Fear Free Certified, CVPP, cVMA, CVJ


Dr. Jen received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University; she is a third generation veterinarian, and you may see her father on occasion as he is still practicing in Iowa today.

After graduation, Dr. Jen joined a multi-vet practice just outside of Chicago for many years before moving back home to Iowa where she practiced in Adel, Iowa before starting a practice of her own here in West Des Moines.

She expanded the practice to include the Norwalk office to provide additional care for patients in the area. She is a certified medical acupuncturist, a certified pain practitioner, and a resident in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery.

Her love of dentistry is two fold – it’s the greatest way to stop hidden pain in patients and it is the arts and crafts of veterinary medicine bridging creativity with medicine.

Time out of the office is spent with her husband, young children, and furry kids. Should free time arise, you may find her scrapbooking, stamping, or rug hooking.