Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital

4616 Commerce Valley Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715)835-0112

www.oakwoodhillsanimalhospital.com

Meet The Staff

Dr. Pam Ogden graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After practicing for four years in southern Illinois, she moved to Eau Claire. She shares her home with her husband, one oldster cat (Lola Kiki Mew Challenged,) two youngster cats (Walter and Luna) and many young unnamed tropical fish. The latest addition to this previously quiet home is a young Border Terrier (Howie) that has brought most of us much joy.  Our older cat is still undecided. Dr. Ogden's early thirtyish aged children (Emily and Billy) no longer live at home, but will come to visit sometimes. 

Outside of the animal hospital, Dr. Ogden enjoys swimming, jogging, and snowshoeing.

 

 


Dr. Kevin Landorf graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He practiced in the Chippewa Valley for ten years in two mixed animal veterinary clinics before deciding to specialize in small animal medicine and surgery. When not working at the animal hospital, he enjoys an active life with his wife (Melissa,) daughter (Brittany,) and son (Mike.) Their Goldendoodle, Rizzo, is very much a part of this active family as well.

In his spare time, Dr. Landorf enjoys biking, tennis, household do-it-yourself projects, reading, and boating with family and friends.

 

 

Dr. Joan Schumacher graduated from the University of Minnesota - College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She has been practicing in the Eau Claire area for over 30 years. Dr. Schumacher enjoys working with companion animals on a daily basis, providing essential care to them.

Dr. Schumacher joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital staff in 2003. Her daughter, Kristen, is married and lives in Eleva. Her son, Bryan, graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015. He is part of the Portage Veterinary Clinic Team. Dr. Schumacher share her home with family members that include two Golden Retrievers, Miley and Penny.

Dr. Schumacher enjoys sharing information at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital's Pets and Babies classes.  She has been involved in teaching veterinary medicine at local universities.

 

 

Dr. Todd Leavitt joined our staff in August 2010.  After graduating from University of Wisconsin - Madison College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, he completed a one-year internship with Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Detroit where he received advanced training in medicine and surgery.  

Dr. Leavitt grew up in Eau Claire and has been interested in veterinary medicine since childhood. He graduated from Memorial High School and worked at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant. He returned to our hospital as a senior in veterinary school and completed an externship here.  Since joining the staff at OHAH, he has become a partner in the ownership team.  

Dr. Leavitt enjoys life in Eau Claire with his wife and their two small children. The family shares their home with two Labradors, Wally and Echo, and one cat, Phoebe. 

 

 

Dr. Sarah Watson is a graduate of Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa. She joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in June, 2014.  Dr. Watson has a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery.

Dr. Watson loves animals and has a passion to learn the medical techniques associated with the veterinary field. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of the current medications and procedures applicable to improve the general health of the patients. 

Dr. Watson and her husband share their home with a Border Collie, Ty; a Honduran rescue dog, Via; and cat, Charles. Watch out for Charles…he is a cat with ATTITUDE!!!

When not at work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband being outdoors, working out, updating the recently purchased home and cooking! 

 

 

Dr. Erin Lokken joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in June of 2016.  Dr. Lokken is originally from Madelia, Minnesota.  Dr. Lokken completed her externship here at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.  In May of 2016, Erin graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine & Teaching Hospital located in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Prior to completing her DVM degree, Erin was a member of the Class of 2011 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She majored in Biology with a Finance minor.  Dr. Lokken has a keen interest in Emergency Medicine and surgery. Erin is a WVMA member. 

She shares her home with her two dogs, Barkley and Bailey, her husband and their daughter.  Outside of work, Erin enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with family and friends.



 

Dr. Kayleigh Bull is a 2015 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Bull joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in September 2021.  Prior to completing her veterinary degree, Dr. Bull studied at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.  She enjoys the variety of small animal practice work. 

Outside of work, Dr. Bull enjoys gardening, horseback riding, reading, watching movies, and flying airplanes with her husband.  Dr. Bull and her husband share their country home with two blue heelers named Darwin and Levi, two cats named Jazz and Tippy, a conure named Marty McFly and a rosy boa named Snake Plissken.  Both are very active at the Boyceville Airport where they own a hangar with a Cessna-172 that they love to fly in as much as they can.  They also work a lot with the airport booster club to educate area youth about flying and help them accomplish aviation careers and goals.

 










Dr. Margaret McDougall is a native of Eau Claire and is happy to be in the area practicing veterinary medicine. Following high school, Margaret moved to Madison where she completed a degree in biology and worked in a research laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine.  After completing veterinary school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Margaret and her family moved to Eau Claire to be close to family. She has worked in the area since 2011 both in practices as well as teaching at the veterinary technology program at Globe University. She loves her days at Kindness Animal Hospital as well as her work at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.

