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Veterinarians

Dr. Michael Hayman - Owner, D.V.M.

Michael Hayman, DVM, is originally from Mequon, WI. Dr. Hayman summered in the Lakeland area for over 25 years before returning to practice veterinary medicine in 1989. Dr. Hayman graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He became a partner with Dr. Race Foster, Dr. Marty Smith and Dr. Theuerkauf at Foster Smith Animal Hospital in 1991. Besides practicing high quality medicine he has a strong interest in orthopedic surgery and reproductive medicine. In his free time, Dr. Hayman spends time with his wife and two children enjoying all the Northwoods has to offer. 

Dr. Chelsea Retaskie - D.V.M.

Chelsea Retaskie, DVM was born and raised in Ashland, WI.  After high school, she earned her Bachelors’ Degree in Veterinary Life Science from Northland College.  She graduated from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and moved back to the Northwoods to begin her career at Northwoods Animal Hospital.  She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and had a special interest in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and exotic species.  In her free time she enjoys reading, art and spending time in the outdoors with her Australian Shepherd “Keira”.  She also spends time camping and fishing in the Apostle Islands with her family. 

Dr. David Theuerkauf - Owner, D.V.M.

David Theuerkauf, DVM, is originally from Menominee, MI, where he grew up in a large family working on the family farm.  He attended Michigan State University, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1985.  He worked in a busy small animal clinic in Detroit for 1½ years before deciding to move to the Northwoods and join Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith at Foster Smith Animal Hospital.  He became a partner in the business in 1987 and has loved the Northwoods that he calls home for the past 30 years.  Dr. Theuerkauf enjoys the many facets of small animal practice with particular interests in ophthalmology cases, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.

Dr. Theuerkauf has been married to his wife, Audrey, since 1987 and they have 3 children, Wesley, Brian and Carly.  He and his wife have been very proud of their children’s athletic and academic achievements and they especially enjoy raising their family in the Northwoods Area.

Dr. Theuerkauf has been very active with the community, helping coach youth hockey for the Lakeland Hawks and Northern Wisconsin Blizzards as well as help at the Lakeland Thunderbird Hockey games.  He is a member of the Minocqua Lions Club and has served as the Lions President.  He also served on the board of directors of the Northwoods Wildlife Center, and continues to provide services for the center when injured wildlife are in need.  Dr. Theuerkauf enjoys time with his family and houseful of pets.

Management

Wendy H. - Hospital Administrator

Karen S.- Practice Manager, HR, C.V.T.

Lisa M. - Inventory Manager

Maribeth K. - Manitowish Waters Manager

Krisi L. - Kennel Manager

Certified Veterinary Technicians and Out Patient Care Team

Alyssa D.- C.V.T.

Angie T. - L.C.V.T.

Deb L. - L.C.V.T.

Eric H.- Studying for C.V.T.

June L.. L.C.V.T.

Karen S.- C.V.T.

Client Service & Vet Assistant Team

Angie H.- Minocqua

Deb L.- Eagle River

Eric H.- Eagle River/Minocqua

Julia M.- Minocqua

June L.- Minocqua/Manitowish Waters

Krisi L.- Minocqua

Lesley R.- Minocqua

Liz M.-Eagle River

Maribeth K.- Manitowish Waters

Sharon Z.- Eagle River/Minocqua

Groomers

Jan R.- Minocqua

Pam K. - Manitowish Waters

Boarding Team

Anna A.- Minocqua

Brittany S. - Minocqua

Char B.- Manitowish Waters

Gracie R.- Eagle River

Liz M.- Minocqua/Eagle River

Julianne P. - Minocqua

Krisi L.- Minocqua 

Liz M.- Minocqua and Eagle River

Maribeth K.- Manitowish Waters

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