Meet our Veterinarians
Dr. John Broderick graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He worked for 2 years in Manning, IA and 2 years in Chicago, IL before starting Broderick Animal Clinic in the fall of 1991. The clinic is located in Dr. Broderick’s home town, which is built upon a portion of the farmland that his family farmed as he grew up. According to Dr. Broderick, ” I always knew that I wanted to work in Waukee because it’s the best community in Iowa.” Dr. John is very busy with his growing practice, but when he does find some spare time he likes to golf and go camping with his family.
Dr. Beth Kaiser graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She worked at a small animal hospital in Ankeny before joining the Broderick Animal Clinic team in 2013. Dr. Kaiser lives in Urbandale with her husband, their dog and 3 cats. Dr. Kaiser has a heart for the stray cats we serve at BAC. It’s hard to not get attached to the cute furr balls. When Dr. Kaiser isn’t at work, she enjoys gardening and traveling in her free time.
Dr. Karen Neff is a relief veterinarian filling in at various clinics in the Ames/Des Moines area. She obtained her DVM degree in 1989 from Iowa State University. Her special interest is in integrative medicine. Dr. Neff became certified in acupuncture in 2008 from the Chi Institute. She is certified in Animal Normalization Therapy (a form of manual therapy) and soon will embark on obtaining a Graduate Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine through the College of Integrative Veterinary Technologies. She thoroughly enjoys and loves her 3 cats of which 2 are special needs. Her interests outside of work include going for walks, enjoying nature, reading, and spending quality time with her life partner, Mark.
Dr. Lisa Nelson is a relief veterinarian filling in at various clinics around the Des Moines area. She received her bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1985 and DVM degree in 1989 from Iowa State University. After a few years in a mixed animal practice she moved to Northwest Iowa, where she owned her own small animal practice for 5 years. She then decided to move to the Des Moines area to work relief in several small animal practices. When Dr. Nelson isn’t working, you can find her working Buck,(her Chesapeake Bay Retriever) camping in her little teardrop trailer, and kayaking down Saylorville or the Des Moines River. Every once in awhile you’ll catch her brewing up another batch of homebrew beer.