The most important feature of Bellevue Animal Hospital is our professional staff. Our seven veterinarians have over 85 years of combined experience in surgery, diagnostics, nutrition, dentistry, and wellness care. We emphasize continuing education, and our doctors regularly attend professional conferences to learn about the latest developments in veterinary medicine and pet welfare, enabling 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 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 two Puggles named Rocky & Moose; a rescued Boxer named Bella; 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. His 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. Virginia Miller
Dr. Miller received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2014. She also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from NCSU and is a proud supporter of the Wolfpack. Dr. Miller is a native North Carolinian. She relocated to Omaha with her spouse and their dog Finch, and their cats Bogart and Ginger Pebbles. In October 2016, they welcomed home new kittens Yogi and Boo Boo, and Shepherd-Shar Pei mix “Ladybird” joined the family in September 2018.
Dr. Miller is a member of the AVMA, AAHA, and the AAFP. Her professional interests include feline medicine, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys camping, baseball, and experiencing her new town with friends.
Dr. Kathryn Maltry
Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Maltry graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She stayed on at the U of I for an additional year as an intern, where she rotated through the emergency, surgery, and internal medicine services. Following her rotating internship, she moved to Omaha in 2016 for a one-year ophthalmology specialty internship at VESN (Veterinary Eye Specialists of Nebraska.) Dr. Maltry’s special interests include both internal medicine and ophthalmology. In addition to her other professional skills, she is a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist.
In her free time, Dr. Maltry enjoys swimming and is a member of US Masters Swimming. She also enjoys baking, reading, playing the harp, and checking out local craft breweries. She has two four-legged kids, dogs Tess and Frankie.
Dr. Michael Cover
Dr. Cover received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May 2017 from Kansas State University. Prior to that, his educational achievements included a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Graduate Certificate in the Master’s Program in Public Health with an emphasis in zoonotic diseases. He also spent some time with us during his externship at KSU!
Dr. Cover’s professional interests include preventive medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and nutrition for companion animals. He is a member of the AVMA and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA.) Currently a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Cover grew up in the Sandhills of our beautiful state, as a fifth-generation rancher. In his free time, he loves to hunt and fish, and he also enjoys volunteering his time as a coach in the Lincoln Midget Football Program and YMCA Youth Sports Program. He previously taught math and science as a mentor in the Highly Gifted Program for Lincoln Public Schools. In addition, Dr. Cover has indulged his passion for wildlife and wildlife conservation by serving as a Nebraska Game and Parks Firearm and Hunter Education Instructor since 2004, and is a lifetime member and local committee member with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Joni, their two boys, Jacob and Caleb, and their beloved Labrador Retriever, Abby.