About Us

Dr. Joan McCleary

Dr. Joan McCleary

Veterinarian

Dr. Joan McCleary is a 2000 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced at Colonial Terrace since then, becoming a partner in 2005, and owner in 2010. She enjoys the daily challenges of veterinary medicine, along with seeing the joy pets bring to people’s lives. She feels blessed to have such a wonderful support staff, both at work and at home. Dr. McCleary is married to Brian, an investment specialist at American Trust, and they have two children. They share their home with 3 dogs, all adoptees from the Dubuque Humane Society, 2 cats, a guinea pig, 7 chickens. a sheep, a goat, and a llama. Her free time is spent baking, taking walks, fishing, caring for her pets, and camping with family and friends.

Dr. Abbie McClain

Dr. Abbie McClain

Veterinarian

Dr. Abbie McClain is a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been with Colonial Terrace since graduation. Dr. McClain truly appreciates the bonds we have with our pets and understands that they are important members of our families. The areas of practice she enjoys the most are dentistry, oncology, and dermatology. Dr. McClain is originally from Dubuque and was happy to be able to come back home to practice veterinary medicine, which has been her lifelong dream. She is married to her husband Jonathan and is a new mom to son Lachlan. She has two very large “fur babies,” Hazel the Newfoundland and Lincoln the crazy Bernese Mountain Dog. Abbie enjoys cheering on the ISU Cyclones and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Marianne Kirkendall

Dr. Marianne Kirkendall

Veterinarian

Dr. Marianne Kirkendall is a 2007 graduate from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, nutrition, behavior and exotic animal medicine. She maintains membership in the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) and the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). She also provides all veterinary services for the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium here in Dubuque, treating a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals. In her free time, she keeps busy by catering to the needs of her varied menagerie of pets and juggling an assortment of hobbies, from computers to gardening, to hiking, and more!

Dr. Kylee Bessine

Dr. Kylee Bessine

Veterinarian

Dr. Kylee Bessine is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of interest are internal medicine and dermatology. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is seeing the strong bonds built between pets and their owners. She is originally from Burlington, Iowa. In her free time she enjoys boating, fishing, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with family, friends, and her Golden Retriever, George. She is married to Jarren, and they are enjoying exploring their new home here in Dubuque.

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