Our Veterinary Staff
Dr. Ben Nemmers
Ben was born in Okinawa, Japan and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Since he was young, he always thought about being a veterinarian. He received a B.S. in Zoology at North Dakota State University, where he competed on the men's basketball team on an athletic scholarship. Dr. Nemmers then attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2009. He has an interest in Small Animal Surgery and Dermatology.
Dr. Colleen Nemmers
Colleen was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and competed in Track & Field at the University of La Salle in Philadelphia. She attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2009. Her interests include managing medical cases such as diabetes, thyroid disease and other endocrine conditions.
Brooke was born and raised in the Waukee/Grimes region of Iowa. She now lives in Traer, IA with her husband, his 2 kids and their 2 dogs. She has always been an animal lover. She is very excited to be working with our staff in the reception area!
Alyssa was born and raised in Jesup, IA. She obtained degrees for Veterinarian Assisting & Animal Science from Hawkeye Community College. She currently has one fur-baby named Bandit who is a Mini Aussie. You will see Alyssa’s smiling face at our front desk as one of our receptionist.
Mackenzie is a veterinary technician and grew up in Traer, Iowa. She graduated from North Tama and attended Vatterott College in Omaha, Nebraska. Mackenzie is married to her husband Justin and have two baby girls. She also has three pets, Jager, her dog and Sheeva and Walter, her cats.
Kari grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa where she gained an interest in rehabilitating and raising wildlife. She graduated from Treynor, Ia and moved to Cedar Falls. She has had the privilege of working with animals for 9 years and finds behavior to be her main interest. We're excited that Kari has joined our team!
Kari is a Waterloo native where she lives currently with her husband and two kids. She has several pets of her own and has always had a passion for taking care of animals. Kari has worked in the field for 8 years.
Leanna was raised in Alta Vista, Iowa and later moved to New Hampton where sure currently lives. She graduated from Rochester Community Technical College and is currently working on passing the boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has always loved animals and has two dogs Stormy and Blue
Jessica was Dr. Melick's Office Manager. She recently moved to Des Moines but we still get the pleasure of having her work in our office one Saturday a month.
Megan was born and raised in Waterloo. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College and recently passed her boards to become a registered Veterinary Technician. She has always wanted to work with animals, and she has two dogs of her own, Misty and Zoey.
Erica was born and raised in Waterloo IA. She has been an animal lover her whole life and has found a career she is passionate about! She has seven years of grooming experience and absolutely loves what she does. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats, three dogs, and her bearded dragon.
This little girl is our clinic cat. She's always ready and waiting to meet each of our patients and their parents. She loves to greet you and is friendly to everyone she meets.