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. Kimberly French grew up in Indiana on a farm with dogs, cats, pigs and cattle – she has been fascinated with animals all her life. She did not realize her dream of becoming a veterinarian until working in a small animal veterinary practice in Indianapolis after she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Butler University. She then moved to Colorado where she worked as a surgery technician for a specialty practice in Loveland. While in Colorado she received her master’s degree in animal anatomy from Colorado State University. Following her dream of veterinary medicine she moved further west to Oregon where she obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 2007. She worked at general practices as well as an emergency practice in the Portland area following graduation. Wishing to be closer to family, she moved to Lincoln in September 2014, where her husband grew up. Her greatest interests in veterinary medicine include anesthesia/pain management, emergency medicine, and surgery.
Dr. Abby Obermiller was born and raised on a cow calf ranch in central Nebraska where she developed a love for animals at an early age. While growing up she was active showing horses and cattle. In 2004 she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Science with a minor in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2008 she graduated with honors from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Abby then completed one year of advanced post doctoral training in equine medicine and surgery at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre, a specialty referral practice in Gilbert, Arizona. For the past five years she has been practicing at a mixed animal practice in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Her professional interests include complimentary medicine, lameness, rehabilitation and internal medicine. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) by Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and in animal chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association*. Dr. Abby’s personal interests include spending time with her family including her husband Lance, their two sons Ian and Sterling, dog Milo, cat Simon the Siamese and horses Kat and Bridgeman. She also enjoys spending time with her eight nephews and niece, riding horses, reading, and hiking.
Dr. Lance Roasa was raised on a farm and ranch in Central Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences, a Masters degree in Veterinary Physiology and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced in Arizona, and has owned a private practice in Colorado. He and his family moved to Lincoln in 2013. He enjoys veterinary emergency practice, dentistry and surgery. Dr. Roasa consults with our doctors and provides orthopedic surgery services in our offices.
In his free time, Dr. Roasa enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young sons, Ian and Sterling and their dogs Milo and CR and cat Simon.
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.