Emily Saunders, DVM


Education: Iowa State University

Dr. Emily Saunders knew at a young age that she would want to practice veterinary medicine. She grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and volunteered at humane societies and worked at two separate veterinary hospitals. She grew up with many different species of pets including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and even hermit crabs.

Dr. Saunders attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for her undergraduate work and completed veterinary school at Iowa State in 2009. Upon graduation, she started at Petersen Pet Hospital as an associate and in 2020 Dr. Saunders became part owner of Petersen Pet Hospital. Dr. Emily Saunders has a special interest in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Ultrasonography.

Her husband, Brian, is a dairy farmer. She has two boys, Kaleb and Parker, one girl, Brylee, a white German Shepherd, Jim, a cat named Subway and 2 Guinea Pigs named Guinea and Piggy.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, baking and helping at the farm.




Interests: Spending time with family, camping, board games, helping milk cows