We have three dedicated veterinarians that serve Cedar Falls, and Waterloo, IA and all the surrounding communities!
Dr. Chad Smith, Dr. Wendi Goetsch and Dr Bethany Huhman are excited to meet you and your furry family member.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Cedar Falls veterinarian, call 319-277-1883 today!
Taylor Veterinary Hospital | 319-277-1883
I grew up on an acreage and spent countless time with our menagerie of pets. I remember telling my parents that I was going to be a veterinarian ever since I was eight years old. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1996 and received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Prior to working at Taylor Veterinary Hospital, I was a general practitioner at Ottumwa Veterinary Clinic in Ottumwa, Iowa.
As a veterinarian, I enjoy the variety I see every day; from a physical exam on a healthy kitten, to providing pain management for a dog with a terminal disease, to restoring a sick guinea pig's health, and everything in-between. One of my favorite moments in practice is seeing the expression on an owner's face when they know their sick pet is well again. I also have a special interest in care for senior pets, as well as behavioral medicine/therapy.
My wife and I have three children, four cats, a dog, and have had multiple bunnies. I can't wait to go home to the unconditional love my dog has for me and curl up on the couch with the cats. I belong to the AVMA and IVMA and am an active member of Orchard Hill Church.
I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. I started working with animals at the age of 16, and came to enjoy the problem solving nature of veterinary medicine. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. I then went on to graduate from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
I practiced small animal medicine for 7 years at East Springs Animal Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado, prior to joining the team at Taylor Veterinary Hospital in 2014. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, but my personal interests include ultrasound, dentistry, and chronic care in elderly pets. The favorite part of my day is to see the bond between a pet and their owner.
My husband and I have 2 children. Our dog Toby is a Terrier Mix. He keeps us busy with his antics. Not only does he try to steal food when he can; he also likes to hunt in our yard for vermin. He tries, but fails to catch the elusive squirrels.
For as long as I can remember being a veterinarian has always been my dream. I worked hard and after pursuing my undergraduate degree at UNI, I accomplished my goals and received my veterinary degree from ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Since then I have been practicing small animal medicine in the Cedar Valley and I am excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Taylor Veterinary Hospital. I recently became certified in the Human/Animal Bond. I am dedicated to helping my patients get the best care available and always going the extra mile. When not working, I am usually home enjoying quality time with my husband and two daughters, cats and Golden Retrievers.
We have had SO many pets through the years, from cats & dogs to chicken, rabbits, horses & goats! We currently have THE sweetest Basset Hound named Diesel, Miss Vicious (or “Cat” as my daughter insists is her real name), a corn snake named Jasper, a bearded dragon named Saphira.
As far back as I can remember, the deep love of pets has been a part of my life. I also care so much about people and I always try to leave everyone I meet just a little lighter and brighter. Being able to be a receptionist at Taylor Veterinary Hospital gives me an opportunity to live both of these passions every day! It’s AMAZING! I feel so blessed to be here!
I started with Taylor Veterinary Hospital in 2018 as part of my internship with Hawkeye Community College's Veterinary Assistant Program. I started off as a veterinary assistant and then moved to reception and now have most recently become the Office Manager. I have always had a love for animals. While growing up in my parents house I practically counted down the days until I was able to get my very own cat, as my parents were very opposed to having a cat. I grew up with the sweetest Miniature Schnauzer named Doc, who thought he was the ultimate guard dog. I now live with my husband, our daughter, our two cats, and our Australian Shepherd. We stay busy in our free time by spending as much time as we can outside and simply soaking in the sweet days of my daughter's childhood. I'm so happy to be apart of the Taylor Vet family!
I have always had a love for animals since I was a little girl. I knew I wanted in some way to work with and around them. I love helping fur children and the people that love them. That is my passion. At home I have a house full. Marvin, 6 year old long haired cat, Magee, 4.5 year old short haired cat, Monty and Merlin, 3 year old short haired cats, Ryder, almost 7 year old Redbone Coonhound mix, Youndu, almost 2 year old Pitbull mix and last but not least my daughters short hair hamster, Pickles. Besides the wonderful fur kids in my house I also have my husband, Josh and kids, Aiden and Mia. All of these amazing fur kids and people bring so much joy to my house.
The rest of my joy comes from working at Taylor Veterinary Hospital and taking care of all of our wonderful clients and their fur kids. :)
I have always loved learning about animals and have had a passion for being able to help pets and the people that love them. Now I get the opportunity to care for other's pets. I currently have a Golden Retriever named Sophie and a Guinea Pig named Phoebe.
