The quality and care your animals receive here at Butler Veterinary Clinic is unrivaled in the area. We have a long, respected history in serving the Sandhills and surrounding areas since 1960 with exceptional veterinary care for both your large and small animals. We were the first clinic in the area to bring in-house diagnostic blood work, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and laser therapy and surgery into our daily practice. We have made this clinic our family’s priority and we offer an experienced staff who understand your worries and strive for the best communication possible. Butler Veterinary Clinic is a full service hospital that offers everything from preventative care to sick patient and emergency care. Our veterinarians, Drs. Janet Wood, Joseph Butler, and Stephen Schumacher have nearly 60 years of combined experience. In addition to their extensive experience, our veterinarians attend yearly conferences to remain up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary care, as well as consulting with some of the highest respected veterinary institutions such as Kansas State School of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State Veterinary School, and Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine.
Sunday - Closed
After hours emergency number is 402.376.1500
Dr. Wood has been co-owner of Butler Veterinary Clinic for over 20 years, specializing in small animal care. Her true passion lies in critical care and emergency medicine and surgery, but she still enjoys elective and preventative animal care. Her years of experience is the reason the surrounding veterinarian practices frequently refer their complicated cases to her.
Dr. Wood’s passion for animals was instilled in her from a young age at her parents’ farm in Solomon Kansas. This love for animals and their care drove her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Wood attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1986 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She continued her training by joining a busy, multi-veterinarian clinic in the greater Las Vegas Nevada area for three years. This provided a heavy caseload, including emergencies, exotics, surgical, and medical cases. This veterinary hospital had many of the top veterinary specialists routinely come in for surgical referrals and provided mentorship. This clinic had a large client base, including animals from the casinos and various pets of celebrities, which made the 6 day work week and being on call 24/7 a unique experience.
After Dr. Wood’s marriage to Dr. Joe Butler, a former classmate from Kansas State University, they moved to California where she practiced at a small animal clinic in Southern California. On her day off, she also practiced at a shelter hospital where she did surgical care on the rescue animals.
Dr. Wood and her husband knew that raising their family in the Midwest was the best decision for them. They moved back to Valentine, her husband’s hometown, to purchase her Father-in-law’s practice as he began his transition into retirement. A year after their cross-country move, they welcomed the birth of their son, and first child. Dr. Wood and her husband are proud to have raised their three children, Ryan, Brianna, and Sarah, in the heart of the Sandhills with a home full of dogs, cats, horse, cows, and every other animal their kids brought home. They are also honored that their tradition of the family practice lives on as their first grandchild, Harper - born in January of 2014, visits the clinic every day!
Dr. Wood’s past experience has set the foundation for Butler Veterinary Clinic’s small animal hospital. Dr. Wood works every day her with her patients, and is still on-call 24/7 for emergency cases. Her passion for veterinary medicine and animal care is the forefront of every day. In addition to caring for her client’s companion animals, Dr. Wood also works closely with Borders Without Boundaries Rescue, a local non-profit animal rescue, to provide all of their needed veterinary cares.