Meet Our Staff
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 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.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Nancy Vander Veer
Nancy has been working at Knoxville Veterinary Clinic since 2007. Nancy graduated from Knoxville High School in 1982, and attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. After college, Nancy married Joe, and they have been together for 30 years. Joe currently works at 3M in Knoxville.
Together, they have three children. Their oldest is Stephanie, who works at Iowa Realty in Des Moines, and is getting married in October of 2016 to her fiancee Dustin. Their middle son is Craig, who lives with Nancy & Joe. Bennet graduated from Knoxville High School in May of 2016, and now attends Iowa State University with a major in computer engineering.
In addition to her family, Nancy has a house full of pets. Currently, she has two dogs named Lucky (american eskimo) and Charlie (shi-poo). Nancy also has three cats named Bug, Midge, & Eggs. When Nancy is not busy working as on of our receptionists, she loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading and sewing in her spare time.