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: call 641-682-0533.
  • Elizabeth Doggett , DVM


    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, thirty one 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:
    Jan 01, 1985
    Iowa State University
  • Jan Tallman , DVM


    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 one very spoiled dog, Te' Amo and two cats; Sassy and Magneto. 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:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Iowa State University
  • Jennifer Fynaardt , RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician and Groomer

    Jennifer grew up with a strong love for animals and knew they would always play an important role in her life.  Growing up, Jennifer and her family moved a few times, but she ended up graduating in Glenwood, IA and then moving to Ames for college.

    Jennifer graduated in May 2010 from DMACC with her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and a Specialist Certificate in Animal Science.  In 2014, Jennifer graduated from JKL International Grooming Academy and became the groomer here at Eastview in addition to working as a Vet Tech.

    When she isn't working, Jennifer likes to stay busy.  She volunteers with the Skunk River Hunting Retriever Association, the Mahaska County Saddle Club, and Mahaska County 4-H as a Horse Superintendent. Jennifer lives in Eddyville with her family where they work on her husband's family farm. Jennifer currently has a horse named Dante, a pony named Sunshine, a Deutsch Drahthaar named Uma, and a herd of Angus cows.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Des Moines Area Community College
  • Katie Teninty , RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Katie grew up outside of Agency and now resides outside of Ottumwa with her husband.  She graduated from Cardinal CSD and also graduated from Indian Hills with an Associates in Computer Accounting. 

    Katie joined the team here at Eastview full time in spring 2016 after graduating from Kirkwood Community College with her Associates in Veterinary Technology. She successfully passed both State and National Vet Tech Boards. She is also a Fear Free Certified Professional.

    Katie and her husband, Donny have 2 dogs (Chubz and Harlow) and 2 cats (Bandit and Charlie). When she isn’t at work, Katie can be found spending time outside, fishing on the river, hunting, doing home improvement projects, and spending time with friends and family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 06, 2016
    Kirkwood 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 2 dogs and 3 cats. 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
  • Samantha Perkins

    Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha grew up in Unionville and Ottumwa, so she is a native to SE Iowa.  Growing up, Sam had outside cats, a horse and a flock of chickens.  She has always had a strong love for animals, so she grew up knowing veterinary medicine would be her calling.
    Samantha graduated from Ottumwa High School in 2014 and ended up at SouthWestern Community College in the Veterinary Medicine program.  After graduation from SWCC in 2016, she worked at a small veterinary practice before joining the ranks here at Eastview Animal Hospital.
    Sam currently has 2 dogs - Lola and Hendrix.  When she isn't working, you can find Sam playing Volleyball, curled up reading a good book, or spending time with her dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 03, 2017
  • Hannah Wells

    Veterinary Assistant

    Hannah was born and raised on a farm in Southeast Iowa near Douds.  Hannah participated in 4H, where it was a big part of her life for 9 years. While in 4H, she showed sheep and calves.  She graduated from Van Buren Community High School in 2014.
    Hannah currently has 1 dog named Koda. Hannah is studying in the Veterinary Technology program through Penn Foster College, where she hopes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
    In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, hunting, and spending time with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Penn Foster Online College
  • Dawna McClish

    Receptionist/ Office Manager

    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 daughter, Mataya, her 2 dogs; Lucy and Jacquelyn, her guinea pig; Mr. Penny, and her cats Killian and Daisy.  In her spare time she likes to read, watch movies, and tackle home improvement projects.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Iowa Western Community College