14395 Highway 25, PO Box 24, Pierz, MN 56364

320-468-6666

Litkes Veterinary Service

Large or Small, We CARE for Them All!

WHAT WE DO

MIXED ANIMAL PRACTICE

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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.  

NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Never a dull moment around the clinic. We are always looking forward to the fun work environment.

We look forward to everyday and the unexpected that comes with it!

PET HEALTH

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Pet Health encompasses vaccinations, dental care, yearly wellness exams and answers to owner questions.  Our clinic offers  a variety of flea and tick products, dental and digital X-rays, surgeries from spays and neuters to emergency c-sections and obstructions during clinic hours. 

We offer a full line of in house diagnostic equipment. 

HERE WHEN THEY NEED HELP

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Calving season can be rough when 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

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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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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

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Dr. Litke received his degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  He has 17 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 5 dogs and several cats.  

MAGGIE J. WEHSELER, DVM

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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 4 children and share their home with Ruger their dog.  

CRYSTAL RATKE, Office Manager

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   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. 

NADINE HUNT Veterinary Technician

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    Nadine, is our newest Veterinary Technician starting 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 . 

KAYLA DREILING Certified Veterinary Technician

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 Kayla joined our work family in the fall of 2017.  She received her Veterinary Technician Degree from the Minnesota School of Business and has 10 years of small animal experience.  Kayla and her Fiance Kyle are also part owners of Starry Eyed Brewing in Little Falls. When she has time off she is spending it with her 2 daughters, dog and cats.

JESSICA PERISH Certified Veterinary Technician

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 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 daughter. Jessica also has a hobby farm of registered herefords that take up the rest of her spare time. They also have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a miniature pony.   

TYLER DEMBOUSKI Kennel Assistant

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 Tyler was our very first Kennel Assistant back in 2015 and has returned to us after finishing her first 4 years of pre-vet. She will be with us while waiting to start her last 4 years of college and will hopefully return to our team as a veterinarian.

AMY LARSON Receptionist

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Amy came to us from a previous veterinary clinic in October 2018. Amy and her husband Chris have herefords on their farm. Amy is also very active in helping teach a kickboxing class, loves to travel and is the main attention giver to Frasier in the clinic. 

KAYLA WACKER Kennel Assistant

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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!  

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DOLLY THE ROYAL HIGHNESS

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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!!!

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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!

OUR SERVICES

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EASILY LOCATED

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.

LARGE ANIMAL TREATMENT AND PHARMCACY

Dr. Litke and Dr. Wehseler 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 and Dr. Wehseler are also offering palpation and ultrasound pregnancy checks for your beef and dairy herd as well as vaccination programs and fall cattle work. 

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 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.   

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.