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Position:: Host of the 'Pet Vet Show' heard Saturday from 1-2PM

Dr. John Beltz is originally from Wisconsin and is a veterinarian and the Hospital Administrator at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Beltz received his bachelor’s degree at UW-La Crosse and Masters degree in Physiology at Ball State. He then continued 2 years of graduate work at University Texas Austin in exercise physiology and then taught variety of anatomy, physiology classes in a small college in New Hampshire. Dr. Beltz earned his veterinary degree from Tufts University in 1994, after which he started and worked in an emergency hospital in metro Boston. 

Dr. Beltz moved back to Wisconsin in 1995 and started working in both general practice and the Emergency Veterinary Service (what WVRC was called at that time).  He took over management of the Emergency Veterinary Service in1996 and along with his partner Dr. Jeff Meinen, continued to grow and develop the emergency service into the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center with two 24hr locations and 23 veterinarians.

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When not helping families with their pet's emergencies, Dr. Beltz enjoys time at home, working in the yard, gardening and golfing.

Dr Beltz has interests in all aspects of emergency medicine, and especially enjoys surgery.  He currently devotes the majority of his time to practice development, growth and improved services for the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center.

“What I like most about working in veterinary medicine is that I enjoy the satisfaction of helping families. In the emergency service I like the idea of making a real difference for someone.   True emergency cases are professionally rewarding, but even with minor problems, families can come to WVRC and we can help them.” 

Dr Beltz has been married to his wife Kelly, 23 years, and has four children, Alex (16 yrs) Abigail (13 yrs), Isabella, (10 yrs) and Gabriel (5 yrs).  The family recently acquired a new dog - a 6 month old golden retriever named “Wiley”


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