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Sheboygan Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the surrounding communities. We are a full service animal hospital boasting superb veterinarians, and numerous caring support staff dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.

We know how important your companion animal is to you and we go out of our way to keep your pet healthy and happy. We have a comprehensive set of services that will help your pet maintain an excellent quality of life. It is our hope that we can meet all your pet’s health care needs with our warm, friendly, and knowledgeable services.

We offer the following veterinary services:

  • Allergy Testing & Treatment
  • Avian & Exotic Pet Care
  • Behavioral Counseling
  • Dentistry
  • Electrocardiology
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Radiology
  • Advanced Diagnostics (Ultrasound, Telemedicine, & Laser Surgery)

If you are interested in a treatment or type of care for your pet that does not appear on this list, give us a call today and see if our expert staff can offer this treatment option. Remember, we are here to help safeguard the health and well-being of your pet and to provide the best service possible!

We serve communities in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, including: Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, Elkhart Lake, Oostburg, Haven, and Mosel. Please call (920) 452-2882 today to make an appointment for your pet!

About Us

 

About Us:Who We Are

Sheboygan Animal Hospital has been at this location since the 1950's. The core of the original building remains, although it has been renovated several times. The last renovation was in 2005. Although our clinic is small, we strive to remain on the cutting edge of general practice with up-to-date treatment and diagnostic equipment.

  • In-house Laboratory: Hematology, Blood Chemistry, Coagulation Profiles, Thyroid Assay, Phenobarbital Levels, and Urinalysis.

  • Surgical Equipment: Gas Anesthesia with Ventilation, 5 Parameter Anesthetic Monitors, Heated Surgical Table, Laser and Radiosurgical equipment, Suction for Abdominal Lavage, IV Fluid Pumps and Warmers, Orthopedic Drill and Saw (for TTA's).

  • Imaging Equipment: Digital Radiography, Ultrasound with Doppler, Telemedicine Support, and Video Scope with Ear and Rigid Attachments.

  • Dental Equipment: Separate Dental Suite with Dentalaire Base Unit and Wet Table with Heated Surface.

  • Medical Equipment: IV Fluid Pumps and Warmers, Incubator for Small Animals, Lift Tables for Easier and Safer Movement of Patients, Nebulizer, Tonometer for Accurate Measurement of Eye Pressures, and Indirect Blood Pressure Monitors.

We continue to strive to update equipment to best meet the needs of our patients.

We serve communities in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, including: Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, Elkhart Lake, Oostburg, Haven, and Mosel. Please call (920) 452-2882 today to make an appointment for your pet!

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About Us:Payment Options

We accept cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit.

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We accept Visa credit cards. We accept MasterCard credit cards. We accept Discover credit cards. We accept American Express credit cards

About Us:Meet the Team

 

About Us:Career Opportunities:

At Sheboygan Animal Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Sheboygan Animal Hospital, please contact:

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About Us:Where to Find Us

We are located across from Vollrath Company.

Our Services

 

Our Services:Preventive Care for Dogs

Prolong Your Dog's Life

Sheboygan Animal Hospital is committed to providing your dog with a long and healthy life. The corner stone of good Canine Preventive Care is a thorough physical exam at least once a year. Remember that an annual exam for your dog is the equivalent to you seeing your doctor every 5-7 years.

Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:Dog Exam at Sheboygan Animal Hospital

  • A complete Physical Examination:

    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation

  • Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

  • Behavioral Counseling: Make sure to ask your veterinarian any questions you have regarding your dog's behavior. Changes in behavior can sometimes indicate developing physical problems. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can help you.

Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog’s overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog’s health.

Our Services:Preventive Care for Cats

Prolong Your Cat's Life

Sheboygan Animal Hospital is committed to providing your cat with a long and healthy life. The corner stone of good Feline Preventive Care is a thorough physical exam at least once a year. Remember that an annual exam for your cat is the equivalent to you seeing your doctor every 5-7 years.

Cat Exam at Sheboygan Animal HospitalAnnual preventive care for cats typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination:

    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation

  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to treat or prevent intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (Felv/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Behavioral Counseling: Make sure to ask your veterinarian any questions you have regarding your cat's behavior. Changes in behavior can sometimes indicate developing physical problems. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can help you.

Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

Our Services:Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppies and Kittens are not just small dogs and cats. As they grow and develop, these small pets have additional healthcare needs to assure a healthy start to life.

Physical Exams

Your puppy's or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

Vaccinations

Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.

Diagnostic Testing

We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.

Additional Recommendations

Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.

Behavioral Counseling

Make sure to ask your veterinarian any questions you have regarding your puppy's or kitten's behavior, house training problems, or any other concerns regarding living with your new pet. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can help you.

