Meet Our Staff


Dr. Maggie Wilson
Owner and Veterinarian

Maggie Wilson

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 with their two children, Collin, and Courtney.

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 family and her pets. The Wilson’s have 2 energetic dogs Izzy and Herman, and a lovable elderly cat named Crazy.

Dr. Stephanie Deneke
Associate Veterinarian

Stephanie Deneke

Dr. Stephanie Deneke graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She recently joined our practice 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 and a Pittie Mix named Walter. She also enjoys boating, fishing, watching & playing softball & baseball, watching hockey, and of course, attending ISU games – Go Cyclones!

Support Staff

Deborah Dye
Office Manager

Deborah Dye

Deb is our office manager and was employed at Knoxville Veterinary Clinic for 3 years before she resigned to take care of her mother. In 2019, Deb returned to our clinic to take on the role of office manager again.

Originally from Milton Illinois, Deb has always had a passion for animals. She graduated from East Pike High School in 1974 and went on to attend college at Central Christian College where she met and married her husband, Sam Dye. Sam is the Senior Vice President of Prison Fellowship.

Together Deb and Sam have 5 children, Jonathan and wife Maureen of Bainbridge Island,WA, Lacey and husband Jake, and grandchildren Johannah and Elijah of Knoxville IA, David and wife Rosie of Monroe, IA, Alex in college at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge, and Natalia who lives in Des Moines, Iowa. Collectively, her family has 6 dogs and 2 cats who are all a big part of the family.

Joslyn DeGoey
Veterinary Assistant

Joslyn DeGoey

Joslyn has been working as a veterinary assistant at Knoxville Veterinary Clinic since June of 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician.

Joslyn has two young children, a son named Ryker and a son named Owen. She also has two dogs, a chocolate lab named Ruger and a black lab mix named Case.

In her spare time, Joslyn enjoys spending time with her kids camping, fishing, riding four-wheelers, swimming, and going sprint car racing.

Donna Flattery
CVT, Dog Trainer

Donna  Flattery

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.