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Welcome to Wolf River Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in New London WI

Call us at (920) 982-2733

The Wolf River Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to servicing your pet needs. Our goal is to provide compassionate and competent care for your pet. We strive to protect and nourish the special bond that exists between a pet and it's owner and/or family. Since all of the employees of our clinic have numerous pets themselves, we deeply value the importance of animals in our lives and we strive to reflect this in the care of our client's animals.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (920) 982-2733 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Both of our veterinary clinics are very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for pet owners.

At Wolf River Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Featured Articles

  • Microchipping Your Pet

    Each year, nearly 8 million animals end up in local shelters. Of those 8 million pets, data shows that less than 20 percent of lost dogs and less than 2 percent of missing cats are ever returned to their original owners. Thankfully, there are some useful tools available to help pet owners who have lost ...

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  • Multiple Pets Benefit Families

    Just like humans, furry family members need to have company, playmates and social interactions to be happy. Sometimes it's hard to remember that our family pets are animals first and family second. We typically look at the benefits of pets in homes from the standpoint of work and expense involved. ...

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  • New Pet? 7 Questions to Ask Your Family Veterinarian

    Your new family member may be furry with whiskers and a tail, or have scales, hooves or even wings. If you're the proud new owner of a new pet, chances are you'll have best results integrating your new pet into your family when you include a veterinarian on your team. "Having a new pet isn't like having ...

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  • New Pets Help Families in a Changing World

    There is no doubt that we find the little round heads and big eyes of young puppies and kittens irresistible. Millions of new pets find their ways into our hearts and homes each year. Studies show pets are a very positive addition to families or singles and even empty nesters! Pets relieve stress, add ...

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  • Pet Ownership and Your Health

    Your pets provide companionship, unconditional love and plenty of smiles, but they also make you healthier just by living with you. The health benefits of owning a pet are both physical and psychological, and they extend throughout an owner’s life. By keeping your furry companion healthy and happy, ...

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  • Pet Therapy

    Are you dealing with extreme levels of emotional stress, exhaustion or depression? If so, pet therapy might be right for you. Companionship is only one of the many benefits pet therapy provides. Keep reading to find out what pet therapy involves, which conditions it can help treat and why you might benefit ...

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  • Pet Travel Tips

    Are you planning to hit the road with your pets this summer? Whether you are planning a lengthy family road trip or a quick summer getaway, there are some important things you need to know before making the decision to travel with your pets. Use the following tips to guarantee a safe and stress-free ...

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  • Pets Can Teach Children How to Nurture and Care

    Gail Melson, author of Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children has been watching animals and children for some time. She estimates that of every ten children, four grow up in a home that includes domestic animals. She has determined that as many as 90 percent of all youngsters live ...

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  • Pets With Benefits

    Have you ever noticed that you tend to feel better when you are around your pet? You are not alone. Recent studies show that nearly 50 percent of Americans find stress relief from their pets. Whether you own a dog, a cat or a lizard, pets offer companionship that can be greatly beneficial for your physical ...

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  • Pigs as Family Pets

    You and your family may be charmed with the thought of adding a pet pig to your home. Many people have moved forward with finding their new pet, yet not taken the steps to provide appropriately for their pig. And themselves. As small and unassuming as a small pig might seem, there are considerations ...

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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Pete Gasper

    Dr. Pete Gasper joins the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic’s team, excited to practice as a clinical veterinarian. Dr. Pete has worked in veterinary medicine since graduating from veterinary school in 1980. However, his work has been as a research scientist, a professor, an administrator, and a consultant. He has studied feline leukemia virus and stem cells in cats and in, more recently, dogs. He has taught a wide range of subjects. He has overseen animal care programs at research institutes and universities and has provided consulting services for individuals and institutions who are performing biomedical research.

