Staff and Volunteers

help_volunteer_applicationOur staff are lead by three awesome veterinarians!  Both Dr. Janna Kottke and Dr. Jan Schilling are local, licensed, practicing veterinarians in our area.  Dr. Jean Grade recently moved back to the States and owns and operates Driftless Veterinary Service in Lafarge.

Doc_Janna_2013Dr. Janna Kottke moved to Viroqua in August 2007 with her family.  She hails originally from Dexter, Michigan.  She attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota for her undergraduate education, and graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.  She has worked in a primary care setting since then; first in a mixed animal practice in Hudson, Wisconsin, and then in small animal practices in St. Paul and Minneapolis.  She earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture and is trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Dr. Kottke currently works in a small animal practive in Viroqua.

Doc_Jan_PAWS_2012Dr. Jan Schilling graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin and Minnesota. In 1997 Dr. Schilling was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She then trained in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute. She presently owns her own practice, Vet-Energy, located in Viroqua.

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Volunteers Needed!

We have many opportunities for you to volunteer your time and talents for our organization and the dogs and cats we help.

Here are some examples of volunteer jobs:  fundraising coordinator/helper/baker; social media coordinator; traditional media coordinator; bookkeeping/accounting; web site coordinator; Operation DogFix transport assistant; trap/neuter/release coordinator; CATsNIP Clinic check-in or check-out staff, cage cleaner, pre-operative exam staff, post-operative/recovery staff, surgical assistant (some of these jobs involve training or certification).

Contact the office at 608-629-6887 or at to get a Volunteer Application and Handbook!