Melissa Newberg

Dr. Newberg attended Briar Cliff University where she majored in biology and then later received her DVM from Iowa State University in 1997.

Why did you choose to become a veterinarian?
I pursued veterinary medicine because I wanted to help animals live longer, healthier lives.

If you could give pet owners any advice, what would it be?
My biggest piece of advice would be: Preventative care can help your pets live longer and healthier!

Tell us about your family and any pets you have.
My dog Lollipop is 8 years old now (can’t believe it!) and my cat, Gingersnap, is now 12. Both of my pets were adopted from Midwest Animal Hospital.

What is your favorite quote about animals?
“We can judge the heart of a person by how they treat animals.”