About Us

We love what we do. And it shows.

Our Story


"We are here to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their owners – to provide a sustainable and essential alternative to the high cost of surgery and dental work. We’re rescuing pets from economic euthanasia and keeping them in homes where they belong." – Dr. Kristin Engel

Our People


team-member veterinarian

Kristin Engel, DVM

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Kristin is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Northwest Iowa on a small hobby farm surrounded by a menagerie of animals. Dr. Kristin resides in Omaha with her husband and two daughters. Emily, a golden retriever rounds things out with her endless energy and love.

team-member vet tech

Tiffany Newbold, LVT

Vet Tech

Tiffany is a 2009 graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A military brat and spouse, she has lived in 7 states and overseas in Japan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 20+ years, traveling to see her oldest son play college soccer, attending her youngest son's soccer games and tournaments, and snuggling with her English Bull Terrier, Cassius. She can also be seen around town skating, hanging out and playing roller derby with the Omaha Rollergirls (you should come to a bout)! Tiffany has wanted to work with animals her entire life. She started focusing on the veterinary world in 2006. Her favorite thing about being a veterinary technician is getting to helps so many pets and provide education for clients.

team-member client services coordinator

Emilie Sitzman

Client Services Coordinator

Emilie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. After spending time as a zookeeper, she could no longer deny the pull she felt towards the veterinary world! Emilie has a 4 year old Chihuahua-Dachshund named Fester, a polydactyl cat named Thumby and a Holland Lop named Babs. After she's finished taking care of her small "farm" at home, Emilie also loves to read, laugh and enjoy good wine!

team-member

Xena

Warrior Princess

After retiring from a life of danger as The Warrior Princess, Xena has found a true place to call home. A proud display of feline beauty, her life knows nothing less than that of constant snuggles and an abundance of food. Though she may appear to let her guard down in her residence of comfort, she is always on the lookout to protect and serve those she loves most.