Experienced. Skilled. Understanding. The team at Risius Family Vet understands the needs of your family, and works to help you build a brighter future for your business.


Michael Slattery

Dr. Mike Slattery hails from Winthrop, IA where he grew up helping his father Dr. Jim Slattery in his large animal veterinary clinic. In 2009, Dr. Mike graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Animal Science, he then went on to graduate as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from ISU in 2013.

Immediately after graduation Dr. Mike joined the staff at Risius Family Veterinary Service, specifically as the veterinarian in the Maquoketa office.  In 2015, he joined the ownership team as partner.

Professionally, Dr. Mike enjoys preventative medicine and diagnostics in beef cattle and feedlot medicine, and is currently a member of:

Outside of work, Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Janell and son, Anson, or you might find Dr. Mike on the golf course or doing some hunting & fishing.

Jeannett Clampitt

Dr. Jeannett Clampitt grew up most of her life in Independence, Iowa. She went to Iowa State University and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and minor in Business in 2017. She then continued onto graduate school at Iowa State University and graduated with a Masters in Microbiology doing research in vaccine development for Mycoplasma species in cattle, pigs, and chickens. While finishing her research she decided to go to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2023 with her DVM. She joined as an associate at Risius Family Veterinary Clinic right after graduation.

Dr. Jeannett is one of our mixed animal doctors. She spends time at both the Maquoketa clinic doing large animal medicine as well as the Eldridge clinic doing both small animal and large animal appointments. She enjoys working with clients and helping educate them about their animal’s health and helping improve herd health in livestock species. She is a member of:

Outside of work, Dr. Jeannett enjoys spending time with her fiancé Austin and their dog MooMoo, their cat Jedha, and working on their small hobby farm. She also enjoys gardening, traveling, kayaking, camping, snowmobiling, visiting local breweries, spending time with her family, and rooting for her favorite team: Iowa State!

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

-Mother Teresa

Client Care


Veterinary Assistant

Jake joined the Risius Staff in February 2013 by helping with cattle work at the Maquoketa Sale Barn. In August 2014, Jake became the full time assistant to Dr. Mike in the Maquoketa office.

Jake attended Iowa Central Community College and has always been interested in the veterinary field and especially in ranching, so this opportunity seemed like a perfect match.

In Jake’s spare time he enjoys rodeo ranch sorting, hunting and fishing.

Debra Christiansen

Client Care Coordinator

Bio coming soon!