At Edgewood Animal Hospital, our mission is to build lasting relationships with each of you, our valued pet owners.  We strive daily to achieve this mission by intentionally advocating for animal wellness and it is our pledge to care enough to do our very best for every client, every patient, every time.
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  • Dr. Bruce Ennen, DVM

    After attending Iowa Central C.C. and the College of Pharmacy at Iowa, I graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. My veterinary practice experience has taken me through Muscatine, Davenport and then to Edgewood. I am in my 21st year of practice and still enjoy serving our clients.
    I have been an IHSAA wrestling official for 40 years and still work the state finals. It’s a great way to serve kids and stay young at heart. My other passion is airplanes, and has been since my first helicopter ride at 5 years of age. My most memorable flight was with the “Blue Angels” in 2011. I also like to fish and landscape.
  • Dr. Leigh Ennen, DVM

    Bruce and I went back to college to become veterinarians after we were married and had grade school age kids. We both graduated from Iowa State University two years apart, and have spent our careers working together in hospitals we have owned. We purchased Edgewood Animal Hospital in 2008.
    I have always cared about the welfare of animals, even when young. One of my most poignant childhood memories was when I was seven years old, and our beloved family Labrador became acutely ill. I held her in my arms over the next few hours, and helplessly watched her condition deteriorate to the point of seizing. I felt so powerless to ease her agony. We called the vet to our home, and when he was not able to control the seizures, he put her to sleep. She was one of five labs poisoned in our neighborhood that weekend. Since that event, I have been inspired to have the knowledge to alleviate animal suffering and promote their good health.
    I enjoy horses and riding, and am an avid bird watcher.*Photo Courtesy of Gordon Photography gordonphotography.biz*
  • Dr. Justina Conrad, DVM

    Even as a child I have wanted to relieve suffering and offer comfort when I saw an animal in need. I would spend hours at my grandparents farm caring for injured or sick kittens and lambs. Now not only do I want to relieve suffering through helping clients treat illnesses and injuries in their pets, but I want to increase the overall health and longevity of their pets. I feel that the most important way to do this is through preventative care and education. Our pets are an important part of our lives and they deserve the best that we can give them.

  • Dr. Sue Delaney, DVM

    Every day of my life, I have come home to a warm greeting from my pets. It’s the happy wagging tails of the dogs or the “welcome home” body slam of the cats. It has never mattered to them if I had the best day or the worst day. They don’t care if I got a bad haircut or I gained back the 5 pounds I had lost. I don’t have to be anything but myself with them. They don’t want anything from me except my love and attention. And a saucer of milk. They have good days and bad days, too, but they don’t complain about those, they just keep doing what they do and making me laugh every day. I think the world would be a much better place if we humans learned to act like our pets do. They make my life so much better, I just hope sometimes I am able to return that favor.

  • Dr. Jonelle Hankner, DVM

    Long story short, over the past couple of years I have lost my three best friends, Ellie Mae, Bailey Jo and Gerti Lu. My girls taught me more about life, love and veterinary medicine than any text book or two-legged being ever could have. I would like to believe my life experiences have made me a more empathetic veterinarian. Helping me to make better decisions for my clients and their pets.

  • Dr. Sarah Hickey, DVM, cVMA, CVCP

    My passion for animals started with riding horses when I was 7. As with most veterinarians, I knew at a very young age that my purpose in life was to help animals. Years later I had the opportunity to study abroad in Central America. The areas in which I stayed were developing and riddled with economic hardship leaving it overpopulated, underdeveloped and riddled with trash, skinny livestock and stray street dogs and cats. Though my experiences in Central America left a deep impression on me I told myself it’s heartbreaking but there’s nothing I can do. While attending Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine I remembered my experiences in Central America and became an ambassador for a non-profit organization and was later able to travel back to developing countries in Central and South America providing veterinary care and relief. My experiences in other countries have been heartbreaking yet overwhelmingly rewarding. Whether I’m in the Amazon Rainforest practicing exotic animal medicine or back home in the States performing acupuncture on a family pet, I truly appreciate the human animal bond and work diligently to strengthen and protect it

