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 Association.
Jeff is married to his wife, Lea Ann. They have two children and live near Glenbeulah on a farm. He and his family are active in their church, 4-H and school activities. Jeff is one of the leaders for the Youth Dairy Judging Group and also gives his time to coaching basketball and supporting his children in their various projects.
Jeff enjoys watching the Packers, golfing, and raising a few Brown Swiss and Holstein cattle.
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 is the current president-elect of the WVMA. 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 enjoys dairy production work. He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and American Embryo Transfer Society. He is certified as an embryo transfer practitioner by the American Embryo Transfer Society.
Kent lives in rural Plymouth with his wife, Kelly and their three children. They have a few young stock, chickens, and cats. Kent serves on the LTC agriculture advisory board and vice-chairman of the St John the Baptist Pastoral Council. He and Kelly are active in their children’s school events and sporting events.
Kent enjoys fishing especially with his children and participating in the “Tough Mudder”.
K. James McGowan, DVM – James is a 2009 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine. 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 mastitis lab and has continued to improve our on-farm milk quality services.
In James’ free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with his fiancée, Lauren. He and Lauren also enjoy watching the Chicago Bears and then defending “his” team to his Packer fan clients. They have also completed a Tough Mudder and plan on continuing to train for more competitive races in the future.
Eric J. Rooker, DVM – – Eric is a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Dairy Science. He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Eric has a strong interest in reproductive medicine which was demonstrated during his college years. He worked with Dr. Milo Wiltbank to investigate the effectiveness of a new DoubleOvSynch protocol adjustment. Later he worked with Dr. Gary Oetzel on a research project to determine the effects in regards to the prevention of milk fever via the Bovikalc bolus and treatment of ketosis with propylene glycol.
Eric is a native of Sheboygan County working with his family on his family’s pet food production plant during his high school and college years. He enjoys playing basketball and volleyball. He also spends time helping friends with renovations of their home.
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.
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 large animal 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 and two dogs. Barb enjoys her family, baking, exercising, and giving of her time and talents to her church.
Krystal Schisel- Krystal is our certified veterinary technician who graduated from Globe University Wausau, Wisconsin in June 2012. Krystal will be seen plating milk samples, running various tests, and sending samples to outside laboratories for analysis, answering phones, and inputting into the computer. She enjoys the large animal aspect of the technician responsibilities so you may meet her out in the field on occasion.
Krystal lives in Kiel with her mom and sister. She enjoys caring for animals of all sizes. Her hobbies include knitting, cooking, and hanging out with her friends. Krystal also spends time volunteering for her church.
Front Left to Right
Dr. Kent Bindl, Barb Karsten, Josette Svitter, Krystal Schisel, and Dr. John Easley.
Standing Left to Right
Dr James McGowan, Dr. Jeff Bleck,
Dr. Chris Booth, and Dr. Bill McCaskill.