Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Corriente Veterinary Service! 

We strive to provide high quality care that fits your needs as well as your horses' needs, including preventive medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, reproduction, lameness/sports medicine, routine and emergency care.

  • Dr.
    Rebecca Blackburn

    Dr. Rebecca Blackburn grew up on a small horse farm in southern Wisconsin fostering her love for all things horse from an early age. Dr Blackburn earned a bachelor's degree in Genetics and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UW-Madison. She has a special interest in preventative and internal medicine and has been a great addition to our practice. In her free time she enjoys playing piano and is an avid reader.

  • Dr.
    Kelsey Bierbaum (was Schluter)

    Dr. Kelsey Bierbaum (was Schluter) grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Iowa State University where she received a degree in Animal Science and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. We are very happy she joined our team following completion of a year-long internship at Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital with an emphasis on her special interests of surgery and reproduction. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband Darin, horse Tucker, and dogs Betty & Daisy.

  • Penny Turner

    Certified Veterinary Technician

  • Amanda Shulfer

    Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager

  • Kaity Springhoff

    Certified Veterinary Technician

  • Kimberly Bier

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Katie Burant

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Ruthie
    Clinic Supervisor

    Ruthie was born in 2007 and joined the Corriente team the same year. She enjoys greeting clients and checking on the patients at the clinic when it doesn't conflict with her main interests of napping and eating.

  • Dr.
    Erika Langfoss

    Dr. Erika Langfoss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin Dr. Langfoss worked at Corriente from 2003-2010. She is now employed as a District Veterinarian for the Division of Animal Health at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection but helps us out from time-to-time to emergency shifts or calls during seminar events. 

    Dr. Langfoss enjoys spending time with her children Ashtyn and Gage with their horse and sports activities. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and reading.

  • Dr.
    Gary Johnson

    Dr Gary Johnson passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 with family by his side. His family would like to thank you for all of the prayers, cards, gifts and well wishes that you sent during his battle with cancer. Words cannot express our deep gratitude for your kindness. 

    After decades of providing veterinary care to horses, there is nothing that Dr. Johnson looked forward to more than being with and caring for my equine friends and patients. Among his greatest satisfactions in life was the opportunity to help horses and their owners.