DRIFTWOOD DRIVETHRU VET, Pet Resort and SPAW
In 2004, we started as Driftwood Kennels. In 2016, we became DRIFTWOOD BOARDING & WELLNESS to reflect the shift in our approach to animal care under new ownership. In November of 2017, DRIFTWOOD VET officially opened to serve as a local veterinary clinic for small animals.
In 2022, we opened the first DRIVETHRU VET clinic to provide a different kind of veterinary experience for our clients...
No waiting rooms. No front desk. No need to get out of the car. No stress. No fuss.
Yeah. Mind-blowing, right? Going to the vet SHOULD be this easy... Give us a try!
Our original building will continue to provide boarding and grooming services through our new DRIFTWOOD PET RESORT and SPAW!
Coming soon - our clientele will have exclusive access to our NEW private DRIFTWOOD DOG PRAIRIE! More de-tails to come!!
"Our mission is to provide compassionate, affordable care that is insanely convenient, starting with sudden service and ending with delighted pets and clients."
Located just a mile north of city limits near the Highlands and Fallbrook neighborhoods in NW Lincoln, we are just a few short minutes from the airport and downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Our campus is situated on 20 scenic acres of rolling native grassland, with private hiking trails carved for our special guests to explore.
DR. TONY, the owner of Driftwood, has been in many phases of veterinary medicine over the years. Starting out as a kennel assistant in high school, to a veterinary assistant in college, professionally as a veterinarian in private practice, and then as a consulting vet in industry. Dr. Tony has also served as the veterinarian on the Nebraska State Board of Health and has been a featured guest on a TV news station at noon in Lincoln! He has advanced training and expertise in the areas of parasitology, immunology, vaccinology, pathology, dentistry, nutrition, pharmacology, and ultrasonography! (…He does ultrasound studies for many other Lincoln area clinics!) He and his wife, Erica, have five kids, a bouncing boxer named Scuba, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Marvel, and a cat named Kit.
DR. AMANDA is our associate veterinarian from the great state of Kansas! A 2009 graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. Amanda has practiced in Texas and Kansas before moving to Nebraska and joining the Driftwood team in September 2022. Dr. Amanda has a special interest in ultrasound and enjoys soft tissue surgery and medicine – but more importantly cherishes the bond and relationships formed with clients by providing the highest standards of care for their pets. WELCOME, DR. AMANDA!!
SOON-TO-BE-DR. RACHELLE will be our associate veterinarian, originally from Pender, NE. After playing basketball for the University of Wyoming and receiving her undergraduate degree, Dr. Rachelle was accepted into the Nebraska-Iowa State veterinary program. During her time in Lincoln, she worked for DRIFTWOOD while attending vet school. Graduating in May of 2023, Dr. Rachelle has a special interest in anything surgical and enjoys a good medical challenge. We are SO EXCITED to have Dr. Rachelle re-join our staff as a NEWLY MINTED VETERINARIAN! WELCOME, DR. RACHELLE!!
JAMIE joined the Driftwood team in October 2019. She is a Licensed Vet Tech and has experience working with an array of animals; large and small. She has always loved animals and enjoys working with all of them. She and her husband Ryan have two daughters, Calyn and Gentrie. They also have 2 dogs – Bailey and Hurley, a gaggle of cats, two horses, and a sheep.
TARA joined the Driftwood team in September 2021. She is close to becoming a veterinary technician through Colby Community College. Working with animals of all sizes is one of her end goals. Tara has worked in the field for 6 years as a vet assistant and is excited for the new experiences. Tara has two dogs named Milkshake and Winnie – and a cat named Melvin.
MIRANDA will be completing her Vet Tech internship with us in March 2023 to finish her studies at Northeast Community College. She is originally from Butler county and has been involved in FFA and everything animals from a young age. Miranda has 4 of her own animals at home, Cooper a lab/pointer mix, Lucy a rat terrier, and 2 cats Stewie and Bella. When Miranda isn’t studying, she loves camping with her family and friends, watching movies, and bowling with friends. She also enjoys any other activities that include the outdoors. WELCOME, MIRANDA!
VET ASSISTANTS AND SUPPORT STAFF
KIRK is the Practice Manager for the DRIVETHRU VET business at DRIFTWOOD. He and his wife live in David City with their 4 children. Kirk comes from a background of interesting careers, from corrections Case Manager to People Development Coordinator to Project Manager of a tree nursery. Kirk has consistently been able to relate to PEOPLE and understands the importance of treating every person with dignity and respect. We are so happy that Kirk has chosen to make DRIFTWOOD his family away from family!
