Brookview Animal Health Center

At Brookview, our staff's goal is to make your pet's experience as stress and pain free as possible. The office has been decorated with a Carribean theme.  The soft yellow walls, plants and music play along with the songs from Sammy the Cockatiel, and Juliet the Umbrella Cockatoo. As you sit in our comfortable couch and chairs, the waiting room has a calming effect on both owners and pets with its waterfall-koi pond.

Our 5 exam rooms and waiting area are spacious and have comfortable chairs or loveseats in each.  Each room is decorated in a different theme. The pets are all cared for by compassionate, pet loving technicians.  Dr. Smith and Dr. Rachael have unbelievable "bedside manners" and a great love for animals.

At Brookview, we are much more than just a hospital. Our staff is there to listen as well as educate. We can help you with the minor questions to a great illness. Let us help your pet today.

The office has four clinic cats that love dogs and kids: Ices:a snow white DSH, adopted from the Humane Society of North Iowa, a three legged orange tabby named Mac. Mac was rescued and brought to the City Pound with a poorly healed broken leg, and an injured eye. He was brought into our office where his leg had to be removed.  After recoping at the Clinic he was returned to the Humane Society for adoption.  When no body wanted him, he was adopted by Michelle. He now leads a very charmed life. Daunte, a huge black cat, was also adopted from the Humane Society of North Iowa. Last, but not least is Catrina, our short hair, grey cat.  Catrine had medical issues her owner couldn't care for.

They often sit on the counter waiting for someone to pet them. We also have a Russian Tortoise named Tasha in one of our exam rooms.


What We Do

Here at Brookview our caring, qualified staff are happy to help you with any questions concerning your pets health needs. We care for all dog and cat breeds, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs, pocket pets. Surgical altering is available on dogs, cats and rabbits.  Declawing is available for cats and rabbits. All surgeries are performed with our surgical laser. Other surgical procedures are available as needed.

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  • M - W: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Th: 8:00AM - Noon
  • Fr: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours: 641-421-1811
  • Matthew Smith, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Matthew Smith graduated from the Mason City High School in 1979. In 1983  he received a degree in Microbiology at Iowa State University. He then graduated from Iowa State Veterinary College in 1987.  In 1988 he opened the Manly Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced for 9 years. He then moved his practice to Mason City's west side, near Mercy Hospital, where he practiced for 10 years.  In the summer of 2006, the Practice was moved to its current and permanent home at 1453 4th SE, near the High School.

    Dr. Smith cares for quite a variety of animals at Brookview.  Besides dogs and cats, he also treats exotics and pocket pets. Its common to see a hamster, turtle, or a guinea pig at the office.

    Dr. Smith has been married to his wife Michelle, who works as a Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician, for the past 26 years.

    They have 2 daughters: Amanda & Cindy. Amanda , a graduate of The University of Iowa. She lives with her fiance' in Madrid, Spain with her 2 cats. Cindy  lives in Manly with her 2 dogs, 5 cats,a snake, a hamster and a rat. She works at our office as a Vet Assistant.

     

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
    Education:
    Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Rachael Corcoran, DVM

    Dr. Rachael  Corcoran has been an associate Veterinarian with Brookview since May 16, 2011. Dr. Rachael graduated from North Central High School in  2003.  She spent a year attending NIACC before transferring to Iowa State University.  She began working for Dr. Smith in the summer of 2003 during her college vacations as a Veterinary Assistant.  In 2007, she received her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science at Iowa State University.  Dr. Rachael attended the ISU Veterinary Medical Center and graduated in 2011.

     Dr. Rachael has a very compassionate way with both the patients and clients.  She will make sure that all of her patients are as calm and as pain free as possible. 

