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Dr. Steve Menke Pipestone Vet Services

Dr. Steve B. Menke

Dr. Steve B. Menke received his D.V.M. in 1976 from Iowa State University. Upon graduation, Dr. Menke went into private practice in Richland, Iowa.  As this practice continued to grow, the caseload in all species provided him with valuable clinical experience. In 1978, Dr. Menke was instrumental in the Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Month award that his practice received. In 1985, Dr. Menke began the development of Ottumwa Veterinary Clinic, now known as Pipestone Veterinary Services. His goal has been to establish a facility and organize a highly trained staff to meet the total veterinary needs of the community.

 

In 1995 Dr. Menke completed a two year course of study in Swine Health Management when he was named co-valedictorian of the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign.

 

In October 2001, Dr. Menke was the recipient of the William P. Switzer Award in Veterinary Medicine. This award presented by Iowa State University recognizes outstanding contributions to society and veterinary medicine.

 

Steve's wife Nancy is associated with Coldwell Banker Prestige Midwest Realtors. Steve and Nancy are the parents of Michael Ackely, the golf professional at Fox Ridge Golf Club in Dike, Iowa and Christopher Steven, the developer of Hawk Sign in San Diego.

Years in Practice: 39

Education: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Email:
smenke@pipevet.com

Dr. Todd Williams Pipestone Vet Services

Dr. Todd E. Williams

Dr Todd E. Williams Received his D.V.M. in 2002 from Iowa State University. Todd also received a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies in 2002 and a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1998. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois Executive Veterinary Program in Swine Health Management.

 

To many of you, Todd may be a familiar face. Todd has been a member of the staff of Pipestone Veterinary Services since he began as an animal caretaker in 1989. Since that time, he has continued working as a member of the staff throughout his high school years and many of his college breaks.

 

Todd has interest in canine and feline medicine and surgery as well as swine production medicine. He has an excellent educational background to support these interests. Todd received numerous awards while in vet school including the John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneur Scholarship, Dr. Harvey Price and Corinne Price Scholarship for the Study of Veterinary Medicine, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Foundation Scholarship.

 

Todd and his wife Tracy (Maxwell) are both graduates of Ottumwa High School and are pleased that they have the opportunity to call Ottumwa home again. Todd and Tracy are the parents of Maxwell Ewing and Lane Robert.

Years in Practice: 13

Education: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Email:
twilliams@pipevet.com

Dr. Lori Hickie

Dr. Lori Hickie

Dr. Lori I (Sample) Hickie, received her D.V.M. in 2004 from Iowa State University.  Upon graduation, Dr. Hickie worked at a high volume small animal hospital in Naperville, Illinois, which provided her with valuable experience in small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry.

 

Dr. Hickie practices compassionate, quality medicine focusing on the bond which animals and humans share.  She believes that every pet should receive the best care.  Lori enjoys educating clients to ensure that their pets live the longest and fullest life possible.

 

Lori is a native of Ottumwa and a graduate of Ottumwa High School and Indian Hills Community College.  She and her husband, Chris, and daughter Amber share their home with three cats;  Brandi, Titus and Tippy.

Years in Practice: 11

Education: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Email:
lhickie@pipevet.com

Dr. Leah Thiess Pipestone Vet Services

Dr. Leah I. Thies

Dr. Leah I. Thies received her D.V.M. in 2008 from Iowa State University and completed her pre-veterinary studies in ISU's Department of Animal Science.  During school she worked at veterinary clinics in Ames and in Boone.  She joined the team at Pipestone Veterinary Services shortly after graduation and has been serving the community since.

 

After graduation Leah received further advanced training in small animal fracture repair.  While she enjoys all aspects of dog and cat preventative care, medicine, and surgery, she especially enjoys small animal orthopedic and emergency care.

 

Leah is a native of Des Moines and her husband Eric is a native of Newton, Iowa.  Leah and Eric are both graduates of Dowling Catholic High School.  They share their small farm with their daughter Ashley, dogs Dieter and Fenris and their cat Ewok.

Years in Practice: 7

Education: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Email:
lthies@pipevet.com

Dr. Breanna P. Estle

Dr. Breanna P. Estle received her D.V.M. in 2017 from Iowa State University. She received her Bachelor's degree from Iowa State in 2013, majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agricultural Business. While in school, she was active in the veterinary fraternity, Omega Tau Sigma, as the community service chair for two years. Upon graduating, she received the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Future Service Scholarship. 

Dr. Breanna has a special interest in using Eastern and Western (traditional) medicine together to better the lives of her patients. While in veterinary school, she studied veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida. She received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2017. 

Dr. Breanna grew up near Lockridge, Iowa and is a 2009 graduate of Fairfield High School. She is glad to be so close to where she grew up and serve the Ottumwa community. She has two fur children, her dog, Wilhelmina, and her cat, George. 

Years in Practice: 1

Education: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Email:
breanna.estle@pipestone.com

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Office Manager -Meagan Kelly-Celania

Meagan enjoys spending time outdoors with family, friends, her dogs Bella & Tommy, and cat Sherlock.  She loves spending time with her nephew, and working on craft projects!

Years of Service: 10

Email: mkelly-celani@pipevet.com

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Veterinary Assistant - Carol Hennings

Carole enjoys spending time on her small acreage north of Blakesburg with her two daughters and two grandsons.  Her passion for animals follows her back home where she has her two cats, Barney and Ringo, and two horses Cocoa and Siko.  She loves spending time with her grandkids and horseback riding.  

Years of Service: 22

Email: chennings@pipevet.com

 

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Groomer - Chris Glosser

Chris enjoys living on his farm outside of Ottumwa with his wife Kim.  Together they have five children, two dogs, two cats and a herd of goats.   

Chris has enjoyed serving as a groom at Pipestone for 24 years!

Years of Service: 24

Email: pvso@pipevet.com

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Customer Service - Tracy Jones

Outside of caring for the animals at Pipestone Veterinary Services, Tracy enjoys camping and boating with her son Tanner.  She also loves playing with and caring for her pets at home - Shadow and Sadie.

Years of Service: 8

Education: Administrative Assistant/Business Management at Indian Hills Community College

Email: tjones@pipevet.com

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Veterinary Assistant - Channelle Tuller

Channelle and her husband, Clint, enjoy hiking, raising Australian Shepherds, and caring for their four dogs and one cat at home.  Their cat Luna, Lab Kora, Cocker Spaniel Brittney  and three Australian Shepherds Kramer, Lainee, and Oliver keep them busy! 

Years of Service: 4

Email: ctuller@pipevet.com

Customer Service - Stephanie Horn

Stephanie and her husband John, enjoy spending time with their 3 children, Braden, Olivia, and McKinley going on adventures. 

Years of Service: 1

Email: shorn@pipevet.com

 

Veterinary Assistant - Whitney Morrow

Whitney and her fiance, Montana love spending time working on old cars.  They share their home with their two fur babies; Argus, a boxer and Rebel, a mastiff/dane mix. 

Years of Service: 3

Email: wmorrow@pipevet.com

Customer Service - Ivonne Casarrubias

Ivonne has been a nice addition to our clinic. When she is not running around after animals at the clinic she is running around her two kids, Elio & Soraya. 

Years of Service: 1

Email: icasarrubias@pipevet.com