Doctors & Staff

Our Doctors

We want you to be involved in your pet’s health care and choices. We spend the extra time to thoroughly discuss your pet’s health and medical conditions so that you can make educated choices about their health care needs.

By integrating the best of traditional veterinary medicine/surgery with holistic medicine, we are able to offer your pets the best of both worlds. It affords you greater flexibility and choices for your beloved pet.

Click on each doctor’s photo to learn more about them.

 

Richard A. Barr, D.V.M., B.S., M.S.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Zoology

  • Ohio University, 1972
  • Associate degree in Chemistry & Microbiology
  • Cum Laude honors

Master’s degree (M.S.) – Nutrition

  • Ohio State University, 1973
  • Suma Cum Laude Honors

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

  • Ohio State University, 1977
  • Phi Zeta Honors

Practice Emphasis

  • Small Animal & Equine Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reproduction

Dr. Barr is originally from Columbus. Ohio. He is married and has four children. He lives on a farm in Maribel and enjoys the beauty and tranquility of country life. His other interests include ‘tinkering’ with cars, woodworking and spending time on his farm. You may also see him riding his Harley in the summertime! He has many animals including horses, steers, dogs, and cats.

 

Karen Strickfaden, D.V.M., B.S., C.A.C., C.V.A.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Biology

  • University of Michigan, 1989
  • Cum Laude honors

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

  • Michigan State University, 1993
  • Phi Zeta Honors

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist 1995

Certified in Animal Chiropractic 1996

Practice Emphasis

  • Holistic medicine

Post Graduate Courses and Training

  • Bioresonance Therapy
  • Western & Chinese Herbology
  • Flower Essence Therapy
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Osteopathic Animal Normalization Therapy

Dr. Strickfaden’s  interest in holistic medicine has stemmed from her personal experiences and medical issues. She enjoys the challenge of helping an animal that no one else could. She is originally from Troy, Michigan. She is married and has 2 wonderful children. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, horseback riding and running her kids to activities. She has 3 horses and various dogs and cats that find their way into her home.

Aili V. Heintz, D.V.M., B.S.

Bachelor in Science (B.S.)-Science in Agriculture

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities,  2000
  • Magna Cum Laude Candidate

  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

  •  University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2008
  • High Honors

 Practice Emphasis

  • Exotic Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Heintz has been practicing both small and exotic animal medicine since her graduation in 2008. It has always been her passion to help all animal members of the family whether furry, scaly, or feathered to be able to lead long and healthy lives. Dr. Heintz is originally from the area and grew up just outside of Howard. She is married and has 2 energetic boys at home. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, family adventures, and outdoor activities including fishing and swimming.  She shares her home with a dog named Mimi.

Our Staff

Get to know our staff – we all love animals!

Click on each person’s photo to learn more about them.

 

Jenny
Business Manager

Becky, countrycare animal complex

Becky
Patient Coordinator

Amber
Client Liasion

Joanne
Social Media Specialist

Jenny

Jenny has a B.A. degree in Biology & Mathematics and many years experience in the animal field. She is married and has 4 children. She enjoys camping, horse shows and spending time with her family. Jenny has 4 dogs, 3 cats and 4 horses!

Becky

Becky earned a B.S. degree in Biology and Environmental Science. She enjoys art, music and knitting and gardening and being at home. Becky’s menagerie of pets includes 5 dogs, 8 cats, 1 parrot, 2 ferrets, 2 guinea pigs and fish.

Amber

Amber graduated from Horizon Veterinary Assistant School and has a love for animals. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her free time she enjoys being outside riding four wheelers, shopping and spending time with her family. Amber has 2 hound dogs, Ecko and Tinkerbell, a cat, S’more and a 2 tortoises.

Joanne

Joanne graduated with a Psychology degree from Creighton University. She is married and has two children. Joanne’s hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, and walking her black Lab mix, Ellie.

