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.

dr heather wilsing dvm dogsDr. 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!

dr paige 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.

dr joseph richard dvm Dr. Joseph Richard grew up in Pennsylvania, and he currently resides in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He attended Delaware Valley University for undergraduate school, and he earned his DVM degree from Ross University. Throughout high school and college, he wrestled and eventually went on to become an amateur boxer. His professional special interests include exotics, surgery, and internal medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Richard enjoys playing board games, camping, playing the piano, and hiking. He doesn’t have any pets yet, but he hopes to have a ferret and a dog one day soon.