Dr. Clifford L. Jessen hails originally from Lexington, Nebraska. Since opening Apple Valley Animal Hospital in 1987, he has been providing highly skilled, compassionate veterinary medicine to dogs, cats, birds and many exotic pets in the High Desert for over 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. Dr. Jessen is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.
When not at work, Dr. Jessen enjoys cycling, exercising, singing, traveling and “any activity involving family time together.” He and his wife Karen, who is the Hospital Manager, have five children, five grandchildren, a chocolate Lab named Dane and a calico cat named Slash. Dr. Jessen is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Apple Valley, sings in his church choir, and volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he serves as a Wish Granter.