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Internal Medicine

Welcome to Internal Medicine at Iowa State University!



Our Team
Consists of:

Dr. Al Jergens

Dr. Dana LeVine

Dr. Jean-Sebastien   Palerme

Dr. Chad Johannes

Dr. Laura Van Vertloo



Amy Hodnefield

Carrie Schwake 


Why do you need to see us?

Here at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Clinic of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center,
we have five ACVIM board-certified specialists in our small animal internal medicine group. 
While we see all aspects of internal medicine, we offer special skills and training in the
following areas: hematology, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrinology, nutrition, and obesity,
to name a few.
We also have an active and successful residency training program with a long history of
success in having our residents achieve board certified status.
Our certified technicians work closely with our students, clients, and all of our cases and
are also in charge of our non-resident canine and feline blood donor program. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the ACVIM?

Who are ACVIM members?

What is a Veterinary Specialist?



Please call 515-294-4900 to schedule an Internal Medicine appointment.

New appointments are scheduled for Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm.  Rechecks are scheduled every day of the week (including Fridays).  Our medicine service also receives transfers from our emergency service 7 days a week/365 days a year. 

For more information on appointments, please click here.