Luanne Schumacher, DVM
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Luanne Schumacher is a 1991 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Madison before purchasing the Marshall Pet Care Clinic in January of 2003. She is a member of the AVMA and WVMA. In her spare time Luanne enjoys relaxing with her husband Curt and three children, Mandy, Jacob and John. She also enjoys gardening, skiing and spending time up North. She lives in Marshall with her family and Daisy Mae (an Australian Cattle Dog Mix), Roxie (a Border Collie Mix), and their five cats: Frank Lin Tataglia (the crazy one eyed cat), Moses Sahto Gagliano, Lilly - Lady of the Lillies, Frederick Ferguson Fredrickson, and Mocha.
Christa Hunley, DVM
Christa grew up in Verona, Wisconsin. After an active duty tour in the Navy, she decided that troubleshooting pets would be more gratifying than troubleshooting airplanes. Christa graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and joined Marshall Pet Care as Associate Veterinarian in 2006. She is a member of the AVMA and WVMA. She currently lives in Sun Prairie with her husband, Trevor, two children, Jackson and Reagan, her sneaky beagle mix named Iris, Rascal her mischevious beagle, Angus the tough kitty cat and their other sneaky cat Willy who loves "counter surfing". In her spare time Christa enjoys knitting, cooking and fly fishing.
Ruth Clark, DVM
Dr. Ruth Clark grew up in Fort Atkinson, WI, and is a graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School. Dr. Ruth graduated in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and then spent her first 11 years practicing emergency medicine at Veterinary Emergency Service in Madison, WI. Today she can be found providing general practice care in North Lake, Madison and now here in Marshall. She is excited to be close to her home community! Dr. Ruth is Vice President of the Board of Directors for Capital K9s, the nonprofit organization that provides funding for Madison Police Department’s K9 unit. She is a member of the AVMA and WVMA. Ruth and her husband live on a little farmette in Lake Mills with their 2 children, 2 cats, 3 dogs and an ever expanding flock of chickens. In her free time, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with her family and friends and finds relaxation through cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time in and on the water, preferably with a canine companion.
Linde Roelke, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Linde graduated from MATC in 2012 and has been with our clinic since 2014. When not working, you can find her hunting, kayaking and attempting to snowboard. She currently lives in DeForest with her husband Andrew and their little daughter Rylie, along with their fur babies, Carlos the cat, Nikka the pitty princess(Pitbull), Penelope Rose who is a bit of a challenged English Bulldog and Porkchop the interesting Frenchie that you just have to meet to even try to understand.
Katie Braithwaite, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Katie has been with Marshall Pet Care since August of 2017 working as a veterinary assistant and graduated from the Madison College Veterinary Technician Program in May of 2018. Previously she milked cows at a local dairy farm and has enjoyed the transition from large to small animals! When not at work, she likes to spend time reading, improving her Euchre skills, and trying her hand at amateur photography.
Tonya graduated from UW-Platteville in 2004 with a B.S. in Agricultural Education. After working with agricultural entrepeneurs and a horticulture business she joined the clinic in 2006 finding her true passion was with animals. Her other passions include riding her motorcycle as much as she can, exploring nature and reading. Her cat named "Pooch" graciously allows her and her husband to live with him in Marshall and they also took in "The Incredible Hulk" a few years ago. (See below) It took a while after Hulk's passing, but a sad little kitten came into the clinic in June of 2020 that had some pretty serious health concerns. Tonya raised her back to health with the intention of fostering her. Finding that she was not a good canidate for adoption due to some health concerns, she got the name Annie May and currently lives at Tonya's house, but comes to work daily to "supervise"the clinic.
Emily joined our team in February of 2021. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in May of 2020 with her Veterinary Technician Degree. While she has graduated from school, she still has to finalize her degree by passing her Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) which she will be taking this September. We are certain she will pass with flying colors!! When she is not working you can find her reading, playing with her dog Kodi and studying for the upcoming VTNE. When you see her, be sure to wish her luck!
Office Supervisor and General Entertainment
Annie May came to us in June of 2020 as a 2.5 week old kitten that was very, very sick. Tonya took her home to foster, hoping she would survive the weekend. Well... survive she did! She kind of became the new clinic mascot coming to work with everyday. As she grew, it was apparent she had some nasal deformities that would make her life and care a little more challenging. Therefore, Tonya and her husband decided it was in her best interest to remain in their care. Plus they may have fallen in love with her a little too. She still comes to work to oversee the clinic since she's not sure the clinic ladies can do it on their own without her "assistance", but goes home with Tonya every night. She's definitley not "the Hulk", but we think he is looking down with approval.
The Incredible Hulk
This little guy was found in a dumpster in October of 2014. He had about three feet and a tail in the grave, but with a LOT of care he survived. He still had some pretty major medical issues that never went away, but he had a pretty good life. In September of 2019, the Hulk ate something he should not have eaten which blocked up his intestinal tract. He was taken for surgery to the Veterinary Emergency Service, but with his medical issues, he would not make it through surgery. The decision had to be made that was best for Hulk. He passed peacefully in his momma's arms (Tonya) on September 22nd. He is currently supervising operations at the rainbow bridge taking in new animals everyday. We miss him DEARLY, but know he's keeping busy at the bridge waiting to reunite us with our loved ones long missed...