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Meet our Doctors!

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Dr. Alli Dunlop

My love of veterinary medicine began with my grandfather, Dr. Gary Troutman, who was the only veterinarian for a small town in rural Iowa. He embodied the values that I see as important in a veterinarian: compassion, knowledge, a strong work ethic, practicality, honesty, and fairness. Values which I strive to emulate in my practice of veterinary medicine every day.

 

I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and spent most of my childhood there. There isn’t a part of my memory where animals were not a part of it. I grew up with dogs as a part of our family and was always befriending the barn cats on my grandparents’ farm. Over the years I had guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, frogs, many fish, and a snail (god bless my poor mother). Like every young girl (at some point in their childhood) I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. The difference between most young girls and me is that dream never went away.

I spent much of my free time in veterinary clinics before and during high school. I moved to Wisconsin to begin my undergraduate studies in Bacteriology and Genetics at UW-Madison, and went on to earn my degree in veterinary medicine from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

My interest in integrative medicine began during veterinary school. In addition to my required studies, I attended the Chi Institute during my third year of veterinary school and became a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. During my fourth year of veterinary school I become certified in Animal Chiropractic by Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. I also have a special interest in whole food and species appropriate nutrition, and could talk for days about all of the things that good food can do for the body. I'm currently working towards my Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certification (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

I have had the privilege of having an incredible mentor, Dr. Barbara Royal, who continues to teach me the value of integrative veterinary care; incorporating western, eastern and complementary modalities to create the most individualized, effective, and comprehensive wellness plan for every animal.  

 

I opened Integrative Veterinary Service in November of 2015, and have happily settled here in the Milwaukee area with my husband, Drew, our beautiful daughters, Avery and Hayden, and our furry family—a Vizsla named Gunner (my big baby), and the most snuggly (and naughty) Vizsla, Indie. We also have a spunky cat named Lark and our sweet Wren with her insatiable hunger and crooked feline tail.

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Dr. Lisa Kluslow

Dr. Lisa Kluslow

I feel so fortunate to be a veterinarian—there is so much joy and honor being in a profession where the focus is on the welfare of the animals that have no voice! Yet, what I love even more, is what the alternative/ holistic modalities can offer to that welfare! Instead of having to focus on treating illness, I am able focus on the goal of optimal health and happiness. I am frequently awed and amazed by the dramatic response that we get from our patients.  And I have infinitely more options to reach success, by being able to offer: nutritional counseling, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, herbal therapy, laser therapy and exercise and rehabilitation principles. I find great joy in being able to educate my clients on these options, and allow my patients to achieve optimal health!

 

How I got here: I, like many people, have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a kid…yet, by the time I was in college, the thought of four additional years of school and the added debt was too overwhelming. 

I graduated from the UW with a B.S. in both Zoology and Conservation Biology and a Certificate in Environmental Studies. I spent 5 years working in prairie and wetland restoration, but eventually realized that while it was very rewarding, I did not have passion for it.

 

So, I went back to Veterinary School and graduated from the UW-School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Within a couple years of practicing at a traditional small animal practice, I was feeling like “there must be more!” So, I began my undoubtedly life long journey into certification in holistic modalities, including veterinary acupuncture and spinal manipulation, canine rehabilitation therapy, Chinese herbal therapy and TCM food therapy (pending certification).

 

I have practiced in the Milwaukee area since I graduated and recently moved out into the country to be closer to Madison and my family with my husband, Jeff, Grace (my German Shorthair Pointer) and our cat, Jerold. When I'm not working, I enjoy giving presentations on pet wellness issues (nutrition, vaccines and titers, holistic alternatives, injury prevention, etc.) – please let me know if you would like for me to come talk to your interest group!  Aside from work, I most enjoy time outdoors with my husband and Grace! We love to camp, hike, kayak, paddleboard, and snowshoe. When forced indoors, I enjoy metal working, knitting, and pilates and doga!

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Dr. Lisa Kluslow

Dr. Amanda Stowell

It is my great privilege to join the Integrative Veterinary Service Team in spring of 2017!  

My undergraduate study was at UW Oshkosh where I enjoyed competing in college gymnastics while earning a BS in Biology. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. During that time, I obtained valuable skills working in the critical care unit of the school. My work involved a lot of nursing care for patients and I saw how much a loving hand could heal faster!

I have considered myself a protector of the human-animal bond since I was young. It is my belief that healing strongly involves our "intention," in addition to our medicines. I have a love for learning from others and looking at situations from a different prospective.  

