Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Dodgeville Veterinary Services! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 608-935-2306 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Fear Free Certified

Our Team is Fear Free Certified

Nicole Ebbe, DVM

Dr. Nicole Ebbe joined Dodgeville Veterinary Service in 2014. Dr. Ebbe completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where she majored in Biology with a Zoology emphasis. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana in 2012, and is a member of the the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Ebbe’s professional interests include surgery, dentistry, behavior, nutrition, and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Ebbe grew up in Waukesha, WI. “When I was a child, I had a Labrador retriever named Thor,” she says. “We did everything together, and he was my driving force for wanting to be a veterinarian.”

Dr. Ebbe says her favorite thing about being a veterinarian is that no two days are ever the same. “I enjoy knowing I can make a difference in a pet’s life. There is nothing like the ‘thank you’ you get from a pet that feels healthy again because of what I’ve done for them.”

Dr. Ebbe is married to Kyle. They have two energetic outgoing sons, Archer and Calvin. The Ebbe family has two cats (Douglas and Raphael), and a dog (Arya). She spends her free time with her family hiking, biking, running, hunting, fishing, and crafting.

Marcus Wisniewski, DVM

Dr. Marcus Wisniewski graduated from the University of Illinois with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and completed an internship at Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital. Following his internship Marcus entered mixed animal practice where he did mostly horse and small animal work. His professional interests include internal medicine, neonatology, chiropractic/rehabilitation, and surgery.

Dr. Marcus, completed his certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT) throughthe Healing Oasis Veterinary Wellness Center in 2019, and became a fellow of the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC). Dr. Marcus Wisniewski also does chiropractic on small animals and Horses.
In addition to serving small animal patients at Dodgeville Veterinary Service, Dr. Wisniewski is also performing VSMT on horses!

In his free time, Marcus enjoys time with his family, friends, and his pomeranian Eris. Other interests include exercise, video/board games, and anything that involves being outdoors. He is also actively involved in various community theater organizations including those in the Verona and Madison area.

Jennifer Milford, DVM

I completed my undergraduate degree at University of Illinois- Champaign Urbana, then moved to Tennessee to pursue a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and will graduate in May 2020. My professional interests include surgery, nutrition, and exotic animal medicine, with a passion for preventative medicine. I believe that educating owners about the health and well being of their pets will serve to strengthen the human animal bond.

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where my passion for veterinary medicine began at an early age. Through hard work and perseverance my dream of becoming a veterinarian was achieved and I am excited to be a part of the Dodgeville Veterinary Service team where I can provide high quality medicine to my future patients!

In my free time I enjoy the company of my family and friends as well as several outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, and gardening.

John Rathje, DVM

Dr. John grew up on a farm along the Mississippi River in Iowa. He has a good friend, Lady, his Golden Retriever, as well as beef cattle, chickens, ducks, and pigs. Dr. John remembers coming to Dodgeville and camping at Governor Dodge almost every summer during his youth. Dr. John went to Iowa State University for an undergraduate degree in Ecology. After meeting a veterinarian from Wisconsin while doing research on Guanacos in southern Chile. John decided to attend veterinary school at Iowa State, graduating in 1997. He has been doing mixed animal medicine since then except for a few years teaching in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Dr. John is a member of the WVMA and AVMA. His professional interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, client education, surgery, and ultrasound.

"Some of my favorite things about veterinary medicine are the personalities and interactions with animals and clients. I enjoy working together with clients and the veterinary team to assist animals and provide those patients with a healthy, wholesome life."

Dr. John moved to Mount Horeb recently. He is married to Sheri, a teacher, and has 2 teenagers, Owen and Anja. His interests outside of veterinary medicine include: canoe/kayaking, sailing, fly fishing, camping, hiking, art, and woodworking.

Heather, Practice Manager

Heather joined Dodgeville Veterinary Service in the fall of 2020. Heather graduated from National American University in Rapid City, SD, with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She grew up on a small dairy farm in Highland, WI. There are never two days the same at the clinic. Each day brings new possibilities.

