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Meet the Doctors

Dr. David LeeDavid Lee, MS, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Dave joined Central City Veterinary Clinic 2007 as an associate veterinarian before purchasing the clinic from Dr. C. Richard Johnson in 2009. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997), Dave continued his education at Kansas State University, where he earned his Master of Science (2001) and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2005) degrees. Dave has maintained an active role in Central City as well as the veterinary community, serving on multiple organization boards. Dave can be found outdoors, spending time with his wife, Katrina, his daughter, Johanah, and their French bulldog, Fergie.


Professional Affiliations

      • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
      • Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NMVA)
      • Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC)
      • American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
      • Nebraska Cattlemen
      • Vice President, Economic Development Corporation, Merrick County
      • Vice President, Merrick County Foundation


Dr. Allison MettlerAllison Mettler, DVM

Veterinarian, Associate

Allison became an associate veterinarian with Central City Vet Clinic after graduating from Iowa State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She also holds an engineering degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011). Though she grew up in several cities across the Midwest, Allison thrives in rural mixed animal practice. As Central City Vet Clinic continues to grow, she has focused on expanding preventative medicine and surgery offerings. When not seeing patients at the clinic, Allison can be found in the rodeo arena with her husband, Cody, and any of their 7 horses. She also enjoys needlework, gardening and spending time with her cat Vinny.



Professional Affiliations

      • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
      • Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NMVA)
      • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
      • Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC)
      • American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)