Here’s to your herd’s health.
Our Professional Services Veterinarians are here to provide you with a proactive approach to keep your herd healthy. Each of our five veterinarians understand your challenges and bring years of practical experience with solutions for your success.
ANIMART's Professional Services Veterinarians will work with you and your team of advisers to develop sound herd health programs focused on preventative medicine to reduce herd health risks.
Lance Paulson, RPh MS - Professional Services Manager
Lance started with ANIMART in August of 2015. As Professional Services Manager he guides the company's veterinarians and regulatory staff along with overseeing the pharmacy.
Dr. Armon Hetzel
Upon receiving his DVM from the Kansas State University in 1978, Dr. Hetzel practiced at the St. Croix Valley Veterinary Clinic for 33 years. He is involved in a range of veterinary organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Judge received his DVM and Ph.D from Michigan State University. Dr. Judge is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, National Mastitis Council and a board-certified dairy practitioner of the American Association of Veterinary Practitioners.
Dr. Judge has a thorough understanding of bovine medicine and the dairy industry from his past experiences, which include working for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and operating his own practice in Mount Pleasant, MI. Dr. Judge will bring his knowledge to the Michigan area.
Dr. Vicky Lauer
Dr. Lauer joined the ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian team in September 2013 to analyze and improve calf health as well as work with producers to improve herd health. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Missouri Baptist University. Dr. Lauer received her DVM from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Dr. Lauer is involved in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Dr. Angie Garavet
Dr. Garavet became an ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian in July, 2015. Before starting at ANIMART, she completed her B.S. in Animal Science and went on to graduate from Ross University - School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She then completed her clinical studies at the University of Illinois - School of Veterinary Medicine. Her passion for learning and passion for the industry makes her a perfect fit for ANIMART.
Dr. Garavet is an active member in several associations; American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Mastitis Council (NMC) and Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA).
Dr. Karla Meinholz
Dr. Meinholz started with ANIMART in August, 2015. While attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine she did research on Johne's disease as part of the Johne's Demo Herd Project. Upon graduation she began work at vet clinics in Wisconsin where she practiced for six years. Dr. Meinholz's experience and passion make her an immediate asset to the Professional Services staff.
Dr. Meinholz is an active member in American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).
Dr. Courtney Hayes
Dr. Hayes joined the ANIMART team in 2016. One of her favorite aspects of her role at ANIMART is teaching producers and their employees. She enjoys helping producers stay up-to-date on animal health strategies and assisting them in maintaining compliance with rules and regulations.
Dr. Hayes graduated from Michigan State and received her DVM from the University of Illinois. Her experience includes performing services at a cow-calf practice, working with the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and practicing for over 10 years in New York. Dr. Hayes owns a dairy and is a member in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Dairy Calf & Heifer Association and the Holstein Association.