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 and clinic overall 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 cats Tush, Kia and Storm; geckos Gertrude and Indy; 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 and has been with Adel Veterinary Clinic ever since. 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. He also enjoys gaining experience with exotic animals.
Dr. Beeman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, Greater Des Moines Veterinary Medical Association, and International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. He is also studying veterinary medical acupuncture and medical massage.
Dr. Beeman and his wife, Sheryl, live near Adel with their children, Theodore, Elliott, and Annabel; their dog, Arthur; their cats, Ginny and Walter; and their rabbit, Phillip. Dr. Beeman enjoys spending time with his family, playing music (piano, cello, drums/percussion, and various other instruments), camping, and gardening. He also serves as a leader in the local Cub Scouts Pack 152.
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's husband Andy is a Des Moines police officer. They have two daughters, Evangeline Grace (3 years old) and Olivia Rae (1 year old). 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 live in Adel.
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. Amanda Steffen has joined us to help keep appointments available on our busiest days. 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. Dr. Steffen's special areas of interest include preventative medicine, internal medicine with a specific interest in infectious diseases, and feline medicine. 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 a rescue horse named Wilbur. Away from work Dr. Steffen enjoying riding her horse Wilbur and competing in the discipline of Eventing. Dr. Steffen also enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Hey! My name is Heidiann and I rejoined the Adel Veterinary Clinic team in April 2018. I previously worked at Adel Veterinary Clinic for three years as a receptionist. I graduated from DMACC's Legal Assistant Program and then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree.
I was born and raised in Adel and am beyond grateful to live and work in this amazing community. When I'm not at the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Billy, and our two sons, Rylan and Kaeden. Our house is run by our two cats, Shadow and Stripey, both alums of Adel Veterinary Clinic. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, watching Iowa Hawkeye and Kansas City Chief football, and attending sporting and other events for my boys.
The best part of my day is working with our incredible team to strengthen the bond between our clients and their pets. (We have the BEST team, clients and pets around!)
Hey, I’m Hanna. I have re-joined the AVC team in March of 2017 but previously worked here for just about 4 year. I live in the country outside of Adel with my husband Joel and our daughter Cheyenne. We have a blue heeler named Allie and a boarder collie/coon hound mix named Montana. In my free time I love to ride horses and dirt bikes, go camping, and spending time with my family.
Hello, my name is Melisha. I started at the clinic back in 2007 as a receptionist, and then moved into the exam rooms as an assistant, to my current role as our at home patient care coordinator/marketing specialist. I love being able to communicate with our clients on how their pets are doing after an appointment or just to help answer a quick question that they may be experiencing. I have a strong passion for the veterinary field and making sure your pet has the best team around.
I live in Adel with my husband Jesse. We are doing our best at raising a few kiddos, who tend to be very active in sports. We have one pet, Pepper who we love very much. Currently we don’t have a lot of hobbies since we are so busy chasing our kids around.
Hello my name is Emma! I joined the team as a CCR the summer of 2019. You can see me in the lobby gushing over pets and when I have time for other things, I might be working. I have two dogs at home, but currently trying to convince my boyfriend we "need" a kitty :) Our little family lives in Waukee, but during the warm seasons you'll have to find us somewhere outdoors. I spend a lot of time with a camera in front of my face taking photos of anything and everything (mostly my doggies). Or I'm working on fixing up our house while listening to my favorite true crime podcasts. I am grateful to be working with such a compassionate and hardworking team. And I'm thrilled to meet all of our clients and their fur babies!
Hey everyone! My name is Jessica and I joined the Adel Clinic team in June of 2019. I recently moved to West Des Moines, but I grew up on a farm outside of Earling, IA. I went to ISU for a year and then transferred to DMACC where I graduated from their Vet Tech program. I have a special place in my heart for dogs, but I do not pass up a chance to hold a cute cat too. I love doing anything that involves being outdoors, my favorite season is Fall, and my go to binge watching shows are Friends and New Girl. I also enjoy being surrounded by family and friends.
