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 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 cat Tush; 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.
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 hamster, Jasper. 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 and a member of the Iowa National Guard. They have two daughters, Evangeline Grace (2 years old) and Olivia Rae (6 months 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 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. 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!)
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, 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 in De Soto with my husband, Bobby, our children, Hailee, Brody, and Josie, (joining us February 2018) and 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.
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 and I started working for the AVC team in February 2017. I grew up in Adel and was the owner of Country Kid's Club in Van Meter before coming to work at AVC. I have a 5 year old son, Adam, a dog, Harper Jo and two cats, Darby and Figaro. When not working I enjoy scrapbooking, going to the movies, doing fun things with my son.
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 at ISU finishing up Vet School. In May, he will graduate and get married! My daughter, Lacey, works in Ames and lives on a farm near Paton, Iowa. She is also getting married next year, in September! My youngest son, Nathan, is an Ag student and 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.
Hi, my name is Gretta! I joined the team in October of 2017 and it was one of the greatest decisions of my life. I love the friendly staff and all of the wonderful pets I get to see every day. I have a special place in my heart for dachshunds, so if you bring one in be prepared for me to snuggle him/her! When I am not at work, I'm usually snuggling my own dachshund, Copper, at home and spending time with my growing family.
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.
My name is Dani and I have been with AVC since May 2012. I am currently in school to become a certified veterinary technician. I live with my boyfriend Luke in Waukee with our 2 dogs and 2 cats: Paducah (Paddy), Violette (Lettie), Big Hoss and Gilbert (Gibby). When I am not at work I can typically be found volunteering with AHeinz57 Pet Rescue. I also enjoy a variety of activities such as: slow pitch softball, arts and crafts, hunting, fishing, camping and attending music concerts. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do at AVC and truely believe AVC has the BEST clients!
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.
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 in 2016 and am excited to be working with such amazing clients and staff. I graduated from DMACC with a degree in Veterinary Technology and am a registered veterinary technician. I volunteer for 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 band around town.
Hello! My name is Jayme. I joined the Adel Vet team as a Veterinary Technician in December 2017. I graduated from ILCC with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015 and I am a registered veterinary technician. I am currently living in Waukee with my two fur babies named Prim and Toby. Outside of work I enjoy painting, watching movies, and doing anything outside.
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.
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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!