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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, Dr. Matt Stever, and Dr. Ashley Young are licensed veterinarians, treating dogs and cats.  Our large animal veterinarians, Dr. Tom Smithyman, Dr. Matt Stever, Dr. Michael Miesen, Dr. Katherine Taylor, and Dr. Ashley Young 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!

  • Ashley Young
    Small and Large Animal Veterinarian

    Hi!  My name is Ashley Young, one of the new mixed animal veterinarians at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital.  I was raised in a small rural town in Northern Illinois, but growing up I spent weekends and summers in Whitewater.  I received my veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 2022.  My special interests within veterinary medicine include calf health & lung ultrasound, dairy medicine and hospice care for small animals.  Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy waterskiing, spending time with family, hiking with my golden retriever, Stan, and Wisconsin winters (an unpopular opinion!).  I couldn’t be more excited to serve both the small and large animal clients of the Whitewater community that I love so much!  I feel so honored to be able to do what I love every day and strive to provide the best care for the ones that give us so much.

  • Katherine Taylor
    Large Animal Veterinarian

    Hello, my name is Dr. Katherine Taylor!  I am a 2022 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where I focused on large animal medicine.  Growing up in Peotone, IL I was very active in raising and showing livestock, especially my herd of dairy goats.  I have known from a very young age I wanted to become a veterinarian after being raised by one.  I enjoy working with livestock producers and building that relationship with clients to help them reach their goals with their livestock. My favorite part about veterinary medicine is small ruminant medicine and reproduction technologies like artificial insemination and embryo transfer.  In my spare time, I enjoy showing & breeding dairy goats with my fiancé Cameron, as well as playing with my two dogs, Caleb and Kyla.

  • 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 several 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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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Read What Our Clients Say

    Wonderful, kind, knowledgeable veterinarians from small animal to the large animal. You won’t find more compassionate, caring vets that work closely and effectively with you and your animals around this area. You are not just another number at Whitewater Veterinary Hospital.

    Victoria

    Very friendly and helpful. All the staff were kind and knowledgeable. My cat was very nervous being outside my apartment, but they were super gentle with her. I was able to get her vaccinated and a check up all for a reasonable price, which is important to me as a college student.

    Laney U.

    We have taken all of our dogs and cats here for almost 30 years now. Some of the staff has changed, but they always have a great team. Dr. Janet is wonderful with all of our pets. They have always taken great care for the pet patients as well as the family members when tough decisions have to be made

    Aurelio C.

    We love WVH, from the front staff, to Katie the groomer, the techs and of course the amazing doctors. They are all kind, caring and compassionate. You won't find a better vet clinic to take care of your animals!

    Mandi K.

    Absolutely love this place. The people are always so nice. They definitely care for our two pups.

    James T.