Our Staff

  • 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 HR
    Practice 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

    Holly, Olivia

    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.

    Willow Snow

    Zoey Joe

    Daisy May



  • Megan, VT

    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

    Prudence, Constanze

    Prudence, Constanze



    Harmony,  Discord

    Harmony Discord

  • 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


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  • "Wonderful staff. Very gentle and knowledgeable about the animals. Highly recommend bringing your pets, especially exotics. Thanks for all you do!"
    Christine Baker
  • "I've had guinea pigs in my life for over 25 years and of all the Vets, All Creatures is THE BEST. Hands down, I wouldn't trust anyone else with my little critters! Thank you for all you do for my piggy tribe!"
    Katie Danger