Our Staff

Dr. Dave Wickersham, Owner & DVM
A 1981 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine. He holds a Master’s Degree in Parasitology and Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, also from the University of Illinois. He has been practicing small animal medicine in Wisconsin Rapids since 1982, where he was an associate veterinarian for 4 years, then became a 50% partner for 8 years. Woodland Veterinary Clinic resulted from that partnership splitting. More importantly it came from Dr. Wickersham’s dedication to the community and the overwhelming support of his longstanding clients. 

Dr. Kristie Ponce, DVM
A 2000 graduate of UW - Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UW - Stevens Point. In 2003, after she returned to her hometown of Wisconsin Rapids, she continued practicing as an associate veterinarian in small animal medicine. Having taken a 3-year hiatus in 2008 to devote more time to her family, she returned to the veterinary profession at Woodland in 2011.

Dr. Lisa Karnitz, DVM
Dr. Lisa Karnitz joined Woodland in 2012 as an associate Veterinarian with 8 years of small animal experience, including two in academia as a Resident Veterinarian for the Veterinary Technology Department of Globe University in Wausau. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004 from the UW - Madison and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from UW - Stevens Point.

Jara, CVT
Jara graduated from Globe University in Wausau with an Associates in Applied Sciences in the field of Veterinary Technology.  She has successfully passed the CVT exam and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Jara has been working at Woodland since July 2012 and she always has a smile on her face.





Doug - Support Staff




Joanne- Support Staff




Kimberly- Support Staff




Purrl - Support Cat