William Stork, DVM
A 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Stork, a cradle flatlander moved to Lake Mills and fell in love with Wisconsin. The Midwestern work ethic, friendly people and rolling countryside suited his blue collar upbringing perfectly.
In practice, Dr. Stork divides his time between the country and the clinic. A confessed fan of James Herriot, he embraces all creatures great and small. He is equally comfortable trimming teeth on tiny guinea pigs, diagnosing dermatology issues in dogs, discussing cat litterbox issues, or repairing a displaced abomasum in a 2000-pound cow.
With goats, horses, dogs and cats at home, animal care is a big part of every day. Free time is primarily spent with his family and friends, or riding his bike around Jefferson or Dane counties.
'As veterinarians, we have a unique opportunity to get to know people, their animals, and the relationships they share. I consider it a privilege and responsibility to help enhance that bond and take it very seriously.'
Dr. Stork is also the author of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic blog. In September 2014, he released his first book, 'In Herriot's Shadow', published by Little Creek Press. In 2016, he followed it with 'Stepping from Herriot's Shadow.' Visit his author page at www.drbillstork.com for updates and more information.
Dr. Beth Wilder is a 2010 graduate of Wisconsin, and her special interests are client communication, education, dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, and pain management. At her previous clinic, she conducted drug trials and introduced low-stress cat handling techniques.
Twenty four hours after her interview, she strolled into the clinic, hung her coat plucked from the set of Happy Days, and was absorbed into the fabric of the clinic as if she’d been there for ten years. Don’t be surprised if she explains a case of kennel cough like something out of Where the Wild Things Are. Dr. Wilder’s mother was a Nurse Practitioner, and described bacteria and the immune system to her daughter using monsters as characters. Beth has had a syringe in her hand since she was seven years old, when their Golden Retriever whelped a litter of puppies in the back of the garage.
While her medicine is cutting edge, off-the-clock she and her husband Dave are straight out of the way-back machine. They can be found cruising the Madison lakes in a custom (by Beth) re-upholstered 1961 Larson boat with gull wings like Johnny Cash’s Cadillac.
A graduate of Jefferson High School, Dr. Gregg Stephan learned to pregnancy-check cows behind Dr. Ed Detmers, shortly before Dr. Stork. His early years in practice were spent in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, until 1994, when he established the Animal Hospital of Sun Prairie. During his tenure, Sun Prairie grew from burb to a city, and AHSP grew into a state-of-the-art hospital. After 23 years at the helm, in the face of family matters and management fatigue, Dr. Stephan stepped down from the practice he established, knowing he still had some gas left in his tank.
Seven months away from the white coat and stethoscope, Greg found himself at the end of his partner Michel’s very last nerve, and missing people and their pets. On a frigid February evening, connected like a blind date by our CEVA rep, Marcy, Dr. Stephan and Dr. Stork found themselves slapping knees and telling practice stories like two old friends. Guaranteed a schedule that will accommodate Musky and Walleye season, Dr. Stephan is anxious to get to know the good folks of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.
Deanna Clark, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Clark moved to Ohio on May 7, 2018. Good luck, Deanna! We'll miss you!