The Veterinary Associates Team!
The Doctors of Veterinary Associates!
Dr. Wil Schuler
Dr. Wil Schuler is a graduate of Kansas State Univeristy (1987) and joined the practice right out of veterinary school. His interests include dairy herd health, milk systems analysis, reproductive ultrasound, and beef cattle medicine. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and family time.
Dr. Jen Rediske
Dr. Jen Rediske is a graduate of Iowa State University (2003) and joined the practice the same year. Her focuses include bovine embryo transfer, dairy herd health, reproductive ultrasound, cow calf medicine, and bovine medicine. She enjoys helping her husband on their beef farm, baking, waterskiing, sports, and spending time with her two kids.
Dr. Cal Schafer
Dr. Cal Schafer is a graduate of Kansas State University (1976) and joined the practice in 1976. He provides service to a broad range of species with interest in feedlot medicine, cow calf production, camelids, equine preventive and diagnostic medicine as well as companion animal medicine. Dr Schafer works out of our Galena facility. He enjoys civil war history, antique cars, golf and spending time with his family.
Dr. Heather Curtis graduated from the University of Illinois (1976) and has worked in companion animal medicine ever since. Dr. Curtis joined the staff of Veterinary Associates in 2010 part time. Her primary interests include companion animal preventative care, critical care, and surgery. She enjoys working on her farm with her husband, pleasure driving, and combined driving events with her ponies. In her spare time she makes beautiful artwork with pastels and water color paints.
Dr. Christy Moris
Dr. Christy Moris graduated from UW Madison in 2012 and joined the practice straight out of school. Her interests include companion animal preventive medicine, critical care, surgery, and bovine medicine. She enjoys baking, gardening, being outdoors, and fishing with her husband.
Dr. Catie Smith
Dr. Catie Smith graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (2011). Her interests include equine and companion animal medicine and surgery, and critical care cases. She enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her family and critters. Critters include goats, sheep, rabbits, one cat and two dogs.
Dr. Katie Majerus
Dr. Katie Majerus is a graduate of UW-Madison (2014) and joined Veterinary Associates right out of school. She is excited to be a mixed animal practitioner, but her primary interests include dairy herd health, bovine medicine, and reproductive ultrasound. She enjoys spending time on her family’s dairy farm, snowboarding, hiking, and spoiling her Labrador, Gus.
Dr. Greg Adams
Dr. Greg Adams is a graduate of UW-Madison (2014) and joined the Veterinary Associates team straight from school. He has interest in bovine and equine medicine. Dr. Adams is from Platteville, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Cuba City with his wife, Brittany and their three dogs Rocky, Jessie, and Madison. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, watching movies and spending time with is wife.
The Staff of Veterinary Associates!
Gay Hinderman - Practice Manager
Gay joined the staff of Veterinary Associates in 1993. She and her husband, Larry, have 4 children and 6 granddaughters. She and Larry raise steers. In her free time, Gay likes to quilt, garden, work in her flower beds, and spend time with family.
Diane Heller - Receptionist
Diane joined Veterinary Associates in 2002. Diane lives in Galena with her husband where they raise steers. She is a mother of 6 and grandmother of 11! Diane enjoys shopping, babysitting the grandchildren, and spending time with friends.
Sharon Watters - Part-time Receptionist
Sharon joined Veterinary Associates in 2003. Sharon owns and operates a dairy farm just outside of Hazel Green which keeps her busy. Sharon lives on the farm with her husband and two daughters.
Jean Johll - Veterinary Assistant
Jean joined the staff of Veterinary Associates in 1978 as a Veterinary Assistant. Jean completed the Professional Animal Care Specialist Program of the Professional Career Development Institute in 2007. She and her husband live in Hazel Green with their three cats, Driver, Sissy, & Tessy. Jean is an avid Packers Fan and enjoys camping in Hayward, WI, fishing, and golfing.
Mary Hofer Furlong - Receptionist
Mary joined the staff of Veterinary Associates in June of 2008. She lives in Cuba City with her husband Shawn Furlong and their three cats, Larry, Charlie, and Sydney. Mary spends her free time using her Arts degree painting signs, logos and houses. If you notice little changes around the clinic, like the fire hydrant outside and the dog bone fence, Mary is probably to thank!
Sarah Downing - Receptionist
Sarah joined the staff of Veterinary Associates in December of 2012. She was raised on a beef and crop farm in Mechanicsville, Iowa. She attended UW-Platteville and received a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. While at UWP, she studied abroad in the Netherlands for four months studying International Livestock Production. She and her husband, Dan (Chubbs), live near Kieler where they have calves, sheep, and chickens. They have two dogs, Bo, a black Labrador and Rocky, a Miniature Australian Shephard. They also have two cats. In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time on the farm, and shopping.
Kim Winter - Receptionist
Kim joined the Veterinary Associates team in December 2012. She obtained an online Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2003. Kim has two children, Aly and Will, and lives in rural Galena. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping on the farm, baking, and showing cattle.
Katie Havens - Veterinary Assistant
Lacy lives in the Galena clinic and can often be seen prowling the reception area. Lacy tends to keep more to herself though she is often outside and sometimes jumps in client cars! We are often asked if we are "missing a grey cat" when clients see her walking around outside the clinic.