DR. CHRIS HAASE (Owner)

Dr. Chris has been forging paths throughout both his academic career and professional care.  His interest in immunology and veterinary medicine lead him to complete dual degrees. He sought out to complete a Masters and PhD in comparative biomedical sciences with a focus in infectious disease in the feline and canine, developing vaccinations and field testing vaccinations in large animals, and developing diagnostic test for identifying infectious disease in multiple species.  This was all in addition completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His interest in immunology, infectious disease, and comparative biomedical sciences including humans lead him to take additional training in both animal and human infectious disease, virology, immunopathology, hypersensitivity, and autoimmune diseases. On top of all of Dr. Haase's accomplishments, he is also a distinguished published author on multiple different scientific studies in the Veterinary field.  

 

Wow, Right! What does this mean for his clients?  Beyond the basic of a mixed veterinary practice he is very successful at treating hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.  He is sought by companies and the veterinary community to provide knowledge and information on vaccine protocols, disease management and more. Beyond his academic training he has training in surgery including general and orthopedic surgeries.

 

Outside of practicing veterinary medicine on both companion animals and large animals he is a business owner.  He is one of the very few veterinarians that have started a veterinary business from scratch, starting with just a handful of clients and successfully building a large and expanding practice.   He takes his business very serious, and strives to provide the community with trusted and respected veterinary service. 

DR. KELSEY RICCI completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Kelsey worked in a mixed animal practice in southeast WI before she joined our team February 2017. She loves the variety that a mixed animal practice brings. Kelsey became a veterinarian because she revels in the challenge cases can provide. She also finds helping clients and their pets fulfilling. Outside the clinic, she and her husband, Daniel, enjoy rock climbing and cross country skiing with their dog, Wiley.

DR. SHERRY SHIMEK completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She joined our team April 2019, bringing with her a tremendous amount of experience having practiced for over twenty years. She has a strong interest in equine medicine and has three horses of her own. She chose this career path when she was seven years old, and never changed her mind or regretted her choice of being part of a team to improve the quality of life in the animals she treats.

DR. RUTHI HOUSERIGHT completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2009. After working in mixed animal and equine practice in northern Illinois, she followed her love of microscopes and diagnostic medicine to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed a residency in clinical pathology and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. She also completed a PhD in comparative biomedical sciences, with a focus on understanding how white blood cells move around the body to fight infections. Ruthi joined our team in 2020 and is excited to bring her pathology expertise into a clinic setting to help patients on a one-on-one basis. Outside the clinic, she enjoys cycling, aikido, and road trips with her partner, Nathan.

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Dr. JANELLE REMINGTON completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April 2019. She continued her education and earned her animal chiropractic certification from Options for Animals. Janelle joined our team November 2019, she has brought knowledge and expertise to our clinic. In addition to working here, she is a human chiropractor at Riverview Chiropractic. Janelle has always firmly believed that a balance of the spine and nervous system contributes great health benefits pertaining to allergies, digestion, and overall well being. She chose to enter the veterinary industry after she helped restore her horse to 90% mobility through surgery and chiropractic care. She finds being a voice for animals and helping provide them with a better quality of life rewarding.

DR. JERRY GASKA received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Gaska started his own practice on his family’s farm near Columbus in 1993, providing health and management services to progressive dairies. He has enjoyed the opportunity to work with Dr. Haase for many years, cooperating to help serve dairy clients in the Dodge county area. From 2011 to 2018, Dr. Gaska managed a large Dodge county dairy farm and has now transitioned to providing consulting services to dairy cattle and heifer raising clients along with food animal veterinary care at our clinic. Dr. Gaska became a veterinarian because he enjoys being involved in food animal production agriculture. He and his wife DeAnn live near Astico. They have 3 children: Jenny - a teacher, Jason - a mechanical engineer, and Jessie - a large animal veterinarian. When not helping clients, he enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, and landscaping, along with attending sporting events and caring for the family beef herd.