I have always wanted to work with animals. I grew up with a large variety including horses, goats, snakes, lizards, cats, and dogs. Working at Taylor Vet is like a dream come true. I currently have an Olde English Bulldog named Maximus, a German Shepard/Bulldog Mix mix named Dakota, a Blue Heeler named Athena, 4 cats Nynaeve, Thorin, Esmerelda and LokiNoki, a Bearded Dragon named Saphira, and a Golden Gecko named Artemis.
My first pet as a child was an orange tomcat named Garfield, he was big, fat and lazy and so well loved. He wanted to sleep with me every night, so my dad cut a cat door in my bedroom so that he could come and go as he pleased. He instilled in me a love of animals that helped my transition as the wife of a veterinarian. Chad and I have three kids, Megan, Nathan and Tyler. We also have a dog named Honey B, and cats named Ash Leigh, Rain Drop, Thunder Bolt and Pumpkin Spice.
I'm thankful for all the staff @ Taylor's. I've never had a bad experience w/ my many pets (& strays) in my 26 yrs as a client. Not only are my animals provided w/ the best care & compassion I could hope for, that same compassion is extended to my human family. I've experienced many heath issues w/ all too many fur kids & sadly resulting in tough decisions. I was always instructed on the best treatments I could do @ home to provide good quality of life for as long as possible. When it came time to say goodbye, all staff provided emotional support to me during & after. Please don't change a thing. I'm blessed to have to have you!...
Excellent care! The staff and Dr. Goetch are very sensitive to the needs of our dog. The staff who answer the phone are always knowledgeable and helpful. They are an excellent "front door" to the vet practice and should be compensated accordingly because when people call in they often are worried about their pet. A reassuring first impression is extremely important....
You're the best! Your care for my dog is amazing, professional, and loving! Hes never afraid to come see you; walks in wagging his tail! Staff are always so helpful & knowledgable when I have questions. I trust them completely! I refer others to them for their pets all the time. I'm disabled so I really appreciate the availability of the home visit if needed. There are many vet clinics closer to where I live but I choose to drive the extra miles so he can get the best care!!...
Best pet care at this clinic I've ever had. Dr Smith is an awesome vet, listens, accepts owner input, is a brilliant and experienced provider, and very thorough and thoughtful in his evaluation and fast reporting on tests Staff! Staff are kind, and helpful. Excellent customer service.
All of Taylor Vet's staff are amazing and have always provided exceptional care to my furry family members! ❤ I have always felt that my pets were well taken care of and in good hands.
The most amazing staff from start to finish. From the girls at the front counter to the vet techs to CHAD. I’ll never take my pets anywhere else.
I am always so happy with how they take care of our little fur babies!! Wonderful care and very careful with our doxies!!!! Always 5 star service!!!!!! Thank you so much!! Always So happy with the care we received!! Keep it up!! Great teamwork.
My husband and I have been taking our 4 legged babies for 11-12 years. Dr. Smith is wonderful and Dr. Goetsch is very knowledgable and personable. Then they added Dr. Huhman and she adds the finishing touch. A place you can put your trust in that they will treat you and your babies like part of their family....
I have taken pets to Taylor Veterinary Hospital for decades. They are simply the best, in my opinion. I have complete trust in the doctors, and the staff is wonderful and caring. I, and my pets have always been treated with the utmost respect, and on several occasions, the staff and doctors have gone above and beyond, to help me through difficult situations. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking the best in pet health care....
In my opinion Taylor Veterinary Hospital is the greatest Vet in the world. Is it the cheapest place in town? No. Absolutely not. Although I have to believe in my heart that every animal doctor is properly trained and tries his or her best, what makes Taylor Vet so much better is the level of service you receive when you walk in the door. The staff are trained to be respectful and nice- and they go the extra mile. I will never be able to say enough nice things about the doctors- Chad and Wendi and Beth...
My boyfriend and I recently adopted a puppy from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and we brought him to Taylor Vet for his initial check up. Dr. Smith was unbelievably helpful, caring, and compassionate, and he also answered all of our questions. We have had some follow up appointments and Dr. Smith and the amazing staff remembered our dog and us, which is a great feeling! It's a great to have such a helpful vet available at any hour of the day. Highly recommended!!...
We ❤️ Dr. Goetsch and the staff at Taylor Vet! They've taken excellent care of our dog who seems to have suddenly become elderly. My kids love coming along because of the friendly staff. Thanks so much!
This is the most caring and knowable animal hospital around. Dr Smith met us in the middle of the night and saved my cats life. Being new cat owners to 2 kitties we did not have a vet yet. I called one place in Waterloo and was turned away where my cats where not patients yet. Frantic called Taylor and Dr Smith more then willingly came right out with his wife in the middle of the night. Since that time both my kitties have become regulars there and have seen all vets. They are wonderful....