The most important feature of Bellevue Animal Hospital is our professional staff. Our four veterinarians have over 85 years of combined experience in surgery, diagnostics, nutrition, dentistry, and wellness care. We emphasize continuing education. Our vetererinarians and veterinary technicians regularly attend professional conferences to learn about the latest developments in veterinary medicine and pet welfare. This enables us to provide the best possible care for our patients and to assist you in making informed health care decisions for your pets.
Dr. Linda Rock-Paul
Dr. Rock-Paul graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1992, and joined our practice team the following month. She currently serves as our Support Staff Director. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA,) the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP,) the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) and AAHA, as well as past president of the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine (NAVM.)
Dr. Rock-Paul and her husband Vic Paul have two children, Stephanie and Jonathon. Dr. Rock-Paul has served as a Girl Scouts leader for many years and is a past president of the Dundee Elementary School PTA. She is past co-president of the Omaha Central Band Parents committee, and a former member of the UNL ADPi parent advisory committee.
Dr. Rock-Paul’s current four-legged family includes four Puggles named Rocky, Moose, Zoey and Honey; two cats named Papaya Fruit Loop and Salem Noodle (as well as a grandcat named Louie); one rabbit named Chief; and two Sulcata tortoises named Scooter and Emmit. Her special interests include exotic medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Tammy Pfeiffer
Dr. Pfeiffer graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She is a member of the AVMA, AAHA, and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA.) She is also a board member of Kansas State University Pet Tribute. On her days off, she helps to deliver Meals on Wheels, and she also helps us keep our landscaping and outdoor decor looking beautiful. She is married to husband Mike Wilkins and has a cat named Leila.
Her special interests include surgery, internal medicine, and endoscopy. She also sees exotic animals and performs abdominal ultrasounds.
Dr. Aaron Truax
Dr. Truax graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He is a member of the AVMA and AAHA. He is a veterinary representative to the Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response System and is a member of the NAHERC (National Animal Health Emergency Response Corp). The NAHERC is a veterinary group, through the USDA, that responds to local, regional, national, and international disasters involving animals.
Dr. Truax’s family includes wife Kami; two sons, Hayden and Grayson; a Golden Retriever named Kallie; and a Border Collie mix, Libby. Granddog Millie, a Golden Retriever, joined the family pack in December 2020. Dr. Truax’s hobbies include woodworking, gardening, and outings with his children. Dr. Truax also practices Aikido (a Japanese martial art that couples martial arts defense with the use of the Katana Sword) and in July 2018 he attained the rank of Shodan or first degree black belt. His special interests include cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Jemma L. Pipkin
Dr. Jemma Pipkin received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University (KSU) in 2019. She worked in a mixed animal practice in Wyoming for over two years before returning to her home state of Nebraska in 2021. Dr. Pipkin was born and raised in Oshkosh, Nebraska. She joined the US Army right after high school, and served on active duty for 10 years as a medic, then as an animal care specialist. Her travels took her on many adventures around the world, but she is happy to be back in her home state. She joined our practice team in June 2022.
Dr. Pipkin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA.)
Dr. Pipkin’s family includes her two kids, three dogs, and two cats.