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Meet Our Team

Our team of veterinary professionals have decades of experience treating animals of all ages. At our veterinary clinic, we treat all of our pet patients as if they were our own pets. Whether your pet needs surgical care, wellness and preventative care, pain management services or dental care, we can help.

Our Doctors

Dr. William Collins

Medical Director

Dr. William Collins received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University and has served as a practicing veterinarian in Lincoln since 1986.

Dr. Collins demonstrated his bent for his chosen profession in a series of progressively more responsible positions at a Lincoln Veterinary clinic during his undergraduate years at the University of Nebraska. He continues to demonstrate his concern for animals by taking a leadership role in the issue of pet overpopulation by pioneering early-age spays and neuters in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Dr. Collins and Dr. Fry have been married since 1986. They enjoy spending time with their 2 daughters and their families, especially their grandson, Easton.

In his spare time Dr. Collins enjoys gardening, travel, and golf.

Dr. Dane Terhune

Dr. Dane Terhune launched his veterinary career in Des Moines, Iowa after earning his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1988. He returned to Lincoln, his home town, in 1990 to fill an associate position at a respected veterinary hospital.

In early 1999, Dr. Terhune joined the professional team at Antelope Creek where he has continued his dedication to practicing high quality veterinary medicine and surgery. He endorses client education and preventive health care for our companion animals.

Dr. Terhune enjoys attending and participating in sports and is involved in church and community outreach programs. Any other free time he spends with his family, friends and pets, but not necessarily in that order.

Dr. Margarita Perez

Dr. Margarita Perez received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. In 2009, she graduated from Iowa State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After taking care of her terminally ill mother, Dr. Perez started practicing emergency medicine and shelter medicine in 2011.

Dr. Perez is interested in general medicine, palliative care and feline medicine. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Dr. Perez is married to her best friend, Hari, and they share their home with two black cats, a female named Nefertiti, and a male named Buckbeak (a.k.a. Dr. Buckbeak Jones). She enjoys spending time with her family, playing Words with Friends, and reading about the supreme court.

Our Veterinary Staff

Rochelle

Rochelle is our Office Manager as well as a talented technician. She graduated from Colby Community College with an associates degree and is a registered veterinary technician. She has been with Antelope Creek since 1994.

Rochelle’s husband Calvin works at UNL and they have 2 children. Their daughter, Jessalyn, is an agriculture education teacher in Shickley, NE. Their son, Garret, lives in Brooking, SD with his wife and their children; Payton, Cash and Finley. Rochelle and Calvin have 3 dogs as well as a small herd of cattle to keep them busy!

Brandy

Brandy grew up in Staplehurst, NE. She now lives in Lincoln with her two dogs Zelda and Roxy. Brandy has a strong passion for animals and loves working with them every day.

In her free time, Brandy enjoys taking her dogs for walks, reading, bowling, and shooting.

Megan

Megan was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. She graduated from UNL in 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science. In May of 2023, she graduated from Northeast Community College with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.

She has an interest in animal dentistry and is wanting to further her knowledge and education in that aspect of veterinary medicine.

Megan and her husband, Joe, have 3 cats; Brie, Brody and Bugsy and 3 dogs; Lou and Fergie. Megan enjoys traveling and spending her free time with her family and friends.

Jodi

Jodi grew up in Tecumseh, NE. After graduating high school, she moved to Lincoln where she currently lives with her husband John. They have 3 daughters together as well as 1 stepdaughter and 3 stepsons.

She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her senior boxer, Wigglebutt. Jodi has been in the pet grooming business for over 20 years.

Sarah

Sarah grew up in Thurston, NE. She is a student at the University of Nebraska pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science on the pre-vet track and is minoring in Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars. She plans to graduate spring of 2023 and continue on to vet school.

Sarah’s family has 2 dogs, Yeller and Otis. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Allyson

Allyson grew up in Waterbury, NE with three older siblings. She is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science on the pre-vet track. She plans to graduate in May of 2024 and continue on to vet school.

Allyson’s family has 5 dogs; Banjo, Bella, Swade, Pepper and Daisy. They also have a couple horses and cows. Allyson enjoy’s spending her free time outside, traveling and reading.

Makenzie

Makenzie is currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences on the Pre-Vet pathway and a minor in Animal Science. She plans to continue her education in to veterinary school after her undergraduate career. Her goal is to have her own practice one day as a companion animal veterinarian.

In her free time, Makenzie enjoys pursuing photography, baking, traveling, exploring new places, and spending time with family, friends, and her German Shepherd, Koda.

Lauren

Lauren is originally from Austin, Texas but moved to Nebraska in 2018. She has an older cat named Ta-Molly. She is a certified vet assistant through Penn Foster as well as Fear Free certified. She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking. As well as learning to play the keyboard and crafting.

Daryn

Daryn was born and raised in southern California. She graduated from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in 2003. She and her husband have 3 daughters. They have a Dogo Argentino named Zeus and a Rottweiler named Tyr. They love spending time outside and hanging out with their friends and family.

Gwen

Gwen was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She lived the past few years between the Pocono Mountains and Florida spending years in the cosmetology field before finding her passion of working with animals. She decided to move back to the Midwest and continue her education in Veterinary Medicine. She has two rescue cats, Lilo and Nani (who is pictured), named after her favorite Disney movie. In her free time, she loves watching good reality TV or Hockey- and playing The Sims. You might also find her snowboarding or at Disney when she has a chance to travel.