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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

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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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