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Dr. Emily Leonard, veterinarian and owner of Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Emily Leonard, veterinarian and owner of Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital.

New ownership

Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital, founded in 1989 and located at 16970 Manchester Road in Grover, is under new ownership. Dr. Emily Leonard, Dr. Kristen Dellacamera and their staff  provide care at the full-service animal hospital now owned by the Leonard family. The facility, which offers a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services to pets in Wildwood and surrounding areas, reopened in mid-April after remodeling. Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital can be reached at (636) 458-3353.





Susan Robben has joined St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) as executive director. Robben will provide leadership and support for the nonprofit, which works to impact ovarian cancer survivorship by promoting awareness of early warning signs of the disease and standards of care, funding ovarian cancer research, and supporting survivors.

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Rachel ButchkoAlexandra School of Ballet and Company, located in Chesterfield, has added Rachel Butchko as the company’s assistant ballet mistress and as a member of the school’s teaching staff. Butchko, an alumna of Alexandra Ballet, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lindenwood University and is currently pursuing a masters degree in fine arts management and leadership from Webster University.

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Mercy Clinic, the multi-specialty physician group affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Children’s Hospital, recently added several new doctors and new practices at Mercy’s West County facilities:

Yuval Asner, pediatric psychiatrist, joined Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Suite 693A.

Kaitlin Poeth Beckman, infectious disease physician, joined Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease, 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste 7018B.

Jennifer M. Heeley, pediatric geneticist, opened Mercy Kids Genetics, 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste 281A.

Daniel M. Maxfield, general surgeon, joined Mercy Clinic Surgical Specialists, 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste 7011B.

John Moore, anesthesiologist and pain management physician, opened Mercy Clinic Pain Management, 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste 140A. Dr. Moore also serves as director of pain management at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

• Cardiologists Robert H. Neumayr and Mark W. Vogel joined Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular, 625 S. New Ballas Rd.

• Internal medicine physicians Venkata Kenguva, Ryan L. Kroeger and Aaron Pickrell joined Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists – St. Louis and care for hospitalized patients at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Christie Pickrell, emergency medicine physician, joined Mercy Clinic Emergency Department Physicians and cares for patients in the emergency department at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.





Dr. John C. McManus, curators’ professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of his research for a new two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asian theater during World War II. McManus, who has authored 12 books on the subject, anticipates the two volumes’ publication in 2018 and 2020.



The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a First Thursday Coffee on Thursday, September 3, from 7:30-9 a.m. At First State Bank, 17050 Baxter Rd. In Chesterfield. Sam’s Club will be on hand to offer flu shots; pre-registration is required. Register online at www.chesterfieldmochamber.com; for more information, call the chamber office at 636-532-3399.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce holds its Annual Leadership Conference on Thursday, September 17, from 7:30-11:45 a.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital, 232 South Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. Speakers will include Christine Candio, St. Luke’s president and CEO; Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop; Jeri Schultz, executive director, graduate & professional studies at Fontbonne University; and Kevin Meuret, founder and owner of the Low T Institute. Event cost is $50 for members and $60 for guests. Register online at www.chesterfieldmochamber.com or call the chamber office at 636-532-3399.

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