Our vets.

Rhonda Aper

MS, DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

Education

  • Diplomate, American College Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech University

Christine Graham

MS, DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Dermatology, University of Columbia, Columbia MO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames
  • Master of Science, Human Animal Bond and Grief Counseling, Iowa State University, Ames

Janelle Karau

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Janelle Karau loves emergency medicine because every day is different. She welcomes the opportunity to continuously enhance her knowledge and skills, which ultimately allows her to offer the very best medical and surgical care to her patients.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, South Dakota State University, Brookings

Off Duty

Dr. Karau enjoys spending family time with her husband, son, dog and three cats. Her hobbies include cooking and baking, gardening and yoga.

Teresa Obr

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Hospital Specialty Center, Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Leo B. Roa Guzman

MVD

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Leo Roa Guzman has been practicing emergency medicine since 2007 and finds the field particularly gratifying, especially the technological advancements that have allowed for better patient care. His clinical interests include trauma cases, mechanical ventilation and transfusion medicine.

Education

  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center, Cedar Rapids
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Off Duty

Dr. Roa Guzman spends most of his free time with his family and pets. He also enjoys travelling and finding places to go hiking and biking.

Amie Roberts

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Amie Roberts started her emergency medicine career as a receptionist at an e-clinic, continuing as a veterinary assistant throughout her education. She has over a decade of emergency experience.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and International Studies, Iowa State University, Ames

Off Duty

Dr. Roberts and her family enjoy traveling, hiking and biking in Iowa’s famous RAGBRAI. Outside of her work at the hospital, she holds an active position in the state Veterinary Medicine Association.

Holly Salzbrenner

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Holly Salzbrenner enjoys fostering the human-animal bond by providing the best care possible to pets when they are sick. She appreciates the diversity of cases that emergency medicine offers as well as the challenges of surgery.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

Off Duty

Dr. Salzbrenner enjoys spending time with her husband, their two dogs, two horses and family and friends. She likes to travel, hike, run, trail ride with her horses and spend time outdoors.

Elizabeth Streeter

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Elizabeth Streeter is the medical director of our Cedar Rapids hospital. Previously, she was a faculty member at Iowa State and her research interests – head trauma, point of care testing, and injury severity scores – have resulted in a number of published articles, book chapters and requests for presentations around the world. She particularly enjoys treating trauma and cardiac cases.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mesa Veterinary Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology/Pre-Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Off Duty

Dr. Streeter enjoys crafting, traveling and running and is working toward a goal of running a half marathon in each of the 50 states. She has eight rescued animals: six dogs and two cats.