Dr. Glenda Van Wyk is a Pella native. She graduated from Pella Community High School, and then earned her biology degree from Central College. Dr. Van Wyk attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with her DVM in 2006.
Dr. Van Wyk has always had a love of animals. She told her parents she was going to be a veterinarian when she was in grade school and she never wavered. She began working at a veterinary clinic when she was 16 and has never looked back! While she loves all animals, Dr. Van Wyk has a soft spot in her heart for the feline persuasion. She enjoys earning cats’ trust and managing their unique medical needs.
Dr. Van Wyk lives outside of Pella with her husband, Jeremy, their 3 children, Gillian, Gracyn and Jeryn, and their 5 cats and 1 dog. When she is not at work, you will find her cheering on her children at one of their many extra-curricular activities.
Dr. Van Wyk is looking forward to taking care of you and your pet(s)!
Donna (Maverick, her cat)
Donna Liekweg is our veterinary technician. Donna is originally from Northeast Iowa. She graduated from Crestwood High School and then enrolled in Kirkwood Community College veterinary technician program. She graduated and began working as a veterinary technician in 1994.
Donna grew up on a dairy farm and has always had a special way with animals. Her favorite parts of her job are surgery, helping make sick patients well again, and working with scared/feral cats to help them learn to trust people.
Donna lives in Sully with her husband Denny, 2 teenage sons Dylan and Deven, and their 3 dogs and 5 cats.
Donna brings many years of expertise to our staff and will take special care of your pet(s)!
Abby (and Archie, her cat)
Abby Riddle is our receptionist. Abby graduated from Pella High School in 2017. She then attended Kirkwood Community College pursuing a degree in liberal arts.
Abby has always had a love for animals. She has been working in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and dog kennels since the age of 14. Abby still gets to be involved with the animals, just in a little different capacity. She enjoys getting to meet and greet the clients and of course their pet(s)!
Abby lives with her family and her cats, Archie and Penelope.
Abby is ready to help you and your pet(s) with all of your needs!
Katie (Astro, her dog)
Katie Zaffiro grew up in Pella, IA. She graduated from Pella High School, and then Central College, with an art degree. Katie has always loved dogs and other animals, so combining her love of dogs with the art of dog grooming just made sense.
Katie will be patient and kind with your pet’s grooming experience. She believes the best way to learn is hands on. Katie has been grooming her own dog (Astro) for 7 years. She has also been grooming other dogs at home for 2 years to practice and gain experience. Katie has also job shadowed with our former groomer.
Katie lives in Pella, close to her parents, Jim and Louise Zaffiro. She enjoys good ramen and cartoons. She also loves cuddling with her dog, buying him toys, and spoiling him all around. Katie is ready to spoil your pets too, with a safe and gentle grooming experience that they will love.
Our kennel Manager is Jacque Sabin. She was born and raised in Pella. Jacque attended Pella Community High School. She later attended college and graduated with a business management degree in 2005.
Jacque is very proud to have two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay. She is also proud of her three granddaughters.
Jacque admits to always having a love for all animals and now lives on an acreage with many different pets to care for. She is quick to help or rescue any animal in need, including chipmunks 😊
You can travel without worry while Jacque and the boarding staff take excellent care of your pet while you are away!
FEO (Feline Executive Officer)
Terrance is our FEO. He came to us as a feral stray. The ladies here quickly saw his potential and Terrance has never left the building!
Terrance has made our office his home. He is now comfortable roaming around the entire clinic. He can be quite demanding and will often ask to be petted or have attention paid to him. Terrance has made a lot of new friends and looks forward to greeting people when they come into the clinic. He provides much love and entertainment to our staff.
Junior FEO (Feline Executive Officer)
Help us to welcome Allie to the staff. She is learning the ropes from Terrance, our FEO. Allie came to us as a stray. She was completely feral, but one look at her adorable face and we were all smitten. We slowly gained her trust and knew she was where she was meant to be.
Allie is still a little shy around new people, but she loves dogs! So you may see her peeking around the corner or trying to come and see your dog.