Kingsbury Animal Hospital

420 North Skinker Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63130


Ben Fuller, Office Manager

moved to St. Louis from New York City in 1993. He was an In Flight Supervisor for Trans World Airlines for many years before leaving in 1997. He then started a new career in veterinary care. He worked as both a technician and Practice Manager before joining Kingsbury in 2002. He lives in the Central West End and enjoys spending time with family.


Sophia Fantasia, Receptionist 

earned her associate's degree of Culinary Arts in 2011 and worked as a baker before until changing careers in 2015 as a veterinary receptionist. She joined Kingsbury in 2021 and has brought with her an abundance of knowledge and experience with our operating software. She is a life-long St. Louis native and currently lives in Affton with her husband and two dogs, Marvelous Marvin and Atticus. She enjoys collecting houseplants, crafting, playing video games and baking for friends and family.


Kathy DeLassus,Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

earned an Associates in Applied Science- Veterinary Technology from Jefferson College and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2010. She has been with Kingsbury since 2009 and has been the Technician Supervisor since 2014.  She received her Veterinary Cannabis Counselor certification in 2020 and has a special interest in anesthesia. She plays a key role in keeping us up to date on drug protocols and anesthetic procedures. She lives in South City with her husband, Joe, and their mutt, Woody.  In her spare time she enjoys home-brewing, cooking, live music and spending time outside.





Charlene Green, Veterinary Technician

moved to the St. Louis region from Denver in 1989. She has worked primarily with horses at different barns since 1995. In the last year, she switched to companion animal care. She joined Kingsbury in 2020. She is the proud mother of three adult daughters. She lives in St. Louis City with her two dogs, Moose (English bulldog) and Thomas (chihuahua). She enjoys refinishing furniture, walking through parks and exploring art museums.  

Jill Schiller Cook, Technician Assistant

earned a Bachelor's in Mass Communications from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in 2009. She returned to Kingsbury in 2020 after previously working with us 2009-2014. She had left us to pursue pet sitting on a more full time basis. She lives in South City with her wife, Missy, their two dogs, Yuki, and five cats (the neighborhood alley cats have spread the word they are friendly). She enjoys editing, bird watching and gardening. 


Olivia Casey, Groomer

started grooming as a profession in 2007. She grew up with rescue dogs and had to groom them herself, so grooming was a natural choice. She joined Kingsbury in 2017. Her favorite dog to groom is a doodle, but loves grooming complicated dogs that require scissoring. She lives in Illinois with her husband and their six dogs Bernice, Brutus, Henry, Krum, Coal, and Penelope. She loves the outdoors and crafting. 

Shawna Thacker, Groomer

earned two associate's degrees, Business Management and Business Marketing, from Parkland College in 2014. She chose grooming as a profession in 2017 because she wanted to work in animal care and it evolved into grooming. She joined Kingsbury in 2019. Her favorite dogs to groom are ones that require pattern scissoring, such as schnauzers and oodles. She lives with her cat Sir Klau von Phishtik, gecko Lady Louhi, and has a nano shrimp tank.  She enjoys camping, bowling and singing in the shower.