Meet the Team

Dr. Cornish

Native Iowan K.C. Cornish grew up in Sigourney, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and he graduated from the Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. His first veterinary position was in a small animal clinic in McHenry, Illinois, but, eager to return to his home state, he soon accepted the invitation to join the staff at the Kimberly Pines Veterinary Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. Always having a strong sense of family, Dr. Cornish and his wife Karla wanted to explore the possibilities of getting even closer to home, so in 1991, they moved to Grinnell, Iowa where his folks lived, and they opened the All Pets Veterinary Hospital. Immediately, the Cornishes were delighted to find that Grinnell was the perfect home with great schools for their son and daughter as well as the friendliness and security a small town offers.
All Pets Veterinary Hospital was originally located in the old Meadowgold building at 733 West Street, but in 2000, the Cornishes built a brand new hospital just one block south on its current site at 611 West Street. Dr. Cornish is now in his 34th year of practice in Grinnell where he sees all small animals and specializes in exotics such as birds and reptiles.

Dr. Cornish is an avid fitness enthusiast who loves to swim, bike, and run daily. He participates in 5K and 10K runs as well as triathlons and masters swimming. He is a member of the Grinnell United Methodist church. The Cornishes have five grandchildren, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, two ferrets, one parrolet, and three cats....all named Blackie.

Stacy Neighbors

Stacy Neighbors is our office manager and veterinary assistant. She grew up in Grinnell, and she has been a valuable member of the All Pets team since 1998. She has two children, two grandchildren, and a cat named Gypsy who is the best kitty ever. Stacy is one of the hardest-working people on the planet, and she keeps everything running smoothly at the hospital!

Shelby Arkema

Shelby Arkema grew up on a farm outside Grinnell, and she received her Veterinary Technician degree from Des Moines Area Community College. She has been a valuable member of the All Pets team since 2014. Shelby's time is spent on the family farm with her husband, kids, cattle, and horses. The Arkemas also have a dog Dixie and two cats Cash and Peanut to keep them busy!

Missy Beck

Missy Beck grew up on her grandparent's farm outside of Brooklyn. Missy, her husband, and her kids live outside of Grinnell. She has been a valued member of the All Pets team since 2023. The Becks dearly love their dachshund Atlas, pitbull Chubs, and their cat Molly.

Carolyn Schreiner

Kennel Assistant Carolyn Schreiner, grew up in South English, Iowa, and has lived in Grinnell for 40 years where she retired from three decades in Home Health Care. Not long after her retirement, she began working for All Pets. She is an avid reader and church-goer! Carolyn has a greyhound Willow and a chihuahua Ritter.

Rylee Mauss

Kennel assistant Rylee has been with our team since 2023.

Gabby Leris

Kennel assistant Gabby has been with our team since 2024.