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Dr. Charlie Arntson

My name is Dr. Charlie Arntson. I am a 1968 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. I spent the first several years practicing in Minnesota. In 1975-76 I was fortunate enough to spend time practicing in Africa. Upon my return, I continued my veterinary career in Minnesota until 1990 when I purchased Kindness Animal Hospital and moved to Chippewa Falls.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

I attend continuing education meetings on a regular basis. I also use the Veterinary Information Network frequently to consult on cases and keep up-to-date on new medicines and techinques for small animals and birds.

In my spare time I like to go bicycling and sailing. I am a member of the Lake Wissota Yacht Club. My wife Mary and I have four grown children, several grandchildren and a toy poodle named Zoey. Our home is in Chippewa Falls.  


Robin has worked at Kindness since 1996. She is our veterinary assistant and also a receptionist. Robin says she likes working at the clinic as there is something different happening every day. During her free time she enjoys working on projects around her home and getting in an occasional bike ride. Robin lives in Cadott with her dog Maddie and 2 cats Puff and Rudy.



Shari is our receptionist at Kindness and has worked for the clinic since 1998. She enjoys chatting with the clients and meeting all of their pets. Shari says this is a great place to work as we are pretty much like one 'family' here. She lives in Eau Claire with her husband and a household full of pets including dogs, cats and several birds.



Meghan is originally from the Wausau, Wisconsin area where she lived on a hobby farm and her love of working with animals grew. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in biology and a minor in both chemistry and business. Her future plans are to become a veterinarian, working with large and small animals, and maybe even run her own clinic. Meghan spends a lot of her free time with her own fur-babies. She currently has two pudgy bunnies, Latte and Bunbun and a camera shy dog who's a chihuahua mix named Bear



Rachel is currently a junior at University of Wisconsin of Eau Claire, but grew up in the Madison area. She is studying biology, psychology, and chemistry, and is planning on attending Veterinary School in the Fall of 2017. She has a cat named Ignotus, but he is living with her parents until she graduates. In her free time Rachel likes to play soccer, watch hockey, read (especially Harry Potter), and watch netflix.

Paws and Claws Total Dog

Paws and Claws Total Dog  offers grooming services at our clinic. Paws and Claws is a family owned business, operating in our area since about 1996. They offer basic dog grooming services including nail trimming and painting (if requested), ear cleaning, bathing, grooming, clipping, and brushing as needed for your particular kind of dog. Cat grooming is also available. Just call at (715) 834-9201 the clinic to set up your appointment.

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