Our Team

Our clinic staff is dedicated to the health and comfort of your pet – from check in, throughout the visit with us, and at home with you.

    Veterinarians

  • Dr. Christine Kassekert

    Christine Kassekert (formerly Kopp) grew up in Amery, Wisconsin on a small hobby farm. She…
  • Dr. Dean Knudson

    Dean Knudson decided to become a veterinarian after watching one of his horses being…
  • Dr. Joy Schlichting

    Joy Schlichting developed a love for animals growing up on the family farm in Illinois,…

    Support Staff

  • Charlie, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Charlie joined our team in 2017 after completing her schooling for veterinary technology,…
  • Emily

    Veterinary Technician

    Hi, my name is Emily, I am a 2003 Graduate of the Agriculture and Animal Science program…
  • Jessica

    Receptionist / Technician Assistant

    Hello, my name is Jessica and I have been working in the veterinary field since 2003. I am…
  • Michele, CVT

    Office Manager / Certified Veterinary Technician

    I started my career in animals in 2006, and still enjoy it very much!  My pets include 3…
  • Shelby

    Veterinary Assistant

    I have worked with animals my entire life.  I grew up in Bloomer, WI and currently live…
  • Sue

    Veterinary Technician

    Hi, I’m Sue Taplin. I have lived in Spring Valley for 20 years. Working with animals is…