Advanced orthopedic training 2009
Acupuncture Training- Chi Institute, Gainsville, FL 2004-2006
UW-Madison Veterinary School 2000
UW-La Crosse - Microbiology/Chemistry 1992

Work Experience
Owner of Park Falls Vet Clinic/North Country Veterinary Clinic, LTD since 2003
Emergency/Referral only practice - Greensboro, NC
Small Animal Practice, Multi-vet Practices in Madison, WI
International veterinary work - New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland, France, Spain, and Scotland
Assisted in developing a vaccine for Shipping Fever, Ames, IA 1992. Packed horses and lead guided tours in Yellowstone National Park and Durango, CO 1988-89

Surgical - orthopedic, soft tissue, and eye
Internal medicine - diabetes, thyroid conditions, kidney
Ultrasound - advanced courses in cardiac and abdominal
Emergency Care, Behavioral, Dentistry, Preventative Medicine, Wound Care,
Opthalmology, Oncology - Chemotherapy, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Loves outdoor recreation - biking, swimming, hiking
Ran cross-country 4years in college and played soccer
Pets have included dogs, cats, horses, and a rabbit. Currently we have 2 dogs, saltwater fish, chinchillas that just had babies, a hedgehog and sure to add more.
Family includes 7 year old identical twin daughters, a 2 year old daughter and a dedicated and fantastic husband of over 14 years.
Currently teaching Spanish


Dr. Lynda Ludwig, DVM

Caring for animals has been a passion since I was a young girl. I am proud to bring my surgical and medical experience back to my hometown area.


Park Falls
Phone 715-762-2079
FAX 715-762-2722


Phone 715-339-6777
FAX 715-339-6577

Dr. Mike Riggle, DVM

University of Wisconsin, River Falls – Bachelors of Science in Biology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1982

Work Experience
I have practiced with North Country Veterinary Clinic for 3 years, following 27 years with Medford Veterinary Service where I gained extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery including ACL repair, elbow and hip dysplasia, patellar luxation repair, shoulder disorders and simple to complex multi-fragmentary fracture repair.

I have a deep love for the outdoors and consider myself a die-hard grouse hunter and I am member of the Ruffed Grouse Society.  I have
been involved with the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club and Wisconsin Conservation Congress for many years. In addition to hunting in the fall I enjoy making maple syrup in the spring.

I have three grown sons, all of whom are pursuing careers in human medicine. I own two Llewellin Setters who are my faithful hunting buddies.

Dr. Ailena Baum, DVM