Staff and Volunteers


Scan and send volunteer application to

(If you cannot open the application, contact us by email at and we will send you the application.)

Our staff are lead by three local veterinarians!  Dr. Janna Kottke, Dr. Rebeka Arehart, and Dr. Jean Grade are local, licensed, practicing veterinarians in our area.

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, MN, 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, WI, 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 owns the Ridge to Rivers Animal Clinic in Viroqua.

Dr. Rebeka Arehart hails from Colorado and now services various clinics in the western WI area.

Dr. Jean Grade owns and operates the Driftless Veterinary Services in La Farge, WI.  She travels extensively to foreign lands to work with communities and their animals.

Volunteers Needed!

We have many opportunities for you to volunteer your time and talents for our organization and the 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, CATsNIP Clinic check-in or check-out staff, cage cleaner, pre-operative prep staff, post-operative/recovery staff, surgical assistant (some of these duties involve training or certification).

Contact the office at 608-606-3070 or at to get a Volunteer Application and Handbook.


JOB APPLICATION  Scan application to our email or postal mail to PO Box 104, Coon Valley, WI 54623.