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Dr. Therese Fahner

Dr. Therese Fahner

I am truly thrilled to become a part of the comprehensive, compassionate veterinary services provided by the dedicated team of caregivers at Appanasha Pet Clinic. Animals enrich our lives in so many ways, and I feel fortunate to be able to help families keep their companions happy and healthy. The relationship we share with our pets (whether in the early stages, or after years of unconditional love) will always be at the heart of veterinary medicine, and keeping that relationship strong is my ultimate goal.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Fahner spent the past few years providing care for pets in the Upper Peninsula. She is excited to join the Fox Cities community, and looks forward to serving the families and pets at APC.

Dr. Fahner shares her home with Whitman, Dixon, and Dorian, all Domestic Short Hairs.

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2015

Education: Bachelor of Science in Zoology- Michigan State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Cathy Ohlsen

Dr. Cathy Ohlsen

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be working with everyone at Appanasha Pet Clinic to bring the best care to clients and their pets. Veterinary medicine is challenging, ever-changing and extremely rewarding.

It is an honor to share in the bond between a client and their pets and travel with them on their journey together. My goal is to keep pets healthy and happy and work with clients to tailor veterinary medicine, surgery, and treatments to their needs.

Dr. Ohlsen lives with her husband and:

2 Dogs

  • Bailey (German Shorthaired Pointer)
  • Dixie (Saint Bernard)

3 Cats

  • Ninja (Domestic Shorthair)
  • Fancy (Domestic Longhair)
  • Hammer (Domestic Shorthair)

Joined the Appanasha team: 2015

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Dr. Haley Jansen

Dr. Haley Jansen

I am very excited to be joining the compassionate and experienced team here at Appanasha Pet Clinic. Veterinary medicine fascinates me because it is an ever-changing field where there is absolutely always something new to learn. Thankfully there is always someone to happily give advice on particularly challenging cases. Everyone here works together in such an amazing way to provide the best possible care for every patient that walks in the door. When I am not spending time at the clinic I have a passion for movies, music, writing, and art.

1 Dog – Chihuahua named Phoenix

1 Cat- Sphynx named Nova

Joined the Appanasha team: 2016

Education: Bachelor of Science – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Shauna Lindsley

Dr. Shauna Lindsley

I am so glad to have moved back home to Wisconsin. I once again get the opportunity to work at Appanasha Pet Clinic and couldn’t be more excited! I am thrilled to continue my veterinary career and practice high-quality medicine at such an innovative and progressive clinic. I look forward to working with you and your furry friends to develop an individualized plan that will help keep your pet healthy. I also hope to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible using fear-free techniques.

Dr. Lindsley is originally from Clintonville, WI. After veterinary school, she completed a one-year small animal surgery and medicine internship at the University of Illinois – Small Animal Teaching Hospital followed by a 7-year career at a small animal hospital in Indianapolis.

Dr. Lindsley lives with her husband, Chad, and her three dogs and two cats.

  • Samson (Newfoundland Mix)
  • Dexter (Dachshund)
  • Annabelle (Dachshund)
  • Moxie (Domestic Shorthair)

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2017

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University 2009. Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh 2003.

Fear Free

Dr. Tara Mendez

Dr. Tara Mendez

Hello! I am thrilled to join the team at Appanasha Pet Clinic and work in a practice that provides individualized and progressive care for its patients and clients. I look forward to meeting you and your pet to create a tailored plan that will keep your pet happy and healthy throughout all stages of life. I love being a veterinarian because it is a constantly changing field with the unique opportunity to treat animals while enhancing the human-animal bond. My particular areas of interest are veterinary dentistry and client education.

Originally from Menasha, WI, I am excited to return to my hometown and practice in the Fox Cities community. Outside of the clinic, I am passionate about movies, theatre, traveling, and a variety of sports (especially the Packers!).

Dr. Mendez shares her home with Fellini (Domestic Short Hair) and Evie (Bichon Frise).

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2017

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine; Bachelor of Science in Biology, St. Norbert College.

Dr. Heidi Leder

I moved back to Wisconsin in May 2019 after practicing veterinary medicine in Greenville, North Carolina for 7 years and Lakewood, Colorado for 3.5 years. I couldn’t be more excited to have found a position at Appanasha Pet Clinic. I love being a part of a compassionate and hardworking team that strives to provide the best care for their patients. This team is able to provide that care because they understand the importance of the bond between a pet and their owner. They are family! I look forward to helping you provide the care needed to keep you pet healthy and happy.

 I am originally from Bear Creek, Wisconsin.  I completed my undergraduate degree at UW – River Falls, and my veterinary degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  In 2015, I became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. 

I live with my husband and our cat, Stan. 

