Meet Your Arnold Veterinarians
Kevin Kohne, DVM
Scott Stewart, DVM
Dr. Mary Stauder grew up in University City, MO. She joined our team full-time in November 2020 and specializes in animal surgery. Growing up, Dr. Stauder was inspired by her mother to follow her dreams. She loved James Herriot stories because they celebrated the bond between people and their animals. When Dr. Stauder was young, her cat gave birth to kittens in her closet! These experiences influenced her to explore a future in veterinary care. One of Dr. Stauder's greatest memories from early on in her career was when she helped to repair the eye of a young dog and the owner was so gracious, saying that Dr. Stauder changed the dog's life for the better.
In high school and college, Dr. Stauder spent her summers working at a veterinary office and gaining hands-on experience caring for pets. Through research opportunities and caring for patients, Dr. Stauder experienced many aspects of in the veterinary care field.
Dr. Stauder pursued an undergraduate degree in Biology from St. Louis University. She was accepted to veterinary school before finishing her Biology degree, so she then attended the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1983-87. While in college, Dr. Stauder participated in her Church's children's choir. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Association.
At home, Dr. Stauder has two water turtles, "Big Guy" and "Spot". Unfortunately, she recently lost her beloved dog "Stitch" and her rabbit "Bunny". In her free time, Dr. Stauder enjoys getting outside for a hike, exploring the nearby parks, and finding wooded trails wherever she visits. She is currently expanding her interest in photography, and she loves to go scuba diving any chance she gets! Dr. Stauder's spouse is named Tom; he is a doctor. They met while attending St. Louis University where the pre med and pre vet classes overlapped. They dated for 7 years and then married after they both graduated school.