Meet Our Team

Pictures of Our Staff are Coming Soon!
Welcome to our veterinary clinic! We love serving southeast Iowa and genuinely care about the care of your pets and production animals. The Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic has been in business since 1953 and is currently owned by Dr. Wendy Thomas.


  • Dr.
    Seth Hartter

    Dr. Seth Hartter received his veterinary training at Kansas State University after which he first practiced at a mixed animal clinic in northern Missouri.  Dr. Hartter became an associate veterinarian at the Mediapolis Veterinary Clinic in 2013. Some of his interests at work are orthopedic surgery and herd health.  He enjoys the opportunities to work with a variety of species and to get out into the country.  Outside of work he enjoys observing God’s creation, playing a guitar, and dabbling in construction projects.  His lovely wife, Brenda, grew up in the local area and they have been blessed with four sons and two daughters.  The animals that reside at their place include the more permanent Labrador Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix named Tucker, and the relatively temporary or occasional chickens, ducks, pigs, etc.

  • Dr.
    Wendy Thomas

    Dr. Thomas graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She joined MVC as an associate in 2010 and purchased the clinic in 2011. Her special interests include small animal soft tissue surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and large animal obstetrics and herd management. She lives south of Mediapolis with her husband Gregory and children Tillie Mae and Curtis. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, reading, riding horses, and spending time with her family.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

What is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)?

It can be confusing to understand why it is important that we have RVTs in our practice instead of "vet techs" or "vet assistants." We may refer them as "vet techs" when you are at our clinic but it is important to understand that our techs are specially trained and licensed as nurses for our veterinary patients. In other clinics, "vet tech" and "vet assistant" may refer to someone who has no specialized training and no license requirements to keep them at the forefront of their chosen professions. Our RVTs are requred to obtain continuing education and reapply every other year to maintain their licensures. This means your pets and production animals are receiving the best care we can provide!

The Veterinary Technician Oath

When a technician receives their degree, they take an oath just like veteriniarians do. This is the oath that our technicians have pledged:

"I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public health.
I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning."

Veterinary Assistants

  • Jenna Nowell

    Jenna has been with us since 2021. She is working on getting her veterinary technician degree online and is excited to continue growing in her position. She recently completed her certification for veterinary assisting as part of her program. She has two dogs and two cats at home.

  • Samantha Kimble

    Sam recently moved here from MINN-e-SOta (where she grew up).  She has been with us since 2023.  She is married and currently has 3 ducks, 3 cats and 2 dogs. In her free time she enjoys doing chores, listening to Dateline, and traveling. 

  • Misty Hollingsworth

    Misty has been working at the clinic as an assistant since December of 2022. More information coming soon!

Customer Service Representative

  • Customer Service Representative

    We also have a full-time customer service representative who doubles as a veterinary assistant as needed. She's the friendly voice you will hear when you call the clinic.Click above to learn about our veterinary customer service representative.

  • Samantha C.

    Samantha is our newest staff member! More information coming soon, but she will be the friendly face greeting you when you visit.