Dr. Dan Otto was inspired to become a veterinarian by his father, Dr. L.K. Otto, who was a veterinarian in Arlington for many years. Dr. Otto earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1978, and his DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from Kansas State in 1983. Currently, he belongs to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), NVMA (Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association), KVMA (Kansas Veterinary Medical Association).. Dr. Otto has been active on various community and church-related boards, such as the Community Hospital of McCook board, and the Board of Trustees. He has a wife, Melinda, and three grown children, Megan, Brian, and Jeffrey and one granddaughter Opal. He also has three pets of his own, including his dog, Toby, and two cats, Frankenstein and Oreo. Dr. Otto’s love of animals shows through in the set of principles on which he practices.
“My goal is to use any means available to minimize the pain of the animal,” Dr. Otto says, “Before you tell people what you know, you need to show them how much you care.”