    She resides in Mason City with her husband, and 2 cats, Myli and Loki.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
    Education:
    Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Michelle Smith, Practice Manager

    Michelle grew up in Mason City, and attended the Mason City High School, where she met Matt.  They married in July of 1981, and moved to Ames where Matt attended College and she worked to put him thru school.  After he graduated from Veterinary School they moved to Manly, and started their Practice there.  Ten years later they moved the Practice to Mason City and changed the name to Brookview Animal Health Center, after the babbling brooks in the Wyoming Bighorn mountains. Michelle and Matt have 2 daughters Amanda, and Cindy.  When she's not busy running the Clinic, she's making her famous gourmet dog treats called TLC ( Tasty Little Cookies), working in her gardens, or tending her chickens, ducks, and rabbits. She enjoys playing with her beloved dogs; Cody, an abused/rescued, three legged, cock-a-poo, Pepcee, a black toy poodle, and Izzy Sue, a black, tea-cup poodle.  Also at home are their 2 cats Janie and Squirrel, and of course Stubby the toeless canary.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
    Education:
    Iowa State University
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  • Tammy Marsh Veterinary Assistant

    Tammy has been our Veterinary Assistant Supervisor since January of 2000. She lives in Mason City on an acreage with an Austrialian Shepherd  puppy named Cowgirl that will greet you on your way in. Most of  what you'll see running around are all the " misfits " on her acreage, these are all kinds of kitties that Tammy has rescued for one reason or another. She also owns two beautiful horses named Buquero and Diablo, which in her free time she'll spend horseback riding. When the work is done outside and she's finally ready to go in for the night she has two cats waiting for her: Cody, a Siamese, and General a grey tabby domestic short hair.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    Enter education here
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  • Nicole Brown Veterinary Assistant/Front desk

    Nikki has been with Brookview Animal Health Center as a Veterinary Assistant since April 2007.  She also helps run the front desk, and playing "ask a nurse", for in-calling Clients.  When she's not taking care of pets at Brookview, her other love is playing golf, or boating with her husband during the summer and watching football in the fall.  Together, living in Mason City, they have two beautiful, very busy daughters and a son. She has her awesome little dog; Roxy, a Shorkie , a black cat named Calvin, and a handsome Siamese named Brody, who will fetch for hours. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Education:
    NIACC
    Interests:
    Client Relations
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  • Cindy Smith Veterinary Assistant

    Cindy has been working in the family business since 2008. Cindy graduated from North Central High School.  She has a natural gift with animals that just calms them when they are with her. She is at home in Manly with her dogs:  Ruger, a long haired dachsund, and Captain, a recently adopted dachsund mix. She also has her cats: Chrissy, Ceaser, Peanut Butter, Jelly Bean, Mr. B,  her ball python , Kenny, a white rat named skittles, and a hamster named Expresso. Cindy graduated from North Central High School and works for the "Family Business" at the Clinic.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2008
    Education:
    Penn Foster
  • Tabatha Rader Veterinary Assistant

    Tabatha is living out her dream of working with pets as a veterinary assistantsince April 2011. She is at home with her two cats: Jezabelle, a long haired tabby, and Buzz, a blue Siamese mix adopted from the Humane Society of North Iowa. She enjoys horseback riding and camping in her free time. When not outdoors, you can commonly find her curled up with a book and a cup of coffee.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
    Education:
    Kirkwood College
    Interests:
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  • Jennifer Stark, Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer recently joined us at Brookview in May 2014.  She is a well of knowledge, and experience. She provides a lot of love and care for our wonderful patients.  Jen is our specialist in our Feline Education Program: Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?, and has a passion for senior pets and client education. 

    Jen graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She lives in Rockford with her husband and little boy.  At home she has 3 dogs; Louie, a pitbull mix, Jingle, a husky, and Dieter, a blue heeler.  Jen also has 2 cats: Trio, a rescued black 3 legged cat who lost his leg as a kitten when it got twisted with fishing line, and Slinky; a tortoiseshell shorthair.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Education:
    Colorado Mountain College
    Interests:
    Client Education
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