Spirit of 76th Veterinary Clinic
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7606 W. Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53219
- Hours We Are Open:
- Mon-Th: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
- Fri: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
- Info On Detailed Hours
Spirit of 76th opened for business for the Milwaukee area in April of 1980 in place of the old 76th gas station that occupied the site. Hence the origin of our name. The original staff was one kennel tech, one receptionist, one technician and the owner, Dr. Stan Thieman. Over the years, thanks to our loyal clients and support from our community, Spirit has grown to be one of the top veterinary practices in southeastern Wisconsin. Both the staff and the building has grown to accommodate the the needs and wants of our clients. In 1999, a small addition was added to the west side of the building. In 2003 Dr. Thieman decided it was time to retire, Dr. Troy Semandel, a doctor working under him, took over his legend and bought the building and business from him. Shortly after, in 2007, the major addition was made to give more exam space, surgical capabilities, ultrasound, kennel area and office rooms. Since then, the clinic has grown to be a four doctor practice. We provide care in all aspects of your pets well being, including preventative health care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, ultrasound, orthopedics, internal medicine, behavior consultations and boarding. Spirits goals have always been to provide the best veterinary care, like our motto states, "we treat your pet like they're our own." which has stood the test of time! Spirit of 76th Veterinary Clinic will continue to grow along with the times to provide our community with the best, most up to date medical and surgical care for your pets.
Spirit of 76th Veterinary Clinic Services
- Behavioral Medicine
- Blood Transfusions
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Rabbits and Small Mammals
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Spirit of 76th Veterinary Clinic Staff Profiles
Dr. Troy SemandelWest Allis native, graduated from Central High in 1988. Went on to the University of Madison where he received his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1995. After he graduated, Dr. Troy, as he is called, went on to practice at Hollywood Animal Hospital in southern Florida which is the largest private practice in the state of Florida. This is where he received additional training in emergency and internal medicine and surgery. In 1998 Dr. Troy moved back to his hometown and began practicing at Spirit of 76th Veterinary Clinic. When Dr. Stan Thieman retired in 2003 Dr. Troy took over the business and began the renovation as to what you see today.
Dr. Troy's interests are in internal and preventive medicine, orthopedics, and exotic animals. In his spare time, he keeps active playing hockey. He played in college at the University of Madison, overseas in Sweden, was a member of the Milwaukee Flyers in the Great Lakes Hockey League for 18 years, and currently, he has the team called the Spirit 76thers on the Milwaukee Metro Hockey League. He enjoys playing hockey and golf, watching baseball games and going camping. He istarted his own hobby farm, including chickens, goats and honey bees!
Years in Practice: 18
West Allis Central High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Canine orthopedics, internal medicine and exotics. He sees: Dogs, Cats, Small Animals, Reptiles
Dr. James VossI was born and raised in southeast Wisconsin. I attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for veterinary school. Finishing school, I initially worked as a large animal veterinarian in Watertown, WI. After a few years, I moved back to SE Wisconsin to work as a small animal veterinarian, where I remain today. I have a cat named Betsy that I have had since the start of vet school. In my spare time, I enjoy playing and recording music, and competing in various water and winter sports. Along with cats and dogs, I also enjoy seeing and treating all pocket pets.
Years in Practice: 10
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Surgery and internal medicine. He sees: Dogs, Cats and Small Animals.
Dr. Kathleen BlessingOriginally from the Chicago land area, she is a diehard bears fan. But please, don't hold that against her. Wisconsin area holds a special place in her heart because she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in Kenosha. She is Irish, and very proud of that fact. During her time at Parkside, she studied abroad in Ireland for 5 months. There she learned that culture of her relatives, and shadowed a large animal veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary School in 2009. She has a special interest in behavior, ultrasound and the special species, aka: pocket pets. During her free time, Dr. Kathleen Blessing likes to walk with her three dogs and laugh at her 3 cats. She also enjoys reading, watching TV, and spending time with her husband.
Years in Practice: 6
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Behavior and ultrasound. She sees: Dogs, cats, small animals and reptiles.