Our Team

​Meet our veterinary team in Osceola, Iowa.

APPOINTMENT

Our Team of Veterinary Experts

Our team strives to make your experience with our clinic as efficient and professional as possible. We look forward to serving you.

Veterinarians

Dr. Judy Little, DVM

Dr. Little's Bio

Dr. Judy Little has been with the Osceola Veterinary Clinic since her graduation from Iowa State University in 1997. Her primary focus has been dogs & cats and the families who love them. This year, 2024, she has reduced her hours to part-time and plans to semi-retire this summer. She hopes to be able to continue to mentor the newer veterinarians at the clinic.

With her reduced hours, she has enjoyed more time with her husband, Eugene, and their son, Daniel. They have a farm in northwest Clarke County that keeps them all busy with cattle and hay, a few pigs, ducks, & chickens. Of course, the farm-dog, Rico, is still guarding the place and trying to corral the roaming farm cats. The three “privileged” cats, Bean, Butter and Parkay round out the herd. While she has cherished her relationships with her clients and patients, she is also now loving being able to say “yes” to other adventures.

Dr. Dakota Hottle, DVM

Dr. Hottle's Bio
Dr. Dakota Hottle is an associate veterinarian at Osceola Veterinary Clinic. He is originally from Waterloo, Iowa, and graduated from West High School in 2011. Dakota then graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in biology. He went on to attend Iowa State University and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2019. Dakota grew up on his family’s cattle operation south of Waterloo and has worked with cow-calf all the way through finishing. In his spare time, Dakota treasures spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Raegan and Saylor.
Dr. Brian Veldhuizen

Dr. Brian Veldhuizen, DVM

Dr. Veldhuizen's Bio
Dr. Brian Veldhuizen is a new associate veterinarian to Osceola Veterinary Clinic. He grew up in Altoona, Iowa and graduated vet school from Kansas State University in 2001. Dr. Veldhuizen enjoys working on horses, livestock, and pets.

In 2007, he received training in animal chiropractic at Options for Animals in Wellsville, KS. Animal chiropractic has become a passion. Dr. Veldhuizen spends most of his free time riding horses, team roping, or going to rodeos with his wife, Shelly, daughter, Sydney, and son, Clayton.

Dr. Katelyn Gillum

Dr. Katelyn Gillum, DVM

Dr. Gillum's Bio
Dr. Katelyn Gillum grew up in Unionville, Missouri, and is the youngest of four children. Her parents and grandparents were all involved in raising livestock and row crops, and they instilled their love of the land and agriculture in her. She showed cattle in both 4-H and FFA, and her love of agriculture led her to pursue an animal science degree at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Katelyn Gillum then choose to move back closer to home to attend veterinary school at the University of Missouri where she will be graduating in May. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, going on runs/walks with her husky named Denali, and spending time with her nieces and nephew. She can’t wait to join the team and begin her career at Osceola Veterinary Clinic!

Veterinary Assistants

Hannah

Vet Assistant
Hannah's Bio

​Ever since Hannah was little, she has had a passion for animals and agriculture. On her family’s farm, she has had the privilege of raising cows, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Hannah graduated from Clarke Community High School and was very active in her Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. She has been building her customer/patient care skills and is now assisting with both small and large animal appointments. Hannah enjoys the adventure of working with a variety of animals and loves to help wherever she can. Hannah enjoys spending time with family/friends, baking, hunting, working with her animals, and traveling in her free time. She is working towards being an official Registered Veterinary Technician and taking pre-vet classes.

Rose

Vet Assistant

Rose's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Hali

Vet Assistant
Hali's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Esther

Large Animal Assistant

Esther's Bio
Esther grew up in Chariton, Iowa, where she graduated high school in 2019. Then she attended Indian Hills Community College, where she received her Associate of Science in 2021. She is now assisting with mostly large animal appointments. In her free time, she likes to be involved in outdoor actives with her family. She has two dogs, Nova and Jack.

Mallory

Office Manager

Mallory's Bio
Mallory and her husband, Jeff, along with their two kids, Jase and Macy, live on a family farm northeast of Weldon. When they aren’t feeding cattle, you can find them camping!
Rounding out their family are two dogs named Mia and Gail.

Mindi

Large Animal Assistant

Mindi's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Leah

Small Animal Assistant

Leah's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Ally

Ally's Bio

Bio coming soon!