Dr. Rita Lesczynski - Veterinarian

Dr. Lesczynski was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin. Following high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison whe...

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Dr. Rita Lesczynski - Veterinarian

Dr. Lesczynski was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin. Following high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she achieved her undergraduate. Dr. Lesczynski then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 1975. She joined the Allgood Animal Hospital team in June of 1975. Some of her favorite activities include softball, racquetball and hiking. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. She now shares her home with multiple cats and wildlife.

Dr. Brooke Smith - Veterinarian

Dr. Smith has been with the practice since 2005. She was raised in New London, leaving shortly after high school to attend Iowa State to pursue a degr...

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Dr. Brooke Smith - Veterinarian

Dr. Smith has been with the practice since 2005. She was raised in New London, leaving shortly after high school to attend Iowa State to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Upon graduation in 2005, she moved to Burlington and began working at Allgood Animal Hospital. She has several pets at home, including dogs, cats, several smaller pets, and fish. In her spare time, she enjoys Hiking, camping, riding her motorcycle, and doing craft projects, especially crochet.

Dr. Ruth Schinstock - Veterinarian

Dr. Schinstock was born and raised on a family farm south of Mt. Pleasant, IA. She grew up raising various livestock, and especially enjoyed the Holst...

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Dr. Ruth Schinstock - Veterinarian

Dr. Schinstock was born and raised on a family farm south of Mt. Pleasant, IA. She grew up raising various livestock, and especially enjoyed the Holstein bucket calves and lambs. After graduating from Marquette Catholic High School, she attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant quadruple majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, and Environmental Health. She then attended Iowa State University to obtain her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2010. Dr. Schinstock spent time working in a small animal clinic in Nebraska before returning to southeast Iowa. She began her career with Allgood Animal Hospital in December 2013. She currently resides in Burlington, IA with her two terriers and is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association.

Cheryl Ireland - Office Manager

Cheryl is our office manager. She began her career with Allgood Animal Hospital in 1988. A lot has changed since she started but she feels that people...

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Cheryl Ireland - Office Manager

Cheryl is our office manager. She began her career with Allgood Animal Hospital in 1988. A lot has changed since she started but she feels that people love their pets more than ever. Cheryl grew up in the “Suburbs” of Sawyer, Iowa. She and her husband Jerry raised two sons, Monte and Andy. Both are married and each has a dog – giving Cheryl grand dogs “Tank” (English Bulldog) and “Gary” (Brussels Griffon). When not at the office, Cheryl and Jerry love to go to St. Louis Cardinal and St. Louis Blues games, travel to see their children, bicycle, and eat at great restaurants.

Carol Pence - Receptionist

Carol is a receptionist who began working at Allgood Animal Hospital in 2011. She was born and raised in Fort Madison, Iowa. After high school she a...

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Carol Pence - Receptionist

Carol is a receptionist who began working at Allgood Animal Hospital in 2011. She was born and raised in Fort Madison, Iowa. After high school she attended Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa with an interest in the clerical program. Carol has enjoyed country living the past several years. She and her husband, Orville, share a home on the Mississippi River. They have a daughter, two sons, five grandsons, and two granddaughters. Hobbies of Carol’s include beading, and having fun on the river.

Colleen Kelly - Receptionist

Colleen started working at Allgood’s in 2016. She’s a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Southeastern Community College. In her free time she ...

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Colleen Kelly - Receptionist

Colleen started working at Allgood’s in 2016. She’s a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Southeastern Community College. In her free time she enjoys swimming, eating Mexican food, ghost hunting, and listening to her favorite artists, Prince and Michael Jackson. She resides in Burlington with her pug named Beep.

Kim Lohmann - Veterinary Technician

Kim joined the Allgood Animal Hospital team in February 1996. Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University, where she majored...

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Kim Lohmann - Veterinary Technician

Kim joined the Allgood Animal Hospital team in February 1996. Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University, where she majored in Agricultural Science with a minor in Animal Science. She lives on a farm in Sperry with her husband Scott and two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Jennifer. The Lohmann farm consists of Quarter and Paint horses, Corriedale/Columbia cross sheep, a few Belted Galloway cows, many cats, and a Chihuahua mix. Outside of work, farming, and motherhood, Kim enjoys spending her time showing horses, gardening, and photography.

Tina Linden - Veterinary Assistant

Tina is one of our veterinary assistants as well as a farm girl. She was born and raised on a farm in Sperry, Iowa where they have paint horses, sheep...

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Tina Linden - Veterinary Assistant

Tina is one of our veterinary assistants as well as a farm girl. She was born and raised on a farm in Sperry, Iowa where they have paint horses, sheep, and Boer goats. She is a graduate of Mediapolis High School. Today, she is married to Jeff and lives next door to the farm where she grew up. She continues to raise registered paint horses and shows them locally. She has several cats and dogs.

Stephanie Drebenstedt - Pet Stylist

Stephanie is our pet stylist and one of our veterinary assistants. A native of Burlington, Iowa, she began working at Allgood Animal Hospital in July ...

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Stephanie Drebenstedt - Pet Stylist

Stephanie is our pet stylist and one of our veterinary assistants. A native of Burlington, Iowa, she began working at Allgood Animal Hospital in July of 1989. Because your best friend deserves to be pampered, Stephanie believes your pet should feel good as well as look good. She enjoys giving your pet the V.I.P. treatment and grooms all breeds of pets at our Pet Day Spa. In her free time Stephanie enjoys being outdoors and working on her acreage. Her clowder of cats supply an endless source of entertainment as well as the occasional “gift” of a dead rodent. Stephanie’s other interests include astronomy and star gazing, swimming, reading, and spending time with friends.

Alysha Roller - Pet Stylist

Education: Kirkwood Community College Hometown: Burlington, Iowa Alysha was born and raised here in Burlington...

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Alysha Roller - Pet Stylist

Education: Kirkwood Community College Hometown: Burlington, Iowa Alysha was born and raised here in Burlington. After graduating from Burlington High School in 2012 she attended Kirkwood Community College majoring in Pet Grooming and Business. She graduated in 2012 and took her first job as a groomer in Cedar Rapids. A year later she found herself wanting to be closer to family and moved back to Burlington. Her favorite breed to groom is the Pomeranian. Anyone interested in “Creative Grooming” will be pleased to know she has an array of colors available. She has a Maltese/Shih Tzu mixed dog named Gigi whose tail usually sports one of those lively colors. Alysha is a true animal lover, and has been her entire life.