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 7 granddaughters.

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.

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
    • Winnie a Schnoodle
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!


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 & 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: 
        • Neiko a sheltie
        • River 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!

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!

Jasslee Shaffer Veterinary Assistant

Jasslee Shaffer Veterinary Assistant

  • Education: Attending Loras College with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish; plans to earn DVM at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Hometown: Dubuque Iowa
  • Hobbies: Enjoys shopping, camping, and spending time with friends and family
  • Animals:
    • Kya a German shepherd
    • Zuri a German shepherd
    • Scrappy a Dachshund
    • Snowball a Dachshund
  • Quote: its always been a passion of mine to help take care of animals!

Natalie Hazewinkel Veterinary Assistant

Natalie Hazewinkel Veterinary Assistant

  • Education: Currently attending Penn Foster for Veterinary Technician Associates Degree
  • Experience: On-the-job training at Vanderloo and White. I am also a dog groomer at Urban Hound Pet Spaw.
  • Hometown: Dubuque Iowa
  • Hobbies: Anything crafty, helping animals, and spending time with my fur children!

Grace Specht Veterinary Assistant

Grace Specht
Veterinary Assistant

  • Hometown: Dubuque Iowa
  • Animals:
    • Janky an American pit bull terrier
  • Quote: Only a person who loves a challenge would work with patients that can’t tell them where it hurts

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

Tracy Freiburger Kennel Staff

Tracy Freiburger Kennel Staff

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

Rose Merfeld Kennel Staff

Rose Merfeld
Kennel Staff