Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Wisconsin Valley Veterinary Service!

  • Dr. Timothy J. LaBarge, DVM (Owner)

    Tim LaBarge, DVM complete his undergraduate work at Iowa State University in 1976 and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1980. Dr. LaBarge is especially interested in bovine medicine and bovine surgery.

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  • Dr. Rebecca D. Myszka, DVM (Owner)

    Becky Myszka, DVM completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 2004 and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Myszka is especially interested in small animal and equine general surgery, medicine, and dentistry.

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  • Dr. Chavalin R. Chadwick, DVM

    Chava Chadwick, DVM completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin in 2006 and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr. Chadwick is especially interested in bovine medicine, surgery, and reproductive ultrasonography.

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  • Janet Rohde, CVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Janet completed her technician training at the Argosy University in 2000. Janet joined the WVVS staff in 2002. Janet and her husband Michael share their home with a dog - Indy, and 2 cats - Jezzie and Tucker. In her free time, Janet enjoys reading, gardening,biking and competitive running

  • Amy Rakow, CVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Amy Rakow, CVT completed her technician training at the Madison Area Technical College in 2004. Amy joined the WVVS staff in May 2006. She shares her home with cats, Oscar and George, and a dog, Izzy. In her free time, Amy enjoys knitting, quilting, reading, and gardening.

  • Brittani Kasper
    Veterinary Assistant

    Brittani joined the WVVS staff in April 2018. Brittani lives with her husband James and two children, Camille and Todd. She also shares her home with three cats, Clarabell, Jill, and Steve, and a dog, Bruce.

  • Sue Laffin
    Receptionist

    Sue started working for WVVS in November 1977. Sue and her husband, Randy, have one son Jeremy, a daughter-in-law Cherrie, and two grandchildren, Riley & Caitlyn. Having grown up on a farm, Sue enjoys working with our large animal clients, as well as our small animal clients.

  • Marilyn Schubring
    Office Manager

    Marilyn came to WVVS in January 1981. Marilyn and her husband Larry have 3 children: Scott (wife Michelle, grandchildren Ben & Sam), John (wife Kim, granddaughter Maia & Hannah), and Julie (husband Jered, grandsons Keegan & Max). She shares her home with one cat, Sami. In her free time, Marilyn enjoys spending time at their cottage, swimming, fishing, and bowling.

  • Vicki Rhyner

    Vicki has been with WVVS since 2007. She was born in Wausau but lived in Ecuador for 20 years. Vicki enjoys spending her free time working on her small organic berry farm, accompanied by her dog, Woody, and cats Allen and Colby.

  • Linda Wix

    Linda has been with WVVS since Fall 2015. Linda and her husband Tom have 2 children-Tyler (wife Jen) and Tyler and 2 grandchildren. She shares her home with one cat, Marley, and one dog, Minnie. Linda enjoys spending her free time fishing, gardening as well as spending time with family and friends.

  • Dillin

    Dillin was officially adopted from the Lincoln County Humane Society in July 2013. We originally were her foster family while rehabbing her from a burn injury, but quickly fell in love with her adorable face and sassy kitten personality. She had big shoes to fill as our new official greeter but quickly learned the ropes.

  • April Peter
    Veterinary Assistant

    April joined the Wisconsin Valley Veterinary Service staff in March 2019.  April graduated in 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science degree working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.  April lives with her husband Andy and 3 dog; Molly, Rayne and Sylas.  In her free time, April enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her friends and hanging out at home with her fmaily.

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Wausau Office

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed