Dr. Emily grew up in Johnston, Iowa and graduated with a Biology and Spanish degree from Central College in Pella. Afterward, she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She is dedicated to reducing fear, anxiety, and stress for her patients and exemplifies this through her Fear Free Certification. Her favorite aspects of practice are cardiology and anything involving cats. Outside of work, Dr. Emily enjoys spending free time with a book and running or biking with family. Her furry kids (cats and gerbils) always seem to be nearby to share her lap or ask for her time, which is an enjoyable part of the human animal bond.