The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cheryl Simplot, Accountant

Cheryl Simplot joined the staff at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in June 2008. As an accountant, she is responsible for managing the payroll for all of the hospital's employees. Cheryl has a bachelor's degree in business administration. Around the hospital, she is flexible and helpful, and doesn't mind assisting the doctors and staff if the need arises.

"I enjoy working with all of the employees and doctors at The Veterinary Clinic, P.C.," Cheryl says. "I am always learning something new about animals. The veterinary clinic is a great environment for animals, customers and employees." At home, Cheryl has a 6-year-old Cairn Terrier named Miley May.

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