Donna Rizzo, DVM
Cell: (515) 231-4707 (No emergencies please!)
I am going to tell you a little about myself. My name is Donna Rizzo. I own the clinic. I graduated from ISU in 1989, and started as the owning Vet here two weeks later. I love all the kids here, and most of them love me, or at least know I'm here for them. If you have been here, you can ask me anything about your pets, and I will answer. Sometimes people are sorry they asked, but I will not lie.
I worked at the clinic for 6 years throughout school prior to being a doctor. Any of you that recall Dr. Jensen know that I learned a tremendous amount of what I do from him. Some days I feel school was secondary to that education!
I am the current owner of three dogs. A Jack Russell Terrier named Pica, Hobo who spends most of his time sleeping in the office and a new guy Luigi. I lost my Bella in the fall. MAN do I miss her... e. Golden retriever rescue has filled up my house. Mr Hobo fell in love with me, and vice versa. Luigi is a handful, but he is a lover. I have two cats that live at the clinic Chase and Snow White. I live on an acreage in Huxley, just south of the clinic. My dogs visit the clinic daily sometimes they seem to wish they could live here. They live with me at my house. I only practice small animal medicine. I have also studied chiropractic care of animals. I only do this on small animals.
As a veterinarian, we're in a profession in which we are always learning. That is honestly why I love it and can never see myself not doing it. Even my car accident couldn't keep me away for very long.
Joyce has been here almost as long as me. And yes, she is my mother. However, at work I call her Joyce. She is not as educated with the animals as the other staff, but she will certainly take care of you. You can usually find Joyce behind the front desk assisting clients. Sadie is her creature.
Kadie started the beginning of May. she is here mostly in the mornings. she has two creatures, a cat named Callie and a horse. We do not even try to take care of her big boy, JD.
Lillie is a migrant from Texas. we will show her how Iowa works, and get her used to snow. She was a technician down there. You will see her mornings and afternoons.
Darcy has been her a very long time, she left for a while, but she could not stay away. She works Monday evenings. We may see her more often in the future. She has a creature named Billie. He is a very mouthy little poodle kind.
Emma is a student at Dmacc for Assoc in business. She fits in with us because she does have creatures. She has two huskies, Eugene and Leia. Eugene is chatty, but Leia is just a chilled girl. She has been with us a couple months now.
Ambar has observed our workings for some time. Now, we are putting her to work. She has just started with us, so you will meet her. She owns a maltese old girl, Laila. We just cleaned up her smile, and I have been reminded she is young at heart!! Ambar is hoping to go to Vet school in the future, so we are showing her how to take care of your monsters.
You may see several new faces now and then, because we are a very active observer place. Hopefully we teach them well, and do not show them too many bad habits. If you see someone you want to meet, just ask we would love to introduce them!