Michelle Krusing Weidenkopf, DVM
I grew up in suburban Chicago and came to Madison for college in 1986. I started my practice in Madison and called it my home for many years until moving to Wisconsin Dells recently. My mobile practice covers a large portion of Southern Wisconsin and on occasion I travel into northern Illinois. Horses are my passion, so it was natural to begin practicing equine medicine after attaining my veterinary degree in 1995.
A few years after starting my practice I sustained a knee injury and after nine months of western medical treatment, without healing completely, I decided to try acupuncture and the results were so amazing I trained to become a veterinary acupuncturist. I completed my training and testing through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and began using acupuncture and herbs as a treatment options for my patients.
In 2001, I completed my training at Options for Animals - School of Animal Chiropractic and I became certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. While in practice I developed a strong interest in the importance of proper body mechanics and nutrition for overall health. Chiropractic care, good equine dentistry, quality nutrition and proper hoof balance all lead to healthy body mechanics and are critical for joint health and soundness.
In 2010, I decided to leave general practice to allow myself to focus on holistic medicine. I continue to use an integrative approach to equine medicine in addition to practicing holistic medicine on companion animals and livestock.