Animal Clinic of Hastings

The Animal Clinic is proud to be a multi-doctor mixed animal practice that is devoted to the care of both your family pets and livestock operation.  With over 50 years of service to south central Nebraska, we provide you with the very best veterinary care available.  It is our privilege to care for you and your family.

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:30 AM- 11:30AM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Call 402-463-9805 for Emergencies
  • Dr Wahlmeier

    Dr. Patrick M. Wahlmeier

    Dr. Wahlmeier has been associated with the Animal Clinic since his graduation from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1984
  • Dr. Douglas J. Schwenka

    Dr. Schwenka graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has been associated with the Animal Clinic since 1989.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
  • Dr Overmiller

    Dr. Tim Overmiller

    Dr. Overmiller graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has been associated with the Animal Clinic since 1995.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
  • Dr Lindsay

    Dr. Lindsay Waechter-Mead

    Dr. Mead grew up on a diversified farm 30 minutes south of Hastings and graduated from Blue Hill High School.  Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor's degree in veterinary science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her Doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 2008. Lindsay and her husband Clay have three children and keep busy with their Red Angus seedstock cattle herd. Furry family members include "Mindy" the black Lab, "Aggie" the Scottish Terrier and kitties "Klondike" and "Freddy". 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2008
  • Dr. Lauren Werner

    Dr. Werner grew up on a farm south of Carleton, Nebraska and graduated from Deshler High School. She attended UNK for 3 years studying biology and was then accepted into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Iowa State University Professional Program of Veterinary Medicine.  Lauren received her Doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2015 from Iowa State University.  She and her husband, Brady, have one daughter, Mia. Their pets include "Diesel", a pitbull, "Roxy", a corgi mix and Lauren's horse "Sassy".  Dr. Werner enjoys running, riding her horse and spending time with family.               
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Dr Van

    Dr. Van D. Sandstedt

    Dr. Sandstedt graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1955. He began his career with the Animal Clinic in 1963. Dr. Sandstedt is now retired but continues to be a part of the Animal Clinic family.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1963
  • Courtney Kral, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Education:
    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Sharmayne Katzberg, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sharmayne is a licensed veterinary technician who grew up near Prosser, Nebraska.  She graduated from NCTA in 2014 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, and then went on to receive her Bachelors degree from UNL in 2015.  Sharmayne stays busy on the family farm and works on growing her cattle herd.  She enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, horseback riding and most of all spending time with family, friends and her pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Joni Pankoke, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 03, 2017
  • Susan Smith, Receptionist

    Sue has been with the Animal Clinic since 1983. She is a graduate of Hastings St Cecilia. Sue received her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology in 1983 from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Her husband and 2 sons live on a farm and have 3 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. Sue enjoys camping, fishing, gardening, riding horses, cooking and trying new recipes.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1983
  • Christi Farrell, Receptionist

    Christi has been with the Animal Clinic since April 2011. She grew up on a farm in Illinois where she raised purebred Red Angus Cattle. Christi graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She got married in October of 2010 and moved to Nebraska where she now resides with her husband and his two children. She enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling back to Illinois to see her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
  • Melissa Meyer, Receptionist

    Melissa grew up in Bladen, Nebraska and has lived in Hastings for 18 years.  She has two girls, Brooklyn and Sophia.  Outside of work, Melissa enjoys going to movies, traveling and spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 28, 2014
  • Fernando Sanchez, Kennel Manager

    Fernando has been working with animal for 8 years.  He worked as a veterinary technician in Puerto Rico, then took a position as the Pocket Pet and Exotics animal manager at Petco in New York before moving to Nebraska in 2015.  Fernando is here to help you feel comfortable leaving your furry family members with us and is also available for grooming services.  He looks forward to meeting new clients and their pets and is eager to establish caring relationships. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015