Barney Smith, DVM, DABVP — Chief of Staff
Dr. Smith has been Chief of Staff at the Animal Hospital of Verona since 2004. He grew up in Northwest Illinois, and currently resides in Verona. He received both an undergraduate degree and DVM degree from Iowa State. After graduating in 1981, Dr. Smith worked at several small animal practices in Milwaukee and Madison before joining us.
Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board Veterinary Practitioners. This organization, which recognizes the highest standards of veterinary care, has certified him as a board-certified specialist in companion animals. He is one of only six small animal veterinarians in the state with this certification. We feel so lucky to have such an experienced and accomplished Chief of Staff treating our beloved patients here at the Animal Hospital of Verona!
Dr. Smith's areas of interest within veterinary medicine include surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and exotic animal medicine. Outside of work Dr. Smith likes outdoor activities and cooking. He also enjoys spending time with his family and pets.
Christopher Voss, DVM
Dr. Voss has been a veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Verona since 1998. A native of Wisconsin, he grew up in West Middleton and currently resides in Verona. He received both an undergraduate degree and DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin. After graduating from veterinary school in 1996, he practiced in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. As a child, Dr. Voss brought his pets to the Animal Hospital of Verona, so he just couldn't pass up an opportunity to work here!
Dr. Voss' medical interests include ultrasound, surgery, and animal behavior. He appreciates establishing close relationships with his clients and their pets, similar to a family practitioner in human medicine. Dr. Voss spends his leisure time watching sports, hiking, reading and listening to music. He also values spending time with friends, his wife and three children who are always on the go. There is a lot of action at his house, supplied by a yellow lab named Juniper, a noisy beagle named Murray and his three cats Elliott, Charlie and Vern.
Brian Hoelscher, DVM
Dr. Hoelscher joined our team in January 2011. Growing up in southern Illinois, he now happily resides in New Glarus, Wisconsin. He received an undergraduate degree in medical biology from Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville in 2001 and undertook his veterinary studies at Ross University, earning a DVM degree in 2005. Prior to joining Animal Hospital of Verona, he spent time practicing in both Sun Prairie and Oregon, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the International Academy of Pain Management, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Hoelscher has extensive training and experience in the field of advanced veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. He uses his training and experiences not only to educate pet owners on the importance of dentistry in their pets, but also to provide continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary staff across the country. Dr. Hoelscher prides himself in offering the highest level of oral care for his patients by offering the most up-to-date skills, techniques and equipment. Some of these procedures include root canal therapy, orthodontics, guided tissue regeneration and numerous periodontal and oral surgeries. He has also worked with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF), which provides volunteer dental care to animal sanctuaries and zoos across the world.
Dr. Hoelscher believes in providing the best medical care possible to his clients and the cherished members of their family. He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and oral surgery, canine behavior, anesthesia, senior care and pain management. Outside of work he enjoys hockey, running, hiking and coaching his son's hockey team. Dr. Hoelscher also has a passion for beekeeping. Dr. Hoelscher has many pets including two donkeys - Sal & Sabina, a German Shepherd mix named Sydney, two German Shepherds named Wesley and Stanley, a cat - Petey and over 100,000 honey bees!