about preventative medicine and client education with a goal of helping pets live their longest and happiest lives. She is Fear Free Certified and a member of both AVMA and MVMA.
She lives with her husband Corey and a black lab mix named Apollo. Dr. Rogers is a homebody who loves reading and relaxing at home, but also enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and kayaking, as well as enjoying the great food scene of St. Louis with her husband and friends.
Dr. Praveena Kolli joined the Brentwood Animal Hospital in 2017. A graduate of the University of Missouri...
Dr. Praveena Kolli joined the Brentwood Animal Hospital in 2017. A graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kolli initially worked in a mixed animal practice in Farmington after graduation.
Dr. Kolli's professional interests are dermatology, soft tissue surgery, physical rehabilitation and all aspects of small animal medicine. She is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, GSLVMA and Mizzou Alumni Association.
She is originally from O'Fallon, IL. In her spare time, Dr. Kolli enjoys hiking, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou tigers, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants (especially for brunch!).
Dr. Muraoka hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo for his undergraduate studies...
Dr. Muraoka hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo for his undergraduate studies, followed by Purdue University in Indiana for veterinary school. Prior to starting at Brentwood Animal Hospital in 2022, he worked as a small animal veterinarian in the St. Louis area.
Dr. Muraoka's professional interests include neurology, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Muraoka currently lives in Columbia, MO with his fiancée and their three dogs, Quincy, Scout, and Archie. In his free time, Dr. Muraoka enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, spending time at the gym, and playing recreational soccer.