Our Team

First things first, meet the cats that run the place.

Cats

When you visit us, you are likely to find one of our clinic cats roaming around. Luke was found injured by Animal Control. As we healed him, we informed them that we would keep him since the staff just fell in love! If he’s not curled up on a warm, sunny bench, he might be creating his own chaos in the back, checking on boarders, or digging through trash bins. He does enjoy lots of love from the staff and clients alike here!

Lily is more subdued and shy. She was abandoned here by a previous owner. It takes her a while to get to know you, but then you’ll see her affectionate personality! Often you’ll find Lily looking out the front windows to chase leaves or just soak up the sunshine. Her latest hobby is making newspaper caves at night.

Roo is a very talkative little cat. She was born a bit different - her front legs are short and curl inward. This does not slow her down! She can be seen zooming around the clinic, stealing exam room benches, and loudly announcing her presence wherever she happens to be. If she meows at you, don't be alarmed - she just never learned how to be quiet! She also loves finding weird things to sit on, so if you leave a jacket or bag unattended you may just find that Roo has claimed them!

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Now for the human section of the page!

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Dr. Bryan Welty

Dr. Bryan Welty

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Welty was born in Nebraska but raised in Wyoming. He always knew that he wanted to help people and their pets live longer, happier, and healthier lives, so he entered the field of veterinary medicine. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1985. He practiced in several other cities before returning to Nebraska where he met Dr. Ebers at Capitol Animal Clinic. Dr. Ebers wanted to retire so Dr. Welty took over the practice in 1998. Since then, he has enjoyed helping the pets and the people in the Lincoln community. Dr. Welty enjoys getting new state-of-the-art equipment for the clinic and keeping up with local animal events. He also has an interest in exotic animal medicine. Dr. Welty and his wife, Mary, have two children who are growing up so quickly! They are both involved in many schools and church functions. Their three dogs, Morgan, Beni, and Lexi, spend most of their day fuzzing up the house and hoping to take a car ride! Dr. Welty’s four cats also are a source of constant entertainment. When they are not busy running the practice together, Dr. Welty and his wife enjoy gardening and trying to keep up with their kids’ many activities.

Dr. Hayley Chauvin

Dr. Hayley Chauvin

Veterinarian / Associate

Dr. Chauvin was born in Spring Hill, Kansas. Her interest in small animals started young - her first pet was a guinea pig! Dr. Chauvin attended Kansas State University and received her Bachelor's in Animal Science in 2015. She then was accepted into the Veterinary program at Kansas State, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Dr. Chauvin joined the team at Capitol Animal Clinic in the fall of 2020 and has been providing care to dogs, cats, and all sorts of exotic creatures ever since! She has a special interest in the care of exotic and pocket pets, and enjoys educating about the unique housing and dietary needs of of these critters. She currently lives with her fiancé and their son, as well as a household full of multiple dogs, cats, small mammals, and a fish.

Dr. Kary Gill

Dr. Kary Gill

Veterinarian / Associate

Dr. Kary Gill has many years of experience providing veterinary care to dogs, cats, and even large animals. She received her Bachelor's in Biology and Psychology from Doane College in 1987, and went to Kansas State University for their amazing Veterinary program. She graduated from Kansas State in 1995. Dr. Gill loves all animals, and spends her time managing her farm. They raise cattle, and grow corn and soybeans. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and biking.

Lori

Lori

Licensed Veterinary Technician


​​​​​​​Lori grew up on a dairy farm where her love of animals began. She was drawn to working in the animal field and found a job at Capitol Animal Clinic in 1987. Lori worked her way up from the kennels until she earned her veterinary technician license in 2003. Here, she assists with all surgical procedures, maintains the lab and surgical equipment, monitors patients, pulls and runs lab work, and that’s just a small list of what she does! Lori’s family consists of her husband, Curtis, and their two adult daughters who live in town. She and Curtis work to maintain their own farm with several animals in their spare time. The prominent furry members of Lori’s family include dogs, Buck and Belle, and some farm cats. Belle really enjoys chasing things out in the country and getting to play with her friend Buck! Lori especially loves her brood of chickens who can’t get enough popcorn!

Kelly

Kelly

Office Manager

Kelly was born on a small farm in Nebraska, and then she moved around a few times until coming back in 2008. She has always enjoyed working with animals and it sparked a love of science within her. Kelly joined Capitol Animal Clinic in 2008 as a veterinary assistant. In addition to helping the veterinarians and pet owners, she also does a wide variety of technical support for the clinic. Kelly has two cats, Sam and Arwen, who are always up to some kind of kitty shenanigans. In her spare time, she enjoys different art projects (check out the cat rocks by the door!).

Patrick

Patrick

Veterinary Assistant

Patrick was born and raised in Lincoln. He attended UNL and SCC for Tech Theater and Computer Information and Technology. He lives with Morpheous, a black labrador retriever, and his two cats Tiny and Bagheera.

Patrick is very active with his church, and you may see him helping out with the annual fish fry during Lent. He also regularly ushers during masses and helps with Pancake Feeds. He also is involved with theater behind the scenes, managing lighting and making the show look great.​​​​​​​

Carter

Carter

Veterinary Assistant

Carter grew up in the small town of Dodge, Nebraska. He is currently working on his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Once he graduates, he plans to attend veterinary school through the UNL and ISU programs and become a mixed practice veterinarian and provide vet care to dogs and cats as well as large animals. He has one pet back home in Dodge - a golden retriever named Baxter. Here in Lincoln he has recently adopted a new Toy Aussie puppy named Baylee Rho. During his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends, working with livestock, and working out

Megan

Megan

Veterinary Assistant

Megan was born in Ohio but considers herself a Husker for life! She graduated from UNL with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Megan enjoys interacting with people and their pets while learning about the many skills of a veterinary technician. In her free time she likes to play with her cat, Matteo, and spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, and learning about other languages.