Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Peterson has always felt a deep connection with animals. Whether she was bonding with her childhood pets, helping a client’s treasured cat to recover from an illness, or playing with her own affectionate dogs, she always felt that animals greatly enriched her life. To give back to these loving creatures who have such generous spirits, Dr. Peterson has dedicated her career to helping improve animals’ health, comfort, and quality of life!
Dr. Frye received her veterinary career inspiration from an unlikely source. While attending Chadron State College in Nebraska, she happened to chat with an Iowa State University-educated professor. As it turned out, the professor was familiar with the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine; and he strongly encouraged this enthusiastic student to pursue a veterinary education at Iowa State. She listened to his advice, and after much hard work received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from this well-known institution. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Frye has been a vital part of the Ingersoll Animal Hospital care team, and she’s glad she chose a veterinary medicine career!
Dr. Kendall can recall being home sick as a child and watching as her family’s cats called a truce with one another to come lay with her on the couch. Animals have always been a part of her life, and she’s wanted to give something back to them ever since she can remember. Dr. Kendall’s innate desire to care for other beings, combined with her intense passions for biology and zoology, make veterinary medicine the ideal career choice!
Dr. Jake Hunerdosse grew up outside of Indianola, Iowa on a small farm where his interest in veterinary medicine grew. Growing up, Dr. Hunerdosse showed livestock through his local 4-H club and enjoyed training and raising his family’s pets.
Dr. Grace grew up in Roland, Iowa, just north of Ames with 3 brothers. Most days were spent outside building things and getting into trouble. Her first animal related job was at a dairy farm, where she helped with calf deliveries and calf care. The first time she pulled a calf, she knew she wanted to work in animal medicine. As one of our associate vets, Dr. Grace is dedicated to maximizing the special bond between humans and animals.
Dr. Berndette Hartman will be seeing patients at our Pawsitive Strides rehabilitation office. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified in Animal Chiropractic, has a graduate certificate in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, is a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner and is currently working on her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”