Dr. Mike Brown

Dr. Brown grew up in Clarinda, Iowa. He received his BA in Biology from the University of Iowa and his DVM from Iowa State in 2001. He has practiced in Lincoln since 2001 and started Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital in 2005. He loves the diversity and challenges that small animal practice offers and has a special interest in orthopedic and lameness issues. He is very proficient in a wide array of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures. Dr. Brown has helped publish research articles involving small animal fracture healing, alternative surgical methods in prevention of hip dysplasia and was involved in a collaborative study between Iowa State University and The University of Iowa to help create a model for aseptic necrosis (Legg-Perthes) disease of the hip. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and children, Alexa and Brady. The Brown family also includes a Vizsla named Griz and a cat named Molly. Dr. Brown is an avid hunter and fisherman, and loves to take advantage of the tremendous outdoor opportunities that Nebraska has to offer.

Dr. Hank Cerny

Dr. Cerny has been committed to helping the four legged community for nearly seventeen years. His dedication began at the University of Nebraska where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He graduated from Kansas State with his degree in Veterinary Medicine and immediately went into small animal practice. A year later he was offered a position as head of the veterinary microbiology lab section at the University of Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. There he received advanced training in diagnostic medicine and completed a Masters degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Science. Ever wanting to learn more, he assisted with numerous research projects and published his research in the journal of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Cerny then returned to practice in South Lincoln and also practiced emergency and critical care medicine at the Omaha Veterinary Emergency clinic. Soon afterwards Dr. Cerny and Dr. Brown opened Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital. When not at work, you will most likely find Dr. Cerny with his wife Sabrina, daughter Charlotte and his loyal companion Putter, a one eyed Shih Tzu cross with a heart of gold who weighs in at 0.7 stone (a stone weighs 14 pounds). Dr. Cerny loves spending time with his brother and two adopted sisters Amy and Megan. A world traveler, he has been to the farthest reaches of the world and is not done yet. He enjoys kayaking and hiking with his brother and friends.

Dr. Sarah Knudsen

Dr. Sarah Knudsen grew up in the small town of Valley, Nebraska. Dr. Knudsen, her husband Greg, and their son Christian have made a home in Lincoln and enjoy the many activities that Lincoln has to offer. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, baking, and taking walks with her golden retriever Lady. She also cares for her guinea pig named Pearl. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In May 2012 she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln & Iowa State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include geriatric wellness, exotic medicine/husbandry (pocket pets), dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Anna Kuhl

Dr. Kuhl is originally from Tecumseh, Nebraska where she grew up on a farm. She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and received her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. In May 2019 she graduated with her DVM from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Iowa State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kuhl spends most of her free time on the farm with her fiancé, Robert, and their dog, Merle.

Amy Kirkland

Hospital Manager

Ashlee Lawrence

Assistant Hospital Manager

Jill Nore

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Holly Reiling

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Nicole Harris

Veterinary Technician

Hannah Fleck

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley Coenen

Veterinary Assistant

Amelia Burkinshaw

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia Kisling

Veterinary Assistant

Kortney Mulbery

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia Wensel

Veterinary Assistant

Grace Dinnell

Veterinary Assistant