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Meet the friendly staff at The Family Pet Veterinary Clinic!

  • Dr. Jennifer Duster, DVM

    Dr. Duster is a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University. She bought the clinic in October of 2007 after working in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She did four years of work as a relief veterinarian before starting the practice. Here she is holding her own cat, Cami, which is one of 13 cats that live on her farm. In her off hours she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her five kids.

  • Dr.
    Gene Svymkowiak

    Dr Gene has been practicing in Iowa since 2001 when he graduated from Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is fascinated by the co-evolution of companion animals and humans that has allowed us to live with dogs and cats as part of our families.  When not practicing at the clinic Gene and his wife Erin enjoy restoring and reconstructing prairie habitat so that our wild animals can also thrive.  Their Greyhounds Alice and Account are always eager to help. 

  • Kendra Stuart
    Technician and Office Manager

    Kendra has been working for veterinarians longer than she cares to admit.  She 'came with the building' when Dr. Duster started the Family Pet in 2007.  Kendra can be found in the company of her dogs - Indy and squirrel who also are at the clinic everyday.  At home there are four cats, two horses and a flock of chickens.

  • Angela Bleeker

    Angela joined our team in 2017.  Prior to working at the Family Pet, Angela has previous experience working in a zoo and has worked as a technician for several veterinarians in the area.  Angela also runs her own business - Scales2Tails - as a professional in-home pet care specialist.  In her off time, Angela is busy with her two kids and enjoys spending time outside. 

  • Larissa Reid

    Coming soon!

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