Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Jen Emerson-Mathis (with Rissa)

Dr. Jen received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University; she is a third generation veterinarian, and you may see her father on occasion as he is still practicing in Iowa today. After graduation, Dr. Jen joined a multi-vet practice just outside of Chicago for many years before moving back home to Iowa where she practiced in Adel, Iowa before starting a practice of her own here in West Des Moines.

Time out of the office is spent with her husband, young children, and furry kids. Should free time arise, you may find her scrap-booking, stamping, or rug hooking.

Dr. Eric Griggs

 

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Dr. Griggs received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2011. Since graduation, he has spent time in several small animal practices in Texas, Minnesota, and now in Iowa. Dr. Griggs shows experience beyond his years and has a strong interest in ophthalmology and internal medicine. He enjoys making a difference in the lives of people and their pets. Outside of work, Dr. Griggs enjoys spending time outdoors, though will not have much time to do so with the new baby on the way.

Dr. Shannon Orth

 

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Dr. Shannon Orth received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2012. Since then she has been practicing as a Small Animal Associate in Central and Eastern Iowa. Her areas of professional interest include soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and nutrition. When Dr. Shannon gets some time to herself, she pursues reading, crafting, exploring the out of doors, and visiting with family and friends. Dr. Shannon’s family includes her partner Michael,  a new baby boy Maverick, and her feline companions, Aqua and Jack.