It was not uncommon for Wisconsin vets to visit their patients in the winter, but for the first few months of 2018, Wisconsin had only one veterinarian clinic.
It was in the midst of a major health crisis and Wisconsin’s population of more than 7,000 people was at an all-time low.
And then in mid-February, the state announced it would shut down its only rural veterinary clinic, the Madison Veterinary Clinic.
It’s not clear why the Wisconsin Veterinary Clinic shut down, but it could have been a number of factors, including a lack of funding, a lack, for example, of a full-time director and staff, or a combination of the three.
“We have a lot of people that are working and looking to get jobs in Wisconsin, so there’s a lot to do,” said Lisa Hough, the clinic’s administrator.
“But the primary thing we have going for us is that we have a strong staff.”
The Madison Veterinary clinic was open for more than 25 years.
It’s now closing because the Wisconsin Legislature did not approve a $1.2 million budget to maintain it.
When the Wisconsin legislature did not authorize funding for the Madison clinic, Hough said the clinic was forced to seek help from private donors.
The clinic is in need of $1,400,000 in state funding to keep it open, she said.
It also has to find a new director, which is what led to the clinic closing.
The clinic has been able to pay its staff members through their Medicare premiums and will pay its bills, Hrough said.
In the end, the facility’s closing will not affect the health of the state’s population.
In fact, the only difference is that the Madison Clinic will be losing one of its three veterinary residents.
Dr. Mark Stauffer, a veterinarian at Madison Veterinary Medical Center, says that while his staff is no longer working there, he will still visit the facility in the future.
Stauffer said that his staff had the most success in terms of treating patients.
“We did a lot with the animals,” he said.
“We had more success with the sick dogs than any other veterinary clinic in the state.”
Dr, Paul Bowers, a retired veterinarian at the Madison Vet Clinic, said that he is glad that Madison’s veterinarian clinic closed, but that the community needs help.
“It’s a tragedy that it happened in Wisconsin,” he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“There is a lot that needs to be done.
There’s not enough money in the system to maintain this facility.”