  • Dr. Lindsey Leo, DVM

    My childhood pets were all very important to me, but a sweet, loving Golden Retriever named Chelsea will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the bond I felt with her, a bond between a girl and her dog that was the ultimate push in my decision to become a veterinarian. She came into my family as a puppy when I was just starting elementary school. She grew and matured as I did, strengthening our relationship and making her more of a sibling than a pet. But after 14 years of cold nose nudges, happy tail wags and gentle, reassuring hugs, Chelsea became seriously ill. As I watched her suffer and eventually succumb to her terminal disease, a feeling of helplessness and a desire to understand her illness swept over me. I longed to be able to help her in some way, even if that just meant being able to recognize and ease her pain. I knew then that I would dedicate my life to helping animals and practicing veterinary medicine. Whether I am treating a sick kitty or educating an owner on the best wellness care for their dog, it is a rewarding feeling to be a voice and an advocate for our loyal furry companions. *Photo Courtesy of Gordon Photography gordonphotography.biz*

  • Dr. Erin Meaney, DVM

    Albert Schweitzer said it best: “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”
    As a young child growing up on the farm, I spent many an hour taking refuge in the barn with the assorted cats that lived there. Being an introverted and somewhat asocial person, I have always felt more comfortable around animals. They seem to put up with my crazy thoughts and ideas without being judgmental, making them the best kind of friends. As a veterinarian, I enjoy seeing how the pet fits into the family unit. The bond between human and animal is one of the most special relationships in my eyes.
    Music also has been very important to me. I come from a large musical family. I started playing piano at the age of 5, and the French horn at the age of 10. Although I decided to become a veterinarian at an early age, I also had aspirations to become a rock French hornist. Unfortunately there has never been much call for that in the music industry, so I will be content with playing in concert bands on the side.

  • Dr. Carly Paul, DVM

    CJ Vet Clinic was founded in the upstairs closet of my childhood home in Bettendorf, Iowa – I was at the ripe age of 7 when I established this practice for the cat and dog stuffed animals that inhabited my bedroom. My practice grew to include my childhood dog (when she allowed it), and paved the way for my future schooling at Iowa State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, I have married my high school sweetheart and settled into our new home (with our cat, Franklin and our greyhound, Mason) in Coralville living the dream I started 20 years ago!
    Veterinary medicine is a huge part of my life, but I also strive to balance it appropriately with spending time with family, learning non-veterinary things (mainly via reading and podcasts!), baking, being outside, and running weirdly long-distances for fun. My husband and I are so happy to be staying in Iowa, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have joined the Edgewood family!
  • Dr. Karen Taylor, DVM

    I grew up on a Kansas farm and graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1976. I was fortunate to be admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State in 1976. I graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1980. I moved to Iowa in 1980 and worked for a mixed animal clinic for five years. In 1985 I joined the Edgewood Animal Hospital staff.
    I have had many furry children through the years. Currently I have one house cat, five farm cats, and five horses. I truly enjoy being a veterinarian. The wonderful variety of people and their pets, the challenges of solving difficult cases, the thankfulness that clients express when you help their pet – all of this and more make each day an exciting adventure.

  • Dr. Sarah Young, DVM

    I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, my husband and I moved to Anchorage, Alaska and then eventually to Onalaska, Wisconsin where we have lived for the last seven years. In that time, we had two smart and witty children and currently own an almost irritatingly gleeful American Eskimo dog and two mischievous cats. I am grateful to have the opportunity for our family to be back in Cedar Rapids where a large portion of our extended family lives.
    Pets fill our lives and hearts in places that we didn’t know were empty. Their quiet understanding, their goofy antics, their ridiculous habits, the way they vomit only on the carpet and often when you are running late, the way they are happy to see you after a hard day, and the millions of ways they make us feel whole. I can’t imagine working in a different field. If you look back at my elementary school scrapbooks starting around first or second grade what I wanted to be when I grew up changed from “teacher” to “veterinarian” and I aimed for that the rest of my life. Growing up we actually brought our family dog to Edgewood Animal Hospital and I would take all of the free brochures so that I could play veterinarian at home with my stuffed animals. It is surreal that my life has come full circle and now I am a member of the Edgewood Animal team.

