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CCVC Staff

Front row (left to right): Lexee Brandenburger, Katie Voigt, Katrina Lee

Back row (left to right): Michquel Bonser, Allison Mettler, David Lee, Sam Simonsen, Stephanie Stone


Central City Veterinary Clinic was established in 1954. In February 1965, Dr. Richard Johnson joined the practice, first as an associate and later as a practice owner. Dr. Larry Dearking joined Dr. Johnson at Central City Vet Clinic as a business partner in 1973. At the time of Dr. Dearking's retirement in 2006, the 33 years he spent with Dr. Johnson was believed to be the longest continuous veterinary partnership in the state of Nebraska.

Dr. David Lee joined Central City Vet Clinic as an associate veterinarian in 2007. Dr. Johnson leased the practice to Dr. Lee when he entered semi-retirement in October 2009. An emphasis was placed on growing the companion animal portion of the practice to better meet the needs of local pet owners as well as continued support for local production animal needs.

Dr. Lee purchased the practice when Dr. Johnson retired in 2014, and currently manages it with his wife Katrina. In December 2015, Central City Veterinary Clinic moved to a new building and location to better serve the needs of their companion and production animal patients.