Grinnell Veterinary Clinic

Grinnell Veterinary Clinic is a full-service, small and large animal hospital located in Grinnell, IA. We are committed to providing the highest standard of veterinary care for your furry family members - from preventative health care to veterinary surgery, pet dentistry, and more.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the doctors and staff of the Grinnell Veterinary Clinic to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive care available to each patient whether it is a companion, pleasure, or food producing animal.  We will strive to educate each client on all aspects of preventative care on an individual or herd basis.  A proactive approach to our patients and clients needs is our goal.


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  • Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thur: 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Doctor On-Call 24-7
  • Alden Frischmeyer, DVM

    Veterinarian/ Owner
    Dr. Alden Frischmeyer grew up on a livestock and grain farm in Carroll county, Iowa.  He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.  He also received a degree in the Executive Veterinary Program in Swine Management in 1994 from the University of Illinois.  Alden is married and has a son and daughter.  He has 4 cats. Alden spends his spare time attending school events and enjoys the outdoors with his family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 1981
    Education:
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Kurt J Brennan, DVM

    Veterinarian/ Owner
    Dr. Kurt Brennan grew up in Indianola and became interested in veterinary medicine through his father and brother who are veterinarians.  He received his degree in biology from Luther College before attending and graduating with his degree in veterinary medicine from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  Dr. Brennan and his wife Kelly have five boys and a black labrador mix named Riley.  He enjoys various athletics.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 1994
    Education:
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Joel Loomis, DVM

    Veterinarian/ Owner
    Dr. Joel Loomis grew up on a farm near Winterset, Iowa.  He attended Iowa State University for seven years.  In 2004 he graduated with his DVM degree from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is married to a lovely lady named Beth and has a son named Micah and two beautiful daughters named Lucie and Joanna.  Joel enjoys athletics, hunting, fishing, and working outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    May 17, 2004
    Education:
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Drew White, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Drew is originally from New Sharon, IA and graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.  He practiced in a mixed animal practice in northern Iowa before coming to the Grinnell/Lynnville-Sully Veterinary Clinic.  Drew is married to Dr. Kristyn White, a veterinarian practicing at Our Family Veterinary Clinic in Colfax/Maxwell.  Drew and Kristyn keep busy with 3 dogs (Kady, Macey, Biscuit), 3 cats (Bob, Leonard, Zuzu), and 2 horses (Dewey, Ty).  In his spare time Drew enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 02, 2014
    Education:
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Marcia Thompson

    Office Manager
    Marcia is from Graettinger, IA, a small town in northwest Iowa.  She attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA where she received her AS Degree in Accounting.  She has lived in Grinnell since 1991.  She has a daughter Jordan, a son Matthew, and a terrier named Lucy.  She spends her free time attending school events and sporting activities.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2010
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  • Leyna Noah, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Leyna grew up here in Grinnell, and is a 2009 graduate of Grinnell High School.  Attended Des Moines Area Community College where she received her Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology. Leyna has French Bulldog named Frankie. She also has 2 cats, Nemo and Thelma, and 4 goats, Dilbert, Hansel, Gretel and Maxine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Cassie Foels

    Veterinary Assistant
    Cassie grew up in Guernsey, Iowa & graduated from Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcolm High School. She attended Kirkwood Community College for Veterinary Assistant in 2013. She is engaged to Tylor Hudson of Hartwick. They have a beautiful daughter, Coralynn and a Jack Russell Terrier/Border Collie Mix named Charger. In her free time Cassie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 11, 2016
    Education:
    Kirkwood Community College
  • Jessica Pierce

    Veterinary Technician
    Jessica grew up Eminence, Missouri and moved here to Grinnell in June 2016. Attended San Juan College and in 2014 she received her Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology. Jessica is also an equine barefoot hoof specialist. She has an Arabian gelding as her main riding horse along with a team of Halflinger mares. Jessica also raises purebred Spanish meat goats. In her free time she enjoys caring for her animals, working with her horses, growing and making delicious food, and various natural fiber arts.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 15, 2016
    Education:
    San Juan College
  • Ivey Kriegel

    Veterinary Assistant
    Ivey grew up near Deep River, Iowa and graduated from Brooklyn-Guernsey- Malcolm High School in December 2011. She attended Iowa State University and received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Ivey is engaged to Josh Crawford of Grinnell. They have a beagle named Cotton Lee and a rabbit named Bun Bun. They also have 3 Black Angus cows. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 06, 2017
  • Sarah Heschke

    Veterinary Technician
    Sarah grew up in Tripoli, Iowa and graduated from Tripoli High School in 2012.  She attended Des Moines Area Community College and received an Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology.  Sarah is married to Joseph Heschke.  They have 2 cats, Cinder and Clary, and an Alaskan Malamute named Kita.  She lives in Pella. In her free time Sarah enjoys riding 4wheelers, running, and spending time with her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 29, 2015
    Education:
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Maria Heschke, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Maria grew up in Pella, Iowa and graduated from Pella Christian High School in 2012. She attended Des Moines Area Community College and received her  Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology. Maria is married to Caleb Heschke. They have 2 quarter horses, Quincy and Kodak,  a cat named Charlie and a Doberman, Cesar. In her free time Maria enjoys riding her horses, going on walks, spending time outside and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 09, 2015
    Education:
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Serena Gregory

    Receptionist
    Serena grew up in Montezuma, Iowa and graduated from Montezuma High School in 2008.  She then attended Indian Hills Community College where she received and AAS in Health Information Technology. She has an Australian Shepherd, Sophie and a Terrier, Mags.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Lacey Stowe

    Receptionist
    Lacey grew up in Gilman, Iowa and graduated from East Marshall High School in 2009. She's married to Chris Stowe. They have a daughter named Emersyn, and two miniature dachshunds, Ricco and Pele. In Lacey's free time she enjoys being with her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 16, 2017
  • Deb Steenhoek

    Receptionist at Sully Office

    Deb grew up near Kellogg, Iowa and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School.  She has a daughter, son-in-law, son and 4 grandsons.  She owns a 19yr old Morgan gelding named Garth, a miniature horse named Trigger, and a cat named Gracie.  She enjoys attending the grandson's sports activities, trail riding, and driving Garth.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
  • Ceara Smothers

    Receptionist in Sully Office
    Ceara grew up in Deep River, Iowa and graduated from North Mahaska High School in 2013. She is currently enrolled at Iowa State University for her Animal Science degree with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Ceara is married to Brant Smothers from Montezuma, Iowa. They have one dog, an Australian Shepherd, Sadie. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, and showing her quarter horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 15, 2016
  • Kayli Mackin

    Kennel Staff
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 11, 2016
  • Theresa Crawford

    Kennel Staff
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 16, 2017
  • Kaylyn Kingery

    Kennel Staff
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 07, 2017