Dr. Bollinger grew up on a farm in northern Iowa. Her passion for animals started at a very young age. She always looked forward to the veterinarian coming to the farm to examine her horses, dogs, and kittens and knew early on that this would be the perfect career for her.
Dr. Bollinger’s special interests lie in the areas of internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and patient pain relief. She enjoys laser surgery and performing ultrasounds as well. Dr. Bollinger is certified in acupuncture from the Chi Institute, and loves seeing the improvements in the pets that receive acupuncture.
After 3 years of practicing veterinary medicine in northeastern Iowa, Dr. Bollinger joined the staff of the Animal Care Clinic & Metro Cat Hospital in 2001. She is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and The University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Bollinger did internships at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha as well as the Kansas City Zoo. She had some amazing experiences working with exotic animals, even getting the opportunity to blow-dart a clouded leopard!
When Dr. Bollinger is not in the office treating her patients, she can be found reading, playing with her two dogs (Brix and Ivy), cheering for the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, and going to her daughters’ dance competitions, softball games and golf meets. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and has daughters, Marah and Willow.
“I am so blessed to be a part of your pets’ lives and to serve you. I promise to be your partner in keeping your pets happy and healthy. “—Dr. Bollinger