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Our Team

Our Veterinarians

Starch Pet Hospital has a skilled team of veterinarians who welcome you to our practice. Proudly serving the Des Moines. At Starch Pet Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community. 

Brian Martz

Brian Martz

Managing Veterinarian

Lori Halligan

Lori Halligan

Staff Veterinarian

Lisa Takes

Lisa Takes

Staff Veterinarian

Heather Kay

Heather Kay

Staff Veterinarian

LeAnne Wichman

LeAnne Wichman

Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Ellsworth

Dr. Ellsworth

DVM

Brian Martz

Brian Martz

Managing Veterinarian

Lori Halligan

Lori Halligan

Staff Veterinarian

Lisa Takes

Lisa Takes

Staff Veterinarian

Heather Kay

Heather Kay

Staff Veterinarian

LeAnne Wichman

LeAnne Wichman

Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Ellsworth

Dr. Ellsworth

DVM

Administration

Christina

Christina

Practice Manager

Cicely

Cicely

Front Office Coordinator

Sarah

Sarah

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsea

Chelsea

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsey

Chelsey

Front Office Coordinator

Ashley

Ashley

Front Office Coordinator

Elizabeth's staff photo from University West Pet Clinic where she is posing outside holding a puppy in her arms.

Elizabeth

Front Office Coordinator

Rowen

Rowen

Front Office Coordinator

Alexandra

Alexandra

Christina

Christina

Practice Manager

Cicely

Cicely

Front Office Coordinator

Sarah

Sarah

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsea

Chelsea

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsey

Chelsey

Front Office Coordinator

Ashley

Ashley

Front Office Coordinator

Elizabeth's staff photo from University West Pet Clinic where she is posing outside holding a puppy in her arms.

Elizabeth

Front Office Coordinator

Rowen

Rowen

Front Office Coordinator

Alexandra

Alexandra

Veterinary Technicians

Michelle

Michelle

Veterinary Technician

Steff

Steff

Veterinary Technician

Carla

Carla

Veterinary Technician

MaKayla

MaKayla

Veterinary Technician

Alex

Alex

Veterinary Technician

Loralei

Loralei

Veterinary Technician

Michelle

Michelle

Veterinary Technician

Steff

Steff

Veterinary Technician

Carla

Carla

Veterinary Technician

MaKayla

MaKayla

Veterinary Technician

Alex

Alex

Veterinary Technician

Loralei

Loralei

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Assistants and Groomer

stencil drawing of dog's face and body

Kim

Veterinary Assistant

Bhreanna's staff photo from University West Pet Clinic.

Bhreanna

Veterinary Assistant

Jordyn, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Jordyn

Veterinary Assistant

Tessa, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Tessa

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Erica

Erica

Groomer

stencil drawing of dog's face and body

Kim

Veterinary Assistant

Bhreanna's staff photo from University West Pet Clinic.

Bhreanna

Veterinary Assistant

Jordyn, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Jordyn

Veterinary Assistant

Tessa, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Tessa

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah, a Veterinary Assistant at University West Pet Clinic

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Erica

Erica

Groomer