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. In 2020, Dr. Holland was voted "favorite veterinarian" in Dallas County 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.
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 husgand 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.
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.
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 a golden-doodle Maxim that enjoys snuggling under blankets all day long. When we find ourselves with free time, we like to spend it exploring the outdoors or with friends. We love ADEL & the community!
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 a Rhodesian Ridgeback back home in Cedar Falls, Rocky, who is my favorite boy. I love taking him on walks, going on adventures and finding cool new spots. 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 the world's highest bungee bridge in South Africa.
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! I’m Gabby and I’m from Des Moines, Iowa. I started at AVC in November 2020. I have a greyhound mix named Hudson who I love to spend my free time with! I also enjoy writing, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Dylan joined Adel Veterinary Clinic in August of 2020. He had a cat his whole life (who, ironically, he never took to the vet) but got his first puppy in 2019--a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Minnie. This thrust Dylan into the wonderful world of puppy parenthood and paved the way for a seemingly infinite number of experiences. He now plans to study Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University sometime in the near future. When he's not giving the best client/patient care he can, Dylan can be found baking, hosting a mystery dinner party, sporting one of his hundreds of pairs of socks, or holding a chihuahua (he absolutely loves them!).
Hey! I'm Nikki and I started with Adel Vet Clinic in July 2020. I recently moved to Iowa from Colorado where I also worked at a vet hospital. In 2018 I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Zoology. I live here in Adel with my boyfriend and our 7-month-old Lab mix puppy, Chassis. In our spare time, we love to go to the dirt track and watch some racing, take road trips home to CO, and of course, play with our puppy as much as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!