2210 West 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Monday - Friday
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat 8:00am - Noon

Phone : (515) 965-0452
Fax : (515) 965-2946


Our Team


Dr. Steven Dotzenrod

dotzenrodDr. Dotzenrod was born and raised in Wyndmere, North Dakota. He attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1987. From there he went back to the Dakotas to work in a mixed animal practice until 1990. In 1990 he moved to the Ankeny area and opened Ankeny Animal Health Clinic.

Dr. Dotzenrod lives in Ankeny with his wife Ruth and dachshund Patch. They are now empty nesters with his oldest Leslie living in West Des Moines and working at Joseph's Jewelers. His son Phillip is stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA.

Dr. Dana Danks

danksDr. Danks is a graduate of Iowa State University. She received her Masters in animal behavior in 1979 and her DVM in 1984. She has a special interest in all animal behavior and operates a private busines for dog and cat behavior problems. She started work at Ankeny Animal Health Clinic in 1996.

Dr Danks lives in Slater with her husband, Jim, and 4 cats. They have two sons who are grown. Her hobbies are camping and reading.


Heather Osborn - Technician Staff
osbornHeather joined the Ankeny Animal Health Clinic staff in 2000 after attending Southwestern Community College where she was part of their softball team.

Heather currently lives in Altoona with her husband Jeff, kids Jade and Josie and her slew of pets Brody, Pig (she's a dog), Radish (also a dog) Ratoon and Ladybug (both cats) and her lizards.

Jessica Hans - Technician Staff
hansJessica joined the Ankeny Animal Health Clinic staff in 2001. She worked part time for her first two years at the clinic while attending DMACC.

Jessica lives in Ankeny with her husband Derrick, 2 legged kids Lily and Austin and her zoo of 4 legged kids, Jewels and Daphne (dogs), Mic and Mal (cats) and Donut the crazy ferret.

Stephanie Buster - Pet Care Representitive
buster is the newest member of our pet care team. She started here in Feburary 2013 after being a stay at home mom for 11 years. Before her stay at home years she worked in the Des Moines area as a pet care reprsentitive for 10 years.

Stephanie lives in Ankeny with her fiance John and 3 kids Paige, Madison and Colton. She also houses her own zoo that includes 2 dogs, Apollo and Bella and her 5 cats George, Frank, Stan, Hank and Ashes.

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