Chris Gensler DVM
University Of Illinois 2003
Being a native of Illinois, I grew up near Peoria on a small beef farm where my love of animals was ignited. Early on I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian as I always enjoyed working with animals. Whether I was helping my Dad with the cattle or "doctoring" the old barn cat, that is what I liked to do. I was fortunate to have a great veterinary clinic near my home town. Dr. Jim Withers and Dr. Dick Calhoun, were wonderful mentors giving me a job, and a lot of great experience at their clinic through my high school and college years. With my family's support and my mentors guidance, I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2003 with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2005, I moved to Lake Mills with my wife, also a veterinarian. Initially, I practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian, enjoying both the challenge and variety it allowed. As my interests developed I found I was drawn more to working with companion animals and loved the medical and surgical challenges that I was presented with. Considering my love of companion animals and my commitment to excellence, I decided to focus only on companion animal medicine. After practicing locally for several years, I decided to establish the Tyranena Veterinary Clinic in 2011.
I am excited to be raising my young family and building a practice in such a wonderful community. I look forward to seeing you soon.