Our Doctors

Dr. Christopher Pagel
A Madisonian since 1987, Dr. Pagel grew up in Grafton and Mequon, got his undergraduate degree here (BS-Double Major in both Philosophy and Zoology, 1991) as well as veterinary school (DVM Class of 1995).

“The only city that could keep me from moving out West is Madison,” he says. As soon as he saw a hospital for sale in Madison in 1996, he couldn’t resist.Tiny kitten in Dr. Pagel's hand

Since 2000, Dr. Pagel has been a veterinarian for an exotic cat sanctuary, Valley of the Kings, helping care for 50 big cats, like tigers, lions, and cougars. He has [REDACTED]… “a lot” of cats at home, and claims he, “can stop adopting any time he wants to”. Past pets include dogs, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater and saltwater fish, a stingray, mollusks, prairie dogs, birds, and insects. Currently seeing patients on Friday, but may be in the back fixing something. The kitten adoption program is his baby, his goal is to re-home 1,000 kittens in his career. (Aug 2019: 900 and counting !)


Dr. Tucker performing an examDr. Lindsay Tucker
Companion Animal Hospital welcomed Associate Veterinarian Dr. Lindsay Tucker in September, 2017. Dr. Tucker earned her undergraduate degree from Simpson College in Iowa and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Iowa State University in 2008. After graduation, she completed an internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, North Carolina, then moved on to practice in Minnesota from 2008-2017. Dr. Tucker looking in a microscopeDr. Tucker specifically enjoys the challenges of small animal Internal Medicine and Dermatology, and looks forward to contributing her knowledge and skills to Companion Animal Hospital’s clients and patients. At home, she has two English Springer Spaniels named Popeye and Woody, and a cat named Kitty. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, son Jack, and daughter Addy. She also enjoys boating, hiking, and other outdoor activities.


Dr. Shultz filling out a patient chartDr. Kelly Schultz
Dr. Kelly Schultz has degrees in biology, psychology and a master’s degree in conservation biology as well as her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UW-Madison. Since 2002, she has been working with a wide array of animal species from dogs and cats, to monkeys, turtles, cranes, mice, chinchillas and other species. Dr. Shultz holding a puppyBefore becoming a veterinarian Dr. Schultz worked in behavioral research and taught introductory biology at UW Madison. She has special interests that include but are not limited to: preventative care, client education, infectious diseases, public health and statistics. She has 3 cats (Vinny, Zaatar and Aldo) and a French bulldog/Boston Terrier mix named Pancake! In 2019, Dr. Schultz was made Veterinary Director of WISCares, though she still sees patients at Companion every other Saturday.