Meet Our Doctors
  • Suzanne Robinson
    DVM

    Dr. Robinson started at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital working for Dr. Patterson in 1973 after graduating from ISU. In 1990 she purchased the practice when Dr. Patterson retired. Dr. Robinson is married, has a son and two daughters; and four granddaughters and three grandsons. Her professional interest is internal medicine. When not practicing she enjoys participating in dog shows, spending time at the barn with her horse, Cyclone sports, amateur photography and paper crafting. Currently, Dr. Robinson has five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; Gladys, Beanie, Obi, Angela and Henrietta; but in the past has also had Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Longhair Dachshunds, Miniature Pinchers, Standard Poodles, Greyhounds and Papillons.

  • Christine Wauhob
    DVM

    Dr. Wauhob has been an associate veterinarian at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital since 2006. She grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and attended Morningside College there and University of Central Oklahoma in 1998 before graduating from the Veterinary College at Iowa State. Her professional interests include oncology and internal medicine. As a little girl, she loved animals but could not have a dog or cat of her own. Seeing the special bond other people had with their pets encouraged her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. By providing quality and compassionate healthcare to her patients, she is able to strengthen the bond between our clients and their furry family members. Her family includes her husband, Larry, and two sons, Dan and Taylor. Larry works in maintenance for the Boone Community Schools. Dan is currently pursuing his passion as a television producer and sports broadcaster in Nebraska and Taylor is attending DMACC. . Dr. Wauhob enjoys spending time with her family and frequently visits her extended family and friends in Sioux City where she is from.

  • Abbey Rupiper
    DVM

    Abbey received her DVM in 2019 from ISU but joined the Grand Avenue team in 2017 as a technician. She works full-time at Iowa Veterinary Specialties but still does relief work for us.  Abbey’s love for animals started at a young age when she would ride in the truck and go on farm calls with her uncles and grandpa who were all large animal veterinarians. For a while she didn’t think veterinary medicine was a good fit for her after she fainted seeing a litter of puppies being born. After realizing veterinary medicine was where she wanted to be, Abbey started working in veterinary clinics including the Large Animal Hospital at ISU and volunteering at the Blank Park Zoo and the ARL. She has always loved animals and is currently attending Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and plans to practice small animal or mixed animal practice when she graduates. Abbey has three dogs: an English Bulldog rescue pup named Walter, a three-legged Husky named Mack and a boxer/pitbull mix named Sally. She also has four cats: Pre, Otto, Ernest, and Tomato. In her free time Abbey likes to spend time outside with her husband, Andrew; son, Reed, and step-daughter, Ava, walking her dogs, and relaxing with friends and family.

Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed