Dr. Eric Stone
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 small animal practice 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, and a daughter, Kate; all three are off at college. 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 two dogs, Regan and Walter, and his cats, Daisy and Putz.
Dr. Angie Ruppel
Dr. 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 cares for and loves an English Setter named England and helps her children care for each of their four cats. 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.
Dr. Sarah Horak
Dr. Sarah Horak grew up in Eagan, Minnesota and spent her summers on Long Lake in Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, after which she became part of our team here at the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Horak was recently married to her husband Brian and they are looking forward to starting their own family. She loves cats and has three of her own – Tucker, Jinxie and Pip, as well as a mixed breed dog named Wilson and several chickens. In her free time, Dr. Horak likes to golf, hike and water ski.