Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Veterinarians


Dean Kudson, DVM  photo

Dean Kudson, DVM

Dean Knudson decided to become a veterinarian after watching one of his horses being treated by the family vet. While growing up he raised cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and horses, but it was the bond with his family’s dogs and cats that led him to pursue a career in small animal medicine. After studying zoology and microbiology at North Dakota State University, Dean attended Iowa State University, receiving his veterinary degree in 1986.

Dean has a depth of experience in small animal medicine, including general practice, emergency, and critical care medicine, practice management, relief practice and consulting. He served as medical director of Pineview Animal Hospital in Sunrise, FL and Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Hudson. Currently licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Dr. Knudson has provided short-term or consultation services to more than two dozen clinics in the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin area.

Dr. Knudson has a special interest in surgery and dental care for pets. He enjoys tackling difficult surgeries that have been referred from other veterinarians. With over 26 years experience, Dean has continued to refine his skills including dental procedures, laser surgery, orthopedic surgery and removal of tumors. His medical interests include dermatology and ophthalmology. An active volunteer and community leader, Dean has served as Mayor of Hudson and State Representative, as well as serving on many boards. Dean and his wife, Joy, have two children in college and live with their Yorkie, Teddi, and Tia, their cat.

Joy Schlichting, DVM  photo

Joy Schlichting, DVM

Joy Schlichting developed a love for animals growing up on the family farm in Illinois, where life revolved around 4-H projects and livestock shows. Always dedicated to helping people, Joy’s first career was as a special education teacher. Joy taught students at the Iowa School for the Deaf as well as in California before her love for animals drew her back to school to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine. Since graduating from Iowa State University in 1986, Joy practiced in Florida before moving to Wisconsin. She has been in small animal practice in St. Croix County since 1989.

Joy has a special interest in animal behavior, nutrition counseling, and internal medicine. She enjoys meeting clients and helping strengthen the bond between families and their pets. Her hobbies include gardening, travel and riding her bike. With more than 26 years experience in veterinary practice, Joy still loves to meet new puppies and kittens, helping new pet owners get off to a great start with their new family member. As a former teacher, Dr. Joy looks at her role as family vet to be focused on educating families and pet owners about how to keep their pets healthy and happy.

Dr. Schlichting joined New Richmond Veterinary Clinic in 2010 when the practice founder, Dr. Austin was ready to transition into retirement. As practice owner and medical director since 2011, Joy has brought her passion for quality veterinary care and her love for animals to our practice. She lives in Hudson with her husband, Dean, and has two children, a precocious Yorkshire Terrier and a cat that enjoys naps in the sun.

Andrew Keller, DVM photo

Andrew Keller, DVM

Dr. Andrew Keller grew up always surrounded by animals. From having dogs and cats to helping neighbors on their farms he had a passion to care for all animals. He grew up in Medford, Minnesota with 2 brothers and a sister. He attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls and obtained a degree in animal science before enrolling at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Andrew has a special interest in nutrition, dentistry, internal medicine, and behavior. He enjoys not only working with the animals but also with their owners. When he is not at the clinic Dr. Keller enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his fiancé, hiking, hunting, fishing and training his 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Willow.

Staff


Emily I<br>Veterinary Technician  photo

Emily I
Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Emily, I am a 2003 Graduate of the Agriculture and Animal Science program at UW River Falls. I have been working with animals, large and small, for over 20 years now, starting with my first job as a junior wrangler at Horse camp in middle school. I have always known I wanted to work with animals and I find new joy every day in helping them stay healthy. I love doing research to learn about new innovations in Veterinary Medicine that make it possible to keep our pets healthier and live longer lives. I have a "pugshire" named Chewie and the cutest brother and sister kitty pair, Hominy and Smootsie Bear. In addition to loving my job as a vet tech, I love hanging out with my kids, spending time outdoors in nature, art, reading, and traveling to new places. I look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Jessica<br>Receptionist/Technician Assistant  photo

Jessica
Receptionist/Technician Assistant

Hello, my name is Jessica and I have been working in the veterinary field since 2003. I am a veterinary assistant and I am more than willing to help where and when needed! Helping the doctors, certified veterinary technicians, clients, and most importantly the pets, is the most rewarding work I have ever done!

Weight control is one of my most important issues with pets. I have had overweight pets myself and have witnessed first hand the value of ideal weight on a pet. For me having my pets live a very long, happy, and healthy life are just a few of the valuable things that occur with proper weight control.

I currently provide a fur-ever home to two adorable kittens! Their names are; Stampy Long Nose (aka Simon or Zazzles), and Lagertha.

