RVT / ASSISTANT MANAGER
LARGE ANIMAL ASSISTANT
Mitzi has been a resident of Madison County, Iowa, all of her life. She grew up on her family farm and helped her father with his cow-calf operation until February of 2012 when he retired from that part of the business. In her younger years she was actively involved in 4-H showing hogs, cattle and dogs. She graduated from Winterset High School and Buena Vista University where she received a BA degree in Accounting , with a minor area of concentration in Management. She has worked in the animal health care field since August of 2000. Her interests at work include financial management and analysis, animal behavior and radiology. She enjoys working at Cedar Creek Animal Clinic because every day is different and her hard work helps to promote the care and well being of animals. In 2015, she was awarded the Healthcare Team Service Award for leadership that advances the care of animals and people by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kelly; family and friends; dogs, Karma and Suzi; going fishing; traveling to Alaska, northern Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming; flowers and gardening; photography; and cooking. She enjoys training and showing dogs and has won multiple titles competing with her dog Karma. She is the Superintendent of the Madison County 4-H Dog Department and the 4-H Cat Department and was awarded the 4-H Volunteer of the Year award in 2021. She is also on the board of Directors and serves as Treasurer for Lucky Paws of Madison County.
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Jordan joined our animal health care team in May of 2021. He has been an animal lover all of his life and grew up with dogs, cats and some exotic animals. Over the years, he has raised dogs, cats, fish, birds and many other species of animals. He discovered his love of caring for animals in a clinic setting when he began working at the Madison County Veterinary Clinic with John and Mitzi as a MOC student in 2003. His interests include avian and exotic animals, small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cooking and baking, riding his horses and taking care of the different species of small parrots that he raises. He is currently taking classes at DMACC to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Kelley joined our animal health care team in May of 2016 as a part time assistant. Previously she had worked at the Greenfield Pool for 8 years and graduated from Nodaway Valley High School. Then, she attended Grand View University, where she was President of the Student Activity Council. In the fall of 2015, she graduated with a BS degree in Biology and Biology Technology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She grew up loving animals and always wanted to work with them by becoming a veterinarian or veterinary technician. After working for the clinic part-time, she decided to go to DMACC to get a degree in Veterinary Technology, which she accomplished in May of 2018. She was then hired full time and studied hard and passed her boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kelley enjoys spending time with family, going on vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, playing both club and sand volleyball, and spending time with her husband, Jake, and their daughter, Charlotte, and spoiling her nephews and nieces. She loves playing with her Corgi mix named Lady. She enjoys helping patients and getting to know our clients. Her favorite snack is Trolli eggs, be sure to bring her some if you want to get on her good side.
Emma joined our animal health care team in February of 2022. She has lived on a farm her whole life and has worked with a variety of animals including horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, cattle, cats and dogs. She especially enjoys working with horses and spent her summers while she was in high school helping her grandfather train Quarter Horses. She was also an active member of 4-H where she trained and showed her own horses and exhibited her art projects. After graduating from high school, Emma continued her education at SWCC where she graduated with an Associates of Arts degree. In her free time, Emma enjoys trail riding on her horse, Owl; hiking with her husband, Jacob, and their Weimaraner mix, Ghost; and working on whatever art project she has going on at the moment. At the clinic, Emma enjoys getting to meet all of the clients and getting to help the patients.
Jake joined our animal health care team in December of 2021. He grew up in Indiana, where he helped his grandfather on his hog farm and became interested in livestock farming. In 2017, Jake moved to Iowa where he began raising chickens, goats and hogs. Recently, he has acquired a few cattle as well. In his free time, Jake enjoys bow hunting and bushcrafting.
Stan has been a proud member of the Cedar Creek Animal Clinic staff since 2013. A 1990 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he has practiced in Sioux Center and La Porte City, Iowa. Staying up on continuing education in areas of behavior and Camelids has been an interest of his. His 3 sons and 9 grandkids keep him busy with family activities. His leisure activities include attending grandkid's school activities, fishing, geocaching, horseshoes and darts. Stan has also volunteered his time to help the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in thier Spay/Neuter/Vaccination Clinic at the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota, where he is a tribal member. He also can be found attending the Iowa Theater showings with occasional visits to Frostees! He continues to look forward to visiting with the clinic's current clients and meeting new ones.
Emma joined our animal health care team in August of 2021 as a MOC student for WHS. She is wrapping up her senior year of high school and will be halfway done with her associates degree in Psychology from DMACC by the time she graduates in May. She is then planning on getting her bachelors and masters degrees from Drake, ISU or UNI. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, long drives on summer nights, diamond paintings, hanging out with Beau, her dog, and she enjoys baking new things, especially brownies.
John graduated from ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and has been active in the animal health care field ever since. He has experience with small and large animals, horses and has a special interest in surgery. He enjoys being involved in community activities where he is able to work with other families and watch their children and pets grow. His family includes his wife, Gretchen, and children, Mitch and Bridget. They have dogs, cats, cattle and horses on their family farm. In the past they have raised goats and pigs while their kids were showing in 4-H and FFA. Currently, John spends some of his free time training Ava, a German Shorthair Pointer, for horseback field trials for pointing dogs. John enjoys the variety of interesting work at CCAC. The most rewarding thing is fixing all of the difficult problems animals have for our clients.
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Kendra joined our animal health care team on February 25, 2013. She has been fascinated with animals throughout her life and working with them is a critical part of her world. She has worked with domestic as well as wildlife animal species. She graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Animal Ecology. In college her coursework included mammalogy, reproduction, lactation, advanced nutrition, genetics, anatomy and physiology. She has worked for the Stuart Veterinary Clinic; the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Ashland, Nebraska; and PetSmart in Council Bluffs and Clive. Her interests include small/exotic animal care, rehabilitation, nutrition, and reproduction. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling her nephew and niece; hanging out with her miniature Australian Shepherd, named Penny; playing volleyball; bow hunting and fishing.