Eastview Animal Hospital, LLC

Eastview Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Ottumwa, Iowa. The professional and courteous staff at Eastview Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Eastview Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Ottumwa, Iowa and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Eastview Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • 11596 Bladensburg Rd
  • Ottumwa, IA 52501
  • Phone: (641) 682-0533
  • Fax: (641) 682-0342
  • eastview@eastviewpets.net
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-5:30PM
  • Sat: 7:00AM-12:00PM
  • After hours emergencies please call 641-682-0533.
  • Elizabeth Doggett , DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Elizabeth Doggett grew up on a farm in southeast Iowa, the youngest of six children. Elizabeth grew up with a strong work ethic, helping with both livestock and row crops. It was there that her desire to be a veterinarian was born. After graduation from New London High School Elizabeth headed to Iowa State University. Her desire was to practice both large and small animal medicine. After graduation from veterinary school she took a three month job at Eastview Animal Hospital, twenty five years later she still calls Ottumwa home. Ottumwa has been good to Elizabeth. She married Steve and has 3 beautiful children; Rachel, Sarah, and Nathan. Animals still remain the passion of her life.  She has 3 cats, 1 dog and 4 horses.
    Years in Practice:
    May 06, 1985
    Education:
    Iowa State University
  • Jan Tallman , DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Jan Tallman is a southeastern Iowa native, who grew up in Davis County and attended Cardinal Schools. She lived on a small farm and was her mother’s (the farmer in the family) number one chore girl, attending to the necessary creature comforts of sheep, cattle, horses, dogs and cats. There was always one milk cow on the farm, which Jan milked most evenings, to supply milk for the family and orphan lambs. After graduating from Cardinal in 1983, she attended Northeast Missouri State University. While at NMSU, Dr. Tallman participated in Army ROTC as a scholarship student and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1987. She also graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/ Pre-vet. Since Jan had announced to her mother at age 7 that she was going to be a veterinarian when she grew up, she applied to Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and was accepted. Thankfully the Army cooperated and granted an educational delay so she could attend Veterinary School.

    The four years Dr. Tallman spent in Ames were both challenging and joyful. She loved learning and cherishes the friendships she made there. During that time Dr. Tallman reconnected with a childhood 4-H friend, James Klodt from northwest Wapello County and they were married in August 1990. She graduated from Iowa State in May 1991. Of course, the Army wanted their investment back and Dr. Tallman became CPT Tallman in October 1991.

    During her 5-year stint in the Army Veterinary Corps, CPT Tallman was stationed first at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE for 2 ½ yrs. She then moved to Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico for 2 ½ yrs. Puerto Rico was a bit of a culture shock for the Iowa farm girl but she quickly adjusted and learned to love snorkeling, sailing and the year round warm weather. While in Puerto Rico, CPT Tallman and James started their family with a beautiful baby girl, Alexandra. The day they returned to Iowa permanently with Alexandra they left 90-degree Puerto Rico to land in –26-degree wind chill Iowa nine hours later. Brrr.

    Dr. Tallman lazed around the house from February through March 1996 before starting at Eastview Animal Hospital in April 1996. She worked as an associate until purchasing half of the practice in January 1998. She currently lives in Ottumwa with her beautiful children Will, Zoe and Alexandra and husband, James. The family has two spoiled dogs, Bullet and Zain and one Sassy cat. Dr. Tallman loves working at Eastview. She loves meeting the clients and their pets and helping them with what they need to be happy and healthy for as long as possible.
    Years in Practice:
    May 06, 1991
    Education:
    Iowa State University
  • Kristina Farley , RVT

    Veterinary Technician
    Kristina was born in Kirksville, Missouri. By the age of 5 she knew she was destined for a career in animal care. In 1998 she moved to a farm in Bloomfield, Iowa.  She started working as a veterinary assistant in 2001 at a local clinic and graduated from Davis County High School in 2003.  Following high school she enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Kirkwood Commuinty College.  She became a registered Veterinary technician in 2007.  Since 2006, Kristina has been working at Eastview Animal Hospital.
    Kristina got married in June of 2011.  When not working she enjoys being with friends and family, singing at church and spending time with her new husband and her stepson Kaden. Kristina has a pet skunk, Rhaja and 3 dogs, Jade, Daisy, and Rosie.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Education:
    Kirkwood Commuinty College
  • Jennifer Fynaardt , RVT

    Veterinary Technician
    Jennifer grew up with a strong love of animals and always knew she would work with them one way or another. She was raised in California until 1996, when her family moved to Portland, Oregon for 6 years before moving to Glenwood, Iowa where she finished high school. After high school she moved to Ames to attend the Des Moines Area Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program.

    Jennifer graduated in May 2010 from DMACC with her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and a Specialist Certificate in Animal Science. While living in Ames, Jennifer worked as a Vet Assistant at an Ames vet clinic and as an Animal Control Officer for the City of Ames. In 2010 she became a Registered Veterinary Technician and joined the team at Eastview Animal Hospital.

    Jennifer lives in Eddyville with her family and currently has 2 horses, an Angus steer, and a flock of chickens. When Jennifer is not at work, you can find her curled up with a good book, horseback riding, out riding motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Education:
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Danette Fults

    Veterinary Assistant
    Danette is a native Iowan, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated in 1973 from George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids.  While still in high school Danette worked at Linn County Humane Society in the mornings before school.  After graduation she stayed on at the shelter for another 7 years. Danette then moved to Iowa City and worked at the University of Iowa with lab animals for 5 years.  She obtained a diploma in General Animal Science and was certified as a Lab Animal Technician by Ames, Iowa. Danette was married in 1982 and moved to Ottumwa in 1988.  She currently lives in the country near Ottumwa with her husband Bruce. Her 2 daughters, Andrea and Kendra live close by with their families. The family shares their home with 3 dogs,4 cats, and 2 horses. When not at Eastview Animal Hospital you can find Danette reading a good book, out riding horses, or spending time with her grand babies.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
  • Dawna McClish

    Receptionist
    Dawna grew up on a farm in Ringold County where she helped care for a wide range of animals.  After graduating from Mount Ayr Community School, she moved a county over to Bedford, IA.  There she worked as assistant manager for a convenience store and attended Iowa Western Community College, graduating with a degree in Office Management.  In 2001, she moved here to Ottumwa.
    Dawna joined the Eastview Team as a Receptionist in 2011. Dawna shares her home with her 2 daughters, Mariah and Mataya, and her 2 dogs; Lucy and Jacquelyn.  In her spare time she likes to read, watch movies, and tackle home improvement projects.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Iowa Western Community College
  • Rebecca Denman

    Receptionist
    Rebecca was born in Grosse Point, Michigan.  Her family then transferred to Frankenmuth, MI in 1996, where she graduated from high school in 2002.  During high school and college, she worked as a sales associate and office manager at candy stores in the tourist city of Frankenmuth.
    In May of 2006, Rebecca graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in Business Management.  After graduation, she started working at Duro-Last Roofing as a Warranty Specialist.
    September 2008, she married her husband, Dan and in October 2012, they transferred to Ottumwa, IA due to her husband's job.  Rebecca currently lives in Ottumwa with her husband, daughter Natalie, and German Shepherd Max.  They are expecting their 2nd child the end of June.
    When she is not working, Rebecca likes scrapbooking, gardening, watching the Detroit Tigers, and spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Saginaw Valley State University
  • Mary Grimes

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 04, 2014