Meet The Abraham’s Equine Clinic Team

Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together. The health and well-being of your horse is our priority!

Dr. Charles Abraham Equine VeterinarianDr. Charles G. Abraham – Veterinarian

Dr. Charles Abraham received his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University in 1980, majoring in Biology. He also received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State in 1986, where he graduated with honors and distinction. He has over 22 years experience in private equine practice. Charles Abraham founded Abraham’s Equine Clinic in 1991. Dr. Abraham’s special interest is equine reproduction. This area of expertise is where much of his post doctoral education has been spent.

Dr. Abraham is a professor at Kirkwood Community College teaching in the Equine Science program; he is also on the advisory board. Dr. Abraham is also a member of the American Associate of Equine Practitioners and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.


Dr James McNutt Abrahams Equine Clinic Cedar Rapids, IowaDr. James McNutt – Veterinarian

Jim McNutt DVM, Year of graduation, 1970, Iowa State University, 1070-71, Equine intern and ambulatory staff, Perdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Started West Branch Animal Clinic, July 1971, a full service mixed animal practice and hospital, practiced there till October 1998, sold to partner. Started McNutt Equine October 1998, an ambulatory equine practice affiliated with AEC. Member of the IVMA, AVMA, and AAEP, Served as Equine Committee Chairman of the IVMA 1993-2003, Member of the executive board of Miracles N Motion Therapeutic riding center 2011-2013. Member of the Moingona Hunt 1990-2011, currently member of the North Hills Hunt. Vice president and Park owner of Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials.


dr nilson ribas abrahams equine clinic cedar rapids iowaDr. Nilson Ribas – Veterinarian

Having grown up in Curitiba City, Brazil, Dr. Ribas started his passion for horses in his childhood, when he began to ride jumping horses, which he continues to practice even today.
In 2009, he graduated from the Catholic University of Paraná State – PUC (Brazil) where he received his Bachelor of Science and Veterinary Medicine degree. Since his graduation he has specialized in equine reproduction with a focus in embryo transfer, mare and stallion infertility.  Other specialties include frozen semen techniques, and follicular aspirations for ICSI.  During the U.S. breeding season he plans on spending six months here at AEC as our Reproductive specialist. He will also continue to spend six months in Brazil, where he owns and operates his own breeding center.

dr. jeremy servantezDr. Jeremy Servantez – Veterinarian

Dr. Jeremy Servantez grew up in Mason City, Iowa  and attended Iowa State University for both his undergraduate and veterinary education.  After graduating veterinary school,  Dr. Servantez went  on to complete an equine veterinary internship at Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa, Idaho where he received specialized training in internal medicine, sports medicine, surgery, and reproduction. His primary interests include internal medicine, sports medicine, and neonatal care. In his off-time, Dr. Servantez enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking with his wife, Chelsea.  Dr. Servantez is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, and of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.

 


Teresa Dolezal abrahams equine clinic cedar rapids iowaTeresa Dolezal – Medicine / Hospital

Teresa Dolezal was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Ia. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associates Degree in Animal Science. In August of 2001, she was offered and accepted a position working for Abraham’s Equine Clinic as a technician. Teresa enjoys spending time with her son, Seth, who keeps her on her toes most of the time. She also enjoys the discipline of reining. She has two quarter horse geldings, J.R. and Vinnie.


Emilie Taylor – Breeding Manager

Emilie Taylor grew up in the small town of Lamoni located in southern Iowa. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College and received an AAS degree in Horse Science and Ag Business. She began working at Abraham’s Equine Clinic through a breeding internship in March of 2010. Emilie lives on an acreage near Mt. Vernon with her husband and one daughter. She enjoys going to fun shows and trail riding her Arabian gelding.


Donna Abraham Abrahams Equine Clinic Cedar Rapids IowaDonna Abraham – Administrative

Donna Abraham is our Practice Manager, she was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago. She graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Psychology and Sociology degree. After graduation, she moved to Cedar Rapids where she has resided ever since. She has been involved with the Administrative area at the Clinic since it was started in 1991 although more time is now dedicated since the retirement from her other job in 2003. Donna and Charles have one son, Chip, who is a student at the University of Iowa.


katy merrittKaty Merritt – Barn Manager

Katy grew up in Mount Vernon Iowa. She graduated Kirkwood Community College with her associates degree in horse science. Katy enjoys starting horses in her free time doing dressage and jumping.


Nichol_abrahams-equine-clinic-cedar-rapids-iowaNichol Chase – Office Manager

Nichol Chase grew up in Machester, Iowa. She studied accounting at Kirkwood Community College and received her bookkeeping certificate. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids with her son. She enjoys barrel racing with her beautiful, full of attitude, quarter horse mare “Strut.”