Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

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Tri-Vet Associates is a mixed animal veterinary clinic, with offices in Farley, Dyersville, and Holy Cross. We cover a large area from Dubuque, to Manchester and Guttenburg, to Cascade. Our nine doctors and support staff provide veterinary services to the large and small animals of the surrounding area.

In 1979 Drs. Chapman, Goerdt and Rahe established a clinic in Farley. During those early years, our practice was almost exclusively farm animals. Our practice has grown and changed since then. Now, a significant percentage of our practice is pets. Today five of our doctors focus on large animals, either traveling the countryside or providing care for cattle hauled into our facility. Three of our doctors focus on both large and small animals, also traveling the countryside as well as caring for dogs, cats, and pocket pets in our Farley and Dyersville offices.

The Farley office is our main clinic. In Farley, the large animal area has pens and chutes for working cattle, a tilt table, facilities capable of handling bulls, and cattle surgery areas. The clinic also has small animal facilities that house a state of the art surgery room, medicine treatment room, new spacious dog runs and cat areas, and comfortable exam rooms. Also in Farley is a bacteriology lab, conference room, and doctor’s reference library. The Dyersville office was built in 1998 to accommodate dogs, cats, and pocket pets, although many large animal products are sold through the office. The clinic contains a spacious surgery area, medicine treatment room, comfortable dog runs, and a calm cat boarding area. The Holy Cross office serves as a satellite clinic and stocks large animal supplies for producers in the Holy Cross area.

    Veterinarians

  • Dr. Ashley Klein, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 2016 after graduation from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Dewayne Rahe, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Started practice in 1977 after graduating from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine.…
  • Dr. Earl Goerdt, DVM **Retired**

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Earl Goerdt grew up on a farm in Delaware County. He received his degree in Veterinary…
  • Dr. Gary Bramel, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife…
  • Dr. Jennifer Hosch , DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 2009 after graduation from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Judd Grover, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 1996 after graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Paul Herrig, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 1981 after graduating from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine.…
  • Dr. Scott Reitzler, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 2001 after graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Tim Sprank, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 2008 after graduation from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…
  • Dr. Todd Kluesner, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Joined our staff in 2002 after graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary…

    Veterinary Assistants

  • Allison Nurre

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our staff in July of 2013. Allison graduated from NICC in Calmar. Allison and her…
  • Angie Borgerding

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our staff in June of 1998. Angie graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College.…
  • Emily O'Connell

    Veterinary Assisting Program

    Joined our staff in August of 2016. Emily graduated from the Veterinary Assisting program…
  • Julie Vonderhaar

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our staff in 1976. Julie along with her husband Tom live on a farm near Luxemburg.…
  • Linda Dunkel

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our staff in April of 2007. Linda and her husband Joe live on an acreage in…
  • Shelly Steffen

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our staff in January 2015. Shelly graduated from UW Platteville in May 2015 with a…

    Office Manager

  • Lori Daly

    Office Manager

    Joined our staff in March of 1988. Lori and her husband Tim live on a farm near Bankston.…

    Certified Veterinary Technicians

  • Kari Erickson, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Joined our staff in August of 2008. Kari graduated from Kirkwood Community College and is…
  • Tanya Deutmeyer, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Joined our staff in July of 2013. Tanya graduated from Kirkwood Community College and is a…

    Large Animal Assistant

  • Merle Feldman

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lives in Farley and has been with Tri-Vet since 1981. Merle is the oldest of five brothers…