About Us

At Slater Animal Hospital we strive to provide quality client service and patient care, to help your pet live a happy, healthy life.

Our small animal clinic provides preventative care, medicine, and surgery services in a friendly, small town atmosphere. Slater is a wonderful community that we are proud to be a part of. Our location between Des Moines and Ames give us the privilege of serving urban, suburban and rural clients of Story, Polk, and Boone counties. Whether your pet is your family member, a companion, or working animal, we are dedicated to becoming a partner in your pet’s health.

History of Slater Animal Hospital

Slater Animal Hospital was founded in 1990 by Dr. Don Sievers. He worked with his brother for 17 years in Slater prior to opening his own mixed animal practice in town. For approximately 20 years, Dr. Sievers saw both large and small animals, and while he was out on calls his associate Dr. Sempere treated dogs and cats in the clinic. The practice was transitioned to primarily small animal when Iowa State University wanted to use the livestock patients to help re-establish a large animal ambulatory service. The animals from our practice aided in filling a case-load void, and now ISU is one of the top large animal teaching hospitals in the country. As Dr. Sievers reached retirement age, Dr. Beth Wilkinson was looking to move back to the area where both she and her husband had grown up. It was a perfect fit, and Dr. Beth purchased the clinic in March of 2014.

About Our Veterinarian

Dr. Beth graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. During the years following graduation, she worked as veterinarian for a rural central Iowa spay and neuter charity and at a large practice in Des Moines, Avondale Animal Hospital. The experiences were very different, one building her surgical talent while the other diversified her medical knowledge and skills. She loves owning a clinic with a small town atmosphere, enabling her and the staff to have the opportunity to get to know their patients and clients on a more personal level. She and her husband, Brian, both grew up in the North Polk School District and are happy to be back to raise their children, Kelsi (9), Tyler (5), and Rylie (2). They own two dogs, Cymon, a German Shorthair Pointer, and Roxy, a Toy American Eskimo Spitz, as well as a cat, Oliver.

We thank you for placing your trust here at Slater Animal Hospital, we regard our patients, clients, and staff as our family and will continue to do our best for you and your pets!