Animal Hospital of Chetk/North (Rice Lake)

941 24 1/2 Street
Chetek, WI 54728


Dr. Kamran Khan Animal Hospital North Rice Lake Chetek Veterinarian

Dr. Kamran Khan, Hospital Owner

Dr. Khan graduated from the Ross University of School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed his clinical training at Purdue University - School of Veterinary Medicine. He had been a certified veterinary technician from 2006-2010. Dr. Khan has completed internships at Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota and at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, where he was also the Assistant Director of the Mammal Nursery. His special interests include emergency and critical care, preventative medicine, and feline medicine. 

Dr. Khan is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is also a USDA Category II accredited veterinarian. This means that Dr. Khan can complete international health certificates for all animals, including birds and reptiles. Dr. Khan also spent a year as an adjunct instructor at Globe University, he taught Veterinary Hematology, and Small Animal Nutrition to veterinary technician students. 

Dr. Khan took over the Animal Hospital of Chetek after it's former owner and founder, Dr. Rene' Carlson, left to become president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Carlson had founded the Animal Hospital of Chetek based on the principle of providing the highest quality care available. Dr. Khan is honored to maintain the extremely high standards the Hospital's founder had established and expounded on those standards when he built the Animal Hospital North in 2017. 

When Dr. Khan is not at one of the Animal Hospitals he can usually be found in the weight room at Dunamis in Chetek or the Olympic Center in Rice Lake. He spends his weekends fishing, playing basketball, or watching football at his home in Chetek with his wife, daughter, their two sons, and their five cats - Synder Pelt, Sprout, Schrodinger, Stormy-Smithers, and Stark.

Dr. Mike Kuchevar Animal Hospital North Rice Lake Chetek Veterinarian

Dr. Mike Kuchevar, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kuchevar graduated from the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed several clinical externships in small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Kuchevar has worked at the Dallas Zoo in the medical facility, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.  His special interests include avian medicine, and ultrasonography. He was in the animal health field for 10 years before attending veterinary school. 

Dr. Kuchevar is widely regarded by his peers to be a superior surgeon and diagnostician. 

In his spare time Dr. Kuchevar enjoys spending time with his wife - fishing, snowmobiling, working on cars, building decks,  playing with his dog Olivia, and above all else cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. Valerie Schuster 

Dr. Valerie Schuster joined our practice in June 2019. A Wisconsin native, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2017.  She spent two years practicing in the Madison area, before deciding a small town lifestyle closer to family was a better fit for her. 

Dr. Schuster's professional interests include veterinary ophthalmology, nutrition, dentistry, and pathology. Dr. Schuster is also a USDA accredited category I veterinarian. 

When not at work most of her time is spent with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, staying active, and with her many dogs. You may occasionally see her as a referee or an assistant coach at local basketball games - staying close to her roots as a D1 college basketball player. 

Dr. Schuster has three dogs. Two Golden Retrievers: Stewie, who works at the Barron elementary school, Elsa who is scared of fish, and finally her Min-Pin named Maya.