Dr. Mark Pettit
Dr. Mark Pettit was raised in Wymore, NE. He is a 1981 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary college he spent a year working in a mixed animal practice in South Dakota before joining Animal Medical Clinic in 1982. He is very skilled in orthopedic surgery, especially in the repair of knee injuries in dogs. Dr. Pettit belongs to numerous community service organizations and leads a youth Veterinary Explorers group. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. Dr Pettit and his wife, Sheila, have two sons, Justin and Jacob, and enough pets to fill their farm.
Dr. Jeri Lurz
Dr. Jeri Lurz cultivated a love for animals at a young age. Being raised on a small farm/ranch operation in Valentine, NE; she could often be found attempting to make pets out of the cows, stray cats, kittens and dogs that ventured onto the family property. Her extreme dedication to detail and commitment to any goal she sets allowed her to successfully complete a biology and mathematics degree at Buena Vista University in 2006 and continue on to obtain her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 2010. Her compassion and dedication is also seen in her attitude toward her patients and their owners.
Dr. Lurz worked at a small animal practice in Sparta, Wisconsin prior to joining the Animal Medical Clinic in 2012. In 2012, she completed ultrasound courses for abdominal and cardiovascular examination in order to expand her knowledge and better help clients and their pets. Dr. Lurz's interest in surgery and physical therapy continually drives her to strive for improvement and advancement of her skills. Currently, she is becoming increasingly proficient with correction of ACL tears and patellar luxation. In her spare time, Dr. Lurz can be found reading, cooking, fishing, taking ballroom dance lessons, spending time at the gym/zumba and enjoying the outdoors. She is accompanied to work by her long-time companion and furry friend, Paul, who suffers from anxiety at home. However, Dr. Lurz often states that all of the pets who come in the doors of the clinic are her 'kids,' for the length of their stay.
Dr. Beth Soulliere
Dr. Beth Soulliere was raised in Columbus, NE. She is a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spends her time between Animal Medical Clinic in Fremont and Mission Village Clinic in Omaha. Dr. Soulliere and her husband, Mark, have a son and daughter, Rex and Mia. Her hobbies include reading, golfing, and spending time with her standard poodless, Sunny Day and Ruby.
Kelly stumbled into veterinary medicine when her position as a kennel technician became impromptu training as a veterinary assistant. It is a perfect position for her as she loves to interact with the two and four-legged people that enter the clinic each day.
Kelly grew up in Wausa, NE. Before joining our team in 2002, she worked in a small animal practice in Kearney, NE. She has been working in this profession as a Veterinary Assistant for 12+ years. She currently lives with in Fremont with her husband Sam and their 2 Westies, Russell and Tilly, and cats, Iceberg and Boo. Tilly frequently accompanies Kelly to work. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Courtnie Rokusek was raised in Oakland, NE amidst family members with farming backgrounds. This first inspired her desire to be a veterinary technician in addition to the riveting stories found on the Animal Planet. She attended Northeast Community College where she graduated with a degree in veterinary technology in May of 2016. Courtnie joined us at the Animal Medical Clinic in June of 2016.
Courtnie enjoys many aspects of her position here but has a passion for exotic animals especially snakes. She is accompanied by her Boston Terrier, Milo many days of the week. In her spare time, Courtnie enjoys spending time with her family, dancing and playing with Milo.
Marsha has been part of our team as a full time groomer since 1994. She has been in this profession for 20+ years. Marsha earned a certificate of completion for grooming at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She currently lives in the Fremont area with her husband Todd. She also has a daughter, Karrie. Her pets include 2 Boston Terriers, BJ and Booker. She enjoys working in the yard, church activities and is a foster parent for Boston Terriers outside of working.
'Every day is never the same as before. Every dog or cat I encounter has adifferent personality. You tend to get attached to them after a while.'-Marsha
Paula Groves has been part of our team since November 2004 as a full time groomer. She has been in this profession for 15+ years. She lives with her husband Gary in Cedar Bluffs. They live with their two dogs, Cooper who is a Brussels Griffon mix, and Darby who is a Boston Terrier mix. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her grand kids, fishing and going with her husband when he has a gig with his band Crossfire.
Brent has been part of our team since April 2012. He is our Practice Manager. He has worked for the clinic previously as kennel tech and technician. He has been in this profession for 14+ years. He received his degrees in Veterinary Technology and Agribusiness Management from NCTA in Curtis, NE. He lives in Fremont with his wife Stacey and son Chase. He enjoy's hunting, fishing.
Jasmine's vast assortment of animals ranging from frogs and snails to dogs and horses has cultivated her passion for animals. She is currently a senior a Fremont High School and spent the first few years of her life in Greenfield, IA before moving to the Fremont area. Jasmine was shadowing the doctors and staff at the Animal Medical Clinic as part of the school to career program at the high school in January of 2013. She began working as a kennel technician to work more closely with animals and expand her knowledge as she plans to enter college to become a veterinarian herself. Jasmine lives with her parents and sister, their dog, Koda and her cat, Gina. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading, latch hooking, and spending time with friends.