Dr. Meredith Pieper was born and raised in the West Des Moines area. She always knew she wanted to be
an “animal doctor” since the age of 3 and never wavered from that calling.
Dr. Pieper attended both undergrad and vet school at Iowa State University. During her second year of
veterinary school, she met her husband there. After graduating, Dr. Pieper followed her husband to
Arizona and then Illinois, where they lived and worked for the last 9 years. He is currently one of the
veterinary dermatologists at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. This position is what
brought them back to Iowa.
Dr. Pieper loves surgery, dermatology, behavior, dentistry, and internal medicine. Her passion lies with
developing lasting relationships with her patients and clients, which made it very hard to leave her last
When not in the clinic, Dr. Pieper loves spending time with her 3 beautiful, young children. They keep
her very busy. Along with her human children, she has 2 cats and a 3-legged dog. She also enjoys reading
and scrapbooking whenever she gets the spare time.
“I love all aspects of veterinary medicine especially developing long-lasting relationships with you and
your pets. I look forward to working together to determine the very best care for your pet during all their