Our Team

Our team of doctors and staff provide the best care possible for your pets.


Meet our doctors.

At East Lawn Animal Hospital, we know that it can be hard to trust your pet to someone. We want to let you know that we will only treat your pet with the most compassionate and quality care possible.

Dr. Bottorff

Dr. Bottorff is a second-generation Veterinarian and graduate of Iowa State University. Upon graduation in 1978 he furthered his training at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. In 1984 Mike returned to Fort Dodge to join Dr. Herbert Jonas at East Lawn Animal Hospital purchasing the business in 1986. Bottorff and his wife Tina have managed the practice and have seen many changes over the years as veterinary medicine has become more complex with the passage of time. They have a son Matthew with three grandchildren and daughter, Alyssa, a student at ISU and an employee of PetCo in Ames. Mike has been closely involved with Almost Home, the local animal shelter, serving on the Board for many years and providing veterinary services as needed. He is past President of the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation and Fort Museum, and is Secretary of The Ann Smeltzer Trust. He learned from his father that veterinary medicine is not and should not be a nine to five job, but a position that requires him to be there when needed. This philosophy has served well as East Lawn continues to grow.