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 moved to a brand new facility in August 2020, where we can continue providing exceptional service to our clients and patients. 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 2 cats, Youth and Willie and 1 dog, 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 enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has particular interest in preventive medicine, exotic pet medicine and infectious disease ecology.

Outside of work, Dr. Gamm enjoys traveling, hiking,  camping, reading, practicing archery, and attending ISU athletic events (Go Cyclones!). She has 3 cats: Hodgins, JB and Possum, and one dog, Barkley.

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

Elizabeth Nelson

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Samantha Tedrow

Samantha joined the SSAH team as a receptionist in January 2018. She graduated, with honors, from the veterinary assistant program at Western Iowa Tech Community College in December 2017. Samantha was an intern with us for several weeks while in school. Sam has always had a fondness for cute, furry animals and knew she would like a career working with them. Samantha loves being able to show her love and compassion for animals every day through her job.
Samantha has one fur-baby at home, a long-haired chihuahua named Penelope. When not working, Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, making crafts or catching up on one of her many favorite television shows.

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.

Eloisa Trujillo

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DeAnna Schmitt

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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.

Malary Koob

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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!


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South Sioux City Animal Hospital

Contact Info
South Sioux  Animal Hospital

1550 College Way
South Sioux City, NE 68776


Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8AM-5:30PM
Saturday: 9AM-12:30PM

Boarding Pick Up / Drop Off Hours
Available During Office Hours
Saturday: 2PM-3PM
Sunday: 9AM-11AM

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