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Dr. Judy Little

Dr. Judy Little is co-owner of Osceola Veterinary Clinic.  She has been with the clinic since 1997.  She loves working with dogs & cats and their families.  She and her husband, Eugene, live on his family farm with their son, Daniel, their mixed-breed dog, Rico, an assortment of barn cats, some chickens & rabbits.  They also raise beef cattle & hogs.


B.S. Animal Science 1993, Iowa State University

DVM 1997, Iowa State University

Hometown:  Oskaloosa, Iowa


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Dr. Rich Caves

Dr. Rich Caves is co-owner of Osceola Veterinary Clinic.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Central College in Pella and received his DVM from Iowa State University in 2010. 
Rich grew up on his family's farm north of Oskaloosa and has been actively involved with the farming operation with his father.  Dr. Caves enjoys seeing appointments for both livestock and pets. 
Rich has great enthusiasm for farming and raising cattle.  He
also enjoys hunting, playing softball, and spending time with his
wife, Tiffany and sons, Kipton and Grayson. They also have a golden retriever named Copper.


B.S. Biology 2005, Central College, Pella, Iowa

DVM 2010, Iowa State University

Hometown:  Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Dakota Hottle

Dr. Dakota Hottle is an associate veterinarian at Osceola Veterinary Clinic. He's originally from Waterloo, IA and graduated from West High School in 2011. He graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Biology. He then attended Iowa State University and received his DVM in 2019. Dakota grew up on his family's cattle operation south of Waterloo that has worked with cow-calf all the way through finishing. In his spare time, Dakota enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and daughter, Raegan. 


B.S. Biology, 2015, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

DVM 2019, Iowa State University

Hometown:  Waterloo, Iowa

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Stephanie Betbeze

Dr. Stephanie Betbeze has started her career here as an associate veterinarian after completing her education at Lincoln Memorial near the Great Smoky Mountains.  She completed several swine internships in conjunction with Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine and loves working with all species, large & small.  She has 2 pomeranians named Canolli & Meatball.  She enjoys spending time with her fiance, especially outdoor activities like hunting & fishing.


B.S. Animal Science with business minor, Auburn University

DVM  2019, Lincoln Memorial, Tennessee

Hometown:  Birmingham, Alabama  (Roll Tide!)

Jared Griffin

Jared has been with our clinic since 1978, assisting with livestock & horses.  He has experience matched by few.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his extended family.

Large Animal Assistant

School of Hard Knocks, Clarke County Iowa

Hometown:  Woodburn, Iowa

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Callie graduated from I-35 where she was a member of FFA.  In 2017, she completed her Veterinary Assistant Certificate at Kirkwood Community College.   She especially likes working with dogs.  When not working, she enjoys photography & baking as well as spending time with her friends & family.

Small Animal Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Certificate, Kirkwood Community College

Hometown:  St. Charles, Iowa

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Chaundra grew up in Leon and is a graduate of Central Decatur High School.  She earned her BS in Animal Science from Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri.  Her favorite animals are pigs and cats.  She and her husband have two children who keep her very busy.

Small Animal Assistant

Associate of Arts, SWCC, 2014

BS, Animal Science, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Hometown:  Leon, Iowa