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 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. Dr. Abraham is also a member of the American Associate of Equine Practitioners and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Sierra Philipp – Veterinarian
Dr. Sierra Philipp is an Iowa native and graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. Following graduation she completed an equine internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital, a multi-state referral practice in Oklahoma. In her spar time Sierra enjoys all aspects of raising standardbred pacers, running, and brunch.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Teresa 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 – 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 Merritt – Barn Manager
Katy grew up around the Mount Vernon area. She attended Kirkwood Community College, where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Horse Science. After graduating, Katy worked as a riding instructor and horse trainer before coming to work at Abraham’s Equine Clinic. When she isn’t working she travels around teaching riding lessons and training horses, as well as participating in dressage shows. Katy is a current member of the IADCTA, USEF and USDF organizations. In Katy’s free time she enjoys cooking delicious food, her famous deserts, riding her horses, and spending time with her family on their acreage.
Nichol Thibadeau – Office Manager
Nichol grew up in Manchester, Iowa. She attended Kirkwood Community College, where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Accounting and received her bookkeeping certificate. Previously, she worked at a Equine Rehabilitation facility. Nichol is currently a member of the NHBA. In her free time, Nichol enjoys spending time with her beautiful, full of attitude quarter horse mare “Strut” and handsome loving gelding “Skeeter”. She also loves long walks in the park or trail with her dog Missy. She currently lives in Cedar Rapids with her son, boyfriend, and family.