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Robert J. Wiegert

DVM

Dr. Robert Wiegert has cared for animals at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. since 1978. Dr. Wiegert has a lifelong love of animals and considers it an honor and a privilege to work with all types of animals and their people each day at the hospital.

Originally from Rolfe, Iowa, Dr. Wiegert attended Iowa State University and majored in Animal Science. He was accepted into Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine before finishing his bachelor’s degree and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1978.

An active member of numerous professional and local organizations, Dr. Wiegert maintains membership in the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is a former director and past president of both the Fairfield Community School District Board of Education and the Greater Jefferson County Foundation. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

Dr. Wiegert’s three cats — Gracie, Chip and Dip — always greet him at the door when he arrives home from a busy day. When he’s not involved in his veterinary duties, Dr. Wiegert enjoys participating in, and attending fine arts events and sings as a member of two choral groups. He also enjoys many outdoor activities including trail running, hiking, gardening and observing wildlife. Most of all, Dr. Wiegert enjoys spending time with his two adult daughters, Kate and Krista and their families.

Philip D. Miller

DVM

General Practitioner Dr. Philip Miller has cared for animals at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. since 1975.

Dr. Miller grew up on a family farm and was always fascinated by the work the local veterinarians performed on his family’s livestock. This interest, combined with his participation in 4-H and his love for all animals, helped lead him to a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Miller finds caring for pets to be very rewarding and enjoys educating pet owners and farmers about animal health care.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Miller attended Iowa State University and majored in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. He continued his education at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1975.

Small animal internal medicine is among his many professional interests. Dr. Miller is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Miller and his wife, Connie, are the proud parents of four adult children, Andy, Dan, Jane and Joe. Dr. Miller is the former Director & former President of the Fairfield Community School District Board of Education. He also previously served in the Iowa legislature, representing House District 82. Dr. Miller is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Fairfield. In his free time, he enjoys reading, doing yard work, following Cyclone sports, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Deanna Chapuis

Veterinary Technician

Deanna Chapuis has been a veterinary technician at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. since 1990. She is responsible for dental procedures on small animals and helping the veterinarians. Deanna enjoys working with the caring staff and veterinarians and likes the unique nature of working with animals. She is the foster mom to a yellow lab named Maci and her feline companion, Oscar. Golfing, canoeing and kayaking on the river, watching sports and spending time with her family are among Deanna’s favorite pastimes.

Julie Lisk

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technician Julie Lisk has been a member of The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. team since 1995. She possesses an AAS degree from Kirkwood Community College. Julie finds helping pets to be very rewarding and likes the challenges and learning experiences that come with working at a veterinary hospital. She is proud to be part of the caring, friendly staff. At home, Julie owns a Maltipoo named Ryno. When she’s not at the clinic, Julie enjoys gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with friends, and her husband, two daughters and son.

Jara Vroman

Veterinary Technician

Jara Vroman joined the medical team at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in May 2016. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for filling prescriptions, cleaning, assisting the veterinarians, bringing in outpatients, discussing animal care and educating clients. Jara is hardworking and friendly, and her favorite part of the job is helping both animals and their owners.

“Everyone is super-friendly at the clinic,” Jara says. “The clinic has a smooth work flow and everyone gets along with everyone.”

In 2013, Jara earned her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Black Hawk College. She went on to study at Muscatine Community College where she graduated in May 2016 with her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Jara is currently working on taking her national board exam to become a registered veterinary technician.

At home, Jara has two Basset Hounds, Willie and Beamer and 2 domestic shorthair rescue cats named, Olivia and Shadow. Jara enjoys crafts, fishing, motorcycle riding, camping, traveling, shopping and spending time with her family.

Brittany A. Keeley

Tech Assistant

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Hallie Torrez

Tech Assistant

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Athena J. Bruns

Kennel

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Rosa Goana

Kennel

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Whitney Estle

Kennel

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Ashlynn Groom

Hospital Manager

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Shayna K. Fullilove

Receptionist

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Cheryl Lankford

Groomer

Cheryl Lankford is a groomer who joined the staff at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in April of 2012. Cheryl cares for clients’ pets by bathing, trimming and brushing them while keeping the kennel area clean and neat.

“I have always wanted to work with animals, but didn’t have any training,” Cheryl said. “But the veterinarians and the staff here have been so nice to give me a chance to learn and enjoy the job. They have been great.”

Cheryl has one rescue cat named Crista Belle, and one dog Theo. Cheryl relaxes by walking, and playing with her cat, dog and hanging out with her husband of 40 years.