Our Doctors

Dr. Christopher Pagel
A Madison-ian since 1987, Dr. Pagel grew up in Grafton and Mequon, earned his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison (BS-Double Major in Philosophy and Zoology, 1991) as well as veterinary school (DVM Class of 1995).

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 “a lot” of cats at home, and in a lifetime of pet ownership has kept dogs, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater and saltwater fish, a stingray, mollusks, prairie dogs, birds, and even insects. The kitten-adoption program is his baby, his goal is to re-home 1,000 kittens in his career. (Dec 2020: 1.000 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 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.