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James L. Jessen, DVM, was raised the son of mixed animal veterinarians in the rural central Illinois town of Girard. He received a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University in Zoology and Chemistry. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Jessen practiced for 8 years at Rock Road Animal Hospital in St. Louis before coming to Four Paws Animal Hospital in January 1998 where he is currently co-owner. He enjoys the human-animal bond very much and takes a keen interest in ophthalmology and dermatology. He lives with his children, Eric, Emily and his three dogs-Maggie, Lilly Lulu, and Sadie.
James W. Bollmeier, DVM, is a 2000 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Bollmeier worked 1 ½ years in the Denver area learning emergency medicine. He returned to the O’Fallon area in 2002 to work and become a partner at Four Paws Animal Hospital. In addition to emergency medicine, he enjoys soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He and his wife, Sue, keep busy with outdoor activities and chasing their daughter Grace. The “other children” include a dog Ally and a cat Sydney.
Stephanie Bedard, DVM, is a 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she worked at a veterinary clinic in Edwardsville, and the Animal Emergency Center in St. Louis, MO. In her free time, Dr.Bedard is a member of a local pool league. She currently resides in O’Fallon with her Labrador Retriever-Kipper and her cat-Scooter. Dr. Bedard also has a horse named Rapid Fire. Four Paws Animal Hospital welcomed Dr. Bedard as a full-time veterinarian on September 1, 2009.
Susan Jenner, DVM, is a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from O’Fallon and has practiced in a variety of places from Illinois to Minnesota. She is interested in all areas of internal medicine and has additional training in emergency and critical care medicine. Her participation in English Pointer field trials gives her a particular interest in sporting dog medicine. She and her husband Alan Corzine, have one daughter Rebecca as well as five dogs, two cats, and four horses.
James A. Bollmeier, DVM, is a 1971 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He is the original owner of Bollmeier Vet Clinic, which later became Four Paws. Dr. Bollmeier is now semi-retired but does relief work for our clinic and participates in staff training. He and his wife, Ellen, have four children and two grandchildren.
Brian Rodis, DVM, was born and raised in South County. He graduated from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation he spent a few years practicing equine medicine in Oregon and Ohio before shifting his focus to small animal practice and returning to the area. Dr. Rodis’ professional interests include emergency and internal medicine cases as well preventive medicine. He currently resides near his childhood home with his wife, daughter and two cats (Storm and Charlie) and is expecting a new addition (a son) this winter.
Samantha Renth, DVM, is a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Biology at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Dr. Renth's professional interests include physical rehabilitation and internal medicine. Dr. Renth is an avid reader. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends, her husband, Josh, and her dachshund, Charlie.