The Klein Animal Clinic offers quality veterinary care through a friendly and caring staff. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment such as ECG telemetric machines, blood chemistry analyzers and x-ray equipment. We provide laser surgery to all patients in an effort to minimize pain and shorten the recovery period. We also offer therapeutic laser therapy equipment for canine rehabilitation cases. We are able to perform much of our laboratory testing with our own in-house equipment, there by providing quicker results in a matter of minutes rather than hours or days.
Dr. Sue Hartmann grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa and graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After graduating she practiced veterinary medicine around eastern Iowa, then in North Carolina. She joined the Klein Animal Clinic when she returned to Iowa in 2005. She has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Hartmann and her husband also own Hammond Motorsports. They live with their cat Bernice and their 2 dogs Clark and Eddie. In her free time, Dr. Hartmann enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and pets.
Dr. Carls is thrilled to be joining the Klein Animal Clinic as an associate veterinarian. She is a Quad City area native from Orion IL who earned her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She then went on to Kansas State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Her first job out of school was in Rockford, IL and after moving back to the QC area, she has been working as an associate doctor and an emergency doctor at the AEC. Her career interests include wound management, orthopedic surgery, palliative care and preventive medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and many dogs. She also enjoys woodworking, traveling to new and old places, cooking and finding new hobbies. Her short term goal is to have a Labrador of each color.
Dr. Margret Elliott received her BS degree at ISU in Microbiology in 1997. After completing her PhD in immunology in 2002 and postdoctoral program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, she moved to Ames in 2005 to work in dairy cattle research at the National Animal Disease Center. Having always wanting to be a veterinarian, Dr. Elliott chose to leave research to pursue a veterinary degree. She completed her DVM in 2014 at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Dr. Elliott joined Klein Animal Clinic in September 2020. Dr. Elliott is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Elliott’s interest include canine performance (obedience/agility) and dog training, training for behavioral issues and teaching training to pet owners.