Our Careteam

Sarah Berg
Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah Berg joined the Kalona Vet Clinic in March of 2015. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2013. She performs dental procedures, monitors anesthesia, assists the doctors with appointments and handling the animals, she also spends most of her days in the lab! She has three cats, two dogs and two horses. She also enjoys riding them on trails and around the farm. Sarah loves spending time with her husband Craig and sons Henry and Leroy.
Bailey Beckman
Registered Veterinary Technician
Bailey Beckman joined our team in May of 2019. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Kirkwood Community College with an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology in 2021. She's lived on a cattle farm since the day she was born. She and fiancé, Reece, continue that tradition with her four dogs, cows, goats, and chickens.
Steph Tardy
Veterinary Assistant
Steph Tardy joined our team in November of 2020. She is a Colorado native but grew up in Oskaloosa, IA until her teen years. She has moved back and forth a few times until moving back with her family in 2019. She graduated with a Small Animal Services Diploma from Kirkwood in 2008. She has been married for 24 years & has 3 children, 20, 17 & 11 years old and has a dog named Oscar. She assists the doctors in appointment and surgeries and is in charge of ordering and inventory. Steph has always worked with mainly cats and dogs and is enjoying the diversity of animals here at the clinic.
Letha Yoder
Letha Yoder serves as the bookkeeper at the Kalona Veterinary Clinic and has worked part time off and on at the clinic with her husband Dr. Yoder for over 30 years. Letha takes care of the financial aspects of running the clinic, along with helping at the front desk, answering the phones when needed and staff scheduling. She enjoys taking care of her grandsons Price, Ethan, Sam and Eli. She also enjoys activities such as reading and gardening.
Annette McGaffey
Annette McGaffey joined our team June of 2018. She was born and raised in the Kalona area and graduated from Pathway Christian School. Her main responsibilities include answering the phone, scheduling appointments and greeting customers as they come into the office. She spends her free time with her dog Tauna, hanging out with family and friends and going for walks. One of Annette’s favorite things is to see the vast variety of animals that make their way through our doors!
Sierra Mertens
Sierra Mertens joined out team here at the clinic in May of 2021. Her main responsibilities include answering the phones, scheduling appointments and maintaining cleanliness of the clinic. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and two cats Hamilton and Zuko, as well as her artistic endeavors.
Jaiden Sedlacek
Kennel Staff
Jaiden Sedlacek has been working at the Kalona Veterinary Clinic since June of 2017. He is part of the Kennel Staff here at the clinic and helps take care of any animals that are boarding or that stay the night after a surgery. He also helps around the clinic with general cleanliness and anything the staff needs. Jaiden is currently going to college at Kirkwood and is going to be transferring to Iowa State University to major in software engineering. He owns one cat, Chester and enjoys hanging out with his family and friends.