Staff

Dr. Aaron Wilson
Veterinarian
Dr. Wilson is a native of Iowa and an alum of Dallas Center-Grimes High School. He graduated from Simpson College with his B.S. and completed his DVM from Iowa State University in 2006. Prior to becoming owner of Grimes Plaza Veterinary Clinic, he was an Associate with Sullivan Family Pet Hospital in Johnston for two years and an Associate Veterinarian in Mankato, Minnesota at Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital for three years.

When Dr. Wilson isn't working at GPVC he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their three children, Kate, Grant and Eli. Their family has a golden retriever, Hank and two cats, Vivian and Cow.

 

Keena Chance
Technician 
Keena is a graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School and attended Pima Community College. She began working as a Vet Technician in 1992 with a group of Orthopedic surgeons, and in 2002 started working for a veterinary oncologist. After moving to Iowa from Arizona in 2009, she started working at GPVC. Keena is also trained in TCVM and Tui-Na.

Keena enjoys spending time with her children, Payton and Shelby, and watching movies, camping, and traveling. She also has a bulldog, Lola, and a cat, Yoda.


 

Alicia Jones
Technician

Alicia grew up in Des Moines and has been working in the Veterinarian field for over twelve years. She has experience in both emergency and day practice veterinary care and has been at GVPC since 2012.

Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband Spencer, and their son, Liam. She has 3 dogs: Homer, a lab; Brie a Brittany; Stella, a Pointer. She also has one cat, Ester. Alicia also enjoys crocheting, reading and playing with her son as often as possible. 


 

Graham Emmerson
Technician
Graham is a graduate of Johnston High School and Des Moines Area Community College, with an AAS degree. He is currently working towards his BSN at Grandview College. Graham is also serves in the Army Reserves and has been a Vet Technician since 2006, working with GPVC since 2009.

While not busy with work and school, Graham enjoys spending time with his fiance, Ali. He also likes going camping and playing disc golf. He has a black lab, Bailey, as well as two cats, Charlie and Ruby.


 
Chris Jespersen
Technician
Chris is a graduate of Johnston High School and combat medic with the Army National Guard where he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011. Chris has over eight years of experience as a vet technician and started at GPVC in 2007.

Chris has two cats, Cleo and Isis, and two boxers, Scout and Alfie. He also enjoys watching movies, UFC and Vikings football, as well as spending time with his wife, Nikki.
 
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