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.
We look forward to everyday and the unexpected that comes with it! As a clinic we love to hang out and have fun. Our work environment is not what you would usually find and is one of the highest compliments we receive.
Pet Health encompasses vaccinations, dental care, yearly wellness exams and answers to your questions. Our clinic offers a variety of flea and tick products, dental and digital X-rays, surgeries ranging from spays and neuters to emergency c-sections, obstructions or urinary blockages during clinic hours.
We also offer a full line of in house diagnostic equipment and do send samples off an needed.
Calving season can be rough when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate or has Her own plan. Our doctors can do on farm IV treatments for sick and dehydrated calves, but our staff can also treat scouring, dehydrated calves in clinic as well.
Our staff offers large animal educational seminars to help our producers raise a high quality product. Past topics have been about culture based mastitis treatment, scour prevention in calves, pink eye prevention and treatment, BQA, vaccinations and risk management assessment of calves.
We love our community and work with the schools to educate students about options for careers in veterinary medicine, patient care and what to expect when coming to our practice. We also take part in community celebrations as well as hosting an annual Customer Appreciation Day for our amazing clients each year!
Dr. Litke received his degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He has 18 years of large and small animal experience in the Pierz area and has recently taken more interest in equine care. Jamie and his wife Michelle have 4 children and share their home with 5 dogs, a few cats, chickens and whatever else him and Michelle can find to bring to their loving home.
Dr. Wehseler received her degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is seeing small and large animals alike but does have a special interest in dairy cattle and will never turn down a spicy kitty. Maggie is from the Brainerd area and is happy to be back close to home. She and her husband Leo have 4 children and share their home with their dog Ruger and 2 rabbits.
Dr. Gapinski received his degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. He started with us March of 2020 and has fit into our veterinary family perfectly. Dr.Gapinksi is seeing small and large animals along with pigs, chickens and small ruminants. He grew up in the St.Cloud area on a beef operation that he is still very active with today. We are excited for Dr. Gapinski to be here with us!
Crystal is a Pierz native and received her Veterinary Technician Degree from MSB in 2011. She has been the lead technician for multiple years and took over as Office Manager in 2018. She and her husband Nick live in Pierz with their 2 kids and share their acreage with Ranger their hunting lab, 2 cats and a new beef calf each year. She is knowledgeable in Large & Small Animal.
Jessica joined our work family in August of 2018. She received her Veterinary Technician Degree from the Minnesota School of Business in 2013. Jessica and her Husband Aaron Live in Long Prairie with their 2 daughters. They also have 3 dogs, 2 cats, a miniature pony, 1 hereford and chickens. Her and Aaron will be out hunting and fishing any chance they can get.
Nadine is a Veterinary Technician who started in late November of 2018. She graduated from Argosy University in 2011 and have worked at 2 other small animal clinics. Nadine lives on 20 acres with her husband and is in the process of filling the land with animals. Nadine spends as much time with her 4 grandchildren as she can on her days off .
Stephanie is our newest technician, and we are happy to have her. She graduated from Ridgewater in 2015 with her Veterinary Technician degree and has been at one other practice for 5 years. Stephanie and her Fiance Ryan live in Foley with their 4 dogs, 2 cats and 8 chickens and are planning on getting married in September. In her spare time she is fishing, 4-wheeling, hunting and at the cabin soaking up the rays.
Tyler was our very first Kennel Assistant back in 2015 and has returned to us in May of 2019. She finished her first 4 years of pre-vet and will be with us while waiting to start her last 4 years of college. Tyler is planning on becoming an equine veterinarian but honestly, the sky is the limit for this smart young lady. We hope she will return to our team as veterinarian one day.
Amy came to us from a previous veterinary clinic in October 2018. Amy and her husband Chris have beef cattle on their farm along with 4 dogs and 2 cats. Amy likes to travel as often as possible, help on the farm and is the main attention giver to Dolly in the clinic. We love having her as the face of our clinic. She is the best!
Kayla is a 2016 graduated from Pierz High School and is attending St.Cloud Tech in the pursuit of a degree in nursing with the goal of becoming a Pediatric Cardiovascular NP. She helps with cleaning, filing, inventory, appointments, customer service and everything else we need with our busy day!
Brooke is a true cowgirl and is always doing something with her 3 horses. She started as a kennel assistant in February of 2020 and caught on quick with our fast paced clinic. She will be starting 11th grade in the fall and planning on attending college to become an equine veterinarian. Brooke loves to travel, spend time with family and of course ride and train horses along with barrel racing.
Dolly was a stray kitty that Crystal found in 2014 and promised Dr.Litke we would be finding her a different forever home. Well it turns out her forever home is with us at Litke's Veterinary Service. Dolly enjoys meeting customers, long naps, eating and taking advice from no one.
Our team is passionate about animals and love their jobs. They can give your large and small animals the quality care they deserve. THANK YOU for the opportunity to care for your pets and livestock!! Your business and support is greatly appreciated!
We are 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 space for your truck and trailer to turn around.
Dr. Litke, Dr. Wehseler and Dr.Gapinski 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. Gapinski are also offering palpation and ultrasound pregnancy checks for your beef and dairy herd as well as vaccination programs and fall cattle work.
Our clinic offers on site Mastitis Culture Diagnosis. This allows producers to get a quick answer as to what may be the cause of abnormal 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.
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.
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.
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.