Neil Hovick, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Neil Hovick, our Chief of Staff, is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is skilled in soft tissue surgery and orthopedics.
In Dr. Hovick's free time, he enjoys working on the farm, spending time with his dog and cats, and attending Iowa State University athletic games. Dr. Hovick especially enjoys working with young dogs and cats that come in so happy and huggable.
Cheri Aldrich, DVM
Dr. Cheri Aldrich graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and joined a mixed animal practice, where she cared for both large and small animals. She then began working at a primarily small animal practice here in the Des Moines area. Most recently, Dr. Aldrich has been involved with shelter medicine and trap-neuter-return programs throughout Central Iowa. She especially enjoys the endless variety of cases, animals, and people she meets every day that make veterinary medicine so interesting and rewarding.
Dr. Aldrich shares her country home with her husband, a dog, two cats, three horses, and 15 chickens. Her favorite pass time is riding and training her horses, which she shows locally and through competitive trail rides.
Betty Grim-Newton, DVM
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Northeast Missouri State University, Dr. Grim continued on to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has done regular relief work at Village Veterinary Hospital since 2001.
Dr. Grim has a dog, three house cats, four outside cats, and three horses. She enjoys trail riding and trail ride competitions, bike riding, and spending time with her husband and son. Overall, Dr. Grim's favorite part of her job is helping people and their pets have great lives together.