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  • Dr.
    James Ziegler

    Dr. Jim Ziegler graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 after obtaining a master’s degree in medical microbiology from the UW Madison in 1983. Dr. Ziegler founded the Wolf River Veterinary clinic in 1996 after working in a mixed animal practice in Weyauwega for eight years. Dr. Ziegler enjoys all aspects of companion animal care – medicine, surgery and interacting with pets and their owners. He enjoys shelter medicine as well, and helps at the Humane Society of Waupaca County on a regular basis. Dr. Ziegler lives in in rural Weyauwega, with his wife, Julie and their four dogs (Newton, Bella, Gracie and Doolie). He enjoys running, biking, hiking, working outdoors, reading and spending what time he can on his much loved property in Michigan Keewenaw Peninsula.

  • Dr.
    Brent Nokes

    Dr. Nokes was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Madison-Veterinary College in 1998. He then moved across the country to Washington State where he practiced small animal medicine until recently moving back to Wisconsin to settle in and be closer to family. He enjoys all parts of small animal veterinary medicine, but particularly takes an interest in surgery and ultrasound. Away from the clinic, you will find Dr. Nokes enjoying the great outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening and yardwork. His pets include one dog (Rouge) two cats (Taz and Bushbaby) and ten chickens.

  • Dr.
    Mark Baetke

    Dr. Mark Baetke graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has been practicing small animal medicine in Northeast Wisconsin since 1988 and landed here at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic in the spring of 2003. His special interests include dentistry and complimentary therapies such as chiropractic, homeopathy, herbs and nutrition. When not working at the clinic he enjoys hiking, biking, and fusing glass. Dr. Mark and his wife have two cats (Fred and George) and a new puppy (Ceili).

  • Heidi
    Business Manager

    Heidi joined the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic staff as business manager in February of 2016, but she's not new to our family. She had been a client at our clinic for many years prior to working here. Heidi grew up on a farm and developed a love of animals very early on. Working at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic has allowed her to balance her love of animals and her organization skills. When not emerged in clinic number crunching, she enjoys gardening, horseback riding, finding estate sales, and entertaining. Heidi family includes two horses (Aztec & Thunder) seven cats (Derby, Domino, Kricket, Kinsler, PoPo, Hemi Motorcat and Malto), a beloved dog (Hickory) a flock of feathered friends and a husband!

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  • Ashley Schwartz
    CVT, Lead Technician

    Ashley grew up in Bessemer, Michigan. Shortly after high school, she moved to the Twin Cities and graduated from Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She then moved to Wisconsin in 2008 to start the next chapter of her career here at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic. And are we glad she did! Her special interests include dentistry and anesthesia. Ashley lives with her boyfriend, three senior cats and one dog. To disconnect from fast paced clinic life, she enjoys traveling, reading, drawing and spending time with friends and family. She is also a longstanding member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technicians’ Association.

  • Jennifer
    CVT

    Jennifer started at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic almost two years also as a part time veterinary assistant. In spring of 2016, she graduated from Globe University and became a certified veterinary technician. She particularly enjoys the nursing aspect of her job. She also volunteers in our S.A.F.E. program, has been known to nurse little ones round the clock for their feedings every two hours. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, and playing sports. She also enjoys spending time with family, her dog Bubba and two cats adopted from our S.A.F.E program (Frankie and Oliver).

  • Karen
    CVT

    Karen has been with WRVC since the beginning, celebrating her 20 twenty year anniversary with us in May of 2016. Karen graduated from the University of Minnesota-Waseco in 1980. She grew up on a dairy farm and has always had a strong interest in dairy cattle. Her entire professional career has been spent working with animals. Needless to say, she enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field. The old saying find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life could be true with Karen…however; she does plan to “retire” from the clinic in August of 2017 and is looking forward to continuing her livelihood with dairy cattle. Karen shares her home with two dogs (Jimmy and Reece) a barn cat (Princess) a retired cow and a flock of chickens.

