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Katrina Brickner, DVM


I am a Wisconsin native, born and raised in Merrill. I was bitten by the horse bug at the early age of 9 when I started taking riding lessons and helping muck pens at a local barn. My babysitting and birthday money was scrimped and saved until I could buy my first horse at the age of 10; a deal which I proudly brokered myself. Throughout school I was involved with local gymkhanas, barrel races, and the local PRCA sponsored Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo. My love of horses and biological sciences led me down the path of veterinary medicine.

While studying Animal Sciences at UW-Madison, I was a reproduction extern at WECH and stayed on as a repro technician for a season post-graduation.  I then attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, where I was fortunate to work in the embryo transfer department and assist with research at the CSU Equine Reproduction Lab. My main interest is in advanced reproduction of the mare and I plan to continue on to a theriogenology residency following my internship at WECH.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, baking, and reading as well as being active and outdoors with my dogs, Poppy and Vienna, my quarter horse, Riley, and my boyfriend Kia.

Katrina Brickner