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.

 

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
Client Coordinator

Amber
Team Coordinator

Joanne
Social Media Specialist

Kaitlynn, countrycare animal complex

Kaitlynn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Brooke, countrycare animal complex

Brooke
Certified Veterinary Technician

Sami, countrycare animal complex

Sami
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah, countrycare animal complex

Sarah
Veterinary Technician

Shawn, countrycare animal complex

Shawn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Carrie
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaila
Veterinary Assistant

Jazmyn
Veterinary Assistant

Cassie
Client Care Specialist

Liz
Client Care Specialist

Brittany
Client Care Specialist

Desirae
Client Care Specialist

Amie
Client Care Specialist

Allison
Animal Caretaker 

Rachel
Animal Caretaker 

Erika
Animal Caretaker 

What People
Have Said

"We bring our English Bulldogs to Countrycare Animal Complex for many reasons. The most important reason is trust. We know the doctors and staff will do anything and everything they can to give our dogs the best care possible. They are there to provide us with the professional yet understanding support that every family with pets should have. We wouldn't trust anybody else!"
- Chris & Erin C., Kewaunee