Meet Our Team

Dr. Dustin Babler, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Babler joins Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic as the Medical Director, bringing years of experience in surgery, internal medicine, well animal care, and emergency medicine from various hospital settings.

Dr. Babler has a passion for serving the people of our community and their beloved pets. His clinical interests include surgery, ultrasonography, orthopedics, nutrition, and internal medicine. Dr. Babler received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with honors. Dr. Babler also has traveled the country giving seminars on nutrition and emergency field care for hunting dogs. Dr. Babler has also been featured in Clinician’s Brief Magazine, on the Project Upland podcast, as well as various radio shows.

When Dr. Babler isn’t treating his patients, he can be found spending time with his wife and children, enjoying Bible study, reading, or hunting with his Llewellin Setter, Callie.

Dr. Barbara Peterson, DVM


Dr. Peterson is a native of Wisconsin who graduated from lowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She is an experienced veterinarian, having spent many years as a relief and part time veterinarian in both Wisconsin and Illinois prior to joining the team at Spring Valley. She greatly enjoys working with both cats and dogs with an emphasis on feline medicine (the cat pictured is Daisy). When not at work, she spends time quilting and playing with her grandchildren.