Anne Belshan, DVM
Joined the Practice in 2005
Education: Iowa State University
Special Interests: Exotic Medicine, Behavior, Dermatology
Dr. Anne Belshan graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She and her husband share their home with 3 children, a dog, a Senegal parrot, a Russian tortoise, a guinea pig and too many fish to count.
In her spare time, Dr. Belshan enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, and reading. She has special interests in exotic pet medicine, behavior, and dermatology. Dr. Belshan loves the challenge and variety that meets her every day as a veterinarian.
Christina Knajdl, CVT,CHT-V,BBAM HRPractice Manager
Christina joined All Creatures
Veterinary Clinic in July 2020. She graduated from Nebraska College of
Technical Agriculture with her Associates of Applied Science degree in
Veterinary Technology in 2002. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts
in Business Management and Administration with a minor in Human Resource
Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
In 2006, she moved to Colorado and worked in veterinary specialty
medicine in the areas of internal medicine, intensive care, hyperbaric medicine,
and management for 14 years. While in Colorado, she became one of the first to
be Board Certified in Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine in 2016 by the National
Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Technology. She currently continues to travel
and train veterinary professionals in the operation and safety of delivering
this advanced medical technology to our veterinary patient’s.
Christina loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but her
passions are management, hyperbaric medicine, critical care, and internal medicine.
Christina lives in Blair with her husband and Chihuahua “Hermione”.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, party planning,
and spending time with family and friends. She is an advocate for 4-H and FFA.
Dr Sarah Roelofs DVM
Olivia, Jake, Holly
Joined the practice in 2014
Educ- Univ. of Minnesota
Special Interests- Avian & Exotic medicine, Internal Medicine, Behavior
Dr Roelofs graduated in 1991 from U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent the next 13 years at the Niles Animal Hospital seeing cats, dogs, birds & other creatures. The hospital is located in a Chicago suburb, and is well known in Chicago for its avian & exotic patients.
In 2004, she & her husband moved to Omaha to be closer to his family while raising their 2 young sons. Over the past 10 years, Dr Roelofs has enjoyed working at several Omaha hospitals which allowed flexible scheduling, quality family time, and an opportunity to still treat birds and small mammals.
Dr Roelofs is excited to be part of the All Creatures Veterinary family as a full time member and looks forward to pursuing internal medicine interests, as well as behavior and avian medicine.
Besides her husband and 2 teenage sons, they presently share their home with only 2 dogs, and 1 bird- but that is always subject to change...
Dr Roelofs enjoys pet therapy visits to a local nursing home, reading, gardening & rock climbing; along with keeping up with her sons’ baseball, soccer and scouting activities.
Dr Mary Sutherland, DVM
Joined the Practice in 2012
Education: Kansas State University
Special Interests: Soft tissue surgery, Dentistry and Exotics
Dr. Mary Sutherland was born in Omaha and graduated from Roncalli Catholic High School in 1997. She grew up riding horses, swimming and running. She ran track and cross country for Doane College in Crete, NE where she received her Bachelor's degree.
Dr. Sutherland then attended Kansas State University for her veterinary degree. After graduation in 2005 she married and moved to North Pole, Alaska where she practiced for 7 years.
Dr. Sutherland has four boys, the older 3 were born in Alaska. She and her husband both enjoy the outdoors and running, as well as soccer and tennis. She also enjoys way too many crafts than she has time for, including leatherwork, scrapbooking, sewing and crochet.
They own a rescued Greyhound, a cat and 2 birds.
Dr. Sutherland has moved back to Omaha to be closer to family. She enjoys soft tissue surgery, dentistry and exotics.
Dr Timothy Hotaling, DVM
Joined the Practice in June 2018
Education: Iowa State University
Dr. Hotaling started at All Creatures in June of 2018. He grew up in Nebraska and has lived here most of his life. Dr. Hotaling went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and obtained an undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2008. He returned to UNL and received a Master’s in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 2015. During his Master’s work, Dr. Hotaling enrolled in veterinary school via the UNL/ISU shared veterinary medicine program, graduating in 2017.
