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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Corriente Veterinary Service!

  • Dr.
    Gary Johnson

    Dr. Gary Johnson has a long history in the horse world. Before becoming a vet, he managed a stable and worked in the showing and racing industries. He began working at Corriente in 1994 after earning his veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota and now owns the practice. Over the years of providing veterinary care to horses, Dr. Johnson has developed a special interest in surgery and lameness/sports medicine. He enjoys expanding his knowledge and keeping up to date with current therapies through continuing education opportunities.

  • 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 Schluter

    Dr. Kelsey Schluter grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Iowa State University where she received a degree in Animal Science and then her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Following graduation she completed a year-long internship at Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital with emphasis on surgery and internal medicine. Her interests include surgery and reproduction. In her free time Kelsey enjoys spending time with her fiance Darin, horse Tucker, and dog Betty.

  • Dr.
    Erika Langfoss

    Dr. Erika Langfoss earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2003. 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. Dr. Langfoss is helping with weekend emergency duties monthly. 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.

    The doctors at Corriente strive to provide high quality care that fits your needs as well as your horses’ needs. They are knowledgeable and skilled in equine dentistry, reproduction, preventive medicine, lameness/sports-medicine, internal medicine, and emergency care.

  • Penny Turner

    Certified Veterinary Technician

  • Amanda Shulfer

    Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager

  • Kaity Springhoff

    Veterinary Technician

  • Kimberly Bier

    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.