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Companion Animal Hospital Kenosha

Companion Animal Hospital Kenosha

4415 52nd St | Kenosha, WI 53144

Call 262-237-8962
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Quality Medicine
  • Wellness Plans
  • Excellent Client Service
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Companion Animal Hospital in Kenosha, WI is a full service companion animal hospital. Our veterinary clinic is located in Kenosha, minutes from Racine and Pleasant Prairie, WI and northern Lake County, IL. It is our commitment to provide quality vet care throughout the life of your pet.

We strive to continually provide thorough and conscientious treatment and care. The doctors and staff at Companion Animal Hospital are committed to providing up-to-date diagnostic, medical, and surgical techniques, as well as providing the latest in preventative medicine recommendations.

Ask us about our Wellness Plans. A simple monthly payment covers your pet’s necessary wellness exams, recommended vaccinations, and even dental cleaning, if you wish. The plans are tailored to the health needs of each individual pet. We invite you to take advantage of these services and encourage you to consider one of our convenient, affordable Companion Wellness Plans.

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Dr. Scott Petereit
Dr. Scott Petereit

Graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, Dr. Petereit brings over 20 years of clinical small animal medical experience to Wolf Merrick Animal Hospital. His interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine and employing diagnostic modalities of ultrasound and endoscopy. He works hard to thoroughly educate pet owners about their pet's care in order to help them make the best decisions regarding their well-being. Dr. Petereit is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Petereit volunteers his time to providing veterinary care to homeless pets at The Buddy Foundation, a no-kill shelter located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. When he is not helping pets he spends his time with his wife and three young children including the family dog, Tyler. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish, in addition to hiking and snowboarding.

What made you want to become a vet?
I always loved the sciences and had raised one type of animal or another throughout my life. As a kid I hatched and raised chickens, pigeons, and even had a pheasant as a pet; I had salamanders to turtles, gerbils to guinea pigs, and even raccoon kits at one time. I got my father to take me to buy a dog with money I had been saving for two years when I was nine years old. When it was time to plan a career, veterinary medicine was the obvious choice.

What has been your most rewarding moment as a veterinarian?
No one particular moment stands out. Generally, when you can help a pet that is truly suffering or ill and help heal their illness to return them to the arms of their happy owners...this is always a big reward.

If you weren't a vet, what would you do?
My second career choice was to be involved in some sort of wildlife management career. Perhaps I might be in this field now.

What animal scares you more than any other?
Maggots...Yuck! Unfortunately, I have seen some animals that were so debilitated that their wounds were infested with maggots. I have nightmares about maggots.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
This is still a work in progress since I am still raising three children with my wife. Years from know I hope I can look back and say that this was my greatest accomplishment.

What do you see as the greatest danger toward household pets?
Dental disease and obesity. I see both these health issues lead to significant disease on a daily basis.

What is the most exotic animal you have treated?
A coati mundi. Basically South America's version of a raccoon. In veterinary school I assisted with a black bear and a Siberian tiger...what an awesome animal!

What is your favorite comfort food?
I've never met a cheeseburger I did not like.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Cigarette butts thrown from a car window.

Name 4 things people might be surprised to know about you:
I was charged by a brown bear once in Alaska
I was a college cheerleader
I am a pretty good snowboarder
I can still walk at least 20 yards in a hand stand

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Dr. Laura Rau-Holl
Dr. Laura Rau-Holl

Graduated from Michigan State University. Dr. Rau worked in Wisconsin for a few years, then moved to East Peoria, IL and continued to work there. She took a break from practice while her children were small, but now that the children are in school, it was time to return. Dr. Rau is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her practice interests include internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Rau enjoys spending time with her husband and children and most of their activities, such as biking, boating/watersports, and camping, center around family. On her own, Dr. Rau likes running/working out, cooking, and perhaps to a lesser degree, chauffeuring the kids to and from their activities. She volunteers as needed in their classrooms as well. They have a cat named Peter, fish, and 2 Bess beetles as pets.

What made you want to become a veterinarian?
I started college with the intention of becoming a registered nurse. My running coach gave me the book All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot with the advice "consider it". Raised on a working dairy farm, I always had animals around me - cattle, cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, so veterinary medicine seemed like a good choice.

What has been your most rewarding moment as a veterinarian?
I cannot recall a specific moment that sets itself apart from the others. The reward as a veterinarian, to me, comes from many different facets of the job. It is rewarding at a personal level to help pets and clients through difficult situations and illnesses. It is rewarding as a doctor to solve the health puzzles that pets can present us.

If you weren't a vet, what would you do?
I would probably be a registered nurse as I originally planned.

What animal scares you more than any other?
Horses. They are a beautiful, athletic, intelligent creature, but I do not feel I have the "horse-sense" to interpret their body language and work with them safely. Most horses have me figured out pretty quickly, though.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
I have many personally significant accomplishments, but cannot rank any particular thing as a defining moment. Big things, certainly becoming a veterinarian was big, but at the end of the day, my family means the world to me.

What do you see as the greatest danger toward household pets?
Obesity. So many illnesses and quality of life issues stem from obesity. As a pet owner, I know that some days it is so easier to give a treat or food to make our pets happy, but most pets would be just as happy to be played with or go for a walk.

What is the most exotic animal you have treated?
Hedgehog. I saw a couple of hedgehogs in my early days in practice. They are covered in small quills. They tuck their head in and curl up into a ball when they are frightened. Unless they could be coaxed out of their ball with some TLC, anesthesia was needed to even examine them.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Brownies. You can never go wrong with chocolate.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Disorganization. I don't mind the presence of "stuff", as long as there is order to it.

Name 5 things people might be surprised to know about you:
I am a farm kid. I was raised on a dairy farm in Michigan.
I am the last-born of my parents 6 daughters. Yes, my parents were raising crops and milking cows with all girls to help them. Better still, I am 14 years younger than my youngest sister.
I have ran from Grafton, WI to Milwaukee, WI-- 26.2 miles.
I am domestic. I sew, cook, and craft.
I am a pretty decent boat driver, if you ski or board--- fishermen probably do not see it that way.

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Dr. Ellen Reinke
Dr. Ellen Reinke

Dr. Reinke attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is particularly interested in internal medicine and behavior. She is excited to join the Wolf Merrick team to help. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Reinke enjoys spending time with her extended family, reading outside, and training her border collie, Rory, in dog agility. She also owns a polydactyl tabby cat named Zelda. She is new to the Kenosha area and is looking forward to spending time getting to know the city!

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