Dr. Dan Otto was inspired to become a veterinarian by his father, Dr. L.K. Otto, who was a veterinarian in Arlington for many years. Dr. Otto earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1978, and his DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from Kansas State in 1983. Currently, he belongs to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), NVMA (Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association), KVMA (Kansas Veterinary Medical Association), and is licensed in both Florida and Nebraska. Dr. Otto has been active on various community and church-related boards, such as the Community Hospital of McCook board, and the Board of Trustees. He has a wife, Melinda, and three grown children, Megan, Brian, and Jeffrey. He also has three pets of his own, including his dog, Toby, and two cats, Frankenstein and Oreo. Dr. Otto’s love of animals shows through in the set of principles on which he practices.
“My goal is to use any means available to minimize the pain of the animal,” Dr. Otto says, “Before you tell people what you know, you need to show them how much you care.”
Dr. Jody Jones is originally from Sargent, Nebraska. She attended UNL, earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science, then graduated from Kansas State where she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Jones began her career as a veterinarian in 2002 at a mixed animal practice in Iowa before moving back to Nebraska in 2005. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, as well as attending Husker football and volleyball games.