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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 and some chickens.  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. 


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

DVM 2010, Iowa State University

Hometown:  Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Dr. Amanda Emery

Dr. Amanda Emery joined our clinic after graduating with her degree from Purdue University.  She grew up on a farm in east-central Indiana.  Throughout her education at Purdue, she focused on food animal medicine.  She works with both livestock and pets.  Traveling and spending time in the great outdoors are very important to her as well as Colby, her Australian Shepherd who is joining her in Osceola.


BS Animal Science 2012, Purdue University, Indiana

DVM 2016, Purdue University, Indiana

Hometown:  Springport, Indiana

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 and has her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from DMACC. 

Small Animal Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Certificate, DMACC

Hometown:  St. Charles, Iowa

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Katie graduated from Murray High School and now has a BS in Animal Science after attending both SWCC & NWMS.  She also has a minor in Communications.  

Small Animal Assistant

BS Animal Science, 2017, Northwest Missouri State

Hometown:  Murray, Iowa

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Chaundra graduated from Central Decatur High School and has a BS in Animal Science after attending SWCC & NWMS.    

Small Animal Assistant

BS Animal Science, 2016, Northwest Missouri State

Hometown:  Leon, Iowa