Dr, Darlene Cook is a 1997 graduate of the Wisconsin School of Veterinary medicine. She purchased the Bluffs Pet Clinic in 2001 with a goal of providing exceptional care for animals and support for their owners. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has also taken extensive coursework in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat animals is a passion of hers. In her spare time, she enjoys playing ball and walking the trails with her Golden Retrievers and playing fetch with her cat. She enjoys gardening and has a particular fondness for Dahlias and Roses.
Dr. Jones is a 2016 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She started at the Bluffs Pet Clinic in March 2017. Dr. Jones enjoys educating clients about preventative care and the importance of routine wellness exams. She lives in Hastings with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, cooking, hunting, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Minnesota has to offer.
Dr. Kara Rogers graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate degree, where she obtained her BS in Business Administration. She worked in Corporate Finance and Marketing Research for 5 years and worked towards her Master’s degree in Business Administration, but she decided that her passion was to help animals so she headed back to school again. This time she attended Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2011. She has worked in several different small animal clinics in Omaha, Nebraska but recently made the move to Red Wing in August of 2017.
Dr. Rogers’ passion is behavior and rescue. She owns 2 rescued pitbulls and 4 crazy cats – all of which were pulled from death-row. Outside of work, Dr. Rogers loves to do DIY projects, especially refinishing antique furniture, building new furniture, and carpentry. She still remains an active member of several pitbull rescues in the Omaha, Nebraska area and helps whenever she can, especially when it comes to behavior and rehabilitating them so they can find their forever homes.
I really feel like everytime I bring my pets in everyone makes me feel like my babies are their babies makes me feel super comfortable with the care that is provided. Not just another appointment you need to see.
I love how friendly everyone is, the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The care you have given my pets is exceptional, having alternative therapies and ways of treating animals is very important to me. Let's not leave out your outstanding communication with making follow up phone calls to see how my pet is doing and of course the compassion you show after the loss of a pet, the little extras you do mean a lot.
Bluff's pet clinic has always been great, honest, and genuinely caring. We moved away a few years ago and switched to a different vet. Well, it was then really realized how great Buffs is. There was no comparison. Bluffs is far superior. We have returned to Bluffs's and it's worth the drive!
I was so happy with the care Max got at The Bluffs. Your team is fantastic! Steve was fabulous and took a liking to Max right away, a true animal lover! They did not rush us and gave us many suggestions about him not taking to a litter pan (Good luck for us with that) He is getting neutered on November 28th. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you so much!
I love how everyone interacts with my pet. They were so considerate of my feelings as well. Our previous vet clinic did not really interact with my dog. They just treated her like a piece of equipment that needed to be fixed. It was so impersonal. For this reason, we go to the Bluffs Clinic, where we feel understood and cared for.