John Travis, DVM
Dr. 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
Dr. 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.
Seth Kramer, DVM
Dr. 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
Dr. 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 a 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!
Paige E. Pittman, DVM
Dr. Paige E. Pittman grew up in Ashland Massachusetts and currently resides in Waldo, Wisconsin. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and earned a DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include small animal and exotic medicine, surgery, oncology, preventative medicine, client education, community medicine, and conservation medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Pittman enjoys going to the beach, working out, hiking, reading, watching Boston sports, traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. She also shares her home with a rescued mixed breed dog from St. Kitts, named Gryff, a rescued pit bull mix from Wisconsin, named Campbell, a five-month-old domestic short-haired kitten, named Meeko, and a six-year-old Russian tortoise.