Our Doctors

Dr. Christopher Pagel
A Madisonian since 1987, Dr. Pagel grew up in Grafton and Mequon, and came for his undergraduate degree here (BS – Philosophy and Zoology 1991) as well as veterinary school (DVM 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.

Since 2000, Dr. Pagel has been a veterinarian for an exotic cat sanctuary, helping care for 50 big cats, like tigers, lions, and cougars. He has six 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.

Dr. 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 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 (age four-and-a-half), and daughter Addy (age two). She also enjoys boating, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Dr. 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. Before 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!