Dr. J.C. Thieke
Veterinarian & Owner of Anoka Equine
Dr. J.C. Thieke joined Anoka Equine in 1999 and has been an owner since 2003. He graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and then completed an equine internship at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Colorado. After gaining 2 years additional experience at a South Dakota clinic, he joined the AE team. Dr. Thieke has special interest in sports medicine, lameness consultations, surgery and dentistry. He is a Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and serves on the American Association of Equine Practitioners Dental Committee. He and his family enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hunting and riding western performance horses.
Dr. Dave Schwinghamer
Veterinarian & Owner of Anoka Equine
Dr. Dave Schwinghamer came to Anoka Equine in 2008. He studied veterinary medicine initially at Ross University, completing his final year at Texas A & M in 2004. After working at an ambulatory practice in Minnesota, he joined a private practice in San Antonio, Texas, gaining valuable experience in surgery, emergency medicine and managing referral cases. In 2008, he returned to Minnesota and accepted a position at AE where his professional focus is lameness consultations, dentistry and surgery. Since becoming an owner in 2012, Dr. Schwinghamer has become active in a business management group and has filled a needed IT role to support clinic advancement.
Dr. Margo Cangemi
Dr. Margo Cangemi was born and raised in the Twin Cities. She grew up riding dressage, dabbling in gaming and as a teenager worked at a trail barn along the Kinnickinnic River. She completed her undergraduate studies in sunny California, but missed the snow and returned to Minnesota for veterinary school. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her many furry friends, including her thoroughbred, Taillights, and her two dogs Bonnie and Bob. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is helping her clients and their horses strengthen their bond through education and care.
Dr. Katie Doran
Dr. Katie Doran obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State in May of 2018. She completed her year long internship at Anoka Equine from 2018-2019. Following her internship, she practiced in Pennsylvania for 2 years. Katie felt a calling back to Minnesota, and returned to practice veterinarian medicine at AE in December of 2021. Her passions include reproductive medicine and general practice. Growing up outside of Columbus, Ohio, she rode horses in 4-H and local hunter jumper shows. She was lucky enough to continue riding in college on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team at Berry College in Georgia, where she studied Animal Science as an undergraduate. In her spare time, Katie enjoys hiking, anything outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Bug.
Dr. Claire McCauley
Dr. Claire was born and raised in Middleton, WI, and attended UW Madison for her undergraduate. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine from UW Madison in 2022. During her schooling, she was very involved in several extra curricular activities, including: Equine Club, Disaster Response Club, and Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response. Her special interests as a Veterinarian include diagnostic imaging, sports medicine/lameness and preventative care. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she spends her time with her two retired show horses, Mac and Maddie. She also enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts and reading. Claire is looking forward to learning from the talented doctors at Anoka Equine, and meeting new people and horses!
Dr. Maddy Kalscheur
Dr. Maddy Kalscheur, a Menomonie, WI native, developed a deep love for horses from a young age. As an active Pony Clubber and eventer, her passion for equine medicine grew stronger over the years. Pursuing her dreams, she enrolled at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and in 2015 she was accepted into their College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to graduating, she secured valuable experience as a veterinary assistant at Anoka Equine for several summers. Following her graduation, she embarked on a year-long equine internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey. Driven by her desire to expand her expertise, Dr. Kalscheur joined East-West Equine Sports Medicine, where she honed her skills on the hunter/jumper show circuits across the country. While she loved the activity and busyness of the show, she decided to return to her Minnesota roots, leading her to rejoin the wonderful Anoka Equine team as a veterinarian. Dr. Kalscheur's professional interests lie in sports medicine/lameness and emergency/critical care. When she's not caring for animals, she cherishes quality time with her husband, Matthew, and their beloved golden retriever, Louise. She also loves exploring the great outdoors through hiking and traveling.
Dr. Selena Young
Intern Veterinarian 2023-2024
Dr. Selena Young has joined Anoka Equine as the 2023-2024 intern veterinarian. Selena grew up in the Twin Cities where her equine interests began at a young age. She had the opportunity to ride and learn on many different horses and competed in the hunter/jumpers. She was excited to continue riding through college on the intercollegiate equestrian team and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Upon returning to the Twin Cities for veterinary school, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. During veterinary school, she worked as a student technician at the University’s Piper Equine and Large Animal Hospital and was involved in the student AAEP (equine) chapter. Selena’s special interests include preventative care, sport’s medicine, and internal medicine. Most of her free time is spent staying active at a local CrossFit gym or riding horses. She also enjoys being with family and friends and spending time outdoors.