When she isn't working, Dr. Margaret is spending time with her husband, two daughters, a son, two dogs and a cat. She loves spending time outdoors and is in a local running group.

Dr. Maddie Fonley graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in July 2022. Her first year as a veterinarian was spent working as a mixed animal practitioner in Chippewa Falls, where she saw a large variety of species and cases. She eventually realized her passion for small animal medicine and elected to steer her concentration as such, with specific interests in internal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Maddie and her boyfriend Tyler currently reside in Chippewa Falls. They enjoy hiking, reading, watching movies, listening to old records, and attending live music events. Dr. Maddie also enjoys singing in her spare time.

Dr. Maddie has a cuddly, domestic shorthair cat named Nova, and an old, spunky Dutch rabbit named Jimmer. She also enjoys having a variety of beautiful freshwater fish in her fish tank at home.

 IT TAKES A TEAM TO LIVE OUR MISSION

Jerry Young - Hospital Administrator

Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, together with Kindness Animal Hospital, added the talents and experience of Jerry Young as Hospital Administrator in January 2022.

Jerry has been working in several administrative positions in the healthcare field. Recently, Jerry was the COO for a orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. His previous work experiences include opportunities in the financial industry as well.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Science degree at Illinois State University. Jerry has two children. Katelyn is attending Moraine Valley Community College and will be transferring to DePaul University. Jakob is a junior in high school and plays baseball on a traveling team called the Longshots.

Jerry enjoys spending time with his children. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys playing golf. Jerry and Stacey look forward to calling Eau Claire home. They share their home with Stella, a Jack Russell terrier.

Brenda W - Office Manager

Brenda joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in December of 1996.  She performs a variety of administrative functions, working closely with Dr. Ogden as Managing Partner.  Brenda’s work includes, but is certainly not limited to, overseeing office communications, answering emails, handling office accounting needs, picking-up and delivering hospital items, and serving our clients.  Brenda greets clients of Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital by phone, in person, or through email. She assists in resolving problems or complaints raised by clients. Her work includes preparing and maintaining reports of records and other data for hospital use.  Not only does she file hospital documents, she is responsible for developing and modifying office filing practices.  Bottom-line, Brenda adapts to a fast-paced, ever-changing workload which at times can be stressful…she handles it well! 

Brenda and her husband, Rick, are the proud pet parents of several canine and feline family members. 

Missy C - Operations Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

Like many veterinary technicians, Missy grew up dreaming of working with animals and found her way to that dream by becoming a veterinarian technician.  Since graduating with a two-year degree in veterinary technology from Madison Area Technical College in May 1998, Missy has enjoyed a varied career including work experiences at animal hospitals in Eau Claire, the Twin Cities, Missoula, MT and Madison, WI. She has furthered her experiences with volunteer opportunities and as an instructor for veterinary technician program.  

Missy joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital Team in November 2011, and made a significant impact. Her leadership skills are demonstrated in inventory management, participation in AAHA re-certification, and as currently serves as Operations Manager for Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.

Missy enjoys a fabulous family of Joe, two boys, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and two cats.   

Katye Q - Certified Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician Team Leader

Katye joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in December 2000. As nurses are to doctors, veterinary technicians are to veterinarians. They assist in treating animals, administering anesthesia, and medicating and vaccinating animals. Katye is constantly showing how much she cares for our patients and clients. Since graduating from Argosy University, working as a veterinary technician is a perfect fit for Katye. She would rather work doing something that she loves than working in an occupation that didn't suit her.

Katye loves animals. At home, she has two porch cats (Wally and Flo), two dogs (Earl and Kiko), multiple barn cats and a herd of Jersey cows. Of course, the Jerseys are the best!!! Kate farms with her husband and children. Since Katye enjoys being able to help in more ways than just petting, hugging, and feeding them (yes, even the Jersey calves), then the choice of being a vet tech was the right career choice for her.

Kim S - Certified Veterinary Technician

Kim's primary focus is that of surgery and emergency medicine at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.  Caring for patients and their families is truly a blessing, there is never a day that is the same and that is why veterinary medicine is so special.

Kim's downtime consists of freelance photography, music festivals, and maintaining her own Digital Marketing business.  Kim volunteers, when needed, for local and national disasters; and she enjoys spending time with family as well as cuddling with her own pets when she has a day off.

Cindy Z - Certified Veterinary Technician

Cindy has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 2003. She is a graduate of the veterinary technology program at Madison Area Technical College. She is a member of Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association. Cindy has assumed an increased role as a dental technician here at the hospital in addition to her responsibilities as a vet tech.  She evaluates dental health, tracks diseases, and makes note of any abnormalities in the teeth during the cleaning procedure so that this information can be saved and referenced in the future.  Cindy discusses any concerns with the veterinarians and assists them in any further treatment that might be needed.

