Meet Our Team!
Dr. Katherine Hoffmann
Dr. Kate was raised in the Sandhills of Nebraska, in the small town of Hyannis. Growing up she worked a lot with her father, a large animal veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Kearney with a Bachelors degree in Biology. Dr. Kate furthered her education by moving to Ames, IA to complete veterinary school at Iowa State University, class of 2010. Dr. Kate and her husband, Dr. Pat, have a daughter, Annette, two dogs; Abby and Izzy, and a cat, Marta. Spending time with family, working outdoors, and traveling are things that Dr. Kate enjoys outside of work. Dr. Kate's favorite part of AAHC is helping to enrich the human-animal bond, for both clients and patients. She particularly enjoys internal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Patrick Hoffmann
Dr.Pat Hoffmann grew up in Walnut, IA involved in 4-H and sports. He spent time working with his father, a mixed animal veterinarian. Dr. Pat attained degrees in Animal Science (2005) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2010) from Iowa State University. He practiced mixed animal medicine for two years before committing exclusively to swine medicine, and is now Director of Health Assurance for DNA Genetics. Dr. Pat is married to Dr. Kate and they have one daughter, Annette, two dogs, one cat, and four cows. As a food animal veterinarian, Dr. Pat is professionally motivated by figuring out how to feed a growing global population with less resources. His hobbies include history, traveling, fishing, snow skiing, and following the Iowa State Cyclones.
Kelsey is our Business Manager/Receptionist. Kelsey is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and joined our team in the Spring of 2015. Kelsey has a wild crew of three dogs and one cat; Ivy and Finlay are Westies and JJ is a Blue Heeler/Aussie mix and Mojo the three legged cat. In her spare time she enjoys farming with her husband, Adam, and visiting family and friends. Kelsey's favorite part about working at AAHC is building relationships with the great clients and patients.
Amanda is our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist. Amanda grew up in Atlantic where her family still lives today. Amanda has a 3 legged cat named Kevin that was adopted through AAHC. In her free time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include painting and photography. Amanda's favorite part about working at AAHC is being a part of helping patients making a full recovery after an accident or illness.
Kennel Care Staff
Our Kennel Care Staff adds that extra TLC for patients that are boarding or hospitalized. You may also see these bright faces in the exam room assisting with appointments. We are so thankful for everything these ladies do for us!
Johnny aka "Johnny Cat"
Johnny came to us in the summer of 2015 as a kitten. He was found wondering in the back barn on a daily basis and after a week of sticking around he made himself comfortable inside the clinic and now spends his nights patrolling the property. In his free time he likes to sleep in his favorite bed on top of the refrigerator so he is able watch the FedEx and pet food delivery men coming in and out. Johnny's favorite part about living at AAHC is pacing back and forth in front of boarding dogs and of course the food & love.