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 Team

Bridget Hollingsworth, Practice Manager

Bridget started at Carter Pet Hospital in the summer of 2007, less than a year after the clinic opened. She started as a receptionist and worked her way up to her current position. She has now been the Practice Manager since 2011. Bridget has her BA in Communications from Lindenwood University and plans to get her Master’s in the future.

Bridget was drawn to the Veterinary field because of her passion for people and animals. She has always had a strong desire to advocate for animals who cannot speak for themselves. She also has an enthusiasm for helping develop team members, both personally and professionally.

She is a St. Charles County native and has lived in O’Fallon since 1999. Bridget mostly enjoys time with her family, friends, and pets. She has a small dog pack, including Penelope, The Chihuahua Princess; Pushkin, The Therapy Pomeranian; and Betsie, the Maniac Yorkie. She also has a loving and shy Calico kitty, Gypsy. Bridget and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors in their pool.

Her favorite thing about the Veterinary field? Wagging tails!

Elizabeth Prager, Front Office Manager

Elizabeth has been part of the Carter Pet Hospital team since 2016. She has her Associates Degree in Animal Science and joined the team originally as a receptionist. Since then she has worked every position at Carter Pet Hospital, spending a large portion of her time as a Technician and has now been the Front Office Manager for two years.

She loves spending time with friends and family. She spends most of her time with her husband, Ryan, her daughter Sydney, and her dogs Remi and Nelly (who makes sure to eat Sydney’s leftovers). They enjoy watching Netflix, playing games, and getting outside.

Elizabeth had the wonderful experience of volunteering at the St. Louis Zoo for two years. When asked what drew her to the veterinary field, she explained, “The Zoo Alive program inspired me to enter the field. I am fascinated with the body, how organs work, and diseases. Also, dogs are cool.”

What brings her the most joy in the field? Dog Smiles!

Abby Hemsath, Technician Manager

Abby has her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Hickey College. She graduated in 2016 and has been at Carter Pet Hospital ever since. She quickly showed great skill and natural leadership—and now she is our Technician Manager. She excels in her technical skills and is the go-to for difficult blood draws!

Abby lives in O’Fallon with her adorable Golden Retriever, Reya. As a child, Abby also had a Golden Retriever named Dakota. Unfortunately, Dakota became sick, but the Veterinary support staff made everything easier for the family. That is what inspired Abby to become a Veterinary Technician.

Abby loves working but also enjoys her free time. She enjoys any outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, and camping with friends and family.

Her favorite thing about pets? Tail wags when their whole butt shakes!

Gina Gingerich, Client Service Representative Manager

Bio coming soon…