Dr. Jeri Lurz cultivated a love for animals at a young age. Being raised on a small farm/ranch operation in Valentine, NE; she could often be found attempting to make pets out of the cows, stray cats, kittens, and dogs that ventured onto the family property. Her extreme dedication to detail and commitment to any goal she sets allowed her to successfully complete a biology and mathematics degree at Buena Vista University in 2006 and continue on to obtain her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 2010. Her compassion and dedication are also seen in her attitude toward her patients and their owners.
Dr. Lurz worked at a small animal practice in Sparta, Wisconsin prior to joining the Animal Medical Clinic in 2012. In 2012, she completed ultrasound courses for abdominal and cardiovascular examination in order to expand her knowledge and better help clients and their pets. Dr. Lurz’s interest in surgery and physical therapy continually drives her to strive for improvement and advancement of her skills. Currently, she is becoming increasingly proficient with the correction of ACL tears and patellar luxation. In her spare time, Dr. Lurz can be found reading, cooking, fishing, taking ballroom dance lessons, spending time at the gym/Zumba, and enjoying the outdoors. She is accompanied to work by her long-time companion and furry friend, Paul, who suffers from anxiety at home. However, Dr. Lurz often states that all of the pets who come in the doors of the clinic are her ‘kids,’ for the length of their stay.