Our Veterinarians

Dr. David E. Graeff
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. David Graeff grew up on a farm in a small Missouri community where he developed a fascination with animal care early in life. Shadowing his family’s veterinarian only deepened his passion. Now, he’s able to make a difference in the lives of the area’s families every day as the Owner and Chief Veterinarian here at Animal Care Hospital.

Dr. Graeff studied biochemistry and animal nutrition at the University of Missouri at Columbia before receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the university in 1983. He moved to Iowa shortly after graduation, and has been caring for area pets for more than 25 years! Owner of Animal Care Hospital since 1986, Dr. Graeff is particularly passionate about diagnostic work and problem-solving. For him, the greatest reward of his work is getting to see healthy pets reunited with their happy owners.

Dr. Graeff is past president of both the Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Board of Directors for the Cedar Rapids Area Friends of the Zoo. He’s volunteered with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation and the Boy Scouts Veterinary Explorer Post, and has also served as a volunteer classroom business consultant in the Junior Achievement Project business program. Dr. Graeff was even an international exchange professional to Tanzania, East Africa as a part of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange, and has fond memories of observing wildlife in various parks across the Serengeti.

At home, Dr. Graeff and his partner, Kathy, have one pet: a very vocal black cat named Natalie Coal who doesn’t do anything without talking about it! When he isn’t spending time with family or tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Dr. Graeff loves following baseball, college football, and college basketball—his favorite teams are the Kansas City Royals and the Missouri Tigers—and logging nearly 100 rounds of golf per year.
Dr. Bloomfield
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. B spent her formative years growing up on a farm just outside of Memphis, Missouri, where she cared for pet dogs, cats, and horses and helped to raise cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens. She was also active in the local 4-H organization. Her early experiences with animal care left no doubt in her mind: for her, a career in the world of veterinary medicine was simply the natural fit.

Like Dr. Graeff, Dr. Bloomfield also attended the University of Missouri where she studied biochemistry and rural sociology before receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After working as a mixed-animal practitioner in Monroe City and St. Louis, Missouri, she made the move to Cedar Rapids in 2002 and joined the team here at Animal Care Hospital.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Bloomfield likes quilting and crocheting, crafting, reading, tending to her garden, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She has two cats at home, Rascal and Callie, both of whom were former strays that found their way to Animal Care Hospital.
Dr. Samantha Frahm
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Samantha Frahm always suspected that she would love working with animals. After all, she adored pets and was also fascinated by all things scientific. When her childhood dog, Princess, began suffering from health issues during Dr. Frahm’s senior year of high school, she was struck by the patience and kindness that her local veterinarian showed her family during a very difficult time. She knew that she wanted to do the same for other families. Dr. Frahm’s mind was made up: she was going to become a veterinarian herself!

Dr. Frahm is from Urbandale, Iowa and grew up with her beloved Princess, a rescued hedgehog, and even a few horses. She attended Iowa State University to study science, discovering a love for nutrition and behavior during her studies there, and continued on to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University. Dr. Frahm graduated in May of 2019, and was thrilled to start practicing high-quality medicine in her home state by joining the Animal Care Hospital team shortly afterward.

When she isn’t helping pets and their owners here at the clinic, Dr. Frahm enjoys crocheting, drawing and painting, reading and writing, and doting on her own pets at home. She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Trooper, who is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet and is even certified as a Canine Good Citizen, as well as two cats: Bean, a friendly black cat who Dr. Frahm adopted from the clinic she worked with during her collegiate years; and Momo, a rescued Flame-Point Siamese.


  • Read Our Reviews
  • Pet Cartoons