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The Veterinarian's Oath:
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Small Animal Hospital Staff - Doctors
Dr. Diane Bennetts
Dr. Lora Marheine
Dr. Lora Marheine fulfilled her childhood dream to care for animals when she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1979. After graduation, she provided care for farm animals, horses, dogs, and cats in central Wisconsin and Chicago, before joining the staff of the Small Animal Hospital in 1983.
Dr Marheine and her husband have three adult children. They currently share their home with a tank of fresh water tropical fish, and 2 dogs - Ripley & Bailey - who were both rescued when in need.
In her spare time, Dr. Marheine enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and continuously training and exercising the dog. Favorite books include Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and anything by James Herriot, the author of All Creatures Great and Small.
Dr. Nancy Vogel
Dr. Vogel grew up in Wauwatosa, and attended college in Olympia, WA and River Falls, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Prior to joining the staff at Small Animal Hospital she worked in Oak Park, IL and Thiensville, WI. She has been practicing at Small Animal Hospital since 2001 and sees dogs and cats. She lives in Grafton with her husband and son. They share their home with 2 cats and a Standard Poodle. In her spare time Dr. Vogel enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking.
Dr. Becky Banks graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Prior to joining Small Animal Hospital in the spring of 2014, she worked in emergency medicine for several years and then as a primary care veterinarian in both Burlington, Vermont and Madison, Wisconsin. She is elated to return to her hometown of Milwaukee and to be a part of a team that shares her philosophy of utilizing preventative medicine to improve and maintain patient quality of life.
Becky has been "fostering" two cats, Dr. Wu and Oscar, for 13 years and 8 years respectively. Although Becky lost her best friend, a mutt named Sarge, in 2013, she has accepted an application to fill the position from a rescue Bull Terrier named Cookie. Dr. Banks is also currently trying to obtain entry into The Guinness Book of World Records for having the tallest pile of medical charts on her desk.
Dr. Marit Gorr received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from UW Madison in 1984 and practiced as a Registered Dietitian in industry as well as in a clinical hospital setting. In 1998, Dr. Gorr returned to UW Madison to complete her Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Milwaukee Metro area for over 20 years. She has provided care for dogs, cats and small pocket pets. She is pleased to be joining the Small Animal Hospital and looks forward to serving you and your pets.
Dr. Gorr shares a home with her husband and two children. The family also includes two Shetland Sheepdogs, Kipper and Findley. Additionally, she has a very special cat named Lady Jane that she rescued. For fun, Dr. Gorr enjoys tending her seasonal vegetable garden as well as her perennial flower beds. She also enjoys baking, biking, kayaking, and snow shoeing.
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