Dr. Hotaling currently lives in Omaha with his wife and their two children. They have a corgi- mix named Abby. Dr. Hotaling enjoys spending time with his family, playing games, reading, and archery. He is especially interested in exotic pet medicine, dentistry, and ultrasound.
Laurie, Front Office Manager, Customer Service Supervisor, LVT
Joined the Practice in 2004
Education: Vatterott College
Laurie graduated from Vatterott College with a Associates Applied Science of Veterinary Technology degree and took and passed her boards early. She enjoys life, doing ceramics, traveling- on the spur of the moment, playing cards/games, horseback riding in Colorado and loves Mastiffs.
Laurie's philosophy is to treat other as you would like to be treated, that what goes around comes around even though you may not see it, and enjoy your work and you will never work a day in your life.
Laurie has very close family ties with a large extended family and friends and was raised with the priorities of God, Family, Country. She has been married for over 29 years, has a son and 3 grandsons, 3 brothers, a niece and 2 nephews. Laurie in addition to being a technician is also our Customer Service Supervisor
Apollo and Neptune
Adina, Back Office Manager, LVT
Joined the Practice in 2009
Education : Northeast Community College
Adina graduated from Northeast Community College in 2006 with and Associate's Applied Science Veterinary Technology Degree. She was president of her class and passed her veterinary technician boards in 2006. She and her husband have a 2 sons. They also are parents to 'furry babies' - Spencer the schnauzer, Lucky, Allie, Otis and Spudz the 4 cats, and Lucy the ferret. Adina loves being a technician and working with the owners and all their different pets.
Spencer and Roman
Nicole, Back Office Manager, LVT
Joined the Practice in 2008
Education: Vatterott College
Nicole received her degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Vatterott College in 2008. She has been working at All Creatures since then as a veterinary technician.
Nicole is married to her husband, Michael, & has 3 children.
Her furry children include her dogs- Daisy, Willow & Zoey and her cats- Puncy & Nany.
Nicole enjoys the experience of working with all kinds of animals and nursing them back to health.
Joined the Practice in 2010
Education: Northeast Community College
Megan is a veterinary technician and has her Associates Applied Science Veterinary Technology degree from Northeast Community College. She graduated in 2007. She grew up in Omaha and moved back here from Ohio. She is married and has 1 cat named Matty.
Melody Golden, LVT
Joined the Practice January 2016
Education: Iowa Western Community College
Since the age of five Melody has always wanted to be a veterinary technician. This goal started with her first guinea pig, and the passion that went into learning its proper care.Her passions include working with all different species of animals, and All Creatures is a great place with that in mind. She lives at home with her husband, five guinea pigs (Gavvin, Tilian, Prudence, Constanze and two cats (Harmony and Luna)
Luna & Harmony
Tillan & Gavvin
Cindy Mendonca LVT
Joined the Practice in May 2017
Education: Vatterott College
Dara & Kylie
After retiring from the Air Force as a weather officer, Cindy returned to school at Vatterott College to earn an associate degree in Applied Science Veterinary Technology. Licensed as a veterinary technician since 2002, her special interest areas include helping owners with early puppy training, preventive health advice, and quality of life questions.
Cindy has been owned by dogs, cats, rats, and Guinea Pigs. She currently has the third, fourth, and fifth generations of her Bearded Collie line... Jolie, Kylie, and Dara. When off work, she can be found with the Beardies herding sheep, making therapy visits to an assisted living residence, and practicing Rally Obedience. She has titled her Beardies in herding, Rally obedience, and conformation. Along the way, Cindy became an AKC Herding Judge and is currently an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She also enjoyed agility and dance training with the Beardies, but while the mind and heart were willing to continue, her knees were not
Molly, Veterinary Assistant
Molly loves animals and people too. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and a gentle touch.
Barron, Aerial, Doc