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Open Monday through Thursday 8 am - 5 pm CST

About Homestead Veterinary Care

The place pet parents can trust with their pet's health and well-being in Rhinelander

Open Monday through Thursday 8 am – 5 pm CST

Located at 1117 S Oneida Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501

  (715) 365-7387

Welcome to Homestead Veterinary Care. We’re the place where pet parents know they can bring their four legged family members for superb and friendly veterinary care. We have nine extremely caring supporting staff, who work hand-in-hand with our knowledgeable veterinarians to ensure your pet is treated with respect and dignity during their visit with us. This, along with our love of animals, guides us in our compassionate practice. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young and healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

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Meet Our Team

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Alison French, DVM

Owner / Veterinarian

Rhinelander native Alison French graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After three years of small animal practice in Stoughton, she returned to Rhinelander and the Boyd Animal Hospital. She purchased Boyd Animal Hospital in 2003. Besides providing high quality medicine to her patients, she has broadened her skill set to include Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. She graduated from Chi University in June 2023 with her mixed animal acupuncture degree. She is enjoying helping dogs, cats, and horses with acupuncture. She enjoys spending her spare time with her two children and the menagerie of critters at her house. Her love for horses is very apparent, as she owns many of them. She enjoys sharing her team of horses with others by offering wagon rides at events in town and will even provide her team for weddings.

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Kristy Sipple

Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist

Kristy Sipple was born and raised in Shawano, WI where she grew up on a small hobby farm filled with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. She attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where she obtained her Health and Human Performances degree and then continued her education at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN for chiropractic. Working with animals was always something that Dr. Kristy longed to do and soon after obtaining her chiropractic degree, she continued her education at the Healing Oasis and Wellness Center in Racine, WI for Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Nancy is a 4th generation Rhinelander resident. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UW-River Falls, and an Associates degree in Veterinary Assisting from Minnesota School of Business - Globe College. She has 25 years in the field and greatly enjoys the laboratory aspects of her job. When not spending time with her husband and three children, Nancy enjoys writing short stories and doing DIY projects.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Anna started as a technician intern in 2018 and has recently earned her own credentials to become a CVT. She loves all aspects of her job, but especially spending time with her patients and all laboratory procedures. In her down time, she loves to crochet, spend time with her husband and two dogs, and read.


Veterinary Assistant

With previous experience in both veterinary and human medicine, Patricia joined our team in early 2023. Her skills in both phlebotomy and client education have proven to be valuable inside and outside of the exam room. A mother of one human, two dogs, and two cats, she stays busy caring for her family and many poultry when not working.

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Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlyn started her career with Homestead Veterinary Care as an intern from Madison Area Technical College and stayed on in an assistant role after graduation. An avid outdoor sports enthusiast, she can be found hunting and fishing when not at work.


Front Desk Receptionist

Michele has been a receptionist with us since 2019. She greatly enjoys meeting and greeting with all of our clients and patients. You will almost never see her without a cat on her lap. In her off time, Michele enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, and reading.


Front Desk Receptionist

Ellie has worked with animals for over 10 years. She enjoys interacting with patients and learning new skills in the veterinary field. When not at the clinic, Ellie divides her time between photography and reading.

Learn More About Homestead Veterinary Care:

Visit us at our clinic today or fill out the form below for non-emergency questions; we'd be happy to answer all of your questions about the care of your pet.

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Contact Our Vet Clinic in Rhinelander, WI

Need an appointment? Please call   (715) 365-7387 to schedule. Appointments cannot be scheduled through email.

Please note: we try to respond to emails within 5 days. If you have an emergency, please call a veterinarian right away.

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