Alan Holter, DVM
Dr. Alan Holter is the medical director of Dodgeville Veterinary Service, and has worked at the veterinary hospital since 1990. He grew up in Ames, Iowa and attended Iowa State University for his undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Southwest Wisconsin Veterinary Association. Dr. Holter’s professional interests include all types of veterinary surgery, veterinary spinal manipulation, canine rehabilitation, dentistry and internal medicine. Dr. Holter only does small animals.
Dr. Holter is the son of a veterinarian and spent much of his childhood alongside his dad at work. “I never wanted to be anything other than a veterinarian since I was a child,” he says.
Dr. Holter has been active in the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and served on the executive board from 2012-2015. Then in 2017 he was elected President Elect of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) at the annual state convention this October. Dr Holter will hold the President Elect position in 2018, President in 2019 and past President in 2020 of the WVMA. The WVMA represents the veterinarians in Wisconsin and its mission is to advocate and promote veterinary medicine, while enriching animal and human health.
“I enjoy my profession and wake up each morning wanting to go to work,” says Dr. Holter. “Every day I have the opportunity to help pets stay healthy and help their owners enjoy the human-animal bond that is so strong with our pets. Whether it’s a 2-year-old carrying around her new kitten or a senior citizen bringing in their closest canine companion, I’m proud to have the privilege of helping them.”
Dr. Holter’s wife, Jamie, is Dodgeville Veterinary Service’s practice manager. They have two adult sons, two granddaughters and a grandson. They share their home with five pets: Nutter, a dachshund mix; Frodo, a terrier mix; and three cats named Felix, Ivy and Elsa. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, hunting, gardening and traveling.