Meet Our Team

Our staff includes veterinarians with decades of experience, as well as recent graduates educated in the newest techniques. All of our veterinarians work with you individually and as a team to provide comprehensive care. Our support staff of receptionists, certified veterinary technicians and assistants understand your concerns and provide a superior level of care for you and your pet.

Appanasha Pet Clinic's Professional Team

Dr. Marty Heindel

*Retired December 1st, 2019*

     I have been blessed with almost 31 years of veterinary practice. The blessing is because of you, your pets, and the trust you bestowed upon me. It has truly been an honor and a privilege. I will miss you all! Trust me once again in knowing you are in great hands. The Appanasha team is my second family. Without them, I wouldn’t be here. They have guided, coached and mentored me. They will always be there for you, as they have for me.
    So, my next chapter begins. I will spend more time with my family at our cabin. My son has caught way too many fish without me! I will help a dear friend manage a 200 acre farm near Black River Falls. I will exercise more and eat less...Appanasha’s break room is always full of goodies! I will continue to be blessed.
     I Sincerely Thank You,
     Marty Heindel, DVM

DSCN2390.jpgThe practice of veterinary medicine includes so many different aspects of diagnostic, surgical and medical care. I believe it is important to work with the owner when integrating all the information and possible treatments, and then provide the best practical plan that benefits the patient and the owner.

Dr. Heindel shares his home with wife, Kelli Heindel (M.D), their son Gabe and:

  • Karl (Italian Spinone)

Joined the Appanasha Team: 1988 and retired 2019

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Murray Hurlburt

MH_2017.jpgI enjoy being a part of the Appanasha team and sharing the tradition of complete client and patient care. I am excited about Appanasha's future. We will provide new procedures and technology while continuing to maintain close and valued relationships with people and pets.

Dr. Hurlburt lives with his wife Jeanne, their son Aidan.

  • Roister (Papillon)

Joined the Appanasha Team: 1999

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Dr. Therese Fahner

I am truly thrilled to become a part of the comprehensive, compassionate veterinary services provided by the dedicated team of caregivers at Appanasha Pet Clinic. Animals enrich our lives in so many ways, and I feel fortunate to be able to help families keep their companions happy and healthy. The relationship we share with our pets (whether in the early stages, or after years of unconditional love) will always be at the heart of veterinary medicine, and keeping that relationship strong is my ultimate goal.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Fahner spent the past few years providing care for pets in the Upper Peninsula. She is excited to join the Fox Cities community, and looks forward to serving the families and pets at APC.

Dr. Fahner shares her home with:

  • Whitman, a Domestic Short Hair
  • Dixon, a Domestic Short Hair
  • Dorian, a Domestic Short Hair

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2015

Education: Bachelor of Science in Zoology- Michigan State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Cathy Ohlsen

BioPic.jpgHi everyone! I am so excited to be working with everyone at Appanasha Pet Clinic to bring the best care to clients and their pets. Veterinary medicine is challenging, ever changing and extremely rewarding.

It is an honor to share in the bond between a client and their pets and travel with them on their journey together. My goal is to keep pets healthy and happy and work with clients to tailor veterinary medicine, surgery and treatments to their needs.

Dr. Ohlsen lives with her husband and:

2 Dogs

  • Bailey (German Shorthaired Pointer)
  • Dixie (Saint Bernard)

3 Cats

  • Ninja (Domestic Shorthair)
  • Fancy (Domestic Longhair)
  • Hammer (Domestic Shorthair)

Joined the Appanasha team: 2015

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Dr. Haley Jansen

BioPic.jpgI am very excited to be joining the compassionate and experienced team here at Appanasha Pet Clinic. Veterinary medicine fascinates me because it is an ever-changing field where there is absolutely always something new to learn. Thankfully there is always someone to happily give advice on particularly challenging cases. Everyone here works together in such an amazing way to provide the best possible care for every patient that walks in the door. When I am not spending time at the clinic I have a passion for movies, music, writing, and art.

