All-Pets employs a staff of diverse, caring veterinary professionals who always have your pet's care in mind. 

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Kathy Berge, DVM   Veterinarian and Owner

Kathy Berge, DVM
Veterinarian and Owner

Kathy Berge, DVM | Owner.

Dr. Kathy Berge graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She started working at All-Pets in 1990.

Dr. Berge has a passion for Bernese Mountain Dogs, showing and breeding under the kennel name Ahquabi. She has owned Berners since 1984, longer even than her veterinary career. If you have question or concerns about Bernese Mt. Dogs and similar large breeds, she is your vet!

Dr. Berge has been married to her husband, Paul, for 33 years. Paul is a local freelance writer, actor, and film director. Previous gigs include a radio drama show, Rejection Slip Theater, and acting as the host of Side Roads on Iowa Public Television’s Living in Iowa. Paul also works as a flight instructor and owns Butter Cow Films, LLC.

Dr. Berge and Paul have one daughter, Emily, who works in writing/publishing in New York City. They also live with 5 dogs and 3 cats.

Rachel, RVT   Registered Veterinary Technician, Office Manager

Rachel, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician, Office Manager

Rachel Crane, RVT

Rachel recently celebrated 10 years of providing care at All-Pets Hospital!  She joined us in 2008, graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and passed her State and National Boards in 2010 as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Rachel's professional interests are in canine behavior, dentistry, and anesthesia. She is certified in the Karen Pryor Academy's Dog Trainer Foundations Course and is very familiar with effective force free and clicker training.  Rachel regularly attends the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association's annual meeting to learn the latest recommendations for low stress handing of dogs and cats in the hospital setting. She spent several years teaching dog training classes at Paws and Effect, a service dog program in Des Moines. 

Rachel and her husband, Matt, have a Dalmatian named Cloud, a Labrador named Barret, and a large flock of chickens. When not training or treating dogs, Rachel enjoys cycling and tending to her land and bee hives in Knoxville.

Tacy   Office Manager, Veterinary Assistant

Office Manager, Veterinary Assistant


Tacy’s first visit to All-Pets Hospital was in 2004 for a job shadowing day. In 2017 she officially joined our team as a receptionist and is now the one who cheerfully greets you at the door and will make any excuse she can to pet the patients. Through years of training at our clinic, she now also fills the role of veterinary assistant and office manager. She frequently attends veterinary conferences/events to keep up to date on current medicine and techniques. She is also in charge of our social media, so be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram to see the adorable pictures of our patients she posts!

Tacy spends her free time dog-sitting, going to the gym, binge-watching TV shows like Parks & Rec or Game of Thrones, and spending quality time with her yellow lab, Seri.

Sydney  Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant


While attending the Veterinary Assistant Program at Kirkwood in Iowa City, Sydney asked to intern with us on the weekends to gain clinic experience and learn about how things work in the veterinary field. Once she earned her degree and moved to Des Moines, we were thrilled to offer her a full-time position with us. After several months as an exam room assistant, she is now training as a surgery technician to assist our doctor during dental procedures, spays, neuters, and much more.

Sydney spends her time off at her family farm helping with the pigs or at home with her dachshund puppy, Noodles.

Madyson   Veterinary Assistant, Social Media

Veterinary Assistant, Social Media


Madyson is currently one of our veterinary assistants, while also attending DMACC to pursue the Vet Tech program. Her career with us began with her job shadowing in June of 2019, and we loved her so much we had to ask her to stay with us as a full-time member of our team! Madyson finds any excuse she can to learn the ins and outs of the veterinary field, with a special interest in medical testing, sample analysis, and radiographs. She also helps us maintain our Instagram and Facebook accounts, so next time you’re in the office make sure she gets a photo of your fuzzy friend to share!

In the little free time she has, Madyson loves to attend concerts, visit her boyfriend (who is currently attending Iowa State University), traveling, hiking, and of course pampering her Alaskan Malamute/Golden Retriever mix, Bella!

Ariana   Veterinary Student

Veterinary Student


Ariana joined our team early in the summer of 2019. While attending the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine she is gaining as much experience in the clinic setting as she can to prepare herself for her future as a DVM. With plenty of previous training and knowledge, she is able to help us just as a technician would - blood draws, assisting in surgery, monitoring hospitalized patients, and much more. Her eventual goal is to own a mixed animal practice where she can treat patients both large and small, with a special interest in equine medicine.

A majority Ariana’s time is spent working or studying, but on her days off you can find her at the barn with her horse, Mystic, or at home with her Border Collie, Cajun.

Ariana habla español y está en la clínica los sábados.

Val   Groomer


Val Foerster

Valerie started working as a groomer for All-Pets Hospital in 2015.

She has over 6 years of grooming experience, and loves helping animals look and feel their best. Valerie takes the time needed to make your animals feel comfortable while being groomed. Customer satisfaction is high on her list of priorities and she strives to have your pet look it’s absolute best. In fact, she was recently awarded the title of Best Groomer in the Des Moines Area by The Des Moines Register.

Valerie lives with her husband, Mike, and her two children.  Also sharing their home are 5 cats. Most of Val's spare time is spent pet sitting and attending her kids' sporting events. 

Carol   Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

Carol Tyler

Carol has been employed at All-Pets Hospital for over 30 years. 

Carol is the weekend kennel assistant taking care of boarders and hospitalized patients.  She always gives each and every animal the special attention it needs on weekends and holidays.  Her love of animals is shown each and every day.

Carol is actively involved in the community assisting with local elections, volunteering for various church and other civic activities. 

Carol lives in Des Moines and shares her home with cats Z, Smoke, and Ougi. She also has an adopted a Shar Pei mix, Reeses, from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.