First class medicine, Small town charm


619 Greene St Adel, IA 50003

Mon - Fri: 8am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 6pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED


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Our Team

Owner / Veterinarian

Elizabeth Holland , DVM, CVA

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 preventative medicine, dentistry 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 and clinic overall to meet these priorities. In 2022, Dr. Holland was voted "favorite veterinarian" in Dallas County for the third consecutive year and she was honored to be named Veterinarian of the Year for Iowa in 2021.

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 cats Tush, Kia, and Storm; dog Yastrzemski (Yaz); geckos Gertrude and Indy; and sons, Keaton, Sullivan, and Lewis. Dr. Holland is involved in the Adel Chamber, a member of the trail committee promoting the Racoon River Valley Trail in Adel, and a member of the Executive Board for the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.


Lisa Kilgore, DVM

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 Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Kilgore and her husband Andy have two daughters, Evangeline Grace and Olivia Rae. 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). 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.

Nicole Powers, DVM

Dr. Nicole Powers grew up nearby in Van Meter, Iowa and is excited to now be practicing veterinary medicine in her home community.

Dr. Powers graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 2014 with a degree in Biology and minor in Spanish. While at Luther she competed in collegiate Track and Field and Cross Country. She graduated Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 before moving to Wisconsin to work in a small animal hospital there.

Dr. Powers started popping into Adel Veterinary Clinic several years ago to learn and mentor under Dr. Holland and Dr. Rohret. She also not-so-secretly hoped to join the team someday.
Dr. Powers will marry her fiancé, Justin, this summer. They enjoy traveling to the national parks, hiking and kayaking. Dr. Powers also enjoys running, watching movies, crafting, and has recently taken up indoor gardening.

Dr. Powers enjoys all of veterinary medicine, including acupuncture. Ophthalmology and cardiology are of particular interest. She thoroughly enjoys working with families to find the best treatment options for each unique pet and situation. The human-animal bond and maximizing each pet’s health and happiness has always been the inspiration for her career and is at the forefront of each appointment.

Amanda Steffen, DVM, MPH

Dr. Steffen graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and received her Master's in Public Health degree from the University of Iowa in 2012. She is certified in animal chiropractic and has a passion for helping dogs, cats, and horses feel their best. Dr. Steffen shares her home with her husband Aaron and several four-legged companions including a Springer Spaniel named Lexi and three cats named Jack, Nala, and Gibbs. Dr. Steffen also has 3 horses and enjoys riding and competing in the discipline of Eventing. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Practice Manager


Heidiann rejoined the Adel Veterinary Clinic team in April 2018 after previously working there as a receptionist. She graduated from DMACC’s Legal Assistant Program and then earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa. Heidiann was born and raised in Adel and is grateful to live and work in the community. When she’s not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Billy, and two sons, Rylan and Kaeden. Her house is run by her 2 cats, Stripey and Shadow, both alums (strays) of Adel Veterinary Clinic.

Outside of work, Heidiann enjoys traveling, reading, binge-watching her favorite shows, watching Iowa Hawkey and Kansas City Chief football, and attending sporting and other events for her boys. Heidiann enjoys working with the incredible AVC team to strengthen the bond between clients and their pets. She has a passion for promoting care for feline patients and their people.

Client Care Representatives


Hi! My name is Tanna, I started with the Adel Veterinary Clinic In November 2021. I grew up in Adel and recently moved back with my boyfriend to be closer to our families and bought our first house together! I have always had a love for all animals and I am excited to learn so much here at AVC. I have a black lab named Libby and an english mastiff named Fred at home! I love taking my dogs for walks and taking them to petsmart to pick out their own toys! I also enjoy painting in my free time, decorating my aquarium, being outdoors, and spending time with family.


Hi! My name is Emily, and I started with the Adel Veterinary Clinic in November 2020. I grew up in small-town northwest Iowa, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, then moved to Adel after marrying my husband in June. We have a cat, Max, and just adopted our first puppy, Louie! I’ve always had a love for pets of all shapes and sizes! My favorite things to do include spending time outdoors, doing DIY projects, binge-watching my favorite shows, and spending time with family and friends.


Hi there! My name is Odessa and I started at the Adel Veterinary Clinic in August of 2021. I grew up in Adel and recently moved back to be closer to family. My boyfriend and I bought our first house and decided to take on a big renovation project. Thankfully both sides of our family have a lot of experience in home building and renovations, so we have plenty of help and support. Shortly after moving the AVC had an opening and it was the perfect opportunity to start my dream career in the veterinary field. In my free time I enjoy making crafts, wood working, camping/hiking, and training my dog Rusty. I am very excited to continue to learn and grow throughout my time here at the clinic.


