Hubbell Animal Hospital

3451 Hubbell Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317


Our Staff


Jyl DeJong - CVPM:

Jyl started her tenure with the Altoona/Hubbell family in 2004. In addition to all of her responsibilities at work, Jyl is the busy mother of 5 kids with husband Chad; Luka, Kolton, Brody, Gavin, and Adeline along with Jake the dog. She spends her “free time” keeping up with the kids’ activities and volunteering in her community whenever possible. Their family enjoys staying active playing sports and going boating during the summer. The best part of her job is “the great co-workers and getting to know all our clients over the years.”



Keri Jensen, RVT:

Keri has had a long career as a RVT since graduating from Northeast Missouri State University, which ultimately brought her to the Hubbell staff in 2005. She is kept company at home by Derbis the dog, Junior the cat, and her husband Mike. Keri enjoys the technical parts of her job such as performing labwork and taking radiographs. When away from the office she allows time for watching NASCAR, camping at the Iowa State Fair with family, and spending time with her grandson, nieces, and nephews.



Velista Martin, RVT

Velista is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and joined the staff in 2016. In doing her work, she enjoys the challenge of helping manage critical cases and anesthesia along with the chance to help deliver positive client/experiences. Away from work, she enjoys hiking in the mountains of Colorado and spending time with her family, labmix Chance, and her boyfriend (Chris). 



Abby Chiles, Technician Assistant


Heather Miller, Receptionist

Heather started her career with Hubbell Animal Hospital in 2010 and has proven to be an invaluable part of the animal caretaking and veterinary assistant staff. Her family includes 2 dogs, Coco and Poppy, 2 guinea pigs, Clara and Daisy, husband (Alan), son (Colin), and daughter (Izzy). The best part of coming to work for Heather is “without a doubt the people I work with and getting to know the clients and their fur babies.” Outside of work the family loves to travel and has set their sights on visiting all 50 states.


Tammy, Animal Caretaker:

Tammy started in 2007 and has been a steadfast part of the animal caretaking staff ever since. She and her son Levi have 2 dogs, Molly and Alffie. Tammy revels in the opportunity to care for the animals both at work and at home. When time allows, she likes to get out for walks and a little fishing with Levi and the dogs.


Jessica Kleywegt, Receptionist / Tech Assistant:

Bio Coming Soon


Haley Rounds, Animal Caretaker:

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