WENDY is the General Manager of our PET RESORT and SPAW! With over 25 years of working in and managing pet resorts, daycare and grooming businesses – including owning 2 of her own, Wendy brings a skillset and experience to our PET RESORT and SPAW that is rare. PLUS, she’s a Certified Dog Trainer! Originally from Connecticut, Wendy comes to us by way of South Carolina, Tennessee and Kansas – and we are so happy that she has made the choice to make DRIFTWOOD her fur-ever home! WELCOME, WENDY!!
TRICIA has been a part of the Driftwood Team since March 2019. She graduated from UNL with a degree in Advertising. She has great compassion for animals and brings her experience working doggy daycare and dog walking to the team. Tricia and her husband, Brent, have 3 girls; Bailey, Emma, Jordan, and a golden retriever named Jake.
KAREN is one of our dog walkers and has been with us at Driftwood since October 2019. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Education. After a short stint as a teacher, she changed careers and began working at Pfizer Animal Health. She retired as a Sr. Scientist in 2012 after 22 years. Her love of dogs (and exercise!) brought her out of retirement to join the team. Karen and her husband Dave have three cats and look forward to owning a dog again someday.
TATE has been part of the Driftwood team since April of 2021. Originally from Rockville, Ne, he has been around a variety of animals including dogs, cats, cattle, reptiles, chinchillas, turtles, and even a racoon and a possum. He is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science in the Pre-Vet program. He hopes one day to become a veterinarian for a combination of small and large animals. At home he has 2 dogs – Jake and Roo and 2 cats – Cookie and Ronnie. He currently has one cat of his own here at college – Milo. He is excited to continue to learn and gain new experiences at Driftwood.
MASON joined the Driftwood Vet team in July of 2021. He currently attends North Star High School in Lincoln. Mason is involved in basketball and golf and has experience working with horses and cattle. Mason has an Australian Shepherd named Maverick that he rescued in 2020. Some of his hobbies include eating cheesecake and golfing, but not together.
QUINN has been working for DRIFTWOOD since 2016 – primarily starting in the PET RESORT and SPAW – and now spends most of her time in the DRIVETHRU VET. Quinn is all about CATS – so if your kitty comes to visit, odds are that Quinn will be making friends with them! Quinn has 4 siblings and lives near David City, and she has a dad who she thinks is a pretty cool vet…
SKYLAR joined Driftwood Vet in August 2021. She is currently studying pre-health. Eventually, she is hoping to continue onto med school and pursue her dream of becoming an Anesthesiologist in the future. Her family has owned a variety of animals such as a rat, a painted turtle, various fish, a few cats, and of course, dogs. 😊 At home, she has a cat named Rowdy, a Rottweiler named Rylee, and a Black Lab named Zuree.
ALEXIS has been with the Driftwood Team since August of 2021. Majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife at UNL, Alexis hopes to work with marine and terrestrial wildlife in her future career. She has experience with a variety of animals including domestic cats and dogs, raccoons, opossums, and even exotic marine life such as sea turtles and sting rays. At home she has two cats, Peppo and Milo, and one dog Jax.
KILEY joined the Driftwood team in May of 2022. She is currently attending Nebraska Wesleyan University playing volleyball and studying biology. She is hoping to continue her education through pre-vet to become a vet tech. She is very excited to work at Driftwood and learn some amazing things!
JADEN joined the Driftwood team in August 2022. She is currently a senior at Raymond Central and has a special place in her heart for companion critters. Jaden is interested in a future career in veterinary technology and helps with her dad’s construction projects and shoots trap in her free time!
KAITLYN joined the Driftwood team in the Fall of 2022. She is Pre-Vet at UNL and is an avid trap and skeet shooter! Originally from Grand Island, Kaitlyn works in both the PET RESORT and SPAW, as well as gaining valuable experience from the DRIVETHRU VET here at DRIFTWOOD.
BEV started with the PET RESORT and SPAW in late 2022 as our Watch Dog. When you call the PET RESORT and SPAW, Bev is who will typically greet you! Her passion for animals and people led her to this opportunity at DRIFTWOOD. While she loves the dogs that come to DRIFTWOOD, she prefers her cat at home – that can actually talk! True story…