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2019

Dr. Madeline Gluck

Dr. Madeline Gluck

I am so excited to be joining the compassionate and dedicated team at Appanasha Pet Clinic. I have an interest in working breed and sport dogs, behavior, and training. Being a Fear Free Certified Professional, I hope to provide you and your pets with a stress free, safe, and enjoyable experience. My goal is to create unique treatment plans that work best for your specific family’s needs.

Dr. Gluck lives with her fiancé, James, and German Shepherd, Luna.

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2020

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin- Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Katie Thorson

Dr. Katie Thorson

Hello everyone! I am so excited to join the caring and collaborative team at Appanasha Pet Clinic. I’ve always enjoyed caring for animals and am thrilled to transform my passion into a lifelong career. As a former kennel assistant and receptionist of Appanasha Pet Clinic, I’m honored that I am able to continue working alongside a great team of colleagues. I feel very fortunate to have become part of a practice which values high quality medicine and preserving the human-animal bond. I look forward to serving the members of my community and their furry companions.

Originally from Kimberly, I am thankful to work close to my hometown in the Fox Cities. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy hiking with my dogs, photographing wildlife, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Thorson shares her home with four animals: Yellow (Domestic Longhair), Mystic (Domestic Shorthair), Fiona (Yorkshire Terrier mix), and Cheeto (Miniature Pinscher mix).

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Dr. Patty Glover

Dr. Patty Glover

Dr. Patty grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota where her love for animals was kindled. She completed her undergraduate studies at South Dakota State University and then attended the University of Minnesota, School of Veterinary Medicine. After becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Patty’s passionate interest in integrative health care choices for her animal patients led her to further her education. She has completed extensive training in Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic and Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Shen Xie at the Chi Institute.

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Partnered with Appanasha: May 2014

Dr. Jessie Bridges

Dr. Jessie Bridges

Dr. Jessie Bridges grew up in southern Indiana surrounded by, not only cornfields, but a multitude of horse farms, beef cattle operations, and small family farms of all varieties.  She attended Purdue University for undergraduate study where she gained invaluable insight into animal agriculture and the caring people who devote their lives to its pursuit. Her passion for optimizing animal health and welfare led her to continue her education and pursue a DVM at Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jessie graduated in 2014 and joined a mixed animal practice in New York state. The large Mennonite and Amish community in the area first introduced Dr. Jessie for the need for integrative medicine.  The cart horses, hunting dogs, and other working animals of these communities required acupuncture and chiropractic, in addition to all their regular veterinary care, to perform their duties pain-free for many years. 

Three years ago, Dr. Jessie and her family moved to the Green Bay area to be closer to family and friends. She joined a local practice and realized that she wanted to provide her patients with more treatment options. This led to her to continue her training for veterinary chiropractic in the Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Program at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center.

Dr. Jessie’s lifelong love of horses has evolved from riding American Saddlebreds, to hunter/jumpers, to dressage. She spends any free time riding, finding new and challenging forms of exercise, and hanging out with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Marty Heindel

Dr. Marty Heindel

*Retired December 1st, 2019*

I have been blessed with almost 31 years of veterinary practice. The blessing is because of you, your pets, and the trust you bestowed upon me. It has truly been an honor and a privilege. I will miss you all! Trust me once again in knowing you are in great hands. The Appanasha team is my second family. Without them, I wouldn’t be here. They have guided, coached and mentored me. They will always be there for you, as they have for me.

So, my next chapter begins. I will spend more time with my family at our cabin. My son has caught way too many fish without me! I will help a dear friend manage a 200 acre farm near Black River Falls. I will exercise more and eat less…Appanasha’s break room is always full of goodies! I will continue to be blessed.
     I Sincerely Thank You,
     Marty Heindel, DVM

Dr. Murray Hurlburt

Dr. Murray Hurlburt

Retired April 1, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends,

Throughout the past 20+ years at APC, I have had the privilege of serving pets and people who have become my second family. In the past year, and particularly during the past month of COVID-19 influence, I have re-evaluated the goals of my life and the strong desire to devote more to my first family. So, it is with mixed emotions that I share with you the news of my retirement, effective immediately.

I can do this only because I know that the entire staff at APC is so talented, dedicated and capable of taking care of all those who I value. They are positioned, both during these very challenging times and as we progress into the future, to serve you in the best way possible.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to visit with each of you to personally thank you for trusting me with your pets’ care and to wish you the best in the future, but please know how grateful and respectful I am. I will try to touch base with those of you whose pets I am currently deeply involved with treatment, and will also be in contact with APC veterinarians who will continue to provide your pets with individualized, compassionate care.

Wishing safety and good health to your entire families,

Dr. Murray Hurlburt

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