Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic

955 1st Avenue
Cumberland, WI 54829


Our Doctors

Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic - Dr Eric Stone Pet Care Vet Dog Dr. Eric Stone received his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic in 1993 when it was called the Cumberland Veterinary Clinic and specialized in dairy medicine. His love of dogs and cats brought change to the prosperous dairy practice and helped make it what it is today - a successful mixed animal practice especially known for its friendly and compassionate care of dogs and cats.

When it comes to his practice philosophy, Dr. Stone is very adept at getting to know his patients and their families. He always wants the very best care for his patients and understands that each pet is an individual and each owner's expectations can differ. Dr. Stone strives to work with his clients to come up with the best course of treatment for each individual pet.

Dr. Stone has a special interest in veterinary dentistry and has taken additional courses aimed at providing great dental care for pets. It has also been said many times by his veterinary staff that he has a wonderful way with cats.

Dr. Stone is married to Diane and they have two sons, David and Ben, who are both off at college now, and a daughter, Kate, in high school. In the summer, he spends many of his free weekends camping with his family, enjoying the beautiful outdoors of northwest Wisconsin. Additionally, Dr. Stone has volunteered countless hours as a Boy Scout Leader and as President of the Cumberland School Board. His favorite pets include his three dogs, Gracie, Regan and Walter, and his cats, Daisy and Putz.


Dr. Thomas B. West received his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He joined our team in 2004 and specializes in dairy herd management. He is passionate about his work and strives to offer his farm clients the best possible care. Dr. West is also committed to keeping his knowledge and practices current in order to meet his clients' needs and keep up with the progressive changes and demands of his field.

When Dr. West is not busy at his clients' farms, he is very busy with his family and his numerous outdoor interests. Inspired by his son Lucas, who has owned and operated his own greenhouse for several years, Dr. West and his family have undertaken the project to build and manage three more large greenhouses near their home. They tend a small vineyard and harvest grapes annually, as well as care for eleven horses on their farm. Dr. West and his family are loving owners of two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Thamanga and Tiweto, and his wife Vicky is occasionally involved in breeding and showing them. They also are involved with a Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue and occasionally foster dogs in transition to new homes. Dr. West is also devoted to his children, Lucas, Isabella and Amie, who are very active in a variety of other interests including 4-H, music and sports.


Dr Angie Ruppel with pet Baxter Northern Lakes Vet ClinicDr. Angie Ruppel graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After working for four years at a busy inner-city veterinary clinic in Milwaukee, she joined the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic in 2007.

If asked what she enjoys most about her job (besides the endless puppies and kittens, of course), she will say it is being challenged by complex medical cases. She is always researching to find new and improved ways of treating specific diseases. She has had additional training in Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Food Therapy and practices integrative medicine when she gets the chance. She welcomes the opportunity to use a combination of Western Medicine (pharmaceuticals) and Eastern Medicine (acupuncture, herbs and food therapy) to treat illness.

Dr. Ruppel is married to Robert and has four children, Harrison, Nautica and fraternal twins Wren and Rhowen. She also cares for and loves an English Setter named England and twin cats Flash and Spot. She considers herself a "foodie" and when she is not working she is either cooking or otherwise thinking about food.

Dr. Ruppel's first dog she had with Robert was a Great Dane named Baxter. She will always have a special place in her heart for Great Danes.




Our Support Staff

Krissy Sellent with pet Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicKrissy Sellent is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been with us since September of 2000. She will be the first one in line to meet your dog and get a hello kiss from him or her. She is happily married to Brent, a local dairy farmer and they have three children, Bailey, Noah and Ian. Additional family members include a Labrador Retriever Mix named Zoey and a cat named Tiger. In her free time, Krissy enjoys coaching soccer and volleyball and swimming in Beaver Dam Lake.

Marie Sellent, CVTMarie Sellent is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined our team in July 2002. She is a strong advocate for our patients, whether she is contacting rescue organizations for pets in need of re-homing or talking to clients on how to recognize pain in their senior pets. She lives on a hobby farm with her husband Travis and their two children Hunter and Sarah; they raise beef cows, chickens and geese. When Marie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family in activities such as geocaching, bike riding and watching the kids at their wrestling tournaments. Their family of pets includes a black Labrador Retriever named Buddy and two cats, Princess and Scooter. 

Kiersten Nowaczyk with pet Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicKiersten Nowaczyk is a receptionist at our Shell Lake office. She has worked in the veterinary field for eleven years and joined our team in November of 2008. She is beloved to staff and clients alike for being wonderful at her job. From comparing silly pet stories, troubleshooting why a puppy is not getting potty-trained or making sure a pet emergency is seen promptly, Kiersten is always here to help. She lives on a small homestead that is home to two horses, six dairy goats, forty poultry, ten barn bunnies, seven house rabbits, two Border Collies, three cats and a very lazy ferret. She is married to Bruce and has two daughters, Cheyenne and Brynn. In her free time, Kiersten volunteers countless hours in organizations including 4-H and the Washburn County Fair. Additionally, she is the creator and manager of Hare Transplant Rabbit Rescue, a non-profit organization whose goal is to re-home unwanted rabbits.

Brittney Grilley with pets Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicBrittney Grilley is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined our team in April 2009. In addition to her technical skills, Brittney has taken on numerous Human Resource duties. She loves interacting with staff and plays a key role in making our veterinary team like a family. Brittney is married to Rory and their "kids" include a rescued epileptic yellow Labrador Retriever named Skye and a boisterous adolescent black Labrador Retriever named Boone. Brittney and Rory recently built a new home and welcomed their precious baby girl, Eve, into their lives. Eve is a joyous addition to their family, though Skye and Boone haven't yet made up their minds about her.

Danielle Tarman Receptionist Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicDanielle Tarman is our receptionist at our Cumberland office and bookkeeper for both clinics. She joined our team in August of 2010. Danielle helps keep appointments on schedule and management organized. She also plays an important part in assisting Dr. West with the large animal side of the practice. She loves caring for and playing with her feisty orange and white cat named Jazmine. In her free time, Danielle enjoys reading, movies, organizing just about anything and spending time with her family, especially her brothers and their children.

Kirsten Morgan with pet Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicKirsten Morgan is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined our team in August of 2011. She has cared for pets as long as she can remember and has raised several litters of abandoned kittens. She is also our go-to person for mentoring clients who are fostering neonate puppies and kittens. Kirsten has a daughter named Ella, who loves animals as much as she does. Kirsten spends her free time camping, kayaking and fishing with Ella and her dog Sieben, a black Great Dane/Labrador Retriever Mix. She also has two cats, Flik and Orange Juice.


Kim Bladow with pets Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicKim Bladow joined our team in October 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has a passion for pets and brings a lot of joy and laughter to our clinic. Kim is married to Craig and they have a son named Austin. When Kim is not working, she enjoys visiting her family, downhill skiing and fishing for panfish on the local lakes. Her family of pets includes two dogs, a Chihuahua named Lily and a Basset Hound named Duke, along with a rescue cat named Norman.

RS with pets Northern Lakes Veterinary ClinicRobin Schaper joined us in October 2014 as a part-time receptionist. Robin and her husband Bob have been coming up to our area from the Twin Cities for over 20 years and recently decided to turn their cabin into their year-round home. They love the area and wanted to reside here permanently so they can enjoy the small-town friendliness, familiarity and support. They have two children, Jon and Kim. Robin loves Greyhounds and has two Greyhound rescues of her own named Copper and Sizzle. Her three cats, Moe, Ali and Tommy, complete her family.