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

Veterinarian  Des Moines - Norwalk, IA | Family Pet Vet









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.


Dr. Tim Kuhnmuench










Dr. Tim Kuhnmuench received his degree in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. His name looks intimidating but is easy to say, “coon-munch.” He completed a one year internship at a specialty hospital and then practiced in Colorado for two years prior to moving to central Iowa. Dr. Tim’s veterinary interests include: surgery, ultrasound, dentistry, pain management, acupuncture, internal medicine and preventive medicine for all life stages of dogs and cats. Outside of work he is usually spending time with his wife, daughter, dogs, and cats. He loves the outdoors including fishing, biking and gardening.