Cindy's two boys are the joy of her life.  She loves spending time outdoors riding her four wheeler and swimming with the boys as well as going to all of their sporting events. Cindy spends time antique shopping, restoring old things and decorating. Cindy shares her home with the boys and Rico, Chihuahua; Daisy, a Bichon; and several cats and kittens.

Kristal S - Certified Veterinary Technician

Kristal has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 2004. She graduated from North High School here in Eau Claire and the veterinary technology program at Ridgewater Technical College in Wilmar, Minnesota. Kristal is a member of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association (WVTA).

Kristal enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities, fishing and gardening as well as bird watching.  She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family and friends. Her pets include a Pomeranian named Sampson, two cats named Gobi and Sahara and one special fish.

Kristal is a very easy going and helpful individual. She enjoys helping out at Bob's House for Dogs. Kristal is great with comforting clients at difficult times and does an amazing job of listening.

Brittney P - Certified Veterinary Technician

Brittney has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 2012. She is a graduate of the veterinary technology program at Globe University.  Brittney participates in many Continuing Education opportunities to enhance her talents and skills.  She enjoys being a CVT, helping clients and pets as well as assisting our doctors and staff.  Brittney is most complimented at work on her surgical assistant skills.

When not traveling, Brittney enjoys running, boating and doing anything outside when the weather is warm.  When the weather is challenging, she enjoys playing board games and completing puzzles.  She is always ready to watch the Green Bay Packers!  In addition, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Brittney shares he home with her cats named Sampson and Fiona.

Nikki B - Certified Veterinary Technician

Nikki joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in October of 2017.  She graduated with her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Globe University in 2014.  Nikki spent three years at an emergency and referral veterinary hospital in the Twin Cities before moving back to Eau Claire.  Her professional interests include preventative care, pain management, and emergency/critical care.

Nikki shares home with her husband, son and daughter, their two Bloodhounds, Flip and Hugo, and a cat named Macaroni.  When she isn't busy with family, you will find Nikki casting a line attempting to catch a Northern Pike.

Nicole K - Certified Veterinary Technician

Nicole joined both Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital and Kindness Animal Hospital in June of 2018. Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in biology and chemistry. She went on for further education and is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College (MATC). Nicole is a member of WVTA.

Nicole shares home with her husband and two cute cats, Chloe (the most perfect angel fluffy black cat) and Rudy (a handsome 4-year-old tabby). In addition to her affection and attention for her cats, she is obsessed with television shows, movies and books. Nicole enjoys cooking!

At work, Nicole is recognized for her positive attitude and friendly personality. Nicole is known for singing non-stop at work…LIFE IS A SONG!

Amanda A - Certified Veterinary Technician

A graduate of Trident Technical College with an Associates of Applied Science degree and a certified veterinary technician, Amanda moved back to the Midwest in May of 2018 from South Carolina. Amanda remains a member of the South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Growing up on a farm in rural Illinois, she developed a love for small and large animals especially dogs, cats, fish, sheep and goats. Amanda joined our Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital staff in June of 2018 and goes the extra mile to provide great animal care. She enjoys client education whether it is the very first puppy or kitten visit or a later in life appointment. Amanda enjoys helping owners understand their pet’s health needs.

When not at work, Amanda enjoys reading, kayaking, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Lily.

 

 

Pamela G - Certified Veterinary Technician

Pamela joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital family in August of 2018.  She has an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from the Minnesota School of Business.  Before joining Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, Pamela was completing medical research as a surgical technician at American Preclinical Services.  Prior work experiences included opportunities at Monticello Pet Hospital and Pet Central Animal Hospital as a CVT. 

We thank Pamela for her service to the country as she is active in the reserves.

Jared S – Certified Veterinary Technician

Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital welcomed Jared S as a Certified Veterinary Technician in November of 2019.  Jared has years of experience in the animal world working primarily in emergency medicine in clinics in Texas and Minnesota before his return “home” to Wisconsin.  His work experience began in Chippewa Falls at Irvine Park Zoo as a zookeeper and veterinary assistant.

Not only is Jared a Certified Veterinary Technician, he is also a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist.  He is currently enrolled online at Texas State University – Sul Ross State in Alpine, Texas, working on a Master of Science degree.

Jared lives on a hobby farm in Chippewa County and loves his dog, Chip.  In addition to a variety of farm animals, Jared has rabbits and two cats, Jordie and Kalipso, that bring daily joy.


Melissa P - Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in July 2018. She graduated with an Associates of Applied Science – Veterinary Technology from Broadview University. Melissa has experience working at other veterinary clinics in the Chetek and Rice Lake area.  

