Meet Our Staff


Maggie Wilson

Dr. Maggie Wilson
Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Wilson (Aleff) was born and raised in Knoxville, Iowa where she first developed her love for animals. She was active in local 4-H and is a former graduate of the Knoxville High School (Class of 2001). Following graduation, she went on to earn first her Bachelor’s Degree, and then her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2009.

Dr. Wilson started her veterinary career at the Knoxville Veterinary Clinic working as an associate for Dr. Craig Burk in 2009. In 2010 she married her husband Jeff, and they moved to Western Iowa where Dr. Wilson continued to practice first mixed animal, and then small animal only medicine while further developing her skills as a practitioner.

In March of 2018, Dr. Wilson and her husband Jeff had the opportunity to move back to Knoxville and purchased the Knoxville Veterinary Clinic from her former mentor, Dr. Craig Burk. They were overjoyed at the opportunity to return to Knoxville.

Professionally, Dr. Wilson has a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. She is also a Fear Free Certified Practitioner who takes pride in providing her patients with positive experiences while at the vet’s office.

In her free time, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff and their 3 children; Collin, Courtney, and Aubrey. Dr. Wilson also has a houseful of pets that her entire family enjoys. These pets include 4 dogs (Izzy Anna, Herman, Frederick Meatball, and Little Ricky) and 2 guinea pigs (Strawberry Poppy and Penelope).

Stephanie Deneke

Dr. Stephanie Deneke
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Stephanie Deneke graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She joined our practice in the summer of 2019 after relocating to the area with her husband, son and daughter from Central Minnesota where she practiced as a small animal veterinarian. Professionally, she has a special interest in dermatology and cytology.

While away from the office, Dr. Deneke likes to spend time with her family and 2 dogs, - a lab mix named Norman, a Pittie Mix named Walter and a Wire-haired Pointing Griffon named Mavis. She also enjoys boating, fishing, watching and playing softball and baseball, watching hockey, and of course, attending ISU games – GO Cyclones!

Support Staff

Donna  Flattery

Donna Flattery
CVT, Dog Trainer

Donna is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been with the Knoxville Veterinary Clinic since 1980. Donna graduated from North East Missouri State University with her Certificate in Veterinary Technology in 1980. After graduation, she began working at the Knoxville Veterinary Clinic, which first served both large and small animals. Through the years, the clinic has transformed into a pet exclusive practice.

In 2010, Donna completed an on-line Dog Trainer course and earned her Professional Dog Trainer Certification in 2015.  She really enjoys working with owners and their pets to help teams address behavior issues, teach basic training, and acquire Canine Good Citizen certification.  Most recently Donna completed her on-line course work to become a Fear Free Certified Professional, and she plans to complete the Fear Free Dog Trainer certification by next year.

Donna is married to Jerry Flatter, who works at 3-M in Knoxville. They have three children; Robin teaches High School English in Washington, IA, Matt works at Skunk River Pallet in Pella, IA, and Brad works at 3-M in Knoxville, Iowa.  Donna also has 2 dogs and 3 cats at home. ‘Chubbs’ is a rambunctious senior lab and ‘Sybil’ is a bossy Border Collie mix. Their three cats that like to hang out in the garage are Mitt, Pong, and Kevin. There is never a shortage of paw prints on vehicles in the Flattery home.

In her free time, Donna enjoys reading, exercising, trying new recipes, training dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.

Amy Senn

Amy Senn
Veterinary Technician

Amy joined our team at KVC in July of 2020. Although she has only been at our clinic a short time, Amy has been working in the veterinary field since 2000 and is a wealth of knowledge. Amy graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College in August of 2021 and will sit for her national board in December of this year.

Amy's favorite place to be at the clinic is in the lab behind a microscope, but her hidden talent is taking dental x-rays. She resides in Knoxville with her husband Gene and their 3 children; Willow, Jack, and Emmit. Amy's furry family members include a giant Great Dane named Odin and a lovable cat named Socks.

Abbie Aleff

Abbie Aleff
Veterinary Assistant

Abbie has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Studio Art from Grand View University. During the summer of 2018, she decided to make an epic career change when she started working as a Veterinary Assistant at Knoxville Veterinary Clinic to follow her other passion in life - helping animals.

Abbie is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.

As the resident comedian of the clinic, Abbie is usually one to lighten the mood even on the most challenging of days. Her favorite place to be is in with puppy or new kitten appointments, and she is a joy to work with.

Abbie has two fur-babies, a deaf kitty named Blanche who is extremely spoiled and a rambunctious puppy named Little Ricky. In her free time, Abbie enjoys riding her bike, hiking, fishing, making art, and foraging for mushrooms. 

Cara Readout

Cara Readout
Office Manager

Cara (Libby) Readout is a Knoxville native. After graduating from Iowa State University, Cara and her husband John moved to Knoxville to be closer to family. Cara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from ISU and worked in the Knoxville Community School District for 9 years. After working in the school district, Cara stayed at home with her children for six years. During the summer of 2021, Cara joined our practice as Office Manager.

Cara has had a lifelong love of animals. She was active in 4-H and milked goats at a local dairy for eight years. She will always have animals in her life.

John and Cara live south of Knoxville on an acreage with their three children, dog and four cats. In her free time, Cara enjoys spending time with her family and pets, hiking, baking and working on her property.