Welcome to Riverdale Veterinary Clinic

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

Riverdale Veterinary Clinic provides routine, medical, surgical, and dental care. We also provide wellness programs for pets, horses, and food animals.

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 understand the value behind each animal on your farm and strive to provide services that add value to your operation. Our farm clients can rest assured that we provide progressive medical care and consulting to keep your farm up-to-date in a changing industry. 

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 like the valued family members they are. We believe that veterinarians and farmers must work together to ensure a safe and plentiful food supply.


Dr. Clay Dean, Dr. Erryn Buys Steiber, 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. 

  • Ann Hardy

    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

    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. 

  • 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.

Testimonials

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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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