THE SPECIAL DOCTORS

 

Below  are the people that the Feather cannot be without.  These are the doctors that treat the wild birds.  Not all of the animals that come to us need expert care from a vet, but when they do these doctors come through with flying colors.  They donate not only their education, but  also their skills, equipment, time and love.  They are very special people.  They treat wild animals because of who they are and how they feel about the "other" beings we share this world with. 

 

 

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WOLF RIVER VET  CLINIC-NEW LONDON WISCONSIN

 

Dr. Jim is pictured here with a 33 year old bald eagle.

Dr. Ziegler graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  He started the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic in 1996 and has focused his efforts on companion animal medicine and surgery since that time.  His special interests include canine reproduction, orthopedic surgery and animal welfare.

 

 

 

Doctor Mark is pictured here examining an immature coopers hawk with a broken leg.

Dr.Baetke graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.   He has been practicing small animal medicine in Northeast Wisconsin since.  His special interests include complimentary therapies such as chiropractic, homeopathy herbs and nutrition.

 

 

 

These baby bald eagles nest was hit by lighting in June 2005.  They were taken to Animal Medical Center for treatment.  Their feathers are quite badly burnt and will have to spend the winter and spring to see it the damage is permanent. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the immature bald eagles made a release on Dec 10,2006. The other one still waits for a complete molt. Wm Powell and Don Baumgartner did the release.  Powell's bird was a car hit from September 2006.

 

 

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The following two doctors are the first ones to care for patients at The Feather.

 

 
Dr. Miller came to us in late 1987 and was our very first vet.  He cared for all the animals for us up until his death on September 6, 1997.  The last bird we took  to Gregg was  a common nighthawk in the late summer of 1996.   He told us then that he would no longer be doing wild animals because of his health. Each year during migration, when we hear the nighthawks overhead our thoughts turn to a caring person that we dearly miss in our lives.  Gregg made a difference in our lives and also in all the birds that he cared for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Clarke Poad came into our lives in 1991.  Dr. Poad had been way ahead of us in rehabbing wild animals.  He and his staff always found time for the wild things.  We learned most of what we know from this gentle man.  Through the years we became more than just rehabbers to him, we became friends.  Clark's kind, soft ways with animals taught us more than any text book ever could.  Dr. Poad has since retired to his "castle" outside Appleton with his friend (and wife) Theresa.  We know for a fact that if needed, he is still just a phone call away to guide us.

 

 

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