Dr. Steve S Pope
Dr. Pope received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 1986. He lives in Alton with his wife Kimberly, their three children Steven, DeAnna, and Clayton. My special interests include orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, and acupuncture. Dr Pope is a board member of the St Louis Zoo. When not practicing Veterinary Medicine, I enjoy traveling and spending time with Kim and my children.
Dr. Erin Collner
Dr. Collner is originally from Springfield, IL. She completed both her undergraduate and DVM degrees at the University of Illinois in Champaign – Urbana. Go Illini! She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Justin and son, Raymond. They enjoy going to sporting events and also, trivia nights. Dr. Collner has two dogs, Baylee and Murphy and two cats, O’Malley and Socks.
Dr. Kelly Jones
Dr Jones is a proud Illini, having earned the DVM degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr Jones earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr Jones has a special interest in avian medicine and enjoys working with other exotic animals as well. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling with her husband, Hank, and their two dogs, Simon Moon and Sydney. They hope to add a macaw to the family in the next year or two, and currently enjoy living with their cats and a green cheek conure named Saren.
I have worked for Pope Animal Hospital since 1999. During this time I have developed an interest in dentistry. I find working in surgery and with dentals rewarding because you are improving the quality of life for the pets. I live in Otterville in the country with my dogs Chopper & Dixie.
Management Team Leader
I have enjoyed working in the field with animals for many years. I still find the work satisfying and always want to find ways to improve the care and quality of the lives of our patients. At this moment my animal family includes several dogs, cats, birds and horse. Outside interest have been traveling and finding time to spend with my human and animal family.
Receptionist Team Leader
I have been at Pope Animal Hospital since 1998. I live in Godfrey with my husband, Dave, and 2 yorkies, Barney and Kacie.
I live in Florissant Missouri and have been with Pope Animal Hospital since May of 2000. I work hard to help our clients and enjoy meeting their pets. My furry friend is a Maltese named Norman. I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family.
I have been with Pope Animal Hospital since, June 2011. I enjoy working with our clients and their pets. My animal family consists of two cats, Tom & Jerry. I enjoy spending my free time with family and reading.
I started working at Pope Animal Hospital in May, 2010, shortly after moving to Alton. My husband and I have two wonderful kiddos, Stella and Henry. We also have two wonderful cats we share our home with, Baxter and Lily. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing & reading to my kids and watching movies.
I love to bake and spend time with my daughter. I am a really big movie lover and at one time owner over 1,000 movies.
I graduated the Vet Tech Program at Vatterott College in April, 2017. I have a German Shepherd named Zeke & an Appaloosa Gelding named Star. In my free time I ride Star and play Softball.
I started at Pope Animal Hospital in May of 2016, after a long career at The Telegraph. I have been surrounded by pets my entire life, so I find sharing a work space with our shop kitties, James and Jackson Avery, pure joy. I have 4 children, 5 grandchildren and four cats- Lola, Satchmo, Sugar Ray Leonard and Queen of Sheba.
I have been employed with Pope Animal Hospital since June, 2015. I live in Alton with my three daughters Mackenzy, Karli and Kambri along with all of my furry children. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, doing lots of fun activities.
James was a very small kitten when he found himself dumped and unloved. That changed when we took him in. He is our yellow and white sometimes friendly boy. His true love is food. He can be found hunting for any piece of leftover food. He also likes to spend time at the front desk.
This handsome little fellow came to us when he was just 8 weeks old as a stray, with a badly mangled front leg that could not be repaired. His leg was amputated and was hospitalized here for a month before he was introduced to freedom and became a permanent resident at the hospital.