About Kimberly Crest
Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital was created by Drs. Merle Lang and Ken Knutstrom. The practice originated on Harrison Street but moved to Kimberly Road in 1969 where you can find it today. Dr. Donald Lantow and Dr. Roger Laimans joined the partnership in 1969 and 1970, respectively. Kimberly Crest began as a mixed large and small animal practice, but due to the areas changing needs, the practice became a small animal exclusive hospital in 1972.
Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital has been a member of The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1979. We adhere to the strict standards for quality medical care and continuing improvements that are required to maintain membership.
Dr. Bahns previously worked at Kimberly Crest during high school, and then returned as an associate veterinarian in 2010. Dr. Laura Bahns took over ownership January of 2021 and is a practicing veterinarian, focusing on behavior, dentistry, and oncology.
Over the years, Kimberly Crest has added the equipment to be able perform Digital Radiology, Ultrasounds, CT scans, Myleograms, Endoscopies, and an in-house laboratory. Our orthopedic surgery capabilities also grew with the advanced skillset of Dr. Ryan Less, who has also achieved board certification from ABVP. Dr. Less joined Kimberly Crest 2000 and has been the primary surgeon since 2002.
Alongside Dr. Bahns and Dr. Less, Kimberly Crest has 3 prestigious doctors practicing veterinary medicine: Dr. Jake A. Taylor, Dr. Abigail M. Cahill, and Dr. Nichollette L. Rider. Dr. Jake A. Taylor happily joined Kimberly Crest in April 2014 and recieved his board certification from ABVP in 2020, Dr. Abigail M. Cahill joined us in summer of 2019, and Dr. Nichollette L. Rider completed our current team in June 2020.
Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital & Specialty Services offers university level services close to home, and continues to add new services as often as possible.