Dr. Julie Kramer, DVM
Dr. Kramer is a native of Cedar Falls, IA. She lived various places all over the US throughout her life, but eventually settled back here in the Cedar Valley to raise her family. She has two sons, the older son, Austin, is enrolled at Iowa State University, her younger son, Sawyer, is at Hawkeye Community College.
Dr. Julie Kramer graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She worked for a few different veterinarians out of college until the fall of 1996 when she decided to open her own specialty clinic here in Waterloo to serve only cats. Her passion for cats and the need for a cat-only clinic in the area is what initially drove her to opening her own practice.
Outside of work Dr. Julie enjoys riding and showing her paint horses, caring for her indoor cats, Silver, Hazel, and Maybelle; her barn cats Toby, Fang, Rodney, and Spike; and dog, Sadie; gardening around her Waterloo farm house, shopping (of course!), and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys going on motorcycle rides all over and camping in her RV in Guttenberg.
Amy Weliver, Receptionist/Assistant
Amy is a native of Minnesota (we try not to hold it against her!) and moved to the Waterloo area as a young girl. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years. When you come in to PCCC you will most likely find Amy behind the front desk answering your questions or helping you with your food purchases! Amy is also in charge of ordering of food, medications, and products.
Despite her many years in the veterinary field, in 2011 Amy did something she’d never done before – adopted a kitten! She named her Pitbull and Amy now has another cat, Ella. Ella and Pitbull have become great friends.
Outside the clinic Amy enjoys spending time with her animals, her husband, Steve, and their children and grandchildren. Amy and Steve both enjoy hiking, biking, and camping all over the US in their RV.
Amanda Wood, Technician/Receptionist
Amanda is a Waterloo native, but lived in Texas for 10 years while going to school until moving back home. She attended Texas A&M University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her passion for animals started at young age and her first job was cleaning kennels at a veterinary clinic in 1998. Here at PCCC, Amanda cares for the animals that are boarding or being hospitalized, performs receptionist duties, and is also in charge of the clinic’s marketing and social media.
Amanda’s passion for animals doesn’t stop at the clinic door – at home she has 6 pet cats – Delano, Franklin, Fredrick, Frances, and George; She also breeds Ragdoll cats and has two breeding females – Anya and Berdee. When she’s not tending to her own animals she enjoys spending time with her son, Braydon, and significant other, Ken. During the summers she likes to spend time with her family at their place on the Mississippi. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, making ornaments, and playing video games.