Veterinarians

Samantha Teply, DVM

Dr. Teply was born and raised in Dubuque, IA and grew up boating, tubing and skiing on the Mississippi river. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa before attending the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM in 2018. During her time at UNI she…

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Emily Meier, DVM

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Alicen Tracey, DVM

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2019 Where I’m from: Monticello, Minnesota Family: My husband, Jacob and I share our home with four fluffy family members! We’ve been married since 2017, and started dating in high school. Past pets: I grew up on a hobby farm, and had a variety of different pets including horses, chickens, bunnies, cats, dogs, guinea…

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Garrett Knudson, DVM

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2019 Where I’m from: Waterloo, Iowa Family: Two four-legged kids: Charlie (canine) and Sassy (feline) Past pets: Growing up, my family had a two Golden Retrievers, two American Eskimos, and more cats than I could count at times! One piece of pet advice: Don’t eat anything that your dog wouldn’t eat….

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Lori Cherney, DVM

Started at Den Herder Vet: 1996 Where I’m From: Cedar Falls, Iowa Family: My husband and high school sweetheart, Ken (married 30 years!!!); Kids- Hannah (22 years), Bryce (21 years) and Ty (13 years) Past Pets: I have been lucky in my life to have been blessed with a large number of pets. I have…

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Tom Taylor, DVM

I have had the privilege to be part of the Den Herder Team since 1998. I started where many of us do, in the kennel. I took a few years off when I moved away to vet school and have been a veterinarian here since 2004, immediately after graduation. Dr. Jerry Den Herder and Dr….

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Jerry Den Herder, DVM

Den Herder Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Jerry Den Herder in 1985. Jerry based his daily life on service and caring for all people and the patients they brought through the front door, as well as the wonderful staff he built over the years. His care and compassion were a constant model for the…

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