Dr. Elizabeth Schilling


A California Native, Dr. Elizabeth Schilling grew up surrounded by horses, sheep, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks. She spent her childhood as a horse-crazy kid, deciding at age 4 that she would be a horse doctor.

Support Team

Sarah Kuhlman

Lead Veterinary Technician

Sarah was raised right here in the heart of West Des Moines where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. During high school her favorite activity was archery.

Megan Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Megan, a very dedicated Veterinary Assistant joined our team in May of 2024.

Chelsea Musick

Veterinary Assistant and Registered Apprentice

Chelsea first worked with us from January 2020 to late August of 2020, and returned to our Veterinary Assistant Team as of April 2022. She grew up in Chariton, IA and lived there until 2014 when she then moved to Africa.


Hospitality Coordinator and Future RVT, Class of 2025

Brooke began working with Family Pet Veterinary Center in May of 2023 after completing her job shadow requirements with our team, as a prerequisite to getting accepted in to DMACC's Veterinary Technician Program.


Clinic Cat

Hi, I’m Storm, but I’m often referred to as the drama queen of the clinic, I’m not really sure what that means, but I WILL claim the title as “The QUEEN” of the clinic!