Our Services:Spay and Neuter Procedures

Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

At Sheboygan Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:

  • A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

 

Our Services:Sick and Injured Care

Care for Sick and Injured Pets

At Sheboygan Animal Hospital we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian’s care and attention.

Sheboygan Animal Hospital offers high quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet. A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our on-site laboratory and x-ray capabilities.

We also offer:

  • Allergy Testing & Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Telemedicine
  • Ultrasound
  • And other advanced diagnostics & treatments

If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet’s referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Our Services:Surgical Care and Services

Why we are the best choice for your pet’s surgical needs

The veterinarians at Sheboygan Animal Hospital provide a wide variety of surgical services for pets. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team of veterinarians to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to Spay and Neuter procedures, we perform the following soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgeries

  • Abdominal Exploratory
  • Caesarian Section
  • Chemical Eye Ablation (for End Stage Glaucoma)
  • Corneal Grid and Laser Keratectomy (for Chronic Non-Healing Ulcers)
  • Cryosurgery for Small Growth Removal
  • Cystotomy (Bladder Stones)
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia RepairGastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) and Prophalactic Gastropexy (Stomach Tack)
  • Ear Canal Surgery (for Chronic Proliferated Ears)
  • Entropion
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laser Declaw
  • Mass Removal
  • Perineal Urethrostomy (for chronic urinary obstruction in male cats)
  • Sacs, Laryngeal Paralysis)
  • Spleenectomy
  • Stomach and Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Upper Airway Surgery (Stenotic Nares, Elongated Soft Palate, Nasopharyneal Polyp, Everted Laryngeal
  • And other general surgeries available

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Cruciate Tear Stabilization (Lateral Suture, Tight Rope, TTA)
  • Femoral Head and Neck Osteotomy
  • Hindlimb and Forelimb Amputations
  • Luxating Patella Fixation
  • Pin and External Fixator Fracture Repair

For veterinary surgeries beyond the capability of the office, you will be referred to a surgeon who can provide the services needed.

Our Services:Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

The most common knee injury in the dog is rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), also frequently referred to as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. This ligament frequently can suffer a partial tear, leading to slight instability of the knee. If this damage goes untreated, it most commonly leads to complete rupture and possibly damage to the medial meniscus of the knee. The meniscus acts as a cushion in the knee.

Dog playing on grass with a stick.When the CCL is weakened or torn, the most significant long-term change in the joint is the development of arthritis. All joints with instability will develop arthritis; however the severity and the effect of the arthritis will vary from dog to dog.

Most dogs with a complete CCL tear show an immediate onset of lameness. While there may be some initial improvement over several days, there usually is a dramatic decline in limb function over time. There is no benefit gained from taking a "wait and see" approach. Stabilization of the joint soon after the injury has occurred is recommended.

An injured Cruciate Ligament can only be corrected by surgery. There are numerous surgical corrections currently being performed. A Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), which is the newest procedure, is probably the best repair for most dogs.

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement is a somewhat less invasive surgery and dogs that receive the  procedure will recover quicker initially. Your dog's surgeon will make a decision which procedure is the best option for your companion.

The TTA procedure involves making a cut in the front part of the tibia bone (tibial tuberosity) and advancing this portion of bone forward in order to realign the patellar ligament so that the abnormal sliding movement within the knee joint is eliminated. A specialized bone spacer, plate and screws are used to secure the bone in place. Bone graft is collected from the top of the tibia and placed in the gap in the bone to stimulate healing.

After surgery, you can continue to give your pet a prescribed pain reliever to minimize discomfort. It's also extremely important to limit your dog's activity and exercise level during this post-operative period. Rehabilitation exercises can be done in your home. Rehabilitation therapy should be continued until your dog is bearing weight well on the operated limb (typically 8 weeks after surgery). Detailed instructions will be given to you after the surgery.

The healing process will be monitored by the surgeon with follow-up exams scheduled approximately 2 weeks and 8 weeks after the surgery. By 8 weeks after surgery, the bone will be healed together. By 16 weeks after surgery, most dogs are fully weight-bearing on the operated limb and exercise restriction can be lifted at this time.

Our Services:Pet Dental Cleanings & Procedures

Veterinary Dental Services

Our veterinarians provide veterinary dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Sheboygan Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe and (advanced) dental procedure. For your pet's comfort, we also have a separate Dental Suite with a Dentalaire base unit and a wet table with heated surface.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet’s long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Sheboygan Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for pet's including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your pet's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

• Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
• Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
• Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
• Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

 

Our Services:Exotic Pet Care

Guinea Pig Exam at Sheboygan Animal HospitalSheboygan Animal Hospital is happy to provide care for a wide range of pocket pets, exotics and birds. We offer preventive care, surgery, nutritional advice, and general care recommendations for your small pets. Each species of exotic pet has its own specific needs for housing, diet, and care.

