Our Philosophy

Star Prairie Veterinary Clinic believes that all animals deserve the best health care whether for preventative measures like vaccines and parasite control or for emergency care when sick or injured. Dr. Halfen treats your pets like they are her own pets. She believes in treating all animals as individuals and tailors the vaccine, parasite and nutrition recommendations to the individual. She strongly believes the preventative health care for your pet will save you money.

Dr. Halfen has over 10 years of experience as a breeder and enjoys working with other breeders on selecting the best breeding stock. She is knowledgeable in genetic testing, health screening recommendations for numerous breeds, and pedigree analysis. She has been doing breeding consulting and seminars on breeding and genetics for years on the East coast and is excited to have the opportunity to work with breeders in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Puppy evaluation and behavior consults are two of her areas of interest. She has been actively training dogs for many years and has earned over 50 titles on her own dogs from AKC (American Kennel club) and other venues. She will happily evaluate your puppy for any behavioral issues to be aware of and help you get any problem behaviors under control. She also is happy to consult with owners before they purchase their new puppy on how to find a healthy puppy and a responsible breeder, as well as what healthy issues you can expect with certain breeds.

Dr. Halfen advocates for those looking to adopt a dog or cat to contact the local shelters. She works with shelters and rescue groups to help with unwanted or lost pets. She offers a free exam for pets obtained from several animal shelters in the area.

The clinic welcomes visitors and is involved in local high school and college job shadowing programs, working "hands-on" with students interested in the field of veterinary medicine.

The clinic is located in a remodeled village church in downtown Star Prairie. The clinic offers a variety of brochures and information for pet owners-from puppy and kitten care to geriatric pet information. We also have a list of lost and found pets in the area. We serve the local communities of Star Prairie, New Richmond, Somerset, Osceola, and Amery.