Phone: 608-897-8632 608-897-8632


W1175 St Rd 11 & 81

Brodhead, WI 53520


Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

W - F : 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat : 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Our Team

Dr. Chris Duemler, Veterinarian

Education: B.S. University of Missouri - Columbia D.V.M. UM Columbia

Team member since: 1977

Emphasis: Cattle, Goats, Horses, and Pigs

Notes: Owns goats, dogs, cats, and snakes

Dr. Ray Pawlisch, Veterinarian (Retired June 1, 2020)

Education: B.S. UW Madison
M.S. UW Madison
D.V.M. Michigan State University

Team member since: 1982

Emphasis: Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Swine Medicine

Notes: Dairy Healthy Management Certificate Program

Dr. Wendy Pinnow Heise, Veterinarian

Dr. Wendy Pinnow Heise
Education: B.S. UW Madison
D.V.M. Purdue University

Team member since: 1994

Emphasis: Small Animal Medicine

Notes: Raises dairy goats and mother of two boys.

Dr. Phil Frost, Veterinarian

Education: B.S. UW River Falls
D.V.M. UW Madison

Team member since: 1987

Food Animal - Production Medicine

Camelid Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Emily Dahlgran, Veterinarian & Owner

Education: B.S. University of Idaho 2001
DVM from Louisiana State University 2005

Certified Rehabilitation 2019

Team member since: 2007

Emphasis: Exotics (limited services) - Avian, Reptile and Small Mammals

Notes: Cares for two German Shepherds, two Red Bellied parrots, and one husband. Loves to draw in her freetime.

Dr. Shawn Melvin, Veterinarian & Owner

Education: B.A. Michigan State D.V.M. Michigan State, Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) from the Healing Oasis Center in Dec 2016

Team member since: 2012

Emphasis: Veterinary Spinal Manipulation, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Notes: Grew up in Muir, MI. Married to Carla (Evenson) Melvin. We have two daughters Madison and Cheyenne

Dr. Jason Mertens, Veterinarian & Owner

Education: A.A.S Michigan Technological University
B.S. Michigan State
D.V.M. Michigan State

Team member since: 2006

Emphasis: Equine Medicine and Dentistry, as well as general food animal medicine and surgery

Notes: I have 3 boys, 2 Belgians, 3 cats, and several chickens

Dr. Debbie Thayer, Veterinarian & Owner

Education: DVM - UW Madison

Team member since 2017

DR. ETHAN ANDRE, Veterinarian & Owner

Team member since: 2019

Education: D.V.M. UW Madison

Dr. Rachel O'Leary, Veterinarian

Team member since June 2019

Education: D.V.M. UW Madison