 

 

Our Services:Pharmacy and Products

Sheboygan Animal Hospital offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet’s medication is always available.

Our Services:Emergency Care

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. Please call us at 920-452-2882 for immediate assistance. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet’s referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

 

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Resources:Educational Information

Preventive Care

Providing your pet with a long and healthy life is our top priority at Sheboygan Animal Hospital. We base our care recommendation on the guidelines provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are making the following client education handouts available to help you better understand our Annual Preventive Care Recommendations and to provide you with resources to give your pet the best care possible.


General Educational Information

 

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John Travis, DVM

John Travis, DVMDr. Travis, our Chief of Staff, has been practicing at Sheboygan Animal Hospital for 23 years. He has lived in Sheboygan since the 5th grade and resides here today. He received a BS degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1985 and then went on to earn a DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Right after graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Travis purchased the Sheboygan Animal Hospital. His special interests in veterinary medicine include orthopedics, specifically cruciate injuries, luxating patellas, and hip dysplasia. He is continuously looking for new techniques and procedures to better serve our clientele.

In his free time, Dr. Travis enjoys sailing and running. He has seven dogs — five Chihuahuas, one Rat Terrier and a Miniature Pinscher.

Deborah Dedering, DVM

Deborah Dedering, DVMDr. Dedering has worked at Sheboygan Animal Hospital for over 12 years. A native of Sheboygan, she still resides here today. Dr. Dedering attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1995. Previously, she practiced veterinary medicine at Shorewood Animal Hospital in Shorewood, WI from 1995 to 2000. She has a special interest in feline medicine, small mammal and reptile medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Dedering enjoys birding, spending time with her children, traveling, playing piano, and stamping. In addition to being a project leader in her children's 4H Club, she is also involved in the PTO at her children's schools. Dr. Dedering has two dogs, three cats, and three guinea pigs at home.

Stephanie Beimborn, DVM

Stephanie Beimborn, DVMDr. Beimborn is an associate veterinarian at Sheboygan Animal Hospital. She grew up in Wrightstown, Wisconsin and currently lives in Shirley. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Dr. Beimhorn went on to earn her DVM degree from St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2010. She has a special interest in internal medicine and fish medicine.

Dr. Beimborn's hobbies include art (colored pencil and oil paints) as well as golf. She has one Labrador Retriever mix named Goose.

Seth Kramer, DVM

Seth Kramer, DVMDr. Kramer joined the Sheboygan Animal Hospital veterinary team in June 2012. Although he spent his childhood in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Hull, Iowa; and Bradenton, Florida, he now exclusively calls Sheboygan 'home.' Dr. Kramer earned a BS degree in Biology at Calvin College in 2005, an MS degree in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007, and a DVM degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. Previously, he worked at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services of Rochester (New York) and also served as a rotating small animal emergency / internal medicine / surgery intern. His medical interests include emergency medicine, ultrasound imaging, and the human-animal bond/relationship.

In his spare time, Dr. Kramer enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, biking, and traveling. He has a 5-year-old Cairn Terrier named Bella. Dr. Kramer says that he is happy to be back home in Sheboygan, after spending the last several years of training and work elsewhere!

Heather L. Wilsing, DVM

Heather Wilsing, DVM with catsDr. Wilsing recently joined the Sheboygan Animal Hospital team in May 2013. She attained her undergraduate degree at Lakeland College in Wisconsin in 2008 before traveling to the University of Illinois for veterinary school. Dr. Wilsing earned her DVM degree in May 2013. Although Sheboygan Animal Hospital is her first practice, she has worked at the hospital since she was 15 years old; she is excited to be back here as an associate veterinarian. Her medical interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery, as well as client education. 

When not at the hospital, Dr. Wilsing enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends (including four-legged family members). She has four dogs – a German Shepherd, two Chihuahuas, a Maltese – and one cat!

Address / Hours

1839 Erie Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
P: 920-452-2882
F: 920-452-9113

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After Hours Urgent Care Calls Beginning January 2, 2015

Beginning January 2, 2015, the veterinarians at Sheboygan Animal Hospital will begin taking After Hours Urgent Care Calls* for our Clients. We will be covering nights and weekends with the exception of the following holidays:

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Thanks for Voting Us Best Veterinarian in Sheboygan County 2014

Sheboygan Animal Hospital named Best Veterinarian in Sheboygan County 2014The veterinarians and staff of Sheboygan Animal Hospital would like to thank our loyal clients for their continued support over the last 25 years. It is a great honor being voted "Best Veterinarian" for the 7th straight year by the readers of the Sheboygan Press in its Best of Sheboygan County 2014.

We promise to continue to do our best to provide dedicated and professional service to our clients and their pets for many years to come!

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Sheboygan Animal Hospital Veterinary Staff

Our team of caring veterinary professionals is here to
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