Looking for a caring veterinary team to keep your furry friend healthy? We are dedicated to providing a friendly experience for you and your pet at every visit. Whether it’s a routine check-up or an emergency treatment, our staff responds quickly to your pet’s needs and takes the time to explain examinations and procedures clearly before any treatments are given. Join the Pawsitive Pet Care family today!

Bradley Kneeland, DVM


Born and raised right here in Waterloo, Dr. Kneeland worked for PPC as a kennel assistant in high school. He attended Iowa State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He then rejoined the PPC team as a veterinarian.

Dr. Kneeland loves all aspects of his job, and couldn’t possibly pick a favorite! He lives in Waterloo with his wife, Jen, their children, a Boston Terrier, and three cats. When he is not at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.



Jess is an Iowa native who graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2003. She worked at a veterinary hospital in Des Moines for 6 years before moving to Waterloo and joining the Pawsitive Pet Care team in 2009.

Jess loves spoiling all the fury kids that walk in the door. Her favorite part of her job is dental prophies (teeth cleaning), monitoring surgeries, and working with exotic patients. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with family and friends. She has two cats, Oreo and Luke, as well as many foster kittens.



I have been around animals my whole life. I am happy to work at PPC because I get to make a difference in pet’s lives every day.

I have two animals right now, but I’d love to have a lot more! My dog is a lab/pit bull mix named Mya who I rescued when she was 8 weeks old. My cat is all black and named Sir Slinks A Lot (aka Slinky) who used to be a farm kitty.

Fun Fact: I love German Shepherds and someday want to have a German Shepherd rescue.



Growing up I’ve always had a soft spot for all animals. I knew that working with them was always something I wanted to do – that it’s my purpose in life to try and save animals to the best of my ability. Joining the PPC team helps me accomplish that. I love all of our unique patients and being able to help in some way, shape, or form – even if it’s just some belly rubs. And of course, our team is awesome!

I have three Pomeranians named Boots, Teemo, and Ziggs. I also have two sugar gliders named Rafiki & Rikku that I adopted. They all mean the world to me!

Fun Fact: I am a HUGE nerd. I love video games, comic books, and cosplay conventions!


Hospital Administrator

Deb is another Iowa native who has been with Pawsitive Pet Care the longest. She started as Hospital Manager in 1978! She’s seen PPC go through many changes, including 3 different buildings and switching from a mixed animal practice (horses and cows as well as dogs and cats) to small animal only. She’s got great stories to share!

At home, Deb enjoys the company of her boxer, Griffin. When not pampering her critters, Deb is pampering her two sons and grandchildren. Her other favorite activities include traveling, working outside, and shopping.



Bio coming soon!


Senior Quality Control Kitty

Heather is our senior Quality Control Kitty. Her tasks include asking for food after she was just fed, always needing to be on the other side of a closed door, critiquing everyone by meowing loudly, and occasionally being a blank canvas for doodling. If you see Heather, feel free to say hello and give her a pat; she could use the break from all of her hard work.


Junior Quality Control Kitty

Neil had both of his eyes surgically removed after an unknown trauma, but he doesn’t know that! His daily tasks include getting into trouble, investigating if walls are still solid with his head, and playing fetch. If you see Neil, he kindly requests you snuggle him really, really good.