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About South Sioux Animal Hospital

About Us

South Sioux Animal Hospital was founded over 50 years ago, and was owned by Dr. Robert Billiar for much of that time. Dr. Brooke Gilbert purchased the practice in 2013, continuing the commitment to Siouxland’s pets. We are a full service veterinary hospital offering everything needed for quality animal care.  Our experienced staff  helps your pets feel comfortable while receiving outstanding care and treatment. We provide comprehensive wellness examinations for all your companions’ life stages, helping to ensure early detection of any potential problems. From routine care like vaccinations, heartworm and intestinal parasite testing, to more complex issues such as injuries, illness, cancer, and more, our experience, compassion, and dedication will ensure your pets receive the best care possible. 

Dr. Brooke Gilbert

Dr. Brooke Gilbert graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She joined the South Sioux Animal Hospital family that same year. She enjoyed the clients and staff so much that in April 2013 she purchased the clinic. Dr. Gilbert loves all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has a special fondness for surgeries and dental procedures.

Outside of work Dr. Gilbert enjoys hiking, bird watching, reading, and camping. She has a son named Ace (if you’ve been in on emergency you’ve probably met him). Her husband, Jon, is a pilot for Wells Blue Bunny. Her furry family includes 3 cats (Buttercup, Youth, and Sampson) and 2 dogs (Oz and Ralph).

Dr. Gilbert looks forward to getting to know you and your family.

Dr. Emily Gamm

Dr. Emily Gamm joined the South Sioux Animal Hospital family in June 2015. She graduated from Iowa State University, where she got both her undergraduate (B.S., Animal Ecology) and veterinary degrees. Dr. Gamm is a Siouxland native and is excited to be back practicing in the area. She loves meeting our many wonderful clients and seeing the wide variety of cases that come in the door. While Dr. Gamm will happily see your dogs and cats, she is especially interested in exotic animal medicine (all things furry, feathered and scaled), and she has received training in multiple zoos and wildlife organizations.

Outside of work, Dr. Gamm enjoys traveling (her favorite places are Scotland and northwest Montana), spending time hiking and camping in the great outdoors, reading, and attending ISU athletic events (Go Cyclones!). She has one cat, Hodgins, and one dog, Barkley.

Dr. Gamm looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Kelly Pitts

Kelly is our groomer at South Sioux Animal Hospital. She began grooming in January 2015. Prior to that, she attended WITCC where she got her associate’s degree in the veterinary assistant program. Her favorite part of her job is that she gets to hang out with dogs all day and see the happiness on owners’ faces when they pick up their freshly-groomed pets.
Kelly has one dog, Mabel, and two cats, Bradley and Oranjee, at home. She also has a daughter, Stella. Stella keeps Kelly pretty busy when she’s not working! When she does have some free time, Kelly enjoys reading, gardening, and simply relaxing.

Pam Peters

Pam Peters started working at South Sioux Animal Hospital in 1980 as a kennel worker, then in 1982 as a receptionist, where she has been keeping the front desk under control ever since!  She enjoys hearing stories from clients about their four-legged friends and to see the love they have for each other.
Outside of work, Pam enjoys spending time with her grandkids, her great-grandkids and her two granddogs, Paco and Hooch. She also plays games such as Cookie Jar in her free time.

Teasha Mclay

Teasha McLay has been working as a veterinary assistant at South Sioux Animal Hospital since the summer of 1998. Before working at the clinic she was a pet groomer for 5 years. Her favorite part of her job is working with animals and seeing new things every day.

Outside of work Teasha enjoys spending time with her three nieces and watching scary movies with her husband. Teasha has 2 ‘fur kids’: a Miniature Pinscher , Mercedes, and a cat, Bentley.

Charlene Weber

Charlene (Char) Weber joined the South Sioux Animal Hospital team in December of 1991. She began working as a kennel worker and then became a veterinary assistant. Char enjoys many aspects of her job, including the animals, the pet parents, the procedures we do to help the animals, and making the pets more comfortable. She also enjoys seeing the new technology that becomes available in this field.
Outside of work Char enjoys gardening, canning (pickles and sauces), and spending time with her grandkids. She is married and has 5 children. Char is also a pet mom to 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Sharlie Withers

Sharlie Withers has been a kennel worker at South Sioux Animal Hospital since the summer of 2009. Since she was a little kid, she has always bringing home stray animals. She provides excellent care for the pets staying with us for boarding or due to illness.

Outside of work Sharlie enjoys being outdoors and likes to draw and paint, with animals being her primary subjects.  She also has a mini ‘zoo’ at home: 6 cats, 1 dog, 4 horses, and 2 mini horses at her mom’s farm, and a dog and cat at her own house. She couldn’t imagine her life any other way!

Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch is both a kennel worker and veterinary assistant at South Sioux Animal Hospital. She began working at the hospital in 2006. Sarah enjoys learning new things at work, and helping the animals feel better! She loves animals of all shapes and sizes.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys gardening and keeps our flowers looking great outside the clinic. She has one son and one daughter. Her animal family includes 6 cats, 1 dog, 1 bearded dragon, 1 California King snake, 1 Pueblan milk snake, and 2 veiled chameleons.

Kristen Salas

Kristen Salas started as a receptionist at South Sioux Animal Hospital in December 2016. When not being a smiling face at our front desk, greeting our clients, and fielding phone calls, she is going to school to become a dental hygienist. Kristen is bilingual, serving both English- and Spanish-speaking clientele.

When not at work and studying for school, Kristen enjoys playing with her young son, taking her dog to the park, baking and cooking new recipes.