Kat, countrycare animal complex

Kat
Inventory Specialist

Kyle countrycare animal complex

Kyle
Head Client Care Specialist

Alex, countrycare animal complex

Alex
Head CVT

Sami, countrycare animal complex

Sami
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kat

Kat graduated from Madison Area Technical College as a certified veterinary technician. She enjoys spending time with her son, Brody, her two terriers, Abby and Kita. and 2 cats, Petri and Oliver. In her free time she likes to make handcrafted arts.

Kyle

Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. He is happily married to his best friend and lives with his Golden Retriever named Darwin, cats named Mia and Leon and ball python named Kenny.  Kyle loves to photograph nature landscapes and abandoned buildings and also works part -time as a freelance photograher and editor. In his free time he loves to travel, camp, garden and listen to bluegrass music.

 Alex

Alex is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated with honors from Globe University. She is from the Suamico area and enjoys hiking, fishing and spending time with family and friends, fishing and being outdoors. Alex has a Golden Retriever named Marvin, two cats, Pumba and Oliver, and a ferret named Meesha.

Sami

Sami is a certified veterinary technician. She shares her home with a french bulldog, 3 cats and a tortoise.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and she likes to bake and craft.

Kaitlynn, countrycare animal complex

Kaitlynn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Brooke, countrycare animal complex

Brooke
Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessica
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn earned her Certified Veterinary Technician degree from Globe University, where she graduated at the top of her class. She is from a dairy farm in Casco and currently lives with her boyfriend, her  dog, Milo, and her two cats. Kaitlynn likes to play volleyball, do things outdoors and spend time with family and friends.

Brooke

Brooke is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is from the Pulaski area and she loves spending time with family and friends. Brooke enjoys going to the local dirt tracks for the races, fishing and being up north at one of their family cabins. She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ava, a cat named Hunter and a Cockatiel named Ryder and goldfish.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from UW-River Falls and graduated as a Certified Veterinary Techician from Madison Area Technical College.

She likes to spend her time reading, being outside, watching movies and spending time with her cats Thor & Loki.

Sarah, countrycare animal complex

Sarah
Certified Veterinary Technician

Shawn, countrycare animal complex

Shawn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Christa, countrycare animal complex

Christa
Client Care Specialist

Cassie
Client Care Specialist

Sarah

Sarah attended Globe University where she earned her Certified Veterinary Technician degree. She enjoys reading, camping and spending time outdoors  and camping with her husband and two children. Sarah has a cat named Sylvy and a rabbit named Esme.

Shawn

Shawn is a Certified Veterinary Technician from Globe University.  In her spare time she enjoys photography, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. Shawn has a Border Collie named Norman.

Christa

Christa graduated with her Biology degree from UW-Green Bay. She loves camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and doing anything outdoors. Christa and her husband, Jake, have a Husky named Ike and a Malamute named Izzy.

Cassie

Cassie has 9 years of experience at Fox Valley Humane Association. She is married with two kids, a Pointer mix named Lucy and a cat named Ramsey. She loves to bake and spend time outdoors with her family.

Sarah Joy
Client Care Specialist

Lauren
Veterinary Assistant

Samantha, countrycare animal complex

Samantha
Junior Veterinary Assistant

Michaela
Animal Caretaker & Receptionist

Sarah

Sarah and Luke have a Giant Alaskan Malamute named Blade and an Alaskan Malamute named Katana and a cat named Negan. Sarah is originally from L’Anse, MI and she likes to bike, fish, and go 4-wheeling.

Lauren

Lauren graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is married and has a dog, Keona. She enjoys reading, running, hiking and spending time outdoors. Lauren also volunteers with adults with special needs.

Samantha

Samantha is currently pursuing a Certified Veterinary Technician degree. She enjoys taking her dogs to the dog park, camping, cooking, baking and sewing. Samantha has a Pitbull Terrier named Rex and a Boxer named Ralf.

Michaela

Michaela is a student at St. Norbert college working toward attending veterinary school. She has 3 pets, including a dog, Snowball, a horse, Indie, and a guinea pig, Tony. In her her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and riding her horse.

What People
Have Said

"I am very happy with the care that Crystal receives when she comes to see you.  Dr. Barr and Amber were kind and knowledgeable.  They explained the treatment that Crystal needed."
- Jeanne V., Green Bay