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Who We Are


We would like to welcome a new faculty member to our group, Dr. Dana LeVine!

Dr. LeVine joined ISU’s Small Animal Internal Medicine service as an assistant professor with a special interest in hematology.  She received her DVM from Cornell University in 2004, completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Georgia, followed by a combined internal medicine residency and PhD at North Carolina State University through their Clinician Investigator program. Her research focuses on immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in dogs.  She plans to continue to combine clinical small animal medicine and research in veterinary hematology as a clinician-scientist at ISU.  She looks forward to being a part of the Iowa veterinary community!



Dr. Deitz

Dr. Krysta Deitz
DVM – University of Florida, 2002
Masters – Iowa State University, 2008
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 2008

Special Interests: Dr. Deitz specializes in small animal internal medicine. Research interest includes genetic expression in canine thyroid tumors.

Dr. Jergens

Dr. Al Jergens
DVM - Texas A&M University, 1983
Masters - Iowa State University, 1994
PhD – Immunobiology – Iowa State University, 2005
Diplomate, ACVIM, 1988

Special Interests: Dr. Jergens specializes in small animal internal medicine. His primary research areas of interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, mucosal immunology, and inflammatory bowel diseases in dogs and cats.

Dr. King

Dr. Robert King
DVM - Washington State University, 1980
PhD – Washington State University, 1980
Diplomate, ACVIM, 1996

Special Interests: Dr. King specializes in small animal internal medicine with special interests and training in pulmonary medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Morrison

Dr. JoAnn Morrison
DVM - Purdue University, 1993
Masters – Iowa State University, 2007
Diplomate, ACVIM, 2002

Special Interests: Dr. Morrison specializes in general internal medicine with special interest in endocrinology, hematology, and nutrition.





Dr. Slovak

Dr. Jennifer Slovak

DVM Iowa State University


Special Interests: Auto immune and infectious  diseases.

Dr. Otoni

Dr. Cristiane Otoni

DVM Sao Paulo State University, Brazil


Special Interests: Gastroenteric, cardiology, and endocrinology, as well as minimally invasive diagnostic procedures.

Dr. Makielski

Dr. Kelly Makielski

DVM University of Wisconsin-Madison


Special Interests: hepatobiliary, nutrition,renal disease .




Amy Hodnefield
Received Veterinary Technician (AAS) from National College of Allied Health, 1989
Member of the Internal Medicine Team since 1990

Special Interests: endoscopy, animal blood bank


Carrie Flatjord
Received Veterinary Technician (AAS) from Kirkwood Community College, 2004 Member of Internal Medicine Team since 2005

Special Interests: endoscopy, behavior