Our Staff

Meet the wonderful staff at French's Homestead Veterinary Care. They're caring pet lovers, just like you, and will treat your pet like family.

Alison French, DVM is a Rhinelander native. She graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After three years of small animal practice in Stoughton, she returned to Rhinelander and the Boyd Animal Hospital. She purchased Boyd Animal Hospital in 2003. Besides providing high quality medicine to her patients, she really enjoys performing surgery. She is always up for a challenge and loves it when a beloved pet benefits from her medical and/or surgical skills. She enjoys spending her spare time with her two children and the menagerie of critters at her house. Her love for horses is very apparent, as she owns many of them. She enjoys trail riding, driving her pony, and performing with the Northwoods Equestrian Drill Team.

Kristy Sipple was born and raised in Shawano, WI where she grew up on a small hobby farm filled with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. She attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where she obtained her Health and Human Performances degree and then continued her education at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN for chiropractic. Working with animals was always something that Dr. Kristy longed to do and soon after obtaining her chiropractic degree, she continued her education at the Healing Oasis and Wellness Center in Racine, WI for Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Kristy received her VSMT certification in May, 2008.

Ginger Saari, CVT - I have been working as a veterinary technician for the past 20 plus years. I love this profession because of the always changing and challenging cases, emergencies and surgeries. I have a special interest in surgeries and anesthesia and I just finishing with my VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) degree in anesthesia. When I'm not working I am a busy Mom of 4 who loves to spend time with family and friends doing activities like camping, horseback riding, and just enjoying the outdoors.

Nancy Eliason, CVT - Originally from Rhinelander, Nancy received both her Bachelor's Degree in Science and her Veterinary Assistant degree in the Twin Cities area. After working as a Veterinary Technician for 10 years in Hudson, Wisconsin; Nancy, her husband and three children moved back to Rhinelander. Nancy enjoys both the surgery and laboratory aspects of her job, and spends her free time doing creative and artistic things with her children.