Outside of work, she enjoys barrel racing with her two horses. She also has 3 beagles, Roscoe, Bo, and Daisy, that love to be taken on walks in the woods.

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Lori, CVT-Team Lead

Lori joined the Dodgeville Veterinary Service staff in June 1995 after graduating from Madison Area Technical College. Her responsibilities include assisting with examinations, laboratory work, taking x-rays, assisting during surgical procedures, and more. Her professional interests include surgery and canine rehabilitation, and she worked closely with Dr. Holter to start Dodgeville Veterinary Service’s canine rehabilitation program.

“My co-workers are great,” says Lori. “They are all hard working and have really big hearts. I know pets are well cared for by all our staff.”

At home Lori has 3 cats, Willow Stripes and Turtle. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, scrapbooking, gardening, and spending time with her children, family and friends.

Lexi, CVT

Lexi joined Dodgeville Veterinary Service in 2019. She graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College in 2019 from the Large Animal Veterinary Technician program. Congratulations Lexi for passing the National Certification Exam. Just the State Exam left to be a certified veterinary technician.

“I really enjoy the atmosphere of the Dodgeville Veterinary Service, everyone is so hard-working and dedicated to making animal lives better.”

Outside of work she enjoys showing and raising beef cattle, riding horses, spending time with her family and pets, and being in the outdoors.

Lexi has a black lab (Bear), three horses (Brandy, Pebbles, and Chief), and cattle (purebred Angus and Shorthorns).

Jayde, CVT

Jayde worked as an assistant at the VCA Veterinary Emergency Service while
in college from 2019-2021. She graduated from the Madison College Vet
Tech program in 2021. She decided to move closer to my home town of
Spring Green and bought a house in Barneveld.

What brought her to DVS is that it's close to home and has a wonderful
reputation. Everybody here is so compassionate, you can tell patient
care is the top priority at this clinic.

She has a Siberian husky named Koko, a black lab named Apollo and two
cats, Rajah and Bagheera. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and
spending time with her family and pets.

Brittany, CVT

Brittany started working with Dodgeville Veterinary Service in 2020. Brittany is grateful for this opportunity to work here while going to school at Madison Area Technical College to be a Veterinary Technician. There is always something new that she is learning and is always improving her skills.

Outside of work Brittany spends her free-time going on hikes, kayaking, and being with her friends and family. Brittany has 2 dogs, a golden retriever (Rylie) and a teddy bear (Nala), a cat (taco), and a guinea pig (Peaches)

Cory, CVT

Cory worked for DVS from 2016-2018 then left to care for her 2 kids. She returned in 2019 help us part time.

Sam, CVT

Sam first started at DVS in 2021, after graduating from the veterinary technician program at Madison college and passing her board exams in 2020. She has always loved taking care of animals and grew up surrounded by many different species on a small hobby horse farm in southwest Wisconsin. She currently has four rescue cats with her husband and her infant son. She loves that everyday at DVS is a little different and there’s always room to learn and experience new things.

Client Service Representatives and Veterinary Technician Assistants

Sue, VTA-Team Lead

Sue joined the team at Dodgeville Veterinary Service in September 2003. Her responsibilities include answering phones and making appointments, ordering supplies, social media and various other clerical duties. She most enjoys interacting with clients and their pets when they come to our veterinary hospital. Sue holds an Associate’s degree in Secretarial Science.

“My coworkers share the same compassion for the clients and their pets,” says Sue. “We also have excellent veterinarians, which makes our clients extremely happy to come to our clinic.”

At home Sue has two Miniature Schnauzers named Scrappy and Molly. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and grandchildren, as well as camping, photography, and going to garage sales.

Mikayla, VTA

Joined DVS in September of 2019. I received my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016 and have worked in a Veterinary Clinic setting since graduating.

My duties include checking patients in, assisting with patient care, overall cleanliness of the clinic, and performing lab work.

I enjoy working at DVS because we have such a high standard of care and seeing the love and compassion owners have for their pets.

At home I have a 4 year old English Bulldog/Pitbull Mix Brutus, a 2 year old Great Dane Precious, a 16 week old kitten Tripp, and an occasional foster dog or cat.

