Doctors | Support Staff

  • Dr. Dan Otto
    Dr. Dan Otto Veterinarian

    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.”

  • Dr. Jody Jones
    Dr. Jody Jones Veterinarian

    Dr. Jody Jones is originally from Sargent, Nebraska. She attended UNL, earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science, then graduated from Kansas State where she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Jones began her career as a veterinarian in 2002 at a mixed animal practice in Iowa before moving back to Nebraska in 2005. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, as well as attending Husker football and volleyball games.

  • Dr. Glen Lore
    Dr. Glen Lore Veterinarian

    My undergraduate study was at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
    I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine From Colorado State University. I owned and operated a two Doctor mixed Veterinary Practice in western Nebraska. The Animal Health Center focused on the care of the community’s family pets as well as livestock production agriculture.

    I had the opportunity to oversee healthcare at the Panhandle Humane Shelter where we operated a “Feral Cat” program. We captured and released over 1500 feral cats in a three-year period.

    In more recent years I have been engaged in relief work in Small Animal Veterinary Practices in Nebraska and Colorado.

    My wife Dianne and I are very excited and pleased to be back in the wonderful community of Lincoln.

  • Erin Muntz
    Erin Muntz Support Staff

    I grew up on our small family farm outside of Louisville, Nebraska. We now have a small cow/calf operation, raise a couple dairy cows and a small flock of Southdown sheep. Growing up on a farm gave me the inspiration and motivation to pursue a career in veterinary science. I am currently in undergrad at UNL majoring in Animal Science. I hope to attend vet school and become a mixed practice veterinarian, working mostly with large animals. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and doing anything outdoors. I am also on the road quite often traveling to rodeos with my boyfriend and his family. I currently live in Lincoln, but hope to move back to the country in the future! image1.jpeg

  • Jen Curtis
    Jen Curtis

    Jen Curtis brings 24 years of experience to the team. The Kearney, NE native grew up loving animals and after some encouragement from her parents, she chose her career path and went on to graduate from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. She currently owns a dog named Skye and two kitties, Oliver and Liddy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son, Kaleb, as well as watching movies and cheering on the Husker football team.

  • Luann Thomsen
    Luann Thomsen

    Luann Thomsen worked in the food industry and bar industry for over 35 years. She thought it was time to do something different and Dr. Otto provided an opportunity to work at the clinic. Luann has been working here over a year and loves it! She has a dog named Abbie. Luann’s hobbies are sewing and spending time with family, especially her two grandsons. She has been with her partner for over 15 years and has 5 daughters between the two of them.

  • Connor Tate
    Connor Tate

    Conner is from Kennard Nebraska, where his family and family pets still are. He grew up with a German Shepard, Titan and 2 cats Smokey and Milkshake. He enjoys spending time with his family, they are close enough he can visit them monthly. He has a B.S in animal science and a minor in Business. “I enjoy how friendly everyone is that I work with”

  • Erica Cory
    Erica Cory

    Erica Cory is from northern Iowa but has lived in Lincoln since high school. She works full time as an analyst at Allstate Financial and goes to school at UNL, majoring in Pre-Veterinary Zoo Animal Care. She also volunteers for the Capital Humane Society. She has four cats and a dog. Animals are her passion and what guide her life choices. She is a vegetarian and environmentalist because of her love for animals. Her goal of becoming a vet is for the sole purpose of helping and saving animals. She intends to eventually open a sanctuary and volunteer her services to various non-profit animal welfare organizations.

  • Taylor Heng
    Taylor Heng

    Taylor Heng is one of Superior Veterinary Care and Cotner Pet Care’s receptionists. She is a veterinary science major at the University of Nebraska with hopes of attending vet school in the future. The Nebraska City native has always had a love for animals but her family’s farm inspired her to pursue a veterinary career path. She has a spoiled 3 year old black lab named Lola as well as three barn cats. Her spare time is spent running and training for various marathons throughout Nebraska.

  • Malina Pokorney
    Malina Pokorney

    Malina Pokorney graduated from Omaha College of Health Careers in 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Health Technology. She has worked in a variety of animal hospitals as a Licensed Veterinary Technician over the years. Malina has 1 husband, 3 children, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and 5 hermit crabs. Her hobbies include being with her family, reading, relaxing on the couch and shopping.

  • Dawn VanArsdale
    Dawn VanArsdale

    Dawn VanArsdale has always been a dog lover. In high school she discovered dog grooming and worked in a salon as a bather. Dawn came back to dog grooming in 2009 where it has been a passion ever since. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends during her free time.

  • Tara Hestermann
    Tara Hestermann

    I am originally from Sterling, Nebraska where my parents run a small cow/calf operation and plate row crop. I have 4 pets myself, 3 live with my family, Lily a 5 year old black lab, Jack a 9 year black and white cat, Ralph a 3 year old gray tabby, and then Melvin who is 1 year old and lives with me! I enjoy spending time with my family and any outdoor activity. Currently working toward an animal science degree with the intent to attend Vet school and become a mixed practice veterinarian, but my passion lies with cattle! Getting to know clients and their pets is one of the things I enjoy most about working here, seeing them get better is really amazing.

  • Lilly Horseman
    Lilly Horseman

    Lilly is from Gretna, Nebraska. She has 2 dogs, one 4 year old terrier mix named Peanut, a 1 year old Chihuahua, Jelly; two cats, 2 year old tabby Elliot, and 5 year old calico Callie. She enjoys traveling to new places and different counties as well as reading and spending time with her own animals at home. Currently working on her undergraduate degree in animal science, which she will apply to vet school to become a veterinarian for the military. “I enjoy coming to work. The patients and my co-workers are why I enjoy working here”

  • Madison Williams
    Madison Williams

    Madison Williams is currently a student at the University of Nebraska studying veterinary science. She has wanted to be a vet her entire life and currently has a lab/dachshund mix, Jett. In the past, Madison has had dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, turtles, and hermit crabs. In her free time she enjoys baking, watching movies and reading.

  • Laura Young
    Laura Young

    Laura Young is from Brazil. She graduated from Federal University of Uberlândia in 2017 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She studied at Concord University in Athens, WV and at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Laura also worked as an intern at the Veterinary Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlândia at the small animals clinic and in the operating room. She is working on validating her diploma in the United States. She currently does not have any pets, but she gets to Skype often with Jake (a 2 year old Siberian Husky) and Nina (a 9 year old Shih Tzu) that are in Brazil with her family. She also enjoys spending time with her husband watching movies and cooking.

  • Sherry Haeffner
    Sherry Haeffner

    Sherry enjoys sharing a welcoming smile to all of our clients at the Superior clinic as a receptionist. She is a native Nebraskan who recently moved home after 30 years of living in several states, to care for her parents. Her husband, and best friend, Bill, of 32 years share in the joy of family, their fur-kids and friends. They have a 10 year old chocolate cocker spaniel, Hershey, and a 7 year old Carolina dog, Husker. Sherry’s passions are caring for the elderly and giving pets excellent loving care!