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Dr. IvyDr. Ivy, Cherished Companions


Des Moines, Iowa

My Pet Family:

I have a kitty named Murphy, who we think is a Maine Coon/Tabby mix. He’s a bit shy at first, but loves cuddles and head-butts once he gets to know you!

When I’m Not at Cherished Companions, You’ll Find Me…

I love to spend time outdoors, especially running, hiking, and camping – when I’m not loving on all the pups and kitties at CCAC, you can find me doing one of those things! I also love to read and watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.

My Education:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University.

BS in Elementary Education, Iowa State University.

Why I Became a Vet:

My mom will tell you she’s known I would work with animals since I was 2 years old. I’ve always been the one to bring home injured/lost animals, which led me to veterinary medicine. I love caring for animals and working with pet owners to keep their animal family members safe and healthy.

My Role at Cherished Companions:

I am one of the veterinarians at the clinic, providing wellness exams, diagnosing illnesses, and performing procedures such as dentals and surgeries.

Greatest Thing About Working with Animals:

The best thing about working with animals is the connection you make with the animal and their family. It’s wonderful to get to know an animal from the time they’re a puppy or kitten and continue to work with them into their senior years.

Favorite Compliment from a Customer:

There’s nothing better than getting a wet kiss from one of your patients you helped make feel better! That’s all the reward I need to remember what makes me love this profession and be excited to keep working hard!

 Let us help you and your pets feel more at ease

Simply call our Castle Rock veterinarians at 303-688-3757 (for fastest service) or:

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