Melissa completed the NAVC Pet Nutrition Coach Certification in August of 2021.  This program prepared her with the knowledge and tools necessary to communicate and provide guidance for clients about their pets; nutritional needs.  

Melissa shares home her daughter and significant other as well as two dogs, Ophelia and Roman, and two cats, Queso and Catrick.

Amanda J - Certified Veterinary Technician

In June of 2021, Amanda joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital family as an animal caregiver. In July, Amanda was promoted to Animal Caregiver/Technician Assistant(2) after successfully completing her summer internship.  Amanda completed her studies at WITC - New Richmond in the veterinary technician program.  Amanda is pictured with her furry feline family member, Misty.

Katie B - Certified Veterinary Technician

Katie joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in August of 2020.  She was Lead Technician at a veterinary clinic in Iowa and a Certified Veterinary Technician at the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities.  Katie attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Broadview University in LaCrosse.  Katie brings a passion for providing the best veterinary care possible with a focus on emergency situations.

Katie loves animals.  Katie and her husband share their home with two canine family members, Tucker and Kavik.  Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with husband, and spoiling her dogs.

Sarah G - Certified Veterinary Technician, Client Service Representative Team Leader

Sarah has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 2014. She graduated from the veterinary technology program at Globe University. Sarah selected this career because she knew she would be caring for sick or injured animals as well as working helping them to lead better lives.  Sarah handles the food inventory and ordering for the hospital.  

Sarah and her husband share their home with a Great Dane named, Isis. Sarah spends her free time quilting, gardening, playing volleyball, and doing outdoor activities.

Becky C - Certified Veterinary Technician/Client Service Representative

Becky has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 2006. She is a graduate of Argosy University with an Associate of Applied Science degree.  She takes pride in treating every patient as she would treat her own pets.  Becky is complimented on her compassionate attitude and helpfulness.  In her role at the hospital, she listens and responds to clients' needs and concerns.  She is an amazing team member.

Becky shares home with her husband, two children and three cats named Wanda, Cupcake and Ninja.  During the summer months, Becky enjoys landscaping.  She takes great pride in how her home looks both on the outside and inside.  She is busy in her spare time with her family at home but she does enjoy going out to the movies or eating out.

Kate S - Client Service Representative

Starting January 2022, Kate joined the Client Service Representative Team at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.  She has several years of customer service experience.  Kate shares her home with her husband, their turtle named Andy, and their yellow Lab, Scout.


Hagen M - Client Service Representative/Technician Assistant

Hagen joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital staff in December of 2019. Prior to joining our team, Hagen worked for several years at the Chippewa Humane Association as an Adoption Coordinator and Animal Caretaker. He loves animals. Hagen shares his home with four cats and a dog.

Ash B - Client Service Representative

Ash joined the Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital Team in April of 2021.  Ash has a experience as a nursing assistant and holds a nursing assistant certification as well as CPR certification.  Ash has many reptiles as pets.

Glenna M - Client Service Representative

Glenna joined Oakwood Hills Anima Hospital in August 2021.  She is a resourceful professional with 20+ years of clerical roles within the military sector, human eyecare, and animal healthcare.  Glenna is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service to every clients, visitor, and hospital associate.

Glenna served in a variety of roles during a 20-year military career.  We thank her for her service.  She held positions at organizational units, base, and regional levels, including eight months in Kuwait, eight months in Saudi Arabia, four months in Iraq, and one in Korea.

Makenna S - Client Service Representative

In August of 2020, Makenna joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.  Makenna has client service experience with area employers in the Chippewa Valley.  Outside of work, Makenna enjoys spoiling her cats.

Mikayla M – Animal Caregiver/Technician Assistant

Mikayla joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in June, 2019.  After graduating from Fall Creek High School, she is enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, majoring in Animal Science – Management with an emphasis in companion animals.  In the past, Mikayla has volunteered at the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

Mikayla is pictured with her pets.

Samantha B – Animal Caregiver/Technician Assistant

Samantha joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in January, 2022. In the past, Sam worked at Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls as a seasonal zoo worker.

Sam is pictured with her pet, Franklin.

Riley L  - Animal Caregiver/Technician Assistant

Enrolled at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in the pre-vet program, Riley joined Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital in the summer of 2021.  Riley loves animals and shares that love with three canine family members...Dexter, Rox, and Rambo.

 Ray R - Maintenance

Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital is so appreciative of having Ray as our “maintenance man.” Ray has been with Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital since 1988. He works Sunday – Friday each week.

When not at work, Ray is out on his bike or chasing golf balls most often at Hickory Hills Golf Course. He helps out his neighbors mowing lawn, raking leaves, or other various yard work activities.