Our Veterinarians

Christine Adams
DVM, MS, DACVECC
Critical Care
Christine Adams
DVM, MS, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Eastern Iowa Specialty Center, Cedar Rapids
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Julie Burroughs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Julie Burroughs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Gwyneth Culp
DVM, DVSc
Surgery
Gwyneth Culp
DVM, DVSc
Surgery
Servicing Locations
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science, University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery and Neurology, Veterinary Surgical Center, Vienna VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa Veterinary Referral Center, Des Moines
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL
Roxanne Jacobson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Roxanne Jacobson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Roxanne Jacobson particularly enjoys being presented a difficult case, running a diagnostic workup and coming up with a solution to the problem.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN
Dr. Jacobson loves being a wife and mother to three sons. She volunteers her veterinary skills at the Blank Park Zoo and Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Some of her favorite pastimes include stained glass, crotchet, wood working, quilting, painting and ceramics. The family has a black Labrador named Amos and several fish in an outdoor pond.
Cory Janssen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Cory Janssen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cory Janssen worked in general practice for two years before joining our team as an emergency clinician where he enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
Some of Dr. Janssen’s favorite pastimes include city league kickball, biking and attending Iowa State sporting events. His furry sidekick is lab mix Zeke.
Paula Kuhfus
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Paula Kuhfus
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Paula Kuhfus graduated from vet school 70 years after her grandfather did. She owned her own clinic for over 20 years before joining our team where she especially enjoys working with senior patients.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Kuhfus volunteers at her church and a local food pantry, and the highlight of every summer is volunteering at a camp for individuals with intellectual and physical challenges. She enjoys reading, running and cooking for her husband, three children and their families. The family pets include shih poo Opie, Akita mix Yogi, and cat Stranger.
Lauren Larsen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lauren Larsen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Larsen particularly enjoys stabilizing critical patients and watching them improve while hospitalized.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Larsen likes reading, time with family, and walking her border collie mix Sox who she works with in agility training.
Melissa Lind
DVM, MS
Emergency Medicine
Melissa Lind
DVM, MS
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Some of Dr. Melissa Lind’s favorite emergencies to treat are feline urethral obstructions and trauma cases, but she admits to finding any case rewarding when the patient starts to feel better.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove IL
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Lind enjoys running, reading, hiking, camping, gardening and listening to music. Her pets include corgi/shepherd mix Gabby, cats Water and Cricket and quarter horse gelding Tippy.
Steven Reimer
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Steven Reimer
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Samantha Schipull
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Samantha Schipull
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Samantha Schipull loves the challenge and diversity of cases she sees in emergency medicine. She particularly likes treating trauma and toxicity cases and immune-mediated disorders.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Genetics, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Schipull enjoys watching Iowa State football and basketball teams, and she likes doing hot yoga. She is married with two boys and two family pets: black lab Bear and cat Oscar.
Chad Spah
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Chad Spah
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chad Spah enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery.
Carolyn Stafford
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Carolyn Stafford
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carolyn Stafford particularly enjoys treating trauma cases and managing critical patients.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Stafford is married and has two daughters. Her favorite pastimes include cooking, reading, running, and singing and volunteering at her church.
Elizabeth Streeter
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Elizabeth Streeter
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth Streeter was a faculty member at Iowa State for four years. Her research interests – head trauma, point of care testing, and injury severity scores – have resulted in a number of published articles and book chapters and requests for presentations around the world. She particularly enjoys treating trauma and cardiac cases.
  • 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
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.
Heather Vaske
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Heather Vaske
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Heather Vaske's special interests include non-invasive diagnostic procedures including ultrasound, and endoscopy as well as treating complicated endocrine disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe
Dr. Vaske likes spending time with her husband, two kids and the family cat. The family loves traveling and spending time outdoors.
Stanley Wagner
DVM, MS
Surgery
Stanley Wagner
DVM, MS
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stanley Wagner enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery.
  • Residency, Veterinary Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Technicians (VTS)

Stephanie Parks
RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Stephanie Parks
RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Stephanie is passionate about anesthesia and loves the challenges and diversity of cases she gets to see. She particularly enjoys nursing patients with advanced systemic disease and those in emergency situations.