About us


Big Bend Veterinary Clinic has been serving the Richmond Heights- Maplewood-Clayton Communities since 1976. Dr. Michael Klingler opened the clinic in 1976 and practiced here for twenty five years. In 2001, Dr. Gavin Hooks took over the practice. Dr. Hooks is a native of the Saint Louis area and practiced in Fenton before joining the Big Bend Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Hooks specializes in small animal medicine and offers on-site diagnostics, allowing for less time before care and treatment can begin.