Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Elizabeth Holland graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 where she was named the top graduate in small animal medicine. After graduation, she joined the team at Adel Veterinary Clinic under the leadership of Dr Pat Rohret.
Dr. Holland enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including nutrition, preventative medicine and surgery. She has a special fondness for cats and enjoys helping them learn to enjoy (or at least not despise!) their annual visits to the veterinary clinic. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and is excited to offer this and other holistic healing services at the clinic.
In 2015, Dr. Holland became the clinic owner and has been working diligently to continue the tradition of first class medicine and small town charm by becoming a Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practice as well as working to update the boarding facility to meet these priorities.
Outside of work, Dr. Holland enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, Cubs baseball and spending time with family. Dr. Holland and her husband live in Adel with their dog, Holden; cats, Hairball and Tush; and sons, Keaton, Sullivan and Lewis.
Dr. Holland is involved in the Adel Chamber, a member of the Adel Community Visioning steering committee and a member of the Executive Board and Small Animal Committee for the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Scott Beeman graduated with honors from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Beeman enjoys small animal internal medicine, surgery, and preventive medicine. He is passionate about creating a fear-free environment for your pets, as well as preserving and enriching the human-animal bond.
Dr. Beeman and his wife, Sheryl, live in Adel with their children, Theodore, Elliott, and Annabel; their dog, Arthur; and their cats, Ginny and Walter. Dr. Beeman enjoys playing and listening to music, camping, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Lisa Kilgore grew up on a farm in Bloomfield, Nebraska. During Dr. Kilgore's childhood, she raised 4-H rabbits for 10 years and won several showmanships and best of show at the Knox County Fair.
Dr. Kilgore attended Iowa State University and majored in Animal Science and Dairy Science with a minor in Emerging Global Diseases. She then graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Kilgore is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Kilgore's husband Andy is a Des Moines police officer and a member of the Iowa National Guard. They have one daughter, Evangeline Grace. Their family also includes fur children: 2 cats (Majik Max Kitty Von Kitterson and Loki Bane) and 1 dog, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Thor). The Kilgore's will be moving to Adel this fall!
Dr. Kilgore's interests include reading, gardening, cooking/baking, history, movies, and traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Kilgore's interests include medicine related cases and seeing exotic animals.
Dr. Kilgore's favorite thing about being a veterinarian is having a role in the human-animal bond. She enjoys watching a client's new puppy or kitten grow up and being apart of keeping that life healthy and thriving. She enjoys making human connections and being surrounded by people who love animals.
Dr. Rohret was kind enough to save me after I had an unfortunate mishap with a wood pile at 8 weeks of age. I have spent my entire life trying to get the humans here at AVC organized, but as all humans do, they seldom listen. I like to nap on the break room chairs, pick out my favorite co-workers to rub on, and will become very vocal should the 8am and 4pm hours pass and no one has fed me. Thanks for visiting our site!
Sara has been in the veterinary field since 1996. Starting out as a receptionist, she was then a tech for 9 years before moving into management.
Sara lives in rural Adel with her two Welsh Springer Spaniels Kendyl and Saylor.
Hey, I’m Hanna. I have re-joined the AVC team in March of 2017. I had previously worked at the Adel Vet Clinic for just about 4 year. I live in the country outside of Adel with my husband Joel and our baby daughter who was born in January. We have a 6 year old blue heeler; Allie and a 14 year old Haflinger horse named Sterling. In my free time I love to ride horses, go camping, and spending time with my family.
Hi! My name is Addie Roberts. I started working at AVC in February 2017. I was the former owner of Country Kids' Club in Van Meter. I have a 4 year old son Adam, a dog Harper Jo and I also foster for AHeinz 57 Rescue and Transport. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, going to the movies, and doing fun things with my son. I am very excited to work with your furry kids!
Hi, I am Dani! I am looking forward to working with the wonderful staff at AVC! I am currently a student at DMACC studying pre-veterinary technology. Outside of work I enjoy riding/showing horses and playing with my dogs.
Hi, I am Carri. I joined the AVC team in March of 2017. I live on a farm in Van Meter with my husband and 3 children. I have 2 Corgi's and 1 cat. When I am not working I enjoy scrap booking, reading and spending time outside.
