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.
Dr. Judy Little, DVM
Dr. Little's Bio
Dr. Judy Little is co-owner of Osceola Veterinary Clinic. She has been with the practice since 1997. Dr. Little loves working with dogs, cats, and their families. She and her husband, Eugene, live on their family farm north of Murray with their son, Daniel, their mixed-breed dog, Rico, an assortment of barn cats, some chickens, ducks, and rabbits. They also raise beef cattle and hogs. When she is away from the clinic, you might find her playing piano at her church, working in her garden, reading a book, or visiting the beach.
Dr. Rich Caves, DVM
Dr. Caves' Bio
Dr. Rich Caves is co-owner of Osceola Veterinary Clinic. Rich grew up on his family’s farm north of Oskaloosa and was actively involved with his father’s farming operation. Dr. Caves enjoys seeing appointments for both livestock and pets.
He has great enthusiasm for farming and raising cattle. Dr. Caves also enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and sons, Kipton and Grayson. They have a golden retriever named Copper.
Dr. Dakota Hottle, DVM
Dr. Hottle's Bio
Dr. Brian Veldhuizen, DVM
Dr. Veldhuizen's Bio
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. Grace Steenhagen, DVM
Dr. Steenhagen's Bio
Dr. Grace Steenhagen grew up in Story County, Iowa, with 3 brothers. At Iowa State University, she majored in both Animal Science and Spanish. While there, she worked at the University’s dairy farm and developed an interest in large animal medicine. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Being in college in Great Britain gave her the opportunity for further travel around Europe as well as Africa and India. However, she realized she wanted to live closer to her family, so upon graduation accepted a position at a mixed practice in northern Iowa. Dr. Steenhagen has 3 cats and loves to spend time outdoors camping gardening or kayaking. She is excited to further her career with us.
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.
Autumn has years of experience assisting in veterinary clinics and enjoys utilizing those technician skills with small animal medicine and surgery appointments. Autumn has a variety of animals of her own, including horses, goats, dogs, cats, a pig, and a new Brittany spaniel puppy. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and pyrography (wood burning). She is working towards being an official registered veterinary technician.
Kayla grew up in Weldon on a farm. She graduated from Clarke High School. Her love of animals pushed her to earn her Veterinary Assistant Certificate. She joined the clinic full-time after completing her internship. Kayla is now striving to further her skills and studying to be a registered veterinary technician. She has been assisting with both small animal and large animal appointments. Her kind and empathetic manners are appreciated at the clinic. After work, she goes home to her three dogs named Storm, Mary, and Shiloh.
Macey graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Her passion for animals began at a young age when she grew up riding horses and mules in Prairie City, Iowa. Macey was active in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H showing her horse. She also has always had a dog. After college, Macey moved to New Mexico with her husband, where she had gained experience as a veterinary technician for two years. Macey enjoys working with cats and dogs during small animal appointments and assisting clients in any way that she can. In her free time, Macey enjoys spending time outside with her husband, Jacob, their daughter, Audrey, and their dog named Grizzly.
Large Animal Assistnant
Rounding out their family are two dogs named Mia and Gail.