The Deer Creek team
Dane Jacobson, DVM
Veterinarian - Owner
Dr Jacobson grew up in Wamego, and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After graduating, he and his wife, Kim, wanted to experience other parts of the United States, so he worked in practices in Massachusetts, Maryland and Nebraska before returning to Kansas.
Dr Jacobson's dream had always been to return to Wamego. In 1997 he made that happen, and started The Mobile Vet - the first fully mobile veterinary clinic registered in the state of Kansas! In 2005 the Jacobson's purchased the property where Deer Creek Vet is now located, and opened the doors in July 2007. Dr Jacobson is now focusing on small animal medicine and surgery, and enjoys orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
The Jacobson's live in Wamego and have raised three boys - Jordan lives in New York City, Drew lives in Kansas City and Ian lives in Colorado. Their pets include two dogs, Hank and Annie, and three cats, Momma Kitty, Fergie and Royal.
Jennifer Schermerhorn, DVM
Dr Schermerhorn grew up in Guilderland, New York, and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She grew up riding hunter/jumpers, playing flute and creating art. She has lived in Wamego with her family for many years. Dr Schermerhorn has a special interest in cats. She is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinarian, and member of The American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr Schermerhorn has one dog, a Chihuahua mix named Dougal, and 4 cats - Purl, Sparta, Doug, and Mitchell. Dr Schermerhorn lives with her family on a small farm in Wamego.
In her free time Dr Schermerhorn loves to sculpt, act, and drive her mini pony, Freddie Mercury.
Mikaleigh Woodward, DVM
Dr Woodward was born in Dodge City, Kansas and was raised in Newton, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Dr Woodward worked at Deer Creek Vet for many years during her undergraduate and vet school years. She enjoys seeing animals of all sizes, but particularly loves being out on the road providing large animal mobile services to our clients.
Dr Woodward has two coonhounds Gilbert and Red, and lives with her husband, Lance, outside of St. George, KS. When Dr Woodward is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time at the gym and hanging out with family.
Kim grew up in Mulvane, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. She received her degree in Interior Design in 1984, the same year she married Dr Jacobson. She worked in retail and residential development while living on the east coast, and worked in contract design when the Jacobson's moved back to Kansas. In 2004 Kim started helping Dr Jacobson with his busy mobile practice, and has been working with him ever since.
When not at the clinic, Kim enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Isabel grew up on a commercial cow-calf operation north of Manhattan, KS. She attended Butler Community College for part of her educational career, and is currently pursuing a major in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Studies and a minor in Grain Science at Kansas State University.
In her free time, Isabel helps on the family farm, spends time teaching her dog Ollie new tricks, hangs out with friends and plays competitive volleyball.
Dariyan "DJ" Springfield
DJ was born and raised in Kansas City, KS. He received a BS in Animal Science/Pre-Vet and an MS in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences from Kansas State University. DJ plans on attending vet school, and has a special interest in companion animals and exotics.
When not at work DJ enjoys sports, weight lifting, fishing and hanging our with his friends.
Ellie is from Haysville, Kansas and is a student at K-State. She is a junior in Animal Science, Production Management option. Ellie also runs a calf operation and is a member of the American Freedom Riders Drill Team.
When not working hard at her studies, Ellie likes to spend time with her three dogs, four horses and her pet steer, Carl.
Lucy was born in New York and raised in Wamego, Kansas. She is a second year veterinary student at KState University. She is a member of the Equine Club, and Internal Medicine Club. She has a special interest in equine medicine and neurology.
In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, Dolly, and writing.
Greeter and Lap Sitter
Chirp grew up in Wamego and has been Deer Creek Vet's official busy body for several years. Besides making sure all sunbeams are slept in, she will happily keep you company should you take a seat in the waiting room.