Hello, I’m Heather. I joined the Adel Veterinary Clinic team in May of 2014. I really like working here with the great staff and awesome clients. I graduated from ADM and am blessed to now be living here with my husband, Bobby, our children, Hailee and Brody, and our cats, dogs, and horses. When I’m not working at the clinic I enjoy training and showing horses and movie nights with my family.
Matthew joined our team in October 2016. His experience with animals varies from working with horses and wildlife as an interpretative horseback guide and stagecoach driver in Yellowstone National Park, to an Avian and Terrestrial Reptile Zookeeper as well as an Education Specialist at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. In 2014 he received his associate's degree in liberal arts from Des Moines Area Community College, as well as a certificate in video production. He plans on attending Iowa State University this fall (2017), to earn his undergraduate degree in animal ecology with hopes of continuing on to the College of Veterinary Medicine to become a wildlife vet. In his free time, Matthew enjoys woodworking and photography. His favorite hobby is traveling; Scotland is his favorite place to vacation, and Hawaii was his most recent adventure. He lives in Ankeny with his hedgehog "Sully" and two Madagascar day geckos "O" and "P".
Hi - I'm Melisha. I joined the Adel Veterinary Clinic in 2007 and never looked back since. I have a dog, Pepper that I enjoy very much. When not working and chasing the doctors around, I spend my time chasing my dogs or my children, Brayden and Morgan. I enjoy playing sports, scrapbooking and being outdoors.
Dani is a feline advocate at Adel Veterinary Clinic and has helped achieve and sustain our Cat Friendly Practice status.
Hi, I'm Dani. I joined AVC in May 2012, but previously worked as a vet tech in high school. I am currently going to DMACC to get my veterinary techinician degree. I also do a lot of volunteering with AHeinz57 Pet Rescue helping them out in any way I can. Outside of all that, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and pets. I have an English Setter mix named Yoshi and several outdoor cats. I also enjoy being outdoors, hunting, fishing or playing almost any sport.
Hi, I'm Heather. I joined AVC in January of 2016. I live in Winterset with my husband, beautiful 1 year old son, 3 dogs, 3 outdoor cats, 4 horses, and a couple of chickens. When I'm not at work my passion is riding horses and I'm currently learning to ride dressage with my "off the track" thoroughbred named Sarah.
Bria is a feline advocate at Adel Veterinary Clinic and has helped achieve and sustain our Cat Friendly Practice status.
Hi, I'm Bria! I joined the AVC team this year and am excited to be working with such amazing clients and staff. I'm currently attending DMACC and I will graduate with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May. I foster dogs through AHeinz57 where I rescued my wonderful dog, Gemma. Outside of work and school I spend my time horseback riding, hunting, swimming, and performing with my guitar around town.
I joined the AVC team in October 2010. I graduated from DMACC with my degree in Veterinary Technology May 2008. I enjoy working with the staff here at AVC and all the doctors. All aspects of the veterinary field interest me, but dentals are my favorite part.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Tiegan; 2 dogs Hyrum (Pointer Mix) and Malakai (Malamute mix); and 2 cats, Baci and Kimani. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, photography and being outdoors with my crew.
Hi, my name is Brandy. I joined the Adel Veterinary Clinic team in 2007. I live in Adel with my husband Brad and our daughter Elana. We have a sweet little dog, Birdie, who is Elana's best friend. Our crew also includes three indoor cats with very different personalitiies, Olive, Trixie and Pudge. It continues to be my pleasure to serve our clients so their experience at Adel Veterinary Clinic is an enjoyable one for them and their furry companions.
Jill started working as a technician in 2006, but has been in the veterinary health care field for 11 years. She especially enjoys dentistry, radiographs, orthopedic cases and wound management. Jill and her husband have two children, three laborador retrievers and one cat.
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I have been part of the weekend kennel staff since 2008. It's a great part time job for me because I have no pets of my own! I thoroughly enjoy getting to love and snuggle your pets on the weekends I work. I've often wanted to take a client's dog home to share my afternoon nap with!
My full time job is taking care of Dr. Holland's three boys. I live in Adel, I have two daughters and two grandsons. In my spare time I watch too much tv, sew occasionally, and I like paper crafting.