Meet Our Team

VETERINARIANS

  • Dr.
    John Lawton

    I grew up in Grand Island NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994 with a B.S. in Veterinary Science.  I earned my D.V.M. from Kansas State University in 1998.   I am Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and also Veterinary Chiropractic.  I enjoy general mixed animal practice and the challenges of equine lameness.  My wife, Lorna and I have 3 kids Abby, Kiley and Cort.  We spend most of our free time following our kids as they enjoy riding and rodeoing.

  • Dr.
    Jared Walahoski

    I am a native of Elyria, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998 with a B.S in Animal Science.  I received my D.V.M. from Kansas State University in 2002.  My wife, Kristine, and I have three sons, Spencer, Parker and Grant, and two daughters, Paige and Meg.  My practice interests include feedlot and cow/calf health and management, and companion animal wellness.  I enjoy being outdoors and watching the Huskers.

  • Dr.
    Lance Kizer

    I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and my DVM degree from Kansas State in 1994. My practice interests include bovine embryo transfer and cow/calf production medicine. My wife Sue and I have 3 kids, Logan, Taylor and Braden.

  • Dr.
    Eliot Linsenmeyer

    I hail from Lincoln, NE and graduated from Kansas State University in 2010. Upon graduation, I practiced at a predominantly cow-calf practice in Steele, North Dakota. I joined OVS to be closer to family and to practice more feedlot medicine. My wife, Christa, and I have two sons, Levi and Caleb.

  • Dr.
    Jessica Robb

    I hail from McCook, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska with my undergrad and from Iowa State University with my DVM.  Upon graduation, I practiced at a predominantly cow-calf practice in Chinook, MT.  I joined OVS to be closer to family and to practice in a true mixed animal practice.   

  • Dr.
    Austin Pierce

    I grew up in the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller area and graduated from SEM. I received my DVM from Iowa State in May of 2021. I started at OVS in June 2021. I enjoy all aspects of a mixed animal practice and in my spare time love to travel and be outside with my wife.


DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

  • Scott Hinrichs

    I grew up in Kearney, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a B.S. in Business Management in 2005. I earned my M.B.A. in 2007 from the University of Nebraska. My wife Crystal and I have two daughters, Avery and Leighton. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing many different sports.


Nutritionist

  • Bryce Williams

    I grew up in Eddyville, NE and graduated in 1991 from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in the Ag Honors program emphasizing biology, finance and genetics. I've worked in feed sales and nutrition management for the last 9 years and in farming, feedlot, cow-calf and livestock marketing with my father and brother for 25 years. My wife, Diana and I have a daughter, Sage and son, Tennyson that are active in 4-h, FFA and high school activities at S-E-M.


STAFF

  • Shana Zerr

    I grew up and went to school in Pierce, Nebraska. Upon high school graduation, I ventured to the tiny town of Curtis, Nebraska, to attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. I graduated from there in 2010 with a Veterinary Technician degree and immediately went to work at a local veterinary clinic. I joined the OVS team as a licensed Vet Tech in December, 2012. I reside in Overton.

  • Ed Johnson

    I grew up near Butte. I grew up on a cow/calf and farming operation in Loup City, NE. My wife Mary and I have 2 sons, Logan and Ryan. I have been employed at OVS since April 2010.

  • Brandyn Nichols

    I live in Eddyville with my wife, Sara, and our two sons, Karsyn and Kollyn, and our daughter, Keeley. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and riding horses. I started working with Overton Veterinary Services in September of 2011.

  • Sandy Wright

    I am a native of Burwell, NE and graduated from Chadron State College with a B.S, in Business Management and Agri-Business.  I earned my Master of Science degree in Organizational Management which was also from Chadron State.  I am blessed to have 7 children and 11 grandchildren.  I join the OVS team in April 2020. 

  • Kendra Marxsen

    I grew up in Schulyer, NE and graduated from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture with a Veterinary Technician degree in 2019.  I now reside in Eddyville, NE with my boyfriend Peyton Grote.  I joined the OVS team in July of 2020.  In my spare time I enjoy training and trialing stockdogs, especially my pride and job, Tank.   

  • Emily Netherton

    I grew up on my family's ranch outside of Lexington and have moved back with my husband, Roman.  I graduated with a Veterinary Technician degree from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in May of 2017 and was hired on full time at OVS as a Licensed Vet Tech shortly after.  I love processing cattle at the feedlots, working baby calves, and helping with horses at the clinic.  In my spare time I love riding with my horses and spending time with my husband! 

  • Sara Nichols

    I grew up North of Bartley, NE and graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in 2011 with my Veterinary Technician degree.  I live in Eddyville with my husband Brandyn and our three children, Karsyn, Kollyn, and Keeley.  In our 'free time' we run our mixed animal small livestock operation.  I joined the OVS team in April 2019.

  • Abbi Klein Fielder
    Groomer

    My name is Abby Klein Fielder.  I was raised in Kearney, NE and graduated from Kearney High in 2003.  In 2009 I attended grooming school in Loveland, CO.  I  have spent 6 years at OVS!  I have 3 children and love life. 

  • Makayla Linnenmeyer

    I grew up on my family's ranch/farm north of Gothenburg, NE. In my spare time I train horses for other and my for my own. I have one son named Brent. I joined OVS in March 2022 as a cattle processor.

  • Valerie Ludeke

    I live with my family on a farm outside of Holdrege, NE. We raise cattle, horses, and goats. I enjoy helping with our family's 4-H and FFA projects. I have worked in the veterinary field for 15 years and truly enjoy working with all species. I joined OVS in February of 2021.

  • Caitlyn Comfort

    I grew up in Colby, Kansas and my family later moved to Elwood, NE. I graduated from Elwood High School in 2019. I then attended McCook Community College in McCook, NE. I was on the MPCC rodeo team. In my free time I enjoy rodeoing and spending time with my family and friends. I joined the OVS team in January 2022.

  • Sarah Waltemath

    I grew up in Elm Creek, NE. After graduation I attended school in West Virginia at Meredith Manor Equestrian Center and rode horses for a trainer in Texas. I returned to Nebraska and attended NCTA where I earned a degree in the Veterinary Technician program. Before joining OVS I worked at a mixed animal practice. My husband and I have three kids and we reside in Bertrand where I enjoy riding my horses and chasing my kids to all of their activities.

  • Makenzie Vapenik

    I was born and raised in Lexington, NE. I graduated from NCTA with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2000. I worked as a Licensed Vet Tech in Hayes Center, NE prior to joining OVS in October of 2021. I love what I do and can't imagine doing anything else. I love working with cattle in all stages from newborn babies to mature cattle. I have a few cattle of my own along with 3 horses, 5 dogs, and 2 cats.

  • Savannah Beck

    I grew up in Holdrege, NE and I went to NCTA for a Equine Health degree in the fall of 2018. In my spare time I enjoy team roping and spending time with my dog Gus. I started at OVS in March of 2022.

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Overton Veterinary Services, LLC

Monday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

Noon

Sunday:

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