Domestic Animal Wellness Center and Wildlife Rescue

715-349-4774

Our clinic was established in 2012 as a 501c3 non-profit small animal clinic to serve the low income families in our community as well as the abandoned or injured wildlife in our area.

We offer the people of our community an affordable and quality choice for domestic and wild animal care with knowledgeable and compassionate staff. When funding is available, we strive to educate our community by providing educational programs to local groups and organizations.

​At the end of the day, we want to offer a tangible example of compassion and humane ethics for all living creatures.

​In order for us to keep our prices low, we count on our community financial and in-kind donations. 

As a not for profit organization our clinic is accountable to a board of directors listed below who oversee the clinic’s mission and monitor the financial condition, not the day to day activities. The board is made up of volunteer members from a variety of backgrounds.

Meet our Staff

Dr. Brittney Nelson DVM and Director

Dr. Brittney Nelson is our Director and Lead Veterinarian. Dr. Britney joined our clinic in 2019. She grew up in a small town in northwestern Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science and her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University.
Following veterinary school she worked in a mixed animal practice for a year and a half. She is an incredible veterinary clinician and devoted to her profession and her patients. 
Dr. Brittney has a special interest not only in working with small animals  but is experienced in equine medicine and treatment. 

Lydia
Practice Manager and Assistant Vet Tech

Lydia has been involved with animals her entire life. Breeding, competing with her show dogs, and has worked in this industry for six years. She brings to this position a wealth of experience as well as her can do personality. 

Karla
Lead Vet Tech

Karla has been with our clinic from the onset. She has extensive experience working as a Vet Tech, for over 10 years, as well as running her family farm. Her calm disposition working with a variety of animals is extremely helpful and her expertise is invaluable. 

 Jenna 
Administrative Assistant

Jenna recently joined our team. She has been an Assistant Vet Tech and also has been an Animal Care Specialist at Home for Life. 

Alex 
Groomer

Alexandra has been grooming for over 8 years.
She is well versed in correct and breed standard grooming, offers cat grooming, and hand stripping as well. 

 She is also CPR certified. 

Meet our Board of Directors 

Theresa Goiffon 
President

Theresa is an AKC Breeder of Merit breeding top ranked Australian Terriers in the USA. She currently serves as the AKC Delegate and Board Secretary for the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club. She is a retired Vice President of Commercial Lending and Business Development. 


Michael Fredrick
Vice President

Michael brings over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, primarily with startup companies. Mike has a strong background in accounting. 


Dave Alden
Treasurer

Dave is the President of the Village of Siren, WI. Along with being a long time resident in the area, Dave is also the owner of the Pinewood Motel in Siren.


Wayne Harmon
Director

Wayne is a retired school teacher and an active AKC Judge who resides in Minnesota. Wayne has been a life-long advocate for animals and highly respected by his peers and others involved with canine foundations.