Pets can be a challenging part of our lives, but ultimately very rewarding in ways that are invaluable. I look forward to helping you and your pet have the best experience possible here at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic.

Michele<br>Certified Veterinary Technician/Practice Manager  photo

Michele
Certified Veterinary Technician/Practice Manager

I started my career in animals in 2006 after passing the MN and National CVT exam and still enjoy it very much! My pets include 2 cats - Punkinseed (rescued) and Ferdinand (adopted); a horse named Abi; a bouncy energetic golden retriever named Lacy (that was left at our farm while we were gone); and an assortment of pet hens and roos. My son gets most of my spare time right now but I am interested in furthering my career in veterinary management.  All animals fascinate me, even the slimy, scaly, and stinky ones, and I love to continue my education in every animal topic! (If I could be a career “student” I would attend school for LIFE!) In my photo is one of my favorite hens, Little Red (RIP), who followed me around everywhere cooing at me!  

Maddie </br> Veterinary Assistant    photo

Maddie
Veterinary Assistant

Hello, My name is Maddie, I grew up in Glenwood City, WI and I am a 2017 Graduate from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a degree in Animal Science. I grew up on a farm so the passion for caring for sick animals started at a young age and has not changed over the years. I have two senior dogs (Bailey and Rusty) and a rescue dog (Ursula), who was rescued as a puppy; two senior horses (Popcorn and Chilli); and many cattle at my farm. I enjoy working with my cattle for shows or sales and with other farms' cattle passionate children. I love spending time on the back of Chilli, reading a good book, taking walks in the woods, checking on the cattle (cows and calves), and enjoying the sunshine on my skin. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) here at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic.

Ann </br> Receptionist/Technician Assistant  photo

Ann
Receptionist/Technician Assistant

Hello, my name is Ann and I have worked in several different fields ranging from a restaurant manager to car sales, but none as fun and exciting as working in a vet clinic.  I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and just recently moved to Balsam Lake, WI.  I love the peace and quiet and enjoy the woods.  I have always loved animals and now my life is filled with them.  I have 4 dogs: Milo a pit bull mix, Dumba a chocolate lab, Mikko a silver lab, Penny a border collie mix.  I also have 5 cats: Coco, Kitty, Snowball, Zucker, and Parise.  I also have about 200 chickens and a 90-gallon fish tank! I enjoy the summer so much that it is definitely my favorite time of year.  I love fishing, deer hunting, gardening and spending time outdoors when it is warm out.

Kenzie </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Kenzie
Veterinary Assistant

Hello! My name is Kenzie Anderson.  I grew up in the small town of Colfax, WI.  I spent my high school years volunteering at the local vet clinic, which is where I developed my love of veterinary medicine.  In 2019 I graduated from UWRF with an Animal Science degree.  My favorite part of veterinary medicine is that I get to meet many different pets and owners, and also get to play a part in ensuring those pets are healthy and happy!  In my free time, I love to hike with my catahoula leopard dog mix, Luca.  I also enjoy camping, reading, running, and spending time with my family. 

Emily S </br>Certified Veterinary Technician      photo

Emily S
Certified Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Emily Schneider, and I am one of the CVT's here at the clinic! I grew up in the very small town of Farwell, Minnesota, located near Alexandria. My love for animals started at a very young age. When I was 13 years old I took on the responsibility of bottle feeding 2 kittens who were only a few weeks old at the time, and now one of them is well into her senior years. I began studying at UW-La Crosse with a Biology Major/Chemistry Minor in 2014, but after 2 years decided to switch my focus to Veterinary Technology and graduated from Globe University in La Crosse in December 2017. I enjoy many different types of animals, from the largest of farm animals to the smallest of exotics. I have a special interest in exotic/zoo medicine as well as cardiology. I like to spend time with friends/family, hiking, camping, and cuddling on the couch with my cat, Cleo. Meeting our clients and their special pets is always exciting, and I hope to meet yours as well!

Camryn </br> Veterinary Technician (Student)  photo

Camryn
Veterinary Technician (Student)

Hello!  I grew up in New Richmond, Wisconsin and attend WITC here for veterinary technology.  The reason I entered vet medicine is to utilize my desire to help animals aand be able to make their caretakers happy knowing I am doing the best for their pet.  My passion is to provide the best patient and client care I can, every day!  I have 3 dogs, well into adulthood, and 2 "old lady" cats!  I also have a couple of fish.

New Richmond Veterinary Clinic

1656 Dorset Lane, Suite 300

New Richmond, WI 54017


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(715) 246-4800
Email Us: nrvetclinic@gmail.com


Appointments may not be available during all open hours, please call before bringing in your pet.


Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed