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Whitewater Veterinary Hospital!

Providing Veterinary Care Your Family's Hooves, Paws, & Claws Since 1950!

Your pet's care should be provided by people who care!  Dr. Janet Gildner and Dr. Matt Stever are licensed veterinarians, treating dogs and cats.  Our large animal veterinarians, Dr. Tom Smithyman, Dr. Matt Stever, and Dr. Michael Miesen, are here to serve all of your large animal veterinary health needs.  Your pet's health and well being is our top priority and we will take every step to give your pet the best care possible.  We want to be your partners when it comes to making informed decisions about your pet's health care.

We have great resources available for you to learn how to take the best care of your pets.  Browse around and look at our online articles!  If you want to ask a question call 262-473-2930 or email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.  Whitewater Veterinary Hospital is very easy to get to, and you can find directions at the bottom of this page.

At Whitewater Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.   We look forward to meeting you and your pet soon!

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  • Janet Gildner
    Small Animal Veterinarian

    Hi!  I'm Dr. Janet Gildner, one of the small animal veterinarians here at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital.  I have practiced for 31 years now, after attending the University of Wisconsin Madison for both undergrad and veterinary school.  I am a native Wisconsinite and enjoy animals (big surprise there!), plants, kayaking, camping, bicycling, and spending time with my three grown kids and friends.  I share my home with lots of pets, large and small, and still learn something from them everyday.  I feel fortunate to have the best patients in the world, and always look forward to trying to improve their lives as much as they improve ours. 

  • Matt Stever
    Small and Large Animal Veterinarian

    Dr. Matt is a graduate of Iowa State University.  Dr. Matt is a familiar face to our large animal clients and is eager to now be working with companion animals as well.  He has an interest in ultrasound and surgery. He and his wife Dixie (one of our CVTs) live in rural Elkhorn with their two cats Rizzo and Silas and their dog Lulu.  In his spare time he loves to ride his Harley, canoe, hunt and brew beer!

  • Tom Smithyman
    Large Animal Veterinarian

    Dr. Tom Smithyman is a 1990 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  Originally from Hartford, WI, he has practiced large animal medicine here since his graduation.  Tom is a vet credentialed in the monitoring of CWD in the deer and elk herds in our area.  He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 1988 and live in rural Fort Atkinson.  They have five adult children and four grandchildren.  Tom likes to hunt, make things with his hands, and loves a good joke.

  • Michael Miesen
    Large Animal Veterinarian

    Dr. Michael Miesen is a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  He hails from a dairy/beef farm near Platteville and was captain of a collegiate soil judging team that won the national contest, twice.  He and his wife, Stephanie, have one son, Emil, and one daughter, Rosie.  Mike is a hunter-fisher-gatherer sort of guy who loves the practical joke!


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    We have been going to the Whitewater Veterinary Hospital since we moved up to Wisconsin 7 years ago and there is no where else I would take my dogs for pet medical services.The entire staff from the secretaries to the doctors are phenomenal. They are all so kind , compassionate and trustworthy. They all truly love their patients and treat them as if they were their own.

    Nancy G.

    We’ve been going to this facility for just shy of 17 years. They’ve seen us through 11 personal dogs and 65 foster dogs. We have always gotten top notch service and have never been treated like just a customer from any of the staff. Our dogs have all lived long healthy lives, which we credit to the knowledgeable and thoughtful care they have received. They are never to busy too answer questions, give advice, or pass out treats and suckers! I can’t imagine going anywhere else.

    Valeria H.

    We have a very unsocial cat that was sick. They helped us to calm her so we could get her in. They were so good with her. Now she's back to normal!

    Jerry R.

    Always a wonderful experience with our dog. Vet and techs are friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and always have helpful information and advice!

    Lisa D.