Meet Our Team

Dr. Clay Dean

Title: Owner and Veterinarian

Clay graduated from Texas A&M University in 1980 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. His interests are in large animal and equine medicine. He performs routine dairy herd healths, equine wellness and lameness exams, and surgeries. 

In his free time, Clay enjoys managing his red angus herd and using his horses for team roping. He also enjoys spending time with his family.


Dr. Erryn Buys-Steiber

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Erryn graduated from Iowa State University in 1998 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Her professional interests are small animal and equine medicine.  
In her free time, Erryn enjoys cooking, trail riding, and spending time with her family.


Dr. Melanie Jacobson

Melanie had a unique veterinary journey as she graduated from Ross University in St Kitts and finished her degree at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland in 2019 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her interests are equine lameness, performance horses, and acupuncture of small and large animals 

In her free time, Melanie enjoys hiking with her dog, reading, watch Netflix and chill. 


Dr. Emma Farrell

Emma grew up in Richland Center, WI and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and UW-Madison. She is primarily interested in large animal reproduction, small animal wellness, and fear free handling techniques.

Emma has 3 horses of her own that she uses for trail riding, as well as cats and dogs at home. She enjoys traveling and outdoor activities in her free time.


Dr. Mary Johanning

Title: Associate Veterinarian

Mary graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1980 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her interests are small animal wellness care and large animal medicine.

In her free time, Mary enjoys gardening and spending time with her family, including her two grandchildren. 


Shyenne Wolf

Title: CVT

Shy is a 2016 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. She also graduated in 2016 from MATC with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Shy is from Loretto, MN, so listen for her accent and Minnesota niceness. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, and talking back and forth with her very vocal cats.


Kali Downing

Title: Veterinary Assistant

Kali is a 2011 graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a bachelors degree in animal science with a meat livestock emphasis. She assists with both small and large animals at the clinic. 

Kali's hobbies include horseback riding, camping, showing dogs and spending time with family.


Ann Hardy

Title: Veterinary Technician

 Ann studied at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She assists with small and large animals, enjoys hands-on work, and is always ready to take on new challenges. Ann's interests are traveling, outdoor activities, volunteering with the humane society, and spending time with family.


Judy Nechkash

Title: Bookkeeper and Receptionist 


    
Judy graduated in 2011 from Southwest Technical College with a degree in administrative professional. At the clinic she handles the financing and reception area. 

Judy enjoys spending time with grandchildren, fishing, camping, boating and gardening. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Every time I bring my horses here, we are treated so well. They listen to what issue is happening & help u work thru it. My 21 y/o gelding is proof of that."
    Hilda H.
  • "We have taken all of our animals here and trust them to always give an honest opinion and support us during tough decisions. We are very appreciative to have such a wonderful vet family."
    Erin M.W.