Staff

OUR DOCTORS


Dr. Adam White
Dr. Michael White

 Michael White DVM

  • Education: Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine 1978
  • Experience:
    • Partner since 1982
  • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
  • Hobbies: GO PACK GO!
  • Family: Dr. White and his wife Julie have four grown children, Adam, Natalie, Allie and Elliott; and 5 granddaughters.
  • Animals:
    • Jack a Golden Retriever
    • Zaria a Black Cat


Dr. Adam White
Dr. Phil Olson

Phil Olson DVM

  • Education: Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine 1982
  • Experience:
    • Partner since 1993
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Hobbies: In his free time Dr. Olson enjoys biking, working on his house and yard and supports the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
  • Animals:
    • Baci a Cat


Dr. Adam White
Dr. Adam White

Adam White DVM

Dr. White grew up in the Dubuque area and graduated from Loras College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. He then attended Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Before returning to Dubuque in 2012, he worked as a small animal veterinarian in Central Iowa.

  • Family: Dr. White and his wife, Jen, have three daughters.
  • Animals:
    • Stella a Schnoodle
    • Arlo a Golden Retriever
Dr. Kutsch

Leonard J. Kutsch DVM

Dr. Kutsch is an Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine graduate (1980). He is a Dubuque area native (Sherrill, Iowa). He graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in 1968. His hobbies/interests include: fishing,travel, gardening/landscaping, cooking and enjoying music (blues in particular!)
He has two adult daughters, four grandchildren and one “Grand” dog, Mollie.
Dr. Kutsch retired in 2017, but very much enjoys continuing to work part-time a few days a month for Drs. White and Olson!
Dr. Katie Merkes

Katie Merkes DVM

Dr. Katie, a Dubuque native, graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following graduation, she completed an equine internship in California and then moved back to Dubuque to open her own mobile small animal and equine practice. Dr. Katie is at the Asbury location every other Saturday. When not working, Dr. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Doug, their son Bennett, and their menagerie of animals (3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 mini donkeys, and 3 horses).

OUR STAFF

Jessi Patters – Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessi Patters – Certified Veterinary Technician

  • Education: Madison Area Technical College 2006
  • Experience:
    • Started at Vanderloo and White in 2012
    • Dubuque Regional Humane Society 8 years
  • Hometown: Kieler, Wisconsin
  • Animals:
    • Lilly a Chihuahua / Cairn Terrier mix
    • 3 cats: Lefty, Nelson and Shadow
  • Hobbies:
    • Baking
    • Reading
    • Gardening
    • Spending time with family and friends

Nikki Welter
Nikki & Cheyanne

Nikki Welter – Senior Veterinary Technician

      • Education: Kirkwood Community College
      • Experience: Central Animal Hospital 2001 – present
      • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
      • Hobbies: Spending time with family, working in my yard with my flowers and making flower arrangements. Working on my house. Shopping.
      • Animals: 
        • Lexus a puggle
        • Neiko a sheltie

    I have spent my whole life in the Dubuque Area growing up will all types of animals; dogs, cats, horses etc. I have always had a passion to help and care for animals.

    I graduated from Western Dubuque in 1996 and pursued a degree in Veterinary Technology at Kirkwood Community College, graduating in 2001. I have been working as a Veterinary Technician ever since and LOVE it!


Jessica Hess Veterinary Assistant

Jessica Hess Veterinary Assistant

  • Education: Kirkwood Community College
  • Experience: Working in veterinary field since 2011
  • Hometown: Dyersville, Iowa
  • Hobbies: Going camping. Going on the river. Spending time with family and friends
  • Animals:
    • Marley – mixed breed dog
    • Bibi – tortie shell cat


Dr. Adam White
Hayley Merkes Veterinary Technician

Hayley Merkes Veterinary Technician

  • Education: Northeast Iowa Community College 2015
  • Hometown: Dyersville Iowa
  • Hobbies: Enjoy crafts, spending time on the river and with friends and family.
  • Animals:
    • Sawyer, Golden Retriever
  • Quote: its always been a passion of mine to help take care of animals!


Dr. Adam White
Rachel Langmeier

Rachel Langmeier

  • Education:
    • NICC 2019
  • Hometown: Hazel Green, WI
  • Hobbies: Working on family beef farm, spending time with friends and family, four wheeling and camping
  • Animals:
    • Daisy (German Shepard/Doberman mix)
    • Lacy (Mini labradoodle)


Dr. Adam White
Tracy Freiburger Kennel Staff

Tracy Freiburger Kennel Staff

  • Education: Veterinary Assistant
  • Experience: Started Vanderloo and White 2015
  • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
  • Hobbies: Creating flower arrangements!
  • Animals:
    • Guinness the dachshund
    • Callie the cat
  • Quote: I always said when I was a kid that I wanted to work with animals.


Dr. Adam White
Ceondra Kowalske

Ceondra Kowalske

    • Experience: NICC 2019
    • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
    • Hobbies: Camping, fishing, boating, painting, and sculpting.
    • Animals:
      • Three cats: Kenna, Kenai, and Koda
Dr. Adam White
Kayla Weis – Certified Veterinary Technician

Kayla Weis – Certified Veterinary Technician

  • Education: Kirkwood Community College 2009
  • Experience:
    • Started at Vanderloo and White 2009
  • Hometown: Bellevue, Iowa
  • Hobbies: Kayla enjoys doing crafts, shopping, baking and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes in the fall.
  • Animals:
    • Herd of Holsteins from her dairy farm in Bellevue
    • 5 dogs: Charm a Miniature Australian Shepherd; Saddie a Brittany Spaniel mix; Chance a Border Collie; Casey a Rottweiler mix; and Tess a Red Heeler.
    • 4 cats: Fuzzy, Dusty, Baby and Grey Boy (who is actually a girl)
  • Quote: “I have had a passion for helping animals ever since I was young and I am very happy to be a part of the veterinary team!”

Dr. Adam White
Jackmann “Jack” White – Greeter

Jackmann “Jack” White – Greeter

  • Education: Graduate from Dr. White’s Daily Obedience Classes
  • Experience:
    • Started Volunteering at Vanderloo and White 2009
  • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
  • Hobbies:
    • Fetching and playing ball
    • Hiking with his family
  • Family: Family member of the White household.
  • Animals:
    • Oldest of 4 cats: Zaria, Wilbur, Boots and Hazel

Dr. Adam White
Arlo

Arlo

  • Experience: Starting in 2012
  • Hometown: North Pole
  • Hobbies: Family, Dr. Adam White Household
Dr. Adam White
Stella

Stella

  • Experience: Starting in 2009
  • Hometown: Central Iowa
  • Hobbies: Family, Dr. Adam White Household