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Small Animal Primary Care Clinic

Welcome to the Small Animal Primary Care Clinic at Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center!

Here at the clinic, we provide numerous procedures, including preventative medicine, wellness programs, elective surgery, dentistry, reproductive medicine, exotic, non-traditional and domestic animal medicine and surgery and behavioral interventions. 


Our Team Consists of:

Dr. Bianca Zaffarano

Dr. Brenda Mulherin

Dr. Linda Kauffman

Dr. June Olds

Dr. Robert Dyke

Sara Blount

 

What We Do

Primary Care strives to provide a state of the art environment in which to instruct veterinary students in the practice of high quality general practice medicine for companion and exotic animals. Our mission is to offer continual optimum care for animals from birth to the end of life, managing the full range of health related issues throughout the life of the animal, and to counsel our clients in all stages of health care, including preventive, illness, and end of life issues. Our clients are from Ames and broad surrounding areas. Included among the numerous general practice procedures are instruction in preventive medicine, wellness programs, elective surgery, dentistry, reproductive medicine, exotic, non-traditional and domestic animal medicine and surgery, and behavioral interventions. Our clinicians have a broad range of practice experience, ranging from emergency room medicine to practice ownership in the non –academic setting, and are here to serve your pets in an educational setting.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center’s Primary Care service is to provide a service which models and fosters an exemplary professional and compassionate environment in which students and clients may experience first hand the art and science of excellent veterinary medicine. Specifically, the Primary Care service will assist students in the acquisition of the basic skills needed for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal diseases in a variety of animal species, including all small mammal and exotic species. We aim specifically to foster problem-solving abilities and effective communication with clients, colleagues and mentors, develop an appreciation for both the economic value of the services they provide and to appreciate the high emotional bond which represents the client-patient relationship. Our goal is to assist students in beginning to apply their didactic learning in a compassionate, professional, dynamic hands-on role as practicing veterinarians under the close supervision of licensed mentors.