  • Stephanie
    CVT

    Stephanie has been with Wolf River Veterinary Clinic for three years. She is a graduate of both UW-River Falls and MATC with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and an associate’s degree in veterinary technology. Stephanie is also the program coordinator for our S.A.F.E. program. Her passion and dedication for these animals continually shines through year after year. She particularly enjoys helping pets find loving forever homes. Just this year alone, eight dogs and fifty one cats have found new homes through the program. In her spare time Stephanie likes to play with her animals, go to movies, play table top games, play video games and spend time with loved ones. She shares her home with her wife, mother-in-law, six cats, three dogs, two parrots, a gecko and occasional foster pets.

  • Jannie
    Kennel Manager

    Jannie started at Wolf River Veterinary Clinic as a kennel assistant, and through hard and work and dedication over the past few years has transitioned into the kennel manager. Working behind the scenes here at the clinic, she makes certain that all our patients and boarders are clean, comfortable and well cared for while away from home. Outside of work, Jannie likes to relax outdoors and hang out with her bunny, Maple Pancakes and three cats (Felix, Zyra, Castiel). Jannie enjoys photography and is a coffee enthusiast. (dark roast please)!

  • Casey
    Inventory Manager

    Casey joined the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic team in May of 2016. Her responsibilities include making sure both our New London and Manawa clinics are properly stocked at all times. This includes vaccines, preventatives, drugs, surgical supplies, pet foods, lab diagnostic supplies, and special order medications are available when you need them for your pets continued good health. Casey also works with many of our medical vendors to ensure we are using the best possible products on the market. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, listening to music and spending time with family. Her two dogs Vito and Layla are her pride and joy! Layla was adopted from our S.A.F.E. program.

  • Shaunna
    Lead Reception/Veterinary Assistant

    Shaunna is our Head of Reception and has been with Wolf River Veterinary Clinic since 2014. Recently, she’s taken on more responsibility and added veterinary assistant to her resume. She's very adept at both working at the front desk and in back behind the scenes; it’s safe to say Shaunna knows her way around the clinic. Shaunna also helps keep our S.A.F.E. program running smoothly. Busy lady!

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  • Kim
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kim has been a veterinary assistant for a little over six years. She originally went to school for nursing, but stumbled upon a job as a veterinary assistant and never looked back. Kim is a mother of three human babies, and three fur babies. One of those fur babies is Leonard, a 100 pound coon hound lab mix. Without him she would have to do a lot of sweeping and her children would have to clear their plates!! Kim also has two cats that tolerate a lot of hair pulling and strange carrying positions. In her spare time, she graciously supplies the clinic with homemade treats on a regular basis.

  • Amber
    Receptionist

    Amber started with us last April and is a gal that never sits still. She splits her time between our New London and Manawa locations as receptionist. For those of us that know Amber well, she graces us with her sense of humor whenever she can. Amber and her husband recently moved from the Neenah area and are working on fixing up their new home. On her days off, Amber enjoys the outdoors, travel, art, music and gardening. Amber's family includes her husband, five cats (Monster, Gabrielle, Mosie, Savy, Tred) and a great Pyrenees' dog named Sioux.

  • Rene
    Receptionist

    One of the smiling faces you will meet when you walk thru our doors is Rene! Rene has had the opportunity to live in California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Washington and Germany thanks to her husband's 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. His retirement at the beginning of 2016 brought her to Wisconsin and in August, she joined our team. Rene studied Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Green River Community College in Washington. Rene and her husband have a son and a daughter-in-law; both are in the Air Force. Rene's hobbies include baking, reading whatever book catches her attention, geocaching, hiking, camping, and traveling to as many new places as possible. Her pets include an Austrian Shepherd dog (Shelby) and two cats (Choas and Mr. McGoo ), one of which was recently adopted through our S.A.F.E. program.

Contact us

Our Locations

New London (920) 982-2733 / Manawa (920) 596-3311

New London Office Hours

Holiday Closings: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

Monday:

7:30 AM-6:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-6:30 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-6:30 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-6:30 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

7:30 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    Jane Doe