Welcome to Riverdale Veterinary Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Muscoda, WI
Call us at 608-739-3123

Riverdale Veterinary Clinic provides routine medical care, preventative medicine, sick patient care, surgical services, and dental care for cats, dogs and horses. We strive to keep up to date with the latest standards in veterinary medicine to be able to best care for our patients. 

Beyond first rate care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Muscoda veterinarians. 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn how to take better care of your animals, both small and large. Extensive on-farm and in-clinic services make our practice well rounded. Please feel free to browse our informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals includes ongoing nutrition and disease prevention. Therefore, becoming knowledgeable about preventative care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 608-739-3123.

At the Riverdale Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets and horses like the valued family members and team members they are. 

**Update as of 7-1-21* 

Dr. Clay Dean is moving towards a well-earned partial retirement. He has served the Muscoda area as a large animal veterinarian for over 40 years. From now on Dr. Dean will only be offering services to equine clients and on a selective basis. 

To better serve our current clients, we are limiting our after hours emergency services to current clients in good standing only. We will also be primarily equine emergency after hours. Small animal emergencies may need to be seen at the nearest emergency centers, though we will offer triage services over the phone. We frequently recommend UW-Madison and Madison Veterinary Specialists for 24 hour care. 

We understand that these changes will come as a surprise to our clients and that it may be an unpleasant one. Please know that this decision is being made after months of deliberation and careful consideration. Further changes may occur within the coming months. 

Dr. Clay Dean, Dr. Emma Farrell

Dr. Melanie Jacobson, Dr. Mary Johanning

Riverdale Veterinary Clinic
Highway 133 & 80 E
Muscoda, WI 53573

[email protected] 608-739-3123

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Clay Dean

    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

    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

    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. 

  • Kali Downing

    Kali studied Animal Science at UW-Platteville and is originally from Darlington, WI. She enjoys small animal surgery and equine work. In her off time Kali and her family raise bluetick coonhounds and compete with them across the United States. She also enjoys trail riding in her off time.

  • Sadie Christian
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sadie grew up in Richland Center and is currently going to Madison Area Technical College for her veterinary technician certification. Sadie enjoys both large and small animal work. She has been an assistant here since 2020. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading and being outdoors. 

  • Laura Maloney
    Veterinary Assistant

    Laura Maloney grew up in the Richland Center area and is a veterinary assistant. She has two dogs, two cats, a bird, a rabbit and many fish as pets. She enjoys working at the Riverdale Veterinary Clinic because she gets to work with many animals and our other amazing staff members. She has always been an animal lover and has wanted to work with animals since she was little. 

  • Jessica Herbers
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica grew up in Fennimore, WI. She has had training in many different fields, but has always wanted a job where her love for animals and talking would be an asset. Jessica is passionate about horses and raises quarter horse foals every year. She has 3 dogs, many barn cats, and likes to spend her free time fishing, riding her horses, and spending time with her husband and kids.

  • Sammy Steiger
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sammy grew up in Bagley, WI and went to Southwest Tech, where she earned her associates degrees in Laboratory Science and also Agribusiness Science and Technology- Animal Science. Sammy enjoys being an assistant and helping aid in the animal’s well being, as well as constantly learning and gaining knowledge about animal health and behaviors.  Her hobbies include roping, barrel racing, shed hunting, kayaking, and raising calves.  She has 2 cats, 2 horses, and too many cows!


Read What Our Clients Say

    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.

    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.

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