Welcome, my name is Claire! I just recently started here at AVC in September of 2023. I have wanted to establish a career in the veterinary field for as long as I can remember. I have always lived in Iowa but have moved around the state quite a bit since graduating from Panorama. I started out in Panora, then Cedar Rapids, Knoxville, and now landed in Adel. I enjoy being back in the area I grew up in. Growing up I spent most of my youth around animals of all types and sizes ranging from mice to horses and cattle. One of my favorite pastimes as a kid was when my dad would take me with him to assist his friends during vet appointments ranging from in the clinic or at the barn. I always loved getting to watch procedures being performed. In high school, I stayed active in FFA as an officer for three years. Once I graduated I battled with the decision of what route would be best for me and ended up moving to Cedar Rapids to attend Kirkwood Community College where I got my associate's degree in Agribusiness. I completed my internship at The Cattle Stop in Oakland, IA as a social media intern/farm hand. I can not wait to be able to help care for your pets like I would want my two dogs (Haggard and Bella) to be cared for. I look forward to learning from each pet and making sure not only your pet feels comfortable, welcome, and cared for but so do you! I hope to see you soon!


Hello! I joined Adel Veterinary Clinic in 2023 after 8 years of healthcare experience. I’m a DMACC/ISU student furthering my education in Veterinary Medicine, majoring in Animal Ecology and Biology Conversation. I moved to Iowa in 2018 with my three dogs Bandit, Jasmine, and Dixie. Finally married my best friend, Curtis in 2023 after 5 1/2 years. I am excited about this new beginning here at Adel and the opportunity to care for your four-legged family members with the love and care they deserve. When I’m not working I enjoy being with my little family, being outside, crafting, DIYs, and exercising. Oh and don’t forget iced espressos!

Exam Room Assistants


Hey there! My name is Abbey and I started at the Adel Veterinary Clinic in March of 2021. I moved to Adel from Cedar Falls looking for a fresh start. AVC has been just that and I'm looking forward to learning so much here. I have Rocky, a Rhodesian Ridgeback back home in Cedar Falls, and I also have my own dog Moose, a Black Lab, who both love going for walks. In my free time I like to binge watch new tv shows I find as well as get outside and camp with my friends. One fun fact about me is that I've bungee jumped off of one of the world's highest bungee bridges located in South Africa.


Hello there! My name is Yaneth and I just joined the AVC team in January of 2022! I am originally from California and moved to Iowa about four years ago. I have two dogs, a Husky and a Pitbull. Five cats, and a turtle. I absolutely love them with all my heart and love spending all of my free time with them. My favorite hobbies besides hanging out with my pets include baking, crafting, and drawing.



Jill grew up in Van Meter and stayed close to home. As a senior in high school, she did an internship at Hubbell Animal Hospital. After graduating high school, she started full-time as a tech at Hubbell Animal Hospital. She married her husband, Justin, and they have two kids, Slater and Karly. Jill started working in 2006 at Adel Vet Clinic as a technician. She has been a surgery tech and for the last two years, she has been working doing ultrasounds and loves doing them. Jill and her family have a small farm. They have cows, chickens, ducks, a couple of Labradors, her favorite breed, and a few indoor and outdoor cats. Jill enjoys working, drawing, planting, camping, and reading.


Hi, my name is Brandy. I joined the Adel Veterinary Clinic team in 2007. I married my best friend, Brad, in 2003 and we completed our little family with our daughter, Elana in 2005. We are cat people, but I get all my dog loving daily at Adel Veterinary Clinic. 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.


Hey! I'm Nikki and I started with Adel Vet Clinic in July 2020 and am proudly Fear Free Certified. I moved to Iowa from Colorado that same year. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Zoology. I live in Winterset with my best friend and fur baby, a Pittie/Lab mix named Chassis. In my spare time I love to take road trips home to CO, and of course, spend as much time as possible with Chassis.

Animal Care


Chere has been with us since 2009 as part of our dedicated Animal Care Team. She works HARD to keep the pets safe, happy, fed, & LOVED while they stay in our amazing boarding facility. She is one of the many reasons why your pets LOVE to stay with us, & makes it feel like home away from home. Chere is an amazing asset to our clinic & we are so lucky to have her.


Rylan joined Adel Veterinary Clinic in 2021. You will find him in the boarding facility on the weekends caring for the boarding guests. He is currently a student at DMACC studying cybersecurity. In his free time, he enjoys reading and writing sci-fi fantasy and gaming. He has 2 cats at home, Stripey, and Shadow, who “think” that they rule the roost.


Kaeden joined Adel Veterinary Clinic in 2022. He enjoys caring for the boarding guests on the weekends. Kaeden is a student at ADM High School. He spends most of his time competing in football, track, and wrestling. Kaeden has 2 bossy cats at home, Stripey, and Shadow.

In Memory of Smush

Though she passed away in 2020, Smush’s presence remains at the clinic where she was spoiled over her 20+ years as a clinic cat. One of her final gifts to our team was helping us develop a way to show clients how we prefer to say goodbyes. Click here, for more information about our end of life care and a look at our peaceful and loving goodbye to our dear Smush Face. Thanks for visiting our site!

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