Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Carter Pet Hospital in Lake St. Louis! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (636) 639-9999 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Veterinarians

Rebecca Arbesman, DVM

Rebecca Arbesman, DVM, Medical Director

Dr. Rebecca Arbesman is a 2002 Graduate from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine. She has been with Carter Pet Hospital since 2007. She previously worked at North Main Animal Hospital in O’Fallon. She loves internal medicine, but her passion is surgery.

She is married to Gordon Arbesman and has 2 beautiful daughters, Ashley and Jessica. The Arbesman family has 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 5 cats (including 3 Birmans), an aquarium full of fish, and Angel the guinea pig! Dr. A stays busy with church and school activities with her daughters. On quiet days she enjoys cuddling with her pets and watching movies with the family.

Hannah Karll, DVM

Hannah Karll, DVM

Dr. Hannah Karll is a 2015 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been in the veterinary field since 2005. Her passions are behavioral health and geriatric care. 

She grew up in Lincoln County and now lives in O’Fallon, Missouri with two dogs, Lily Belle and Roxy, and three senior cats, Gracie, Smoky and Annie. She also has a bearded dragon and three kissing fish. She is very community-minded and enjoys volunteering for feral cat spay-and-neuter clinics and fundraising for the Special Olympics. 

Amanda Logan Cassells, DVM

Amanda Logan Cassells, DVM

Dr. Amanda Logan has always loved animals. She grew up on a farm and had her first visit to a Veterinary college in sixth grade. She knew then that she would someday be a Veterinarian. Dr. Logan brings 17 years of experience to Carter Pet Hospital. She graduated with honors in 2000 at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Logan lives with her husband, Steve, and her two children, Sean and Lily. Her furry family consist of a 14 year old Jack Russell named Kramer, a two year old Mini Aussie named Scout, and a nine month old Lab named Finn. Although Dr. Logan loves all animals she has a special place in her heart for Labradors.

Her favorite things about pets? Puppy breath, snuggly pets, and naughty terriers!

Audrey Hagood, DVM, MPH

Dr. Hagood joined the Carter Pet Hospital team in February of 2020. She has a BS in Biochemistry from Southeast Missouri State and her DVM and MPH from Mizzou. Her special interest include preventive medicine, dermatology, nutrition, infectious disease control, and public health.

Dr. Hagood recently moved to Wentzville and loves the area. She is looking forward to venturing out to find the best parks and walking paths this beautiful area has to offer. Dr. Hagood does not currently have any pets. We cannot wait until she finds the right rescue pet that wins over her heart and would be her perfect outdoor companion.

Dr. Hagood explains why she was drawn the Veterinary field: “I have a passion for supporting the human-animal bond and helping people by helping their pets. I enjoy witnessing the special relationship that people have with animals and how animals can enrich our lives.”

What is her favorite thing about the Veterinary field? Although she loves pets of all ages, she especially enjoys meeting puppies and kittens for their first visits.

Jordan Rice, DVM

Dr. Rice joined the Carter Pet Hospital team in April of 2020. He has a BS in Marine Biology from University of Southern Mississippi and his DVM from Mizzou, the University of Missouri.

Dr. Rice grew up in Poplar Bluff, MO and has always loved animals. The ability to work with animals on a daily basis and support the human animal bond is what drew him to Veterinary medicine. His interests vary from companion animal to exotic medicine and he has a special passion for surgery.

In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, hiking, fishing, and of course spending time with his furry family members. Dr. Rice currently has three pets: “Nova,” a miniature schnauzer; “Squeezer,” a 10-year-old ball python; and “Speedy,” a red-eared slider who is 15!

What is his favorite thing about the Pets? When they get the “Zoomies!”

Katheryn Notch, DVM

Dr. Notch joined Carter Pet Hospital team in the summer of 2020. She graduated from Mizzou with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and has always had a passion for animals. Dr. Notch is especially interested in oncology and cardiology, although she loves caring for all pets.

As far back as she can remember, she has always wanted to help animals. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she worked with animals as a kennel worker, a veterinary technician, and a dairy farm hand! Dr. Notch lives with her husband, Kyle, and their three bunnies, Bun Bun, Teddy, and Pam, as well as their two dogs, Gracie and Stella. In her free time, she loves to take Gracie and Stella out for a hike.

Her favorite thing about the Pets? “Snuggles!”