Large Animal Swine Doctors

  • Dr. Gawen Zomermaand
    Dr. Gawen Zomermaand is graduate of Iowa State University's undergraduate and D.V.M. programs. He has over 28 years of experience. Before practicing as a veterinarian, Dr. Zomermaand grew up and worked on his family farm in addition to helping out at the National Animal Disease Center. He specializes in Swine and Health Management currently.

  • Dr. Jeff Blythe
    Dr. Jeff Blythe was raised on a crop and livestock farm in Williamsburg, Iowa. He then received his B.A in Biology from Central College in Pella, Iowa. In 1991 he received his D.V.M from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. Immediately upon graduating, Dr. Blythe joined a private multi species practice in Illinois. He then joined the Orange City Veterinary Clinic in 1992 and became a partner in 1994. Dr. Blythe specializes in all aspects of swine production medicine.

    Dr. Blythe, along with his wife, Darcy, have a busy, thriving, and scattered young adult family. Paige and husband Garrett live in Wichita, Kansas, Nolan in Madison, Wisconsin, and Clayton in Pella, Iowa. Jeff and Darcy have thoroughly enjoyed living and raising their family in such a wonderful, thriving, and faith based community.

  • Dr. AJ Smit
    Dr. AJ Smit was born and raised in Orange City, Iowa. He grew up with livestock and has always enjoyed being on the farm. Dr. Smit completed is undergraduate degree from Northwestern College in 2004. He worked for Boehringer Ingelmeim Vetmedica Inc. in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for three years prior to returning to veterinary school. Dr. Smit graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and is currently a veterinarian/partner at Orange City Veterinary Clinic practicing large animal production medicine. He is married, and a proud father of four children.

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