Meet our Adel veterinary team!
We are a group of highly-trained, experienced animal lovers devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
Dr. Jennifer Hoffelmeyer
Dr. Jennifer Hoffelmeyer, originally from Winterset, Iowa, grew up in rural Madison county and graduated from Winterset High School. Upon graduation, she attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in animal science before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Jennifer practiced mixed animal medicine in Chariton, Iowa, before focusing her small animal medicine skills while practicing at Banfield, The Pet Hospital in Clive, Iowa, for three years. In April 2008, she began practicing in Adel, Iowa, and became the owner of The Animal Hospital of Adel in January 2013. She is a professional member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society for Theriogenology.
Dr. Jennifer is married to Peter, who is the practice manager at The Animal Hospital of Adel. They have three children: Ethan, Lauren, and Brayden. They stay busy running the kids to various sports practices and attending their games. When they have time, they enjoy watching Iowa State University sporting events and cheering on the Kansas City Royals.
The Hoffelmeyer family is made complete with their many companion animals, including:
- Rosie, a Golden Retriever who craves attention
- Naz, an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever (named after former ISU Cyclone basketball star)
- Chuck, a Rat Terrier who showed up one day and Lauren insisted that we keep after his owner couldn’t be located
- Mittens, a mischievous orphan cat that Jennifer brought home from the office
- Tucker and Gordie, siblings that are two of the most easy-going cats you will ever meet, that were saved (thanks to Lauren’s attentiveness & Jennifer’s actions) after their mother abandoned them as kittens.
Peter Hoffelmeyer, originally from Winterset, Iowa, grew up on a small acreage just outside of the city. Upon graduating from Winterset High School, Peter attended Iowa State University, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from the Ivy College of Business. Peter spent 17 years at EMC Insurance Companies as an application developer and then as a Scrum Master before joining his wife, Dr. Jennifer, at The Animal Hospital of Adel.
Caitlin was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but spent most of her childhood in Glendale, Arizona. She also attended Apollo College and earned her Veterinary Assistant Certification while on the Dean’s List. Following graduation, Caitlin moved to California, where she worked for more than two years as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2013, Caitlin joined the team at The Animal Hospital of Adel.
Caitlin’s husband, Charlie, works for Skold Door Company and repairs motorcycles in his spare time. In 2019, their son Charles Ryder was born. Their family also includes MJ, an American Bulldog mix, Chevy, a Chocolate Labrador, and Cali, a three-legged cat. Caitlin’s parents live in Arizona. Her dad, retired from the USAF, works for Honeywell and her mom is a retired middle school Vice Principal. Caitlin’s brother, Jon, is in the NFL and plays for the Houston Texans.
When Caitlin isn’t busy caring for animals, she enjoys all outdoor activities, spending time with family, watching football (Go Texans!), and yoga.
Born and raised in Des Moines, IA, until her family moved to Winterset, Brittany graduated from high school in 2007 before becoming a veterinary technician. Brittany’s interest in helping animals began in high school when her family’s dog was hit by a car. After helping to transport the dog for emergency care, Brittany realized how much personal fulfillment she felt for her part in saving the dog’s life. She then chose to pursue a career in which she could fulfill her passion of caring for animals daily.
Brittany married her husband, Josh, in September 2010. They live on a small acreage where they raise cattle and care for their son, Ayden (born November 2012), as well as their many pets, including two horses (Blondie and Annie), two dogs (Gus and Carly), and several cats (Ace, Mask, Johnny, June, and Bubba). Josh works for Voss Farms, a large farming operation, and Ayden keeps them on their toes with his adventurous and independent personality. As a family, they enjoy four-wheeling, horseback riding, and spending time outdoors.
Leslie was born in De Soto, IA, back when TVs were black and white, and there were party lines on the telephone. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in veterinary technology before moving to Dallas, TX, for work. While in Texas, she obtained her state and national veterinary technician certifications and met her husband, Larry. After the birth of their first child, the wilds of Texas were forgotten, and they moved back to Iowa. After returning, they welcomed their second child into the world. Leslie worked for various veterinary clinics in the Des Moines area before joining the staff of The Animal Hospital of Adel in 2017.
Leslie enjoys traveling with her family, and she aspires to visit every national park at least once. She has had many animal companions over the years and currently has two very spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and two geriatric cats. In her spare time, she also enjoys caring for her flowers and working in the garden.