My interest in integrative medicine flourished when I started with my own physical and spiritual health. During vet school, I was part of the Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship (CVMF) and traveled to Ecuador to help the indigenous communities take better care of their live stock and thus their own families. When my husband and I started our own family, we had the help and education of a Madison midwife, who quickly showed us the power of client education/involvement in one's own health. It was then I decided I wanted to share this energy with my clients and patients. In addition to therapeutic laser, food therapy, nutraceuticals, and geriatric/end-of-life counseling, I obtained my certification in TCVM and Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2016. My next goal is to become an essential oil advocate and become certified in veterinary spinal manipulation. During free moments, we enjoy many outdoor activities and snuggling our newborn baby boy, Vale, as well as the rest of the crazy humans (Hubby Todd, eldest boy, Harper (7), and spirited girl, Yahna (5)! The sultan of our home is our "nothing-less-than-purrfect" tabby cat, Prince Leo. He allows for us to remain in his home as long as he can participate in yoga, meditation, pillowtop sleeping, sharing your water glass, and baby swing time!  

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Dr. Kristin Nyren

Studying to become a veterinarian was an easy choice when I combined my life-long interests into one passion. I have always been fascinated by biology, psychology, animal behavior, and our bond with animals in all facets of life.  It has become my privilege to help families care for their animal companions. I am here to offer support and guidance as we find the best ways to preserve your bond, their health, and the quality of life for your companion and their special spot in your family.


I graduated from the nearby Greendale High School before attending Lawrence University in Appleton for my undergraduate work and the

UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Additionally, I studied veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida and completed the University of Tennessee's Canine Osteoarthritis Case Manager course. My professional special interests include the human-animal bond, companion animal pain management, striving for fear-free visits for your pet, and doing my best to live up to the standards of animal medical care and compassion for their people set into my mind by my uncle, a veterinary emergency clinician who has been practicing since 1984.

 

When I'm not indulging my interest in photography, most of my time outside of work is spent with my husband (another Greendale High School graduate), and our two children. We currently live in a home belonging to our 2 cats and one aquatic turtle.

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Dr. Aubrey Lyon

Being a veterinarian was my dream for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Big Bend, Wisconsin, my next-door neighbor was a veterinarian. Every year from the time I was about eight years old, I had the opportunity to shadow her on “Bring Your Child to Work” Day.These shadowing opportunities turned into my first part-time job in high school, and I connected even more with this amazing profession. The mentorship that she selflessly offered to me has shaped my passion for veterinary medicine and I am honored to have been able to follow in her footsteps.

 

I completed my undergraduate studies at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. It was during my time there that I gained a “big picture” view of the veterinary profession and began to realize the interconnected role that veterinary medicine plays within our society. Through time abroad in Ecuador and the Galápagos, as well as my physiology research on endocrine disrupting chemicals and reproductive health, I was fortunate to experience firsthand how the veterinary field is uniquely situated at the crossroads of human, animal, and environmental health. To this day, this understanding helps me to better treat each individual patient in my care. 

 

After graduating from Drake University with a BS in Biology and a Certificate in Global and Comparative Public Health, I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis. Additionally, I received my certification in veterinary medical acupuncture through CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

 

My veterinary passions include public health, pain management, geriatric and palliative care, as well as the human-animal bond. I hold a firm belief that there is always something we can do. 

 

I view my role as a veterinarian to be multifaceted and dynamic. I look forward to working alongside you and the animals you love to be an advocate for holistic wellness, disease prevention and to help enhance and strengthen the relationship you share with your pet. 

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Erik and our son Payton. We also share our lives with our sweet rescue pup Elsie who has us very well-trained. We love being outdoors - hiking, camping, and kayaking. I also appreciate a good book and a cup of coffee, tending to my succulent garden, and working on sewing projects.

 

I look forward to serving you and the animals you love!

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  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of California, Davis

  • Certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture – CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center

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Dr. Megan Theisen

My love of animals began at an early age and fortunately I had an aptitude for science and math. I used opportunities in school and 4-H to further my interest and knowledge of animals. I spent much of my free time in high school and undergraduate studies in veterinary clinics to learn about the profession and gain experience. I am fortunate to be a double alumni of the University of Wisconsin - Madison earning my Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2015 and graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.

Through various experiences while in school I developed a keen interest in integrated medicine in order to provide another option for treatment and particularly pain control to my patients. Part of this interest stemmed from my own desire to find alternative treatments to my own personal health concerns. Therefore, I became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2018 after completing the Mixed Animal Acupuncture course . Then in 2019 I completed a veterinarian exclusive course to become a Certified Veterinary Equine Medical Manipulation Practitioner. In 2021 I completed the small animal veterinary medical manipulation course. I have been incredibly fortunate to meet many amazing practitioners along the way who have been invaluable mentors to me.

 

In my free time I enjoy riding horses in the Kettle Moraine, playing piano, reading and spending time with my fiance and family. I currently own a Haflinger horse (Mia), a 11 year old Blue Russian mix cat (Sumi) and 16 week old German Shepherd (Aila).

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