  • Casey

    Client Service Representative
    I could not be happier that I have the opportunity to work with animals every day. Growing up I have learned that animals are more compassionate and more loving than most people and being able to help and care for them is truly a gift. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking care of my pets at home, and trying new food.

  • Crissie

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    There hasn’t been a time in my life that I haven’t been around or had some animal as a pet. There has been a wide range of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, cattle, chickens, horses, sheep, goats, and fish in my life. Since I was little, I always felt this pull to be around animals, even if they were well over 1,000 lbs or had the sharpest claws I’ve ever felt. Most times I would just sit outside and watch them interact with each other. I loved being near them and seeing their behavior change depending on who or what came near. I believe this desire of wanting to know why an animal acts a certain way while I was young led me to be who I am today.
    It’s amazing to think about how my inquisitive background as a child, and my animal loving family set me up to be in a career where I can continue to learn, study and now help animals in a way that I never would have thought before. Being surrounded by animals every day and helping them in any way I can is where I am meant to be.

  • Darcy

    Veterinary Technician
    My love for animals started as a young child. I grew up in the Southeast Iowa countryside and have  always been around animals of all shapes and sizes.  I was very active in 4-H and FFA where my love for animals grew even greater. After high school I furthered my education at Kirkwood Community College in the Veterinary Assistant Program and currently the Pet Grooming Program, with the intent to go in the Veterinary Technician Program in the future. I'm involved with my community as a Student Ambassador at Kirkwood. I mentor for my local 4-H club and I'm a member of the Iowa County Fair-board. In the free time that I have left over I like to spend it going kayaking, bowling, or just hanging out with friends.

  • Jennifer

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    I live in Mount Vernon with my husband Dean, and our 2 children, Ella and Jace. We have 3 cats ( Harley, Davidson, and Squirttle), and 1 dog; Lily. We also have 2 horses; Diablo and Kody. I’ve always loved animals and they have been a big part of my life. I can’t imagine having any other career.

  • Jessica

    Practice Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician
    My role at Edgewood Animal Hospital is the Practice Manager, I also have credentials as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have always known I have wanted to work in the animal industry. I was the child constantly asking my parents for a pet or two to add on as an addition to our family. I went through a lot of fish and hermit crabs growing up. The thing I love about my job is knowing that every day I go to work our team helps make a difference in not only a pet’s life, but their Owner’s as well. The joy that animals bring people is remarkable and I am honored I get to be a part of that every day. I share my home with my 3 feline friends; Opie (who some of you may remember living at EAH), Addy Jo and last but not least El Gato. The newest addition to our family is Sunshine, a spunky and active Dobie/Coonhound mix. She has definitely filled the house with a whole new level of spunk and energy and I love her for it. Other activities I spend time enjoying are Crossfit, biking, traveling, camping, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jill

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    I’ve been a veterinary technician for ten years now. When I was little, I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and helping animals. While in high school, I found out about the technician program at Kirkwood. I thought that would be a great opportunity to try out my career path and make sure it suited me. After finishing the program, I realized being a technician was way more rewarding for me and I gained more hands on care with the pets. I decided to stay a technician and not pursue a veterinary degree and that brings us to today!

  • Kristy

    Technician Supervisor / Registered Veterinary Technician
    I have been with Edgewood since 2008. Over the years I have decided that each day is an opportunity to do great things. I also believe you should try to make today better than the day before. I try to make each day great for the patients, clients and coworkers as well. The amazing doctors and support staff make it easy to learn and are always willing to teach and help one another. I couldn’t imagine spending my work day anywhere else.
    When I’m not at work I am taking photographs for fun and enjoying the company of my husband, a rescued Australian Shepherd named Harley and 3 felines, Fozzy, Nike and Puck.

