William Stork, DVM
A 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Stork, a cradle flatlander moved to Lake Mills and fell in love with Wisconsin. The Midwestern work ethic, friendly people and rolling countryside suited his blue collar upbringing perfectly.
In practice, Dr. Stork divides his time between the country and the clinic. A confessed fan of James Herriot, he embraces all creatures great and small. He is equally comfortable trimming teeth on tiny guinea pigs, diagnosing dermatology issues in dogs, discussing cat litterbox issues, or repairing a displaced abomasum in a 2000-pound cow.
With goats, horses, dogs and cats at home, animal care is a big part of every day. Free time is primarily spent with his family and friends, or riding his bike around Jefferson or Dane counties.
'As veterinarians, we have a unique opportunity to get to know people, their animals, and the relationships they share. I consider it a privilege and responsibility to help enhance that bond and take it very seriously.'
Dr. Stork is also the author of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic blog. In September 2014, he released his first book, 'In Herriot's Shadow', published by Little Creek Press. In 2016, he followed it with 'Stepping from Herriot's Shadow.' Visit his author page at www.drbillstork.com for updates and more information.
Beth Hankins,DVM (formerly Beth Wilder, DVM)
Dr. Beth is a 2010 graduate of Wisconsin, and joined Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic in 2018. Her special interests are dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, and pain management. She is known for being thorough and meticulous about her cases.
While her medicine is cutting edge, off-the-clock she enjoys vintage fashion and old movies. She’ll try any craft out there but her favorites are fixing/tailoring old clothing, reupholstering furniture, and embroidery. She lives with her feline partner-in-crime, Mr. Marbles, who so far tolerates her terrible puns.
A graduate of Jefferson High School, Dr. Gregg Stephan learned to pregnancy-check cows behind Dr. Ed Detmers, shortly before Dr. Stork. His early years in practice were spent in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, until 1994, when he established the Animal Hospital of Sun Prairie. During his tenure, Sun Prairie grew from burb to a city, and AHSP grew into a state-of-the-art hospital. After 23 years at the helm, in the face of family matters and management fatigue, Dr. Stephan stepped down from the practice he established, knowing he still had some gas left in his tank.
Seven months away from the white coat and stethoscope, Gregg found himself at the end of his partner Michel’s very last nerve, and missing people and their pets. On a frigid February evening, connected like a blind date by our CEVA rep, Marcy, Dr. Stephan and Dr. Stork found themselves slapping knees and telling practice stories like two old friends. Guaranteed a schedule that will accommodate Musky and Walleye season, Dr. Stephan is anxious to get to know the good folks of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.