In my free time I enjoy hiking and exploring the State and National Parks and Camping with my family and dogs.

Abby F, VTA

Abby S, VTA
Abby joined DVS in October of 2019. Some of her responsibilities include: checking clients in, helping with patients care, answering phone calls and working on social media.

"I enjoy working at DVS because we offer high quality care for our clients and my co-workers love and care about each and every pet as if they were our own"

Outside of work Abby enjoys hunting, camping, baking and spending time with family and friends. She has two dogs, a Shepherd mix named Harper and an English Springer Spaniel named Kye. They love going swimming and running around for hours out at her uncle's farm."

Kaity, VTA

Kaity joined the DVS team in 2021 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant, she had always dreamed of being a vet or vet assistant since she was a child. Caring for and rescuing animals has always been a passion of hers . She was born, raised and still resides in the River Valley area with her 5 dogs, 2 cats, a ferret and ball python, most of which are rescues. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs, her friends and any outdoor activities.

"I really enjoy working at DVS where I can assist our wonderful and dedicated doctors in treating sick or injured patients and following them through their recovery. I knew I wanted to work at DVS when I started coming here with my own pets in 2019, the multiple vets with different specialties ensures that your pet will get the best care each time they visit."

Tara, VTA

I joined DVS as a Veterinary Technician Assistant in November of 2020. This isn't the career that I pictured myself having but I am so glad that this is where I ended up. I have always loved animals and getting to work with them every day has been pure joy.

I don't have any children of my own but I do have a Godson who means the world to me, his name is Dax. His mother and father have been my close friends for a long time, they are family.

I do have some fur babies of my own. Jax is my German Shepherd mix that I share with my mom and brother, we have had him since he was 2 months old. Titan my Mastiff Mix, Nova my Australian Shepherd mix, and Apollo my Tuxedo Cat I share with my husband Sam. My house is quite the circus with those 3 running around.

Outside of work I enjoy painting, making things out of epoxy resin, spending time with my friends and family, board games and doing escape rooms with my friends.

Cassie, VTA

Cassie joined the DVS team in July of 2020 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. She has always had a love for animals and has always dreamed of working with them ever since she could remember. Cassie was born, raised, and still resides in Darlington. She lives with her boyfriend, his daughter and son, one dog, four cats, and a rescued raccoon.

She is a huge Disney fan and decided to name her pets after Disney characters. Her dog, Rella, is named after Cinderella; her cats, Binx, is named after Hocus Pocus; Big Mama is named after The Fox and the Hound; Kiara is named after The Lion King II: Simba's Pride; and Ariel is named after The Little Mermaid, and last but not least, her raccoon, Dory is named after Finding Nemo.

Some day Cassie hopes to add more animals (large and small) to her family's "zoo" and also plans on naming them after Disney characters.

Abby S, VTA

I started with DVS in February 2021 and it definitely has been a change of pace for me! Before moving to Wisconsin with my husband, Josh, I worked at a large animal clinic back home in Iowa. I graduated in 2018 from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and majored in Animal Science with a minor in biology. I've always had a passion for animals and love being able to help clients and their pets on a daily basis. My favorite is when clients add a new puppy or kitten to their home and I get to show them lots of love when they come into the clinic for their 1st wellness appointment. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, going on adventures with my husband, and being outside with our 2 dogs Bailey and Bo.

Lily, VTA

Lily joined DVS in August 2023 and is from the Blanchardville area. She graduated form Pecatonica High School and is a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville studying Animal Science. She loves all types of animals and spending time doing things outside. She is specifically very fond of her family’s corgi named, Ollie. She is loving learning how DVS staff efficiently run this Veterinary clinic.



Alex grew up around the Spring Green area and attended River Valley Highschool. Alex worked at Spring Green Pet Resort where she was the groomer and took care of boarding clients.

At home, she has three dogs; a Great Dane named Django, German Shepherd named Jerzi and a Boxer, Jake as well as three cats; Munchkin, Chelsey and Sammy. Alex now lives on her family farm and loves spending time with her dogs, walking & running around the farm.