Hey! My name is Madyson I started working at AVC in June 2019. In May 2019 I graduated DMACC with my Agribusiness degree with a certificate in animal science. I live on a farm with my husband outside of Adel. My husband and I have 2 dogs, a blue heeler named Diesel and a chocolate lab named Daisy. We also have a horse names Scooter. In my free time I enjoy horse back riding and spending time with family.
Hello, my name is Amanda. I just recently moved to Adel from Omaha NE with my husband and son, to be closer to my husbands family. I joined the AVC team, November 2018. I have 2 pitbulls at home, Aspen and Bella Ann. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and when the weather is nice I enjoy riding my motorcycle.
Hi, I am Carri. I joined the AVC team in March of 2017. I live on a farm in Van Meter with my husband. I have 3 kids, my oldest is Nic, who is a swine veterinarian for Smithfield. He lives in Ankeny with his new wife, Haley. My daughter, Lacey, works in Ames and lives on a farm near Paton, Iowa. She was recently married, and her husband, Alex, farms with his family and raises pigs. My youngest son, Nathan, is an Ag student at DMACC, and helps with the family farm. I have 3 corgi's at home and 1 cat. When I am not working, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and spending time outside.
Hello, my name is Rachelle. I started working at Adel Veterinary Clinic in October 2017. I have two children, one in college and one finishing high school. We have a dog, two cats, a cockatiel, and a guinea pig. In my free time I like to read, try new recipes, and make different types of crafts.
Hello, I'm Heather H. 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 in De Soto with my husband, Bobby, our children, Hailee, Brody, and Josie, our cats, dogs, and horses. When I am not working at the clinic I enjoy spending time with my family while we ride and show horses, go down to the lake, or watch a good movie together. My favorite part of working here is being about to be there for our clients during all the ups and downs of pet parenthood.
Hi, I'm Heather and I have worked at AVC since January 2016. I have 2 beautiful children and a loving husband. I love riding my horses, camping, and taking road trips to the mountains in Wyoming where I grew up. The best part of my day at work is meeting clients and their pets and seeing the bond they share.
My name is Jill. I first started working as a Vet Tech right after I graduated from high school in 1998 at Hubbell Animal Hospital. I then Join Adel Vet Clinic in 2006.
I am married to my husband Justin in 2001 and we have two kids that keep us very active in sports and 4H. I love when I get a chance to watch and cheer my kids on during their sporting events, or when they get out there and show their cows. During the summer we also love to go camping. We have several animals, we have two chocolate labs; Tuff and Wellington, and two cats; Dexter and Peaches. My kids Slater and Karly have their 4H cows Bella, Phil, and Alfalfa, and the most new to are family are my kids ducks and chickens, which has been fun watching them grow. Who would have guessed they had such different personalities?!
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.
Hi I'm Dani and i have been with AVC since May 2012. I currently live with my fiance, Luke in Waukee. We have 2 dogs; Paducah (Paddy) and Violette (Lettie) and 3 cats; Big Hoss, Gilbert, and Scorch. When I'm not at AVC working I can typically be found doing a variety of different activities that all could include: hunting, fishing, camping, slow pitch softball and arts and crafts of all different kinds. I recently completed my schooling to become a certified veterinary technician. I also completed the Fear Free certification program and am excited to help our patients that are unsure about coming to the clinic. We have the best patients and clients at AVC!
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Hi! My name Leanne and I've worked as kennel staff for about nine years. I recently took on cleaning the clinic twice a week for the past year and have done a good amount of the painting during our remodeling. I have two daughters, one married with a family and one in 8th grade. I have a cat, Cheddar, who I didn't even know I needed! I didn't realize how much I needed a pet until I got Cheddar. He can sit on command, he's learning to walk on a leash, and I trained him that instead of getting on my counters, he gets on HIS chair when I'm in the kitchen. He's the exact right addition to my life!
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!