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. Cori O'Brien

 Dr. O’Brien graduated from Midwestern University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She then completed an internship in Shelter Medicine at the Dumb Friend’s League in Denver, Colorado. She finally made her way back to her home state of Wisconsin to join the Healthy Pet team in their grand opening of Healthy Pet Altoona in March of 2022. 

Dr. O'Brien has the honor of being the very first practicing veterinarian in the city of Altoona, and she has done a fantastic job of providing care for the cities pets. 

Dr. O’Brien’s special interests include: collaborating with animal rescue organizations, feline medicine, and small animal internal medicine. She prides herself on maintaining a high standard of care and establishing strong relationships with clients. 

In her spare time, Dr. O’Brien enjoys yoga, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and spending time with her 5 kitties that she has adopted across many states over many years- Ace, Benji, Finn, Rue and Reina. 

 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.

While Working in Chetek and Rice Lake Dr. Schuster quickly became one of the most in demand veterinarians in Barron County. She has since moved to Eau Claire and we are glad to have her at Healthy Pet Altoona.

Dr. Schuster's professional interests include veterinary ophthalmology, nutrition, dentistry, and pathology. Outside of veterinary medicine, most of her time is spent with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, staying active, and with her many dogs.