Dr. Kelli Ruther, originally from Clinton, Iowa, attended Iowa State University for her undergraduate studies where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, she worked for Nestle Purina PetCare for a couple of years before returning to Iowa State where she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Kelli worked as a mixed animal veterinarian at the DeWitt Veterinary Clinic before joining Risius Family Veterinary Services. She continues to work with both large and small animals with special interests in internal medicine, ophthalmology, small animal nutrition, feedlot medicine, small ruminants, and pot-bellied pigs. She is a member of: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) & American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Outside of work, Dr. Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and their son, Rylan. She also enjoys running, gardening, and helping with their hobby farm. You may see Dr. Kelli working in both our Eldridge & Maquoketa clinics for both small & large animals!