A New Kind of Veterinary Clinic
The Westgate Animal Clinic was founded upon the idea of building a practice that does more than just treat animals in need. Dr.Petersen challenged the typical operations of a veterinary clinic, and modernized it to encompass some necessary modifications. The Westgate Animal Clinic delivers more efficient doctor-patient interactions in an environment specifically designed to put your pet at ease. Our improved workflow allows for less time in the waiting room, granting more face time with the doctor. Since you are the advocate for your pet, additional time with our doctors increases their ability to gain insight from you, thoroughly examine your pet, and answer any outstanding questions. Decreasing the amount of interactions your pet has with others in our office will help keep your pet focused and calm in an unfamiliar and anxious environment. Every aspect and service provided in our clinic has been designed, practiced, and perfected to make you and your pets trip to the vet as enjoyable as possible.
Fred Petersen, DVM
Dr. Petersen is a Nebraska native, originally from Lincoln. He obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Iowa State in 2009. After graduating he practiced in South Dakota for three years prior to moving back to Nebraska. His veterinary special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and immunology. Dr. Petersen enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and reading. Most of his time outside of work is spent with his wife Nichole and their three children Olive, Ellie, and Albert. The Petersens have three dogs, Bella, Lucy, and Henry.
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“This place is awesome. My former vet had retired and I was looking for a new place to go. This was in the neighborhood and when I had a sudden need to take my cat in, they were able to fit her in on very short notice. They listened to my concerns, were very gentle with my not exactly social cat and did their best to take care of her. They were also very reasonably priced. I’ve found my new family vet and will definitely recommend them to anyone I come in contact with.” – Angela C.
“Dr. Fred and staff at Westgate Animal Clinic are terrific animal healthcare providers! Dr. Fred took time explaining my pooch’s problem and the surgical procedure, and he consulted with others to determine the best surgical approach. He did a great job with the surgery and followed up next day. Staff at the clinic are passionate about caring for animals and their humans! I highly recommend this clinic.” – Jodi W.
Terri Jack, DVM
Dr. Terri Jack joined the Westgate Animal Clinic team on October 31, 2016. She graduated from veterinary school in 2010 from Kansas State University. Her special interests include dentistry, preventative medicine, and geriatric care. She also confidently treats pocket pets such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents.
Dr. Jack will split time between Westgate and 5 Elements Veterinary Alternatives where she integrates her training in acupuncture and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and spending time with her furry and human family.
“These are my wonder vets, they saved my Maximus and said goodbye to my other 2 fur babies in the most respectful way possible! They care!” – Mary C.
“Had a great experience at the Westgate Clinic today. Emma the ferret had some teeth pulled and polished. She was back to herself in no time and is doing well. Thanks to Dr. Jack and the helpful staff.” – Bruno W.
“I love this clinic! We have tried several places around where we have lived to find a decent vet and always just felt like a price tag to them. Here it feels like they genuinely care for your pets and completely take your concerns into consideration and actually listen! It shows that all the staff truly love what they do and really take the time to love on your animals and keep you in the loop. I could not ask for anything more and my only regret is not finding them sooner!” – Brianna M.