Doctors

Dr. Mike Knoll
Veterinarian – Plain
Dairy/Swine Medicine

Growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Knoll developed his interest in veterinary medicine after spending time at his uncle’s dairy farm. He attended Michigan State for both his undergraduate and veterinary medical degrees, with a keen interest in animal health and problem solving. After graduating in 1986, he joined River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Plain and now focuses on bovine reproduction, health and surgery as well as swine health and production.

Dr. Knoll and his wife, Patty, have four adult children: Pete, Bob, Kim and Tim. The entire family works within the health field. When not working, Dr. Knoll spends time with his family and Pepper, the beagle, and enjoys hunting, forestry and other sports.

Dr. Jill A. Janssen
Veterinarian/Owner – Plain
Dairy Medicine

Dr. Janssen grew up on a farm in Rock Falls, Illinois with Angus cattle and hogs. From the age of five she knew she would be a vet and a few years later majored in Animal Science at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. After graduating from veterinary medical school from the U of I, she did an ambulatory internship with the university before joining River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Plain in 1999. Her main interests lie with reproductive health and ultrasound, but also enjoys calf management.

With her husband, Clint, Dr. Janssen has three children: Emily (8th grade), Ryan (5th grade) and Dylan (K6). The family has two dogs, George and Bella, the cat PinPin and three rambunctious kittens, Rose, Jack and Striker. Dr. Janssen enjoys supporting her kids in all their extracurricular activities as well as gardening, canning and reading.

Dr. Matthew McGlynn
Veterinarian/Owner – Reedsburg
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. McGlynn grew up in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, and received his undergraduate degree from UW-LaCrosse.  Initially, he worked in cardiology research at UW-Madison. He went on to earn his veterinary medical degree from UW-Madison in 1993 and then moved to Reedsburg where he practiced at Reedsburg Veterinary Clinic. In 2009 the clinic was purchased and merged with River Valley Veterinary Clinic.  He believes in providing excellent care for your pets, and has a special interest in providing options for the care of older animals. Dr. McGlynn and his wife Diana have three children.

Dr. Ashley Kruse
Associate Veterinarian – Reedsburg
Dairy/Beef Medicine

Dr. Kruse grew up on a 70 cow dairy farm in Stetsonville, Wisconsin. She received her veterinary degree from UW-Madison in 2009, and joined River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Reedsburg in 2009. She focuses on dairy herd health management and services, and large animal medicine.

Dr. Kruse and her husband Marc have two sons: Owen (1.5 years) and baby Graham (2 months).

Dr. Dustin Lochner
Associate Veterinarian – Plain
Dairy/Beef Medicine

Dr. Lochner was raised on a 225 cow Holstein dairy outside of Lodi, Wisconsin and developed an interest in helping farmers be successful and maintaining the health of an animal while maximizing her profitability. He went to UW-Platteville, majoring in Animal Science before attending veterinary medical school at UW-Madison. After graduating in 2010, Dr. Lochner worked for ABS Global in Madison before joining River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Plain in 2013.

Recently married to his wife, Holly, Dr. Lochner enjoys hunting, softball, volleyball, curling and gardening. He also frequents Brewer, Packer and Badger games.

Dr. Nessa Moellers
Associate Veterinarian – Reedsburg
Dairy/Beef Medicine

Dr. Moellers was raised in Ridgeway, Iowa on a 750 cow dairy and crop farm that also does custom swine finishing. Her interest in veterinary medicine developed when the vet would come to the farm for herd work. She attended Iowa State for both her undergraduate (Animal Science) and veterinary medical degrees. After graduating in June 2015, she joined River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Reedsburg with a special interest in dairy informatics.

At the home farm, Dr. Moellers parents are joined by her two brothers, three nephews and niece. Her sister is at Iowa State getting a master’s in plant breeding. In her spare time, Dr. Moellers enjoys being with her friends and family as well as pontooning on the Mississippi River.

Dr. Carrie Bargren
Associate Veterinarian – Plain
Dairy/Beef Medicine

Dr. Bargren grew up in a suburb outside Milwaukee where the only cows were the five at the zoo and those at the State Fair. She was interested in large animals from an early age and developed interest in dairy medicine during undergrad at UW-Madison (Genetics) while working with dairy cattle on research projects. She attended veterinary medical school at UW-Madison and joined River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Plain after graduating in June 2015. Her interests lie with neonatal calf and transition cow management as well as herd-based health problems.

Dr. Bargren’s parents remain in Milwaukee and she has a sister who is an ER doctor in New York City. She has recently acquired a kitten, Lucy. In her spare time, Dr. Bargren enjoys being with her family as well as going sailing, hiking, camping, kayaking, cross-country skiing, reading and baking.

Dr. Erin Murphy
Associate Veterinarian – Reedsburg
Dairy/Beef Medicine
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Murphy (ne Harris) grew up in West Bend, WI and although wasn’t raised on a farm, she fell in love with cattle during an introductory agriculture course during undergrad at UW-Madison (Animal Science, Dairy Science). Since then she has milked at several dairies, assisted in dairy-related research and drove tractor for a custom harvest crew. Her initial interests were in reproductive physiology but Dr. Murphy was drawn to veterinary medicine by the role veterinarians play in applying research to the real world to improve both animal and human health. Dr. Murphy graduated from the veterinary medical school at UW-Medicine in 2016 and joined River Valley Veterinary Clinic-Reedsburg shortly thereafter. Her interests lie in reproductive medicine, soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology.

Dr. Murphy and her husband, Steve, are recently married and live in Baraboo where they are kept busy with two Siamese cats, Pearl and Finn. When she is not working, Dr. Harris loves to plan and go on backpacking and kayaking trips, cook delicious food and garden.

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