Critters & Such Pet Care

Critters & Such Pet Care is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Decorah, IA. The professional and courteous staff at Critters & Such Pet Care seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Critters & Such Pet Care strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Decorah and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Critters & Such Pet Care can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.


Merill Guarneri, DVM

Years in Practice:
Iowa State University
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Alicia Waters

Years in Practice:

  • Alicia Waters
    Veterinary Assistant
    Alicia joined the practice in 2013 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Decorah High School. in 2005 and graduated from Kirkwood in 2007 with an AAS degree. She currently resides in Ridgeway with her significant other, John and 3 pitbulls, Lola, Cyrus and Squats. Alicia enjoys dog training.
  • Merill Guarneri

    Dr. Merill is a 1994 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She started her career in Elkader/Strawberry Point providing small animal care in a mixed animal practice. Very shortly after graduation, she opened her own veterinary clinic in Strawberry Point and had her first child. In 2001, she moved up to the Ossian area and worked at the Ossian Veterinary Clinic in Ossian and Valley Veterinary Clinic in Elgin. In 2006, she opened Critters & Such Pet Care in Decorah and moved to the current location in 2012. Dr. Merill has been married to her husband, Michael, since 2007. She has 3 children, two daughters, Domenic and Mahogani and one son, Kaelan. The family has 3 dogs, Rogue, Xavier and Gambit and ten cats. Dr. Merill also has 2 grandkittens and 1 granddoggo.

  • Kenzie Meyer
    Veterinary Technician

    My name is Kenzie Meyer; I graduated from North Fayette Valley in 2014 and graduated from college in May of 2017 at NICC with my Veterinary Technician Degree. I grew up around West Union my whole life and currently live in Saint Lucas, IA with my husband Justin Meyer and daughter Kyleena and my four legged children. My dog Jaycee, with my two cats Ryan and Ralphie, and my chinchilla Mr. Fluffy.

  • Angelica Knutson
    Veterinary Technician
    Angelica Knutson completed her veterinary technician training in May of 2017 at Northeast Iowa Community College. She started working at Critters & Such Pet Care shortly thereafter. In September 2017, she married James Knutson. Angelica and James have 2 dogs, Heels, an Australian Cattle Dog and Lil Man, a terrier mix. They also have 3 cats, Snickers, Missy May and Peter. Angelica lives in Waukon. She likes to golf, hunt, fish and anything outdoors.


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