School: University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 1995
Dr. Duane is an Eau Claire native. He enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters and son, home school activities, and horseback riding.
Nate Meyer, DVM, Owner
School: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001
Dr. Nate started his veterinary career doing mixed animal practice treating dairy cows, horses, as well as companion animals. Although he enjoyed large animal work, he found working with dogs and cats easier on his body and better for family life. He has been with Westgate since December 2003.
Nate enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara, and their two girls, Annika and Britta. On his days off, he can usually be found on a nearby lake fishing with his girls. As a family, they enjoy camping, biking, and hiking. He has two rambunctious dogs, Ranger and Belle, and a backyard with many holes, yellow spots, and the occasional patch of green grass.
Pam Hansen, DVM, Owner
School: University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996
Dr. Pam especially enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Gary, and their four boys. She is involved with the youth ministry at her church and also enjoys gardening, interior decorating, and reading books. She shares her home with four Labrador retrievers, a shih-tzu, two cats, a leopard gecko, and guinea pigs. Dr. Pam has been with Westgate Animal Hospital since 1999.
Paula Luer, CVT, Office Manager, Owner
School: Medical Institute of Minnesota (now Argosy University)
Paula graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota with degree in Animal Health Technology in December 1974. She began work at Westgate in March of 1975 as a Veterinary Technician. She was certified by the state of Wisconsin in 1978 when WI had its first certification test.
Since then Paula has remained at Westgate Animal Hospital wearing many "hats"; technician, groomer, receptionist, fill-in kennel staff, office manager, snowplow operator, shoveler and lawn care.
She lives on a small acreage south of Eau Claire with her husband, dog, and three cats.