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Dear Friends and Clients of Corriente Veterinary Service,
The family of Dr. Gary Johnson, DVM 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. Gary passed away peacefully at home on March 13th with family by his side while listening to a documentary about the origins of the horse. Veterinary medicine was not only his profession but was
We want to thank you for entrusting the care of your animals to Gary, his associates, and staff over the past 25 years of his service. Having a trusted team in
place during his illness was a comfort to him and we are confident that you and your animals will continue to receive the highest quality of care and support from the veterinarians and staff at Corriente.
If you are able, please join us for a Celebration of Gary’s Life on Saturday March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 160 8th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Again thank you, MaryJo & Brandon 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 Johnson wanted to address the Corriente Veterinary Service family:
I would like to take this chance to update my Corriente friends. I have recently had a series of health concerns that have led to a diagnosis of cancer. While cancer is never a diagnosis someone wants to hear, it is a new challenge and a fight that deserves to be fought. It will mean that there are days when I will be unavailable in the clinic and may not be able to go out on farm calls. I will be available to support Drs Blackburn and Schluter both in person and by consultation.
Drs Blackburn and Schluter as well as the entire staff of Corriente have been extremely supportive as I get my health concerns addressed and my treatment started. They continue to provide top quality medicine, surgery, lameness, dental, and reproductive health treatments in addition to regular health maintenance and vaccination support for your horses.
There is nothing that I look forward to more than being with and caring for my equine friends and patients. I also look forward to continuing to serve my clients and their needs. Among my greatest satisfactions in life is the opportunity to help horses and their owners. If you have questions for me, please feel free to leave me a message or send an email. My clinic direct email is [email protected]. While it sometimes takes a while to respond to all of the emails, I do read them all and will get back to you. Thanks again for all of your concerns, prayers and best wishes. I look forward to seeing you all soon!
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 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 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.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager
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.