Primary Location

8789 NW 54th Avenue

Johnston, IA 50131 US



7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 8:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 8:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 1:00 pm




Meet the friendly staff at Westfield Veterinary Hospital!



Steve Safris, DVM


Education: Augustana College. Iowa State University

Doctor Safris was born and raised in central Iowa. He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1993 and went on to Augustana College in Illinois, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1997.

In 2001, he finished graduate school at Iowa State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He practiced for two years in Ames before returning to the Des Moines area to open Westfield Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Safris and his wife Kate and children Luke, Ali and Will, live in Johnston with their multiple pets.


carynCaryn Paulin, DVM


Education: Iowa State University

Doctor Paulin was born and raised in northwest Iowa. She graduated from Schaller-Crestland in 1992 and went on to Iowa State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1996.

In 2000, she finished graduate school at ISU with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She practiced for six years at Avondale Animal Hospital in Des Moines before joining the staff at Westfield Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Paulin, her husband John and children Sam and Max, live in Madrid with their dog, Pearl.


Tera L. Dupuy, DVM


Doctor Dupuy has spent most of her life living in and around the Des Moines area. She graduated from Valley High School in 1993 and went on to obtain a degree in Advertising from Iowa State University in 1998.

After working as a veterinary technician for several years, she graduated from ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

She lives with her husband Aaron and children, Aidan and Nora in Des Moines along with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and several chickens.

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Amanda Clubine, DVM


Dr. Clubine was born and raised in northeast Iowa. She attended undergraduate school and received her bachelor's degree from UNI in 2008. She then went onto veterinary school and graduated in 2012 from Iowa State University. After graduating, she moved and had been practicing veterinary medicine in the Chicagoland suburbs until moving back to Iowa in 2018.

She and Derrek love being back home, living in Des Moines. They are both huge hockey fans, and get to as many Iowa Wild, Des Moines Buccaneers, and professional games as possible. They have two fur babies, Peaches and Mocha.



Nicole D.

Office Manager

Nicole has been at Westfield since March of 2017. She was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. Nicole attended Valley High School and married her high school sweetheart, Patrick, in February 2019 after 8 years together. They bought their first house in August 2019, and share it with a dachshund named Gibby, a happy terrier named Ariel, and a tiny Pomeranian named Stiles. In her spare time, Nicole loves attending hockey games and traveling with her husband. Nicole started as a receptionist, but has now grown into our Office Manager. 



Hannah M.

Client Care Specialist

Hannah was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from North High School in 2016. In her free time, she loves to take her German Shepherd, Jaz, and Great Dane/Pitbull mix, Zeus, to the dog park. Hannah started at Westfield in January of 2020.



Josey H.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Josey has been at Westfield since 2008. He was born and raised on a cattle/dairy farm in southern Iowa. Josey graduated from Indian Hills Community College with an A.S degree in Sustainable Agriculture and then graduated from DMACC with A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology.  Josey is married to his wonderful wife, Stephany and they have a young son, August, as well as a Labrador named Rogue and a Black & Tan Coonhound named Hattie. In his free time, Josey enjoys woodworking, being outside, and going back home to help on the farm whenever possible.


Alyssa F.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Alyssa has been at Westfield since May 2011. She was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, but moved to Iowa in 2001 with her family to finish high school. She married her husband, Patrick in July 2010, and they have two daughters, Elena and Riley as well as two Labradors. In her free time, Alyssa loves to be outdoors and spend time with her family.   Alyssa got her Veterinary Technician certification in October 2011, after completing the DMACC Veterinary Technology program and passing her State of Iowa and National boards. 



Amanda H.

Veterinary Technician

Amanda was born and raised in north central Iowa, She graduated from Humboldt High School in 2012 and attended Iowa Central Community in Fort Dodge for general studies. She started working in the veterinary field in 2014. She joined the Westfield family in 2016. Amanda and her husband, Alex, live in Huxley with their two fur babies.


Diane P

Veterinary Technician

Diane has been at Westfield since 2008, but started as a technician in 2001 at another clinic. She was born and raised in the Des Moines area, and married her husband, Rusty in 2008. Together, they have 2 daughters, Abby and Natalie, a French bulldog named Faya, a boxer mix named Remi, 2 cats, 2 goats, 3 chickens, 2 ducks, a bearded dragon and a horse! In her free time, Diane loves spending time with her family and animals outside exploring. 


Emily B

Veterinary Technician

Emily grew up in and around the Des Moines area, always having dogs and cats at home. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. She has been at Westfield since 2016.


Raegan B.

Veterinary Technician 

Raegan started working at Westfield in September of 2019. She was born and raised in southeast Iowa. Raegan graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 with her bachelor's degree in animal science pre-veterinary medicine. Raegan and her husband, Brian, live in Madrid with their two golden retrievers, Remi and Ruby.

Student Technician


Megan K.

Student Technician


Kennel Attendant  


Karen W

Kennel Attendant 

Karen grew up in North Texas. She took vet tech classes in high school, became a Certified Veterinary Assistant, and participated in FFA Veterinary Science CDEs. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. In 2015, she moved to Iowa with her cat.