1 Dog - Chihuahua named Phoenix

1 Cat- Sphynx named Nova

Education: Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Joined the Appanasha team: 2016

Dr. Shauna Lindsley


I am so glad to have moved back home to Wisconsin. I once again get the opportunity to work at Appanasha Pet Clinic and couldn't be more excited! I am thrilled to continue my veterinary career and practice high quality medicine at such an innovative and progressive clinic. I look forward to working with you and your furry friends to develop an individualized plan that will help keep your pet healthy. I also hope to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible using fear free techniques.

Dr. Lindsley is originally from Clintonville, WI. After veterinary school, she completed a one year small animal surgery and medicine internship at the University of Illinois - Small Animal Teaching Hospital followed by a 7 year career at a small animal hospital in Indianapolis.

Dr. Lindsley lives with her husband, Chad, and her three dogs and two cats.

  • Samson (Newfoundland Mix)
  • Dexter (Dachschund)
  • Annabelle (Dachschund)
  • Moxie (Domestic Shorthair)

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2017

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University 2009. Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh 2003.


Dr. Tara Mendez

DR_TM_2017.jpgHello! I am thrilled to join the team at Appanasha Pet Clinic and work in a practice that provides individualized and progressive care for its patients and clients. I look forward to meeting you and your pet to create a tailored plan that will keep your pet happy and healthy throughout all stages of life. I love being a veterinarian because it is a constantly changing field with the unique opportunity to treat animals while enhancing the human-animal bond. My particular areas of interest are veterinary dentistry and client education.

Originally from Menasha, WI, I am excited to return to my hometown and practice in the Fox Cities community. Outside of the clinic, I am passionate about movies, theatre, traveling, and a variety of sports (especially the Packers!).

Dr. Mendez shares her home with:

  • Fellini (Domestic Short Hair)
  • Evie (Bichon Frise)

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2017

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine; Bachelor of Science in Biology, St. Norbert College.

Dr. Heidi Leder

I moved back to Wisconsin in May 2019 after practicing veterinary medicine in Greenville, North Carolina for 7 years and Lakewood, Colorado for 3.5 years.  I couldn’t be more excited to have found a position at Appanasha Pet Clinic.  I love being a part of a compassionate and hardworking team that strives to provide the best care for their patients.  This team is able to provide that care because they understand the importance of the bond between a pet and their owner.  They are family!  I look forward to helping you provide the care needed to keep you pet healthy and happy.

 I am originally from Bear Creek, Wisconsin.  I completed my undergraduate degree at UW – River Falls, and my veterinary degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  In 2015, I became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. 

 I live with my husband and our cat, Stan. 

Joined the Appanasha Team: 2019

Dr. Patty Glover


Dr. Patty grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota where her love for animals was kindled. She completed her undergraduate studies at South Dakota State University and then attended the University of Minnesota, School of Veterinary Medicine. After becoming a Veterinarian, Dr. Patty’s passionate interest in integrative health care choices for her animal patients led her to further her education. She has completed extensive training in Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic and in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Shen Xie at the Chi Institute.

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Partnered with Appanasha: May 2014

Dr. Mary Ann Hittle

*Retired December 31st, 2017*


Joined the Appanasha Team: 1979 and Retired 2017 

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University Of Minnesota School Of Veterinary Medicine; Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Management Team:

Julie Hilker, Practice Manager

April Pinnow, Practice Manager

Veterinary Technicians:

Jennifer W., BS, CVT and Inventory Manager

Nancy D., CVT

Sarah B., CVT and Tech Manager

Deanna F., CVT

Jennifer E.

Brenda W., CVT

Amber G., BS, CVT

Samantha K., CVT

Hannah L., CVT

Abbey K.

Brooke E., CVT

Eeva N., CVT

Veterinary Tech Assistants:

Amanda K.

Marisa W.

Savannah B.

Justine M.

Bayley J.

Client Service Representatives:

Call Center - Paula W., Lisa J.

Client Service Manager - Nikki B.

Front Desk Receptionists - Karen Z., Tracy H., Amy E., Michelle K., April W., Alexandra W., Heather K., Alannah B.

Kennel Staff and Assistants: Molly B., Jenny Y., Michaela M., Jaiden R., Tajha T., Sara S., Grace K., Conner T., Kerrington W., Sidney Z., Addie K.

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7:30 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 3:00 pm