  • Kylie

    Client Service Representative
    Animals where always part of my life growing up, and played an amazing role in it, between the typical family dog to the neighbors quails, and exotic animals my family owned. I currently own a beautiful Russian blue names Tallis, who quite literally decided to ran into my life one day after trying to escape some kids and decided she never wanted to leave. I also own a feisty Leopard Gecko named Topaz the Tiny Dinosaur that loves to sit on top of your head and watch TV. When I'm not working I spend a lot of my time drawing and creating decoden creations that I sell at conventions across the Midwest. I'm lucky enough to have turned one of my biggest hobbies and passions into a second career. 

  • Miranda

    Veterinary Technician
    I have had an intense passion for animals for as long as I can remember. From owning pocket pets and fish, newts, crabs, frogs, shrimp, and pretty much anything else that could live in a tank growing up, to owning two crazy puppers with my fiance today, pets have always been a part of my life and always will be.I have an energetic, playful GSP named Lakota and a spunky, ditsy Blue Heeler/Mini Aussie mix named Watson, as well as a little sassy kitty named Luna. We love to take the boys hiking, swimming, camping and traveling wherever we decide to go for the weekends, and we enjoy hunting, fishing and herping together. We recently rehabbed a small pigeon with the biggest personality, who we named Petey. We just can't seem to get enough of animals, both furry and feathered!
    I first dipped into veterinary assistant work in my home town in 2015. Since then I have worked alongside bonobo and chimpanzee researchers, helped care for lions, tigers, and leopards, assisted both equine and companion animal veterinarians, and worked in both the emergency and daily care settings. I have loved every minute of my career path, so much that I can't even consider this a job. I get to fulfill a passion of mine each and every day, and look forward to continue doing so for many more years to come!

  • Rachel

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Even on my longest, most exhausting days, I am so happy I chose veterinary technician as my career choice . I graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2016 and earned the title RVT. One of the things that appealed most to me about becoming a veterinary technician is that I get to do multiple jobs all wrapped up in one. I am a client educator, I get to assist with radiographs, anesthesia, dental cleanings, administering vaccines, filling prescriptions and so much more. No two days are ever the same. I love helping owners help their pets live longer, healthier lives. I started my journey at Edgewood Animal Hospital as an intern in 2015, and was so thankful they chose to make me a permanent member of their family after graduation. I currently have 2 chihuahuas at home, Bella and Jeeter, who keep me on my toes at all times with their shenanigans. While my job is not always a glamorous one, it is one that I absolutely love!

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2018
  • Sue

    Client Service Representative
    I have been with Edgewood since 2008; scheduling your loved one's health care needs. I have 7 feline friends and 2 boxers, Baci and Rizzo Presley. I'm a massive animal lover and you may hear my shrills of  joy when a boxer enters the clinic.  I can truly say that I take care of every animal as if they were my own. I just love being part of a veterinary team that shares the same adoration for animals. I like spending my free time with my fiancé Todd. You may see us out and about trying out a new restaurant or attending a local auction. 

  • Tara

    Veterinary Technician
    Ever since I’ve been young, I’ve known I wanted to work with animals. I have worked at Edgewood Animal Hospital since 1998 and love my job.
    I enjoy all of the animals that I have crossed paths with through out the years.
    I have a loving husband, 3 kids and one on the way, and 2 furry children who I love dearly.
    Working at Edgewood Animal Hospital has been very rewarding. I consider all my co-workers part of my family.

  • Zach

    Registered Veterinary Technician
    I have always enjoyed being around animals and caring for them since I was young. I have worked in the veterinary industry for over 11 years. I graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2010 and began working at EAH before graduating. I have 2 furry kids at home, Judah my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Cody my German Wirehair Pointer as well as a tank full of fish. My favorite part of working with animals is helping them heal and improving their lives as best I can. In my free time I enjoy reading, running, practicing yoga and spending time with my family, friends and furry kiddos!