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Lake View Veterinary Service is proud to serve the Lake View IA area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Todd Bettin, who is a licensed, experienced Lake View veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Lake View Veterinary Service stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Bettin was born and raised just outside Lake View on the farm he and his family currently live on. He attended Lake View Auburn High School where he met his wife, Teresa. Dr. Bettin started his undergraduate college studies at Arkansas Tech University, in Russellville Arkansas for 2 years, at which time he transferred to Iowa State University when he finished his under graduate work and married his high school sweetheart, Teresa. He was accepted to Veterinary School at ISU and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1995. He came back home to practice and raise his family; he has been here ever since.
Dr. Bettin and his wife Teresa are blessed with 2 girls, Natasha and Katelyn, and are lucky to have both sets of the girls' grandparents close by. They are Charles and Linda Bettin of Lake View , Larry and Corrine Stewart of Auburn. Dr. Bettin is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and precision shooter. He spends most of his available free time running his "hobby" business called Bettin Custom Guns where he builds precision hunting rifles. He builds custom rifles for discriminating hunters across the country and even a few over seas.
Dr. Bettin's philosophy on practice and life in general is "do it right, or don't do it all".
He found early on in his Veterinary career that he had a real love for surgery and the more challenging cases in practice. He has dedicated his professional growth and practice resources in the areas of surgery, especially orthopedics. He decided long ago he was not going to move to the city to work in a specialty practice, nor does he want to spend his career posting dead pigs (no disrespect, just not his thing). So, he will bring the work to him, build the kind of practice he wants to have, and do what he loves doing. Right here in good ole' rural Iowa! As the man said:
"If you build it, they will come"