Vets on Staff

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.

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Lance Paulson, RPh MS - Director of Professional Services

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.

After graduating from the University of Stevens-Point he received his Professional degree in Pharmacy as well as his Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lance is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and looks forward to becoming involved in agriculture-related associations as opportunities arise.

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. 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. Hetzel has been a member of the ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian team since 2011 and contributes his expertise in bovine medicine, surgery, and knowledge of computer programs such as Dairy Comp 305 and PC dart to analyze the health of dairy herds.

Dr. Larry Judge

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 brings 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. Jim Heier

Dr. Jim Heier

Dr. Heier joined the ANIMART team in early 2019. He attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls for his undergraduate and went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been working in production medicine for over 30 years focusing mainly on dairy cattle as well as horses.

Dr. Heier continues to be involved in the FFA Alumni, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), National Mastitis Council and is certified in Food Armor and Farm Program. Dr. Heier looks forward to helping producers stay on the cutting edge for information in the dairy industry.


Dr. Megan Tiffany

Dr. Megan TiffanyDr. Tiffany joined ANIMART's northeast vet team in 2017. Her focus is ANIMART's Pennsylvania customers. Dr. Tiffany studied biology at Wilkes University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Science with a major in food animal medicine.

There has never been a time when agriculture wasn't a part of life for Dr. Tiffany. She was raised on a dairy farm in northeast Pennsylvania. The family farm has transitioned into a beef operation and Dr. Tiffany and her husband have become partners in the family business. Dr. Tiffany is happy to use her knowledge and experience to help improve customers' operations. 

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