Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Care Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get To Know Our Team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Joe Westerhof


Dr. Joe Westerhof grew up in Blue Grass, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing for over 20 years, and prior to his career in Veterinary medicine, he recieved a degree in agriculture. After graduating from Iowa State University in 2003, he put his agricultural background to good use in southern Wisconsin, where he worked nearly exclusively with dairy cattle for two years. In 2005, an opportunity presented itself that would allow him to get closer to home. He spent the next two years in Eldridge, Iowa, where he expanded his expertise to pets, horses, and animal shelter medicine. Dr. Westerhof joined the Animal Care Clinic team in 2007, and is now the Medical Director. He prides himself on his common-sense approach to medicine and surgery, as well as keeping the best interest of the pet and owner in mind. Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with his son in his free time. He also enjoys restoring cars, mountain biking and other outdoor activities with his two wonderful pet Labradors!

Dr. Diane Noll - Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Diane noll

Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Diane Noll spent 36 years in mixed animal private practice, then returned to relief work when she sold her practice in 2018! Alongside her veterinary relief work, she also performs shelter medicine and in-home euthanasia. She and her husband have a small farm with four children and 13 grandchildren that keep her busy in-between Christian Veterinary Mission trips to Nicaragua and Haiti.


Dr. Noll frequently visits Zambia, Africa, where she and her husband lead a ministry to over 500 orphans. This passion project of hers initially began as a feeding program and has now grown into a Christian academy for the orphans in the community. Diane’s current veterinary interests are the history of veterinary medicine, ethics, women’s topics, and the survival of the small-town veterinarian.

Our Vet Assistants

Katie, Vet Assistant

Katie works as a Vet assistant and has been practicing for 8 years. She takes pride in herself as she enjoys helping clients’ pets with care, getting to know them and their pets. She also loves the connection she builds with clients and their pets and enjoys communicating with the animals. She owns a Labrador. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her parents and two brothers. She enjoys playing games with them all night. Additionally, she loves teaching swimming lessons and spending time with youth.

Abby Hoggard
Abby, Vet Assistant

Abby works as a Vet assistant and has been practicing for 18 years. She takes pride in herself as she enjoys creating relationships with clients over the years and caring for all pets as if they were her own. Abby has two dogs named Axle and Camber, as well as a chocolate Lab named Willy. Additionally, she has two cats named Bo and Tink, whom she found at the clinic door in a box 9 years ago. In her free time, she loves going on adventures with her family. When she’s not on the softball field, she enjoys traveling and going on RZR rides with her family.

Taylor Elliott
Taylor, Vet Assistant

Taylor works as a Vet assistant and has been practicing for 5 years and takes pride in her caring nature towards both pets and their owners. She owns two pets, a Mini Dachshund and a Shepherd & Husky mix. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends, and dogs. Taylor also finds pleasure in attending concerts and going shopping.

Jessica Stevenson
Jessica, Vet Assistant

Jessica works as a Vet assistant and has been practicing for 12 years. She takes pride in her work, as she enjoys caring for pets and establishing relationships with clients that make them feel comfortable and confident in entrusting their furry family members to her. Jessica herself owns three pets: two boxers and a mix breed rescue. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and her toddler. Whenever an opportunity arises, she loves traveling to different places.

Client Service Representatives

Betsey Shewell

Betsey works as a Client Service Representative and has been practicing for 20 years. She prides herself on enjoying the relationships she forms with clients and their families. She has pets named Lucy and Molly, as well as two pitbulls named Radar and Daisy. Additionally, she owns four horses and two rabbits. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets while watching TV. She also finds pleasure in reading, sewing, and spending time outdoors.

Melissa Graham

Melissa works as a Client Service Representative and has been practicing for 24 years. She takes pride in her job and enjoys visiting clients to get to know them and their pets. Melissa owns two long-haired Dachshunds. The first one, Maisy, is 3 years old, and the second one, Daphne, is 1 year old. During her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and sons. They enjoy activities such as traveling, going to sporting events, reading, cooking, and watching television together, often with her dog on her lap.