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Dr. Melissa Beyer
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Melissa Beyer

Hello! I am Melissa Beyer and I am the owner of South Des Moines Veterinary Center. Veterinary medicine is definitely my passion. I love all aspects of it. My two favorite areas are dermatology (skin) and soft tissue surgery. These may seem like two very different areas, but they continually challenge me and make my job fun. I joined South Des Moines Veterinary Center in 2006 and became owner in 2014. I am currently an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.

Away from SDMVC I stay busy with my 2 daughters and husband (Jeremy). Our girls are constantly on the go with dance competitions and junior Olympic gymnastics meets. Our entire family loves following college football (I am an Iowa State University graduate but an Iowa Hawkeye fan at heart).

Pictured with me are Luke and Dash, our sweet Golden Retrievers. Can you believe they are actually cousins! We also have 2 cats (not pictured) Henry and Burt. Each of our animals have great personalities and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Our 4-legged kids are family!

Whether it’s helping your pet with vaccinations or performing surgery, I am here to make sure your pet’s overall wellness is the best it can be! I look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family members soon.

Amy
Practice Manager

Amy

Welcome to South Des Moines Veterinary Center. My name is Amy! I have been with SDMVC since 2020 and have been in the veterinary field for many, many years. My favorite part of working here is seeing pets grow up and to be a voice for the voiceless. I love the bond that we get to build with our patients and their amazing owners. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy camping and spending time with my family, including my 4-legged kiddo- Freya. Life’s too short to spend it sitting on the couch!

Caralynn
Pet Care Team

Caralynn

Hello! My name is Caralynn, I am a Veterinary Technician here at South Des Moines Veterinary Center. I have been a member of the SDMVC team since July of 2017. My favorite part of my job is getting to know our amazing clients and patients and getting to be a resource for all of their pet needs. My special interests are behavior and grooming.

Outside of work I spend a ton of time with my 2 cats (Leo & Shiva) and my 3 dogs (Leeroy, Dorothy & Bart). You will usually find me outside enjoying nature (hiking, camping or kayaking), listening to music or traveling.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Chelsey
Pet Care Team

Chelsey

Hi! I’m Chelsey and I have been at South Des Moines Veterinary Center since 2015. I am a member of the Pet Care Team and you will often find me holding on to some of our wiggly patients, drawing blood or even monitoring anesthesia. I love all of the new things that I get to learn on a daily basis. My favorite part of working at SDMVC is teaching and educating clients. Sharing what I know is what I’m here for! Outside of work I enjoy exploring new places, watching football (go Packers), being creative with projects around the house and spending quality time with my friends and family. Be sure to ask me about my 4 legged family – Nelson (cat) and Frankie (bulldog) the next time you’re in.

Maren
Pet Care Team

Hi! My name is Maren and I am very excited to be a member of the South Des Moines Vet Center Pet Care Team.  I joined the Pet Care Team in September of 2021 and am loving it.  My favorite part of my job is spending time with all of the amazing pets we have here and building relationships with them and their owners.  I feel extremely lucky to care for each of them. 

When I’m not at the clinic, I enjoy playing with my own cat named, Honey, and my Guinea Pig named, Bambi (I rescued him).  I also love to check out amusement parks, do some wine tasting, and antiquing.  Feel free to say, “hi” the next time you’re at the clinic. I look forward to meeting you!

Melissa
Pet Care Team

Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa and I am a member of the South Des Moines Veterinary Center Pet Care Team.  I joined the SDMVC team in November of  2020. My day is filled with caring for the dogs and cats that board and play at daycare.  Interacting with dogs is the highlight of my day!  

Outside of work, I enjoy cuddling my own dog and cat while watching movies or reading a good book.  

Ashlynn
Client Care Team

Ashlynn

Hello! I’m Ashlynn and I am a member of the South Des Moines Veterinary Center Client Care Team. I am often one of the first faces you see when you come into the clinic. I have worked at SDMVC since May of 2020. While at work I enjoy building relationships with each of our clients and learning new things.

Outside of work I love playing with my dog, Kenya, and my 2 cats, Nikka and Nugget. I also enjoy kayaking, watching a good crime documentary, and checking out the local thrift shops. I can’t wait to meet you at your next SDMVC visit!

Lin
Groomer

Lin

Hello! My name is Lin and I am a groomer at South Des Moines Vet Center. I have been with SDMVC since July of 2018 and have been grooming for over 5 years. One of the best parts of my day is getting to know each of the pets I get to work with. I enjoy making each dog and cat that I groom look as good as they feel. I even keep my own pets (Iggy, Pep, and Zeke) looking their best!

Outside of work, you will find my watching a good horror movie, playing video games, or cooking. Make sure to give me a shout when your pet needs a good spa day here at SDMVC!