About Dr. Suzanne McKichan
Veterinarian and Owner, Dells Equine Veterinary Services
and Dells Equine Veterinary
Dr. Suzanne McKichan is a lifelong horse owner and understands the relationship you have with your horse. Since horses are the only focus of this business, she has ample experience, knowledge, and skill, and comes prepared with the specific medications and supplies that it takes to care for your horses.
Dells Equine is a relationship and customer service-based practice. In fact, recent surveys of why clients choose Dells Equine highlighted excellent customer service and communication as two of the top reasons. Clients also appreciate the comfort of building a long-term relationship with their veterinarian so that at each appointment you can pick up where you left off.
Whether you are new to horses, new to the area, or are ready for a change in veterinarian, please give Dr. Suzanne a call and she'll be happy to talk to you.
Get to Know Your Horse's Doctor, Suzanne McKichan and family
I grew up in Stoughton, WI (near Madison) where I was exposed to veterinary medicine by being a volunteer kennel cleaner/dog walker at a local clinic. I also developed a passion for horses and acquired a pony in fifth grade. Through middle school and high school I spent all of my free time with my pony, and later, a Quarter Horse. Choosing large animal veterinary medicine was an easy decision because it allowed me to combine my love of animals and the outdoors with my interest in science and medicine.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and started my career in central WI but relocated to Wisconsin Dells in the summer of 2013. I quickly saw the need for an equine-focused practice in the Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo/Reedsburg and surrounding areas and launched Dells Equine to the appreciation of many horse owners and businesses.
I enjoy all aspects of equine medicine and surgery, from routine wellness appointments where everyone is happy and healthy, to lameness and medical workups, critical emergencies, vetting endurance competitions, work with non-profits, and public speaking and teaching events. I am active in American Association of Equine Practitioners, Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association and online equine veterinarian discussion lists, and enjoy reading the latest equine medical research as it comes out.
Another area of interest is international and cross-cultural veterinary medical outreach. I was able to work with indigenous villages in Ecuador through Christian Veterinary Mission and will be going on more trips in the future. Ask me about it!
My husband, Ryan, makes it possible for me to operate this practice with his understanding, support, and many talents. We have a son named Levi and a daughter named Rylee who are on the road with me occasionally. Thank you for being so kind to them. We have four horses and enjoy a lot of trail riding.