caring vets at Dairy Doctor

VETERINARIANS & STAFF

Jeffrey L. Bleck, DVM – Jeff is a 1996 graduate of UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and is one of the practice owners.

Jeff is an active member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) participating on various committees including the WVMA Drug Task Force. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Society of Theriogenology, and National Mastitis Council. He is currently serving on the WVMA Executive Board, the North East Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Board and the Food Armor Foundation Board of Directors.

Jeff is married to his wife, Lea Ann. They have two children Elise and Brady. They live near Glenbeulah on a small farm. He and his family are active in their church, 4-H and school activities. Jeff is one of the coaches for the Sheboygan County 4-H Dairy Judging and Quiz Bowl teams. He also gives his time to coaching basketball and supporting his children in their various projects.

Jeff enjoys watching the Badgers and Packers, golfing, and raising a few Brown Swiss and Holstein show cattle they exhibit at local state and national shows.

Christopher D. Booth, DVM – Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and one of the practice owners. He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. He has served as president of the WVMA as well as various committees. Chris has had articles published in farm journals and has done public speaking for various dairy related groups.

Chris lives in rural Plymouth with his wife, Courtney and their four children. They raise a variety of animals and enjoy caring for them. They are active members of their church and community serving on various 4-H, county fair, and dairy committees. Chris enjoys hunting, coaching various sports teams, and spending time with his family.

Kent R. Bindl, DVM – Kent graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and is one of the practice owners. Kent loves the variety and challenges that come with being a dairy practitioner as well as being a member of the team/family that is Dairy Doctors.  He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and American Embryo Transfer Association.

Dr. Bindl has been performing embryo transfer since 2005 and is one of only 170 practitioners certified by the American Embryo Transfer Association (AETA). He serves on the Audit Committee for the AETA.

Kent lives in rural Plymouth with his wife, Kelly and their three children Ella, Adam, and Claire. They have a few Holstein show heifers with the prefix Elladaire, a few dozen chickens, and a barn cat or two. Kent has served on the St John the Baptist Pastoral Council in the past and is currently on the SJB School Board. He and Kelly are active in their children’s school activities and sporting events.

Kent enjoys fishing and hunting. The Bindl family loves to explore and experience all the natural gifts that Sheboygan County and beyond has to offer.

K. James McGowan, DVM – James is a 2009 graduate of the University 0f Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and one of the practice owners. He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Bovine Practitioners. His strong interest in dairy medicine brought him to the state of Wisconsin and the Plymouth community. After completing Q-Max training, he has developed our on-site milk quality lab and has continued to improve our on-farm milk quality services.

James and his wife Lauren live in rural Plymouth with their two children. In his free time James enjoys fishing, hunting, trap shooting, and boating. James is also an avid runner who has completed several marathons, obstacle races and ultramarathons.

Eric J. Rooker, DVM – Eric graduated in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and is an owner at Dairy Doctors. Eric is currently serving on the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association’s Conference and Leadership committees. He has also had the privilege of speaking at several regional and national conventions about topics such as technology in the veterinary workplace, finding your niche in veterinary medicine and inventory management in a veterinary practice.

Eric enjoys participating in all facets of general dairy medicine but has developed focuses on ventilation, housing design, production and feed economics as well as protocol development and monitoring. He is a Dairyland Initiative certified veterinary consultant and works on ventilation systems throughout the state.

Eric lives in Sheboygan with his wife, Katie and their daughter, Emily. Eric and his family are avid sports fans, like to travel the country and participate in events around the county. He also enjoys playing sports, watching movies and spending time with his family.

John Easley, DVM – John is a 1981 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. John focused on dairy medicine until his semi-retirement in 2005. Since that time he has spent his time doing some dairy work and also in the mink industry as a veterinary consultant. He has been on the Fur Commission USA Board and other consulting boards.

John lives in rural Glenbeulah with his wife, Jamie. They have two sons and a variety of critters.

In his semi-retirement, John enjoys hunting, fishing, racing motor cycles, and just being outdoors. He has participated in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa event with his son.

Brandon Debbink – Brandon is a Sheboygan Falls native, and a 2017 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include calf and young-stock health and fresh cow management. Brandon utilizes thoracic ultrasound to help producers identify and manage subclinical pneumonia in young calves. He is a member of the WVMA (Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association), an active member of the AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), is a certified young-stock ventilation system consultant through the Dairyland Initiative, and a Food Armor Certified veterinarian. Brandon enjoys educating youth and the public about animal agriculture, animal husbandry and health, and food animal production.

In his free time, Brandon enjoys biking, fishing, upland and waterfowl hunting, volunteering in wildlife conservation, and almost anything outdoors. He resides in Howards Grove with his wife, Abby, and their son, Miles.

Josette Svitter (Practice Manager) – Josette has worked in the veterinary field as practice manager since 1984. She was instrumental in organizing the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association. She has held several offices in the WVPMA and received the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Manager of the Year Award in 2001. She also received the Friend of Veterinary Medicine Award from the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association in 2003.

As practice manager, Josette’s primary tasks are maintaining the financial records as well as human resource management. She will also be seen helping with any other task that needs to be completed at the clinic.

Josette lives with her husband, Michael, on their property in rural Plymouth. They raise meat chickens every spring. Josette enjoys gardening, teaching exercise classes, and giving her time as a volunteer for church activities.

Barbara Karsten – Barb has worked in the veterinary field as the lead receptionist since 1992. Her responsibilities include organizing and maintaining schedules on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. She enjoys greeting our farmers, developing a warm relationship with them, and maintaining organization between each doctor and the farmer.

Barb is married to her husband, David. Together they operate a dairy farm outside of Plymouth. They have three children, three grandchildren, and a dog. Barb enjoys her family, baking, exercising, and giving of her time and talents to her church.

Paige Vossekuil – Paige is a native of Brandon, Wisconsin where she grew up on a 700 Holstein Steer Farm with her two sisters and brother. Her love of animals started at a young age as she worked with her parents overseeing the cattle.

Paige graduated from Globe University-Appleton with an emphasis in large animal. She joined Dairy Doctors in November 2015 assisting for doctors on the farm and working in the clinic managing inventory, answering phones, assisting clients and other various tasks.

Paige’s interests include working with dairy and beef animals, showing dairy cattle, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends.

Brooke Dulmes - Brooke joined the Dairy Doctors team in 2018. She resides in Gibbsvile and has two older brothers. She graduated from Oostburg High School and Lakeshore Technical College in Agribusiness Science & Technology.

Brooke is responsible for the Milk Lab, but can also be found answering phones, helping clients, and performing various other duties about the clinic.

Brooke helps on a dairy milking cows and feeding calves. She also helps her dad with his dairy trucking business.

Brooke enjoys the outdoors – fishing, 4-wheeling, and snowmobiling.


Our
Team


Front row l to r: Paige Vossekuil, Josette Svitter, Barb Karsten, Brooke Dulmes

Back row L to R: Eric Rooker, Jeff Bleck, Chris Booth, Kent Bindl, Brandon Debbink, James McGowan