14395 Highway 25, PO Box 24, Pierz, MN 56364
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320-468-6666 24 Hour Emergency Service

LITKE'S VETERINARY SERVICE
Large or Small, We CARE for Them All!

WHAT WE DO

MIXED ANIMAL PRACTICE

Our clinic offers a mixed animal practice with herd health schedules for dairy and beef.  Our doctors offer ultrasound and palpation pregnancy diagnosis, vaccination programs and spring and fall cattle work.  

EMERGENCY HELP

Our staff is available for emergency services for both small and large animals.  From a calving, to a canine c-section, to laceration repair, or porcupine quill removal, we are here to help!

PET HEALTH

Pet Health encompasses vaccinations, dental care, yearly wellness exams and answers to owner questions.  Our clinic offers flea and tick prevention products as well as dental products to promote healthy teeth and gums.  We also have a full line of diagnostic equipment to help identify your pet's health needs.

HERE WHEN YOU NEED HELP

Calving season can be rough if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate.  Our Doctors do on farm IV treatments for sick dehydrated calves, but our staff can treat scouring, dehydrated calves in clinic as well.

CLIENT EDUCATION

Our staff offers large animal educational seminars to help our producers raise a high qulaity product.  Past topics have been Culture Based Mastitis Treatment, Scour Prevention in Calves, Vaccinations and Risk Management Assessment of Calves.  

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Our staff loves our community and works with the schools to educate students about options for careers in veterinary medicine.  We also take part in community celebrations as well as hosting an annual Customer Appreciation Day for our amazing clients!  

MEET OUR AWESOME STAFF

JAMIE D. LITKE, DVM

Dr. Litke received his degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  He has 16 years of large and small animal experience in the Pierz area, with an emphasis on beef and dairy.  He and his wife Michelle have 4 children and share their home with 4 dogs and several cats.  

MAGGIE J. WEHSELER, DVM

Dr. Wehseler received her degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  She is seeing small animals, dairy, large animals and ruminants.  She and her husband Leo have 3 children and share their home with a cat and a dog.  

KATELYN M. STEFFENS, DVM

Dr. Steffens recieved her degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  She is seeing small animal patients, camelids, small ruminants and large animal patients.  She is also enjoying all the dairy experience in the area.  She and her dog Lupin, live in Pierz.  

AMY KRUSE, OFFICE MANAGER

Amy graduated with a degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  She and her husband operated a dairy farm before moving to Minnesota.  She and her husband Lowell have two sons and share their acreage with 5 horses, two dogs and several cats.  

CRYSTAL RATKE, LEAD VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Crystal is a Pierz native and received her Veterinary Technician degree from the Minnesota School of Business in 2011.  She brings over 7 years of small animal and lab experience to the practice.  She and her husband Nick live in the Pierz area with their two children and share their acreage with 2 dogs and cats.  

DEVYN WINKELMAN, CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Devyn joined our practice in May of 2015.  She received her Veterinarian Technician degree from the Minnesota School of Business.  She brings small animal and lab experience from Banfield Pet Hospital.  She and her husband Cody have one son and share their acreage with 3 dogs, 2 cats, chickens and a tortoise.  

KAYLA DREILING, CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Kayla joined our work family in the fall of 2017.  She received her Veterinary Technician Degree from the Minnesota School of Business and has 8 years of small animal experience in the Little Falls, Brainerd and Sartell area.  Kayla and her significant other have one daughter.  

HOLLY BATTERMAN, VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Holly received her Veterinary Technician Degree from the Minnesota School of Business in 2014 and has worked in the Veterinary Field for the last 4 years.  She lives near Pierz with her daughter and enjoys spending time with their dog and horse back riding.  

ASHLEY YOUNG, KENNEL ASSISTANT

Ashley graduated from Pierz High School in 2017 and is attending Central Lakes College in the pursuit of a degree in Pharmacy.  She helps us out with cleaning, filing, inventory, appointments, customer service and many other duties.  

FRASIER, PUBLICITY CHAIRCAT

Frasier has been with our clinic since 2013 and has sole responsibility of Litke's Veterinary Service Facebook Page.  He LOVES to greet customers and offers them hugs when needed.  He also enjoys long naps and has been known to cause mischief in the clinic frome time to time.  

DOLLY, FRASIER'S LOVELY ASSISTANT

Dolly is a stray kitty that found her forever family with Litke's Veterinary Service.  Dolly enjoys meeting customers, taking long naps on comfortable surfaces and giving Frasier advice.

THANK YOU!!!

Our team is passionate about animals and love their jobs because they can give your pets and livestock the quality care they deserve.  THANK YOU for the opportunity to care for your pets and livestock!!  Your business and support is greatly appreciated!

OUR SERVICES

EASILY LOCATED

We are easily located on Highway 25 just north of the Highway 25 and 27 intersection on the southern edge of Pierz.  Our parking lot is easily accessible from the highway and has plenty of turn around space for your truck and trailer.

LARGE ANIMAL TREATMENT AND PHARMCACY

Dr. Litke, Dr. Wehseler and Dr. Steffens have extensive experience with dairy and beef cattle, horses and small ruminants.  They offer on-farm diagnosis, surgery and vaccinations. Herd health appointments can be set monthly or as needed.  Dr. Litke,  Dr. Wehseler and Dr. Steffens are also offering palapation and ultrasound pregnancy checks for your beef and dairy herd as well as vaccination programs and fall cattle work.  The doctors are on call for emergency sick calls and calvings.

ON SITE MASTITIS CULTURE DIAGNOSIS

Our clinic offers on site Mastitis Culture Diagnosis.  This allows producers to get a quick answer as to what may be the cause of abnomal milk, mastitis, or a high somatic cell count (SCC).  Dairy producers can collect a sample of milk in a sterile container, chill or freeze the sample and drop it off at the clinic.  There will be preliminary results in 24 hours with final results in 48 hours, with a treatment recommendation.  Our goal is to help producers make smart treatment decisions and not use unnecessary amounts of antibiotics.  We can also help troubleshoot chronic mastitis cows and herd level staph aureus elimination programs.   

ONLINE COGGINS TESTING AND HEALTH CERTIFICATES

 Traveling with your horses to shows, sales and trail riding requires proof of negative Coggins and a health certificate.  We now offer online Coggins and Health Certificates that can be downloaded onto your phone or computer.  Call to schedule an appointment, allow at LEAST one week prior to your event to ensure getting results in time.   

SMALL ANIMAL DIAGNOSTICS, SURGERY SUITE AND X-RAY

For your pets, we offer health exams, litter exams,  microchipping and vaccination programs.  We also offer surgical services for your companion animals to include spays, neuters, declaws and hernia repair.  For orthopedic procedures, we work with Dr. Cal Kobluk of Central MN Surgical Services.  We offer digital radiographs for quick diagnosis and the ability to consult with Twin Cities Radiology if needed.  

FRIENDLY, COMPASSIONATE STAFF

 The team at Litke's Veterinary Service are passionate about animals and love their jobs because they can give your livestock and pets the care they deserve.      Litke's Veterinary Service's mission is to deliver the best diagnosis, care, and treatment possible, while remaining compassionate towards the animals and their owners. Caring for animals is such a rewarding job, and we take it seriously.