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
  • Cum Laude honors

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

  • Michigan State University
  • Phi Zeta Honors

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Certified in Animal Chiropractic

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
  • IASIS Neurofeedback Therapy

Dr. Strickfaden’s  interest in holistic medicine has stemmed from her personal experiences and her own medical issues growing up. She enjoys the challenge of helping an animal that no one else could. She is originally from Troy, Michigan.  Her hobbies include scrapbooking, horseback riding and dancing. Chaz, her Boxer mix, Pooh and Tigger (her cats) share their home with Margo, the golden retriever puppy, who Dr. Strickfaden is training/socializing to be a service dog for a veteran with PTSD.

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

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

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

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

  •  University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • 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 Bonnie.

Our Staff

Get to know our staff – we all love animals!

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Jenny
Hospital Manager

Becky, countrycare animal complex

Becky
Client Liason

Joanne
Social Media Specialist

Sami, countrycare animal complex

Sami
Certified Veterinary Technician

Brooke, countrycare animal complex

Brooke
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn
Certified Veterinary Technician

Carrie
Certified Veterinary Technician

Shannon
Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah, countrycare animal complex

Sarah
Veterinary Technician

Cassie
Client Care Specialist

Amie
Client Care Specialist

Rachel
Client Care Specialist

Kayla
Client Care Specialist

Christa
Veterinary Assistant 

Erika
Veterinary Assistant

Brooke K.
Veterinary Assistant

Shaela
Veterinary Assistant

Holly
Veterinary Assistant

Emma
Veterinary Assistant

Brooklyn
Veterinary Assistant

Gabby
Veterinary Assistant

Kelly
Veterinary Assistant

Daphne
Animal Caretaker

Kate
Veterinary Assistant

Rachel
Marketing Assistant

What People
Have Said

"Thank you to Dr. Strickfaden and the entire team at Countrycare Animal Complex for "thinking outside the box" and providing many excellent alternative therapies and natural supplements for her.  Countrycare is a very special place where love is felt from the moment you walk through the door.  We are so lucky to have a vet center willing to practice natural and holistic treatments right along with traditional veterinary medicine."
- Lisa B., Sheboygan Falls