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. Erin Peeler


Dr. Erin Peeler grew up in Indianola and her heart has always remained in central Iowa. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Wartburg College before pursuing her dream of studying veterinary medicine at Iowa State University. She loves all things feline and is also interested in medicine, exotics, and behavior. At home you can find her curled up with her two cats while sipping tea and playing board games. She